Books tagged: noir

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Goodbye, Padania
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Series: Daria Rigoletti. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,120. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Daria is a young woman from the south of Italy. Seduced by a priest, she never forgets and never forgives. Years later, she is in the independent, racist state of Padania, carved out of Italy. She has a contract to fulfil: a contract to kill. The look in her victim Mercurio’s eyes stops her, and from then on Daria herself is on the run. She does everything to give up killing, but can she?
Temporary Detective
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 52,630. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
An anthology of stories based on Sam Callow's temporary assignment at the Nick Drake Detective Agency. Nick leaves Sam in charge to simply wait for a package–then promptly disappears. Sam decides to assume Nick's identity and is soon involved in multiple murder investigations. Sam relies on his vast network of well-placed temp associates to help him solve strange cases while trying to stay alive.
Once Bitten
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,780. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Crime
Private investigator John Harker thinks he's seen it all. But when a desperate woman begs him to find her missing daughter, John quickly learns there are many things in the Florida Keys that are best left unseen...and some secrets that are best left undiscovered.
From Darkest Shadow
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,330. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2012 by Eye of the Eagle. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A visitor from a dark past . . . An addict’s redemption gone horribly wrong . . . A monster in sheep’s clothing . . . A father’s misguided love . . . A young girl’s reckoning . . . Five tales that dig deep into the human psyche, uncovering skeletons that might be better left buried.
Californios: a surf noir collection
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,910. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2012 and represented by van Haitsma Literary. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
With surfing at its core, the stories collected in Californios reach beyond the ragged sun-bleached periphery of surf-culture, into the lives of shiftless coastal dwellers and migrant field workers. Jeff McElroy channels the Bob Dylan-esque drawl of the West Coast vernacular, creating a world far removed from beach blanket bingo.
Padania addio
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Series: Daria Rigoletti - italiano. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,090. Language: Italian. Published: November 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
In uno stato immaginario prossimo venturo che si è separato dall’Italia, una giovane donna tenta di emanciparsi dal ruolo che il destino sembra averle riservato: quello di killer professionista. Sullo sfondo di uno stato canaglia in agonia, Daria Rigoletti si trasforma prima in una contrabbandiera di esseri umani, poi in una cult leader. Ma le circostanze tramano contro di lei.
The Tiny Dancer
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,090. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
James May is used to feeling pressure, being an accountant for organized crime, but when he finds out his wife is cheating, he makes a grave mistake. Now, James is on the run and is calling in favors to escape the city, and retribution from the mob.
His Name Was Charlie Talbott – Nine Noir Episodes
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 17,550. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
These are nine stories of violence, bloodshed, loneliness and heartbreak set during our gray and merciless times. The protagonists of each episode –a hitman, a homicide detective, two con artists and a father out for justice– highlight the harsh nature of a society that rewards the ruthless and gives the desperate and hopeful no second chances.
Heartache
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,040. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012 by Secret Fire Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Former femme fatale Alice thought she had it made. No more fairies. No more magic. But just when she thought she'd gotten out, the Otherworld pulls her back in--into a double-crossing, twisted tale of kidnapping and vengeful rivals. She'll need all her wits to survive. She'll need heart, too. Too bad she doesn't have one.
Better Angels, a Gray Harbor Novel
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,440. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2012 by The Winterman Project. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A fugitive comes home to settle old scores and gets caught in the schemes of some grifters out to rip off the local mob boss.