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The Last Hustle by Jerry McIlroy
Price: $1.49 USD. (Free until Aug. 07!) Words: 41,790. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Danny is a hustler, a con man, been one most of his life and done quite well at it. One day he gets a call from an old flame who tells him of a potential score, a very large one, one they could retire on together Things do not go as planned, the ending is tragic. Finally Danny gets to play the big con, his last hustle. It is a tale of thievery and obsession, of revenge and perhaps even love.
Electric Detective by E E King
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,910. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
While in pursuit of a phantom criminal, hard-drinking PI Eddie Evers is hit by lightning, super-charging the biophotons in his brain, enabling him to see into other dimensions and experience electricity in a whole new light.
David's Case by Jerry McIlroy
Price: $1.29 USD. (Free until Aug. 07!) Words: 81,650. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Francis Connor is hired to find a missing young man, David. Heir to millions David grew up in a mental institution. there because at the age of ten he shot and killed his father. The trail takes Francis through scenes of violence and even romance. Francis is an unusual detective, an oddball with issues of his own. It is a tale of greed, of guilt and redemption
Dirty Little Mermaids by J.D. Rogers
Series: Low Campbell Adventures. Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until May 04!) Words: 86,000. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Low Campbell is an ex-cop currently working as a private detective. She also happens to be a mermaid, which means she gets the cases that nobody else can handle. In her first adventure, Low finds herself taking on the bogeyman.
Puzzle of Death by Donahue B. Silvis
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,710. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Private Detective Jake Wayde doesn’t know why he received a letter containing a piece of a puzzle. However, he soon realizes that he’s in the middle of a deadly search for ten million dollars in cash and a world changing chemical formula. It’s now kill or be killed. It now becomes his task to stop the killing spree caused by the late, vengeful and renowned chemist, Dr. Fredrick Rhineman.
Monday's Child Homicide: Life with Nick, Book 1 by Jamie Lee Scott
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,310. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
You fell in love with homicide detective Nick Christianson in the Gotcha Detective Agency mysteries. Now you get to see his story, from his point of view. Monday's Child is a crime novella set in San Francisco, California. SFPD patrol officer, Nick Christianson, is the first on the scene of a dead boy found in an alley. When the homicide cops don't have time to find the killer of a "street kid,"
Dreamer's Dozen by Richard A. Lupoff
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 99,020. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2016 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
The author of "The Comic Book Killer" offers up twelve tales of mystery, science fantasy and horror. "Uncle Elmer," a story of two sisters remembering their war veteran father, evokes memories of the Saturday Evening Post, while some stories are affectionate homages to Edgar Rice Burroughs, H.P. Lovecraft and Rex Stout.
Mare's Nest by Larry Darter
Series: T. J. O'Sullivan Series. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,900. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
From the author of the Malone Mystery series comes a smart, sassy, sexy new P.I., T. J. O'Sullivan. Hailing originally from New Zealand, T. J. has the accent and the attitude to go with it. For her first case, T. J. visits sunny Hawaii to locate a missing person. The case turns out to be anything but routine.
The Perfect Teacher: John Fulghum Mysteries Vol. IV by E.W. Farnsworth
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,860. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2017 by Zimbell House Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Fulghum, and his long-time girlfriend, Boston Globe archivist Sylvia Blackwood, go undercover to solve a murder at a small Catholic college in the Greater Boston area. The case puts both their lives in danger as their performances in their respective classrooms earns them respect and even adulation among their students, fellow faculty and the administration alike.
Cold Comfort (Malone Mystery Novels Book 3) by Larry Darter
Series: Malone Mystery Novels. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,290. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
One of Hollywood's elites has been murdered, the accused her estranged husband. The situation doesn't look good for the husband, whose appetites for booze, gambling, and extramarital sex are as outsized as his ego. To make matters worse, he is on the hook to his bookie for a quarter million bucks, and with next to no alibi, multi-million reasons to kill his wealthy wife.
Strictly Poison and Other Stories by Charles Boeckman
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,690. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2017 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Jazz music fused with pulp fiction. The result? Stories that croon like Nat "King" Cole, and strike like a lead pipe. Tales of Jazz artists, and other assorted characters, looking for that big break ... often getting broken. Charles Boeckman was a musician writing pulp fiction between gigs. He knew his milieu. 22 stories, culled from Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Manhunt, and many others.
Fair Is Foul and Foul Is Fair by Larry Darter
Series: Malone Mystery Novels. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,630. Language: American English. Published: April 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A drop-dead gorgeous blonde socialite, with a penchant for seduction and with secrets to keep, pays a visit to LA private eye and ex-L.A.P.D. detective Ben Malone. A maverick, Malone is known for playing it fast and loose with the rules and for having a weakness for beautiful, sultry women. Murder and a ruthless mobster get thrown into the mix for good measure. What could possibly go wrong?
Incy Wincy Spider by Louw Erasmus
Price: $3.59 USD. Words: 71,290. Language: Afrikaans. Published: March 23, 2018 by Kameeldoring Boeke. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
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A Good Bunch of Men by Dickie Floyd
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,500. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural(5.00 from 2 reviews)
~ Second Edition ~ Homicide Detective Richard "Dickie" Jones is all business. A dedicated professional and a tightly wound workaholic, he's haunted by the ghosts of unsolved cases. He can't see that his marriage is falling apart before his eyes, until the day he comes home to find a strange woman in his house.