Books tagged: noir

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Broken Dreams
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,290. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2011 by Eye of the Eagle. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
“…found a woman curled up in the overstuffed recliner parked outside my office door, I was blind sided. Not because I didn’t recognize her. Because I didn’t smell the trouble. Smelled cinnamon and spice and something I couldn’t quite identify trying to take over the stale office air, but I didn’t smell trouble.…”
PeeDee3, Intergalactic, Insectoid, Assassin in: Fafafalala and Dosido my Eggplant, Part-2 (Season 1, Episode 5)
Series: PeeDee3 is Dead, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 7,390. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2011 by Tricorner Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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Fafafalala, a planet with a constantly changing past, present, and future, it’s one of the most dangerous places in the galaxy and the bug’s barely keeping his antennae attached to his head, and his head attached to his thorax. Unknown to PeeDee3, his mark’s hired a gun of his own, the lethal disco-dancing assassin, Convoy Shasta Badself. The bug may have just met his windshield.
The Plot Against Marlene Dietrich
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,600. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
A novelette of mystery, romance, and German intrigue on the eve of World War II. Alex Rada is on the case again. This time determined to find the perpetrators of the final plot against the great Marlene Dietrich. Historical fiction woven against the background of race and ethnicity that evokes the gritty feel of 1930’s New York, and of romantic Hollywood.
Caso Ordallaba
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 45,420. Language: Spanish. Published: August 1, 2011 by Literaturas Comunicacion SL. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Con el particular estilo, ágil y fresco, de José Ángel Mañas, "Caso Ordallaba" nos introduce en un Madrid actual donde dos inspectores de policía, Pacheco y Duarte, investigan la muerte de un productor cinematográfico, que ha sido, además, violentamente emasculado. Sus pesquisas les llevarán a través de los ambientes más sórdidos, y también más elegantes, de una ciudad en ebullición.
Like Part of the Family
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,450. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Horror » General
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Sam Hunter's latest client is gorgeous, blond, and marked for death. Her ex-husband-David Skye-is a brutal and dangerous gangster with a shocking secret. Skye thinks that a small time P.I. like Sam can be scared off. David Skye is a very scary guy. But Sam Hunter is scary in an entirely different way-and he treats every one of his clients Like Part of the Family. Things are about to get messy.
Underheroes: Stories
Price: Free! Words: 28,100. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Literature » Literary
In Underheroes, various underdogs and antiheroes grapple with life’s beasts. A few sense something like hope, if they play it right. Anderson wrote most of these eight fiction shorts and two essays in the early 2000s (as "Stephen F. Anderson"). They were published in Exquisite Corpse, Elimae and 3AM Magazine among others online and in print. Two stories appear here for the first time.
Double Cross
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,150. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
"It was easy to picture Nick’s usual sort, either too young with big sprayed hair, cheap cherry-red lips and surprised shock at a husband’s betrayal, or women a few years grayer, thicker and no longer surprised." When a mysterious leggy blonde shows up, Nick finds himself involved in a case that might just pay the rent for a while... if he survives to collect.
Sleepeasy
Series: The Biergarten Horror Mysteries, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,680. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Harry Briggs led a fairly normal life. He had a good job, a nice house, and a beautiful wife named Barbara, with whom he was very much in love. Then he died. that's when Harry's story really began. That's when he found himself in a strange little town called Silver Lake, with a mystery to solve.
Of Blood and Velvet
Price: Free! Words: 1,950. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
A hit man has tracked down his victim and contemplates the meaning of his actions as he waits the right time to strike.
The Mutagenic Cycle and Other Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,960. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Kick off your shoes and kick back with this six-pack of sci-fi cool, chock full of thugs, drugs, femme fatales, and cosmic secrets.