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The Auto Shop Case
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,030. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A gruesome discovery in the trunk of a white sedan in an auto repair shop, draws homicide detectives John Allen and Chris Davidson into a murder mystery. The victim, Susan Baldwin, is the young wife of a middle-aged real estate developer, Steven Baldwin, a respectable member of the city’s business community and a close friend of the police commissioner.
Murder.com
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,090. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2015 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
New York attorney turned venture capitalist, Max Slade, knows a thing or two about high-stakes situations. But when the man who stole his ex-fiancée away is murdered, Max suddenly finds himself in a brand new role: that of prime suspect. With the threat of prison in his future, Slade turns his hand to investigating and finds himself digging into the dangerous world of corporate takeovers.
Ethan Justice: Guilty
Series: Ethan Justice Action Thrillers. Price: $4.19 USD. Words: 113,930. Language: British English. Published: July 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
The training is over. The stakes are high. It’s time to put what they’ve learned into action. Ethan Justice: Guilty is a fast-paced, action-packed, character-driven thriller, guaranteed to make you laugh out loud, cringe, cry and cheer. This is the fourth book in the 'Ethan Justice' series but it also reads as a stand-alone story.
The Godless One
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 94,060. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
The sequel to the well-received The 56th Man finds former Iraqi agent Ari Ciminon volunteering to translate for an Arab prisoner in a Virginia state prison. The reward for this bit of magnanimity is a brush with a professional assassin and a nose-to-nose confrontation with one of the most loathsome and dangerous men in all of history.
In the Twinkling of a Bronze Eye
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,230. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
The arrival of a gift from its sister city, Foshan in China, to Springton forces Bruce Greenwood, the city’s park ranger to face an unusual situation. The gift, a life size bronze statue, placed near the park’s main entrance stirs the outrage of some city folks.
The Heart of an Assassin
Series: The Assassin Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 55,270. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
A young boy growing up on the streets of New York City, Tyler is exposed to both the good and bad of urban life. His future is determined by his relationship with a stranger, a drive by shooting and an uncle (a police officer) who ends up raising him. Twenty years later his thirst to make things right overshadow his need to fight crimes that take lives as easily as swatting flies.
Black Jack Justice: Dead Men Run
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,800. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
Black Jack Justice: Dead Men Run is a character-driven mystery novel in the style of classic noir tales of the 1940's and 50's. Told in the competing narrative voices of the hard-boiled gumshoe Jack Justice and his partner Trixie Dixon, girl detective, Black Jack Justice: Dead Men Run is an enjoyable and lively read.
A Ghostly Christmas Present
Series: The Clarke Lantham Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,820. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2010 by AWP Books. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Adventure, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
For crappy Christmas presents, Detective Clarke Lantham figures most people couldn't beat getting thrown in an out-of-state jail on a trumped up charge. So when he calls up his brother for help with bail, he thinks he's prepared for the ordeal of spending a holiday weekend with relatives who put the "strange" back in "estranged. That was his first mistake.
Pattaya 24/7
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 104,090. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2010 by HeavenLakePress. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Inside a secluded, lush estatelocated on the edge of Pattaya, an eccentric English-man’s gardener is found hanged. Calvino has been hired to investigate. Calvino finds himself pulled deep into the shadows of the war against drugs, into Code Orange alerts to flash across the screen of American intelligence.
Gypsy in the Moonlight
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 136,640. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: February 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » African American fiction » Mystery & detective
(5.00 from 1 review)
This work of historical noir fiction is set on the island of Trinidad during World War II. As stealthy Nazi U-boats try to reach the ports of Latin America, Trinidad becomes a vital outpost in the British and American effort to head them off. But as the days grow hotter and the nights grow longer lying in wait for those Nazi ships, restlessness turns to mischief, and mischief turns to murder.
He Ain't Heavy
Series: The Clarke Lantham Mysteries, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 123,670. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2013 by AWP Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
According to the official story, Martin Galloway shot himself in front of two cops. But his bereaved fiancee smells a rat, and when the system fails her, she turns to Clarke Lantham Investigations to prove that Martin was murdered. At stake: the reputation of one of the world's greatest humanitarians...and his twenty billion dollar estate.
Zero Hour in Phnom Pehn
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 102,850. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2015 by HeavenLakePress. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
In the early 1990s, at the end of the devastating civil war UN peacekeeping forces try to keep the lid on the violence. Gunfire can still be heard nightly in Phnom Penh, where Vietnamese prostitutes try to hook UN peacekeepers from the balcony of the Lido Bar.
Silent Victor
Series: The Clarke Lantham Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 126,600. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2012 by AWP Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Clarke Lantham got a good chuckle when a world-famous alien hunter tried him to prevent an attack on San Francisco. He stopped laughing 12 hours later when gray aliens apparently stole a priceless artifact in full view of security cameras. But when takes the case, he finds himself working against the Chinese Government and the FBI. Book 4 of The Clarke Lantham Mysteries Mystery/Comedy/Thriller
Smoke Rings
Series: The Clarke Lantham Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,510. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2011 by AWP Books. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Adventure, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
An old girlfriend pulls Clarke Lantham into a New Year's Eve chase for a federal fugitive and the $50,000 price on his head. Book 3 of the Clarke Lantham Mysteries
9 Gold Bullets
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 102,940. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2011 by HeavenLakePress. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A priceless collection of 9 gold bullet coins issued during the Reign of Rama V has gone missing along with a Thai coin collector. Local police find a link between the missing Thai coins and Calvino's childhood friend, Josh Stein, who happens to be in Bangkok on an errand for his new Russian client.
Phnom Penh Noir
Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 100,410. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2012 by HeavenLakePress. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Many noir anthologies have inspired writers and publishers around the world to gather novelists to set noir stories in a city. When it comes to noir, not all cities are equal. The history of genocide and dislocation sets Phnom Penh apart from other places. What other city in modern times was emptied of all of his people at gun point, a city abandoned and left as a ghost town?...
The Pact
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 32,760. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2015 by Number Thirteen Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
What’s the difference between violent justice and brutal revenge? A Dublin funeral, and three friends come together on a solemn mission to strike back against the city’s drug dealers. But not everyone is playing straight - between vengeance, idealism and greed, they're about to find out that some secrets are buried for a reason.
Dragon Hand
Series: Lucky Lucas Novels, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 54,260. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
Ex-cop Robert “Lucky” Lucas' retirement is put on hold when his girlfriend Mona's 18 year old son is shot in San Francisco. The instincts of an angry and protective mother surface and Mona asks Lucky to “get the people who hurt my son". Lucas quickly finds himself in the middle of organized crime in Chinatown, where life can be cheap, and family secrets reach all the way back to mainland China.
The Corruptionist
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 138,510. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2010 by HeavenLakePress. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Hired by an American businessman, Calvino finds himself caught in the middle of a family conflict over a Chinese corporate takeover. This is no ordinary deal. As the bodies accumulate while he navigates Thailand’s business-political landmines, Calvino becomes increasingly entangled in a secret deal made by men who will stop at nothing—and no one—standing in their way.
The Marriage Tree
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 116,660. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014 by HeavenLakePress. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Literature » Literary
It’s okay for Thais to believe in ghosts—it’s their birthright. But why is Vincent Calvino seeing ghosts, and why are they so angry? Calvino is haunted by a series of deaths in Rangoon and Bangkok, when he stumbles onto a new murder case—but is it a new case, or an old one returned from the dead? A murder investigation leads Calvino inside an underworld network smuggling Rohingya ...