Michael A. Black

Books

A Final Judgment
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,490. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2016 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Lawyers … Chicago-based Private Detective Ron Shade has a cop’s inherent distrust of them, even though it’s been years since he was relieved of his badge. Still, when his old friend, Rick Walters, who happens to be a member of the bar, needs help doing the legwork for a wrongful death lawsuit, Shade reluctantly agrees. Then he finds out they’ll be going up against the preeminent attorney.
Windy City Knights
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,350. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2016 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
How much do you owe a past love? Ever wonder about it? Private Detective Ron Shade does when he bumps into his former lover, Paula Kittermann, late one lonely December night in a hotel bar. Paula had once been a major factor in Shade s life, but that was a very long time ago. Against his better judgment, he lets her back in, but when she's gone, without so much as a goodbye kiss.
A Killing Frost
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,140. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2016 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
It hasn’t exactly been a banner year for Chicago-based private detective Ron Shade. First, his main ladylove left for a new life in California. Then his faithful old Chevy turned over its second hundred thousand miles and died. Finally, Shade realized that his expensive downtown office was a luxury that he could no longer afford.
Melody of Vengeance
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,410. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2015 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Mighty Doc Atlas and his crew are about to embark on a quest to eradicate a mysterious masked vigilante known as The Wraith. But the kidnapping of a prominent newspaper magnate's daughter brings the governor knocking on Doc's door with a personal request to assist in the investigation. Soon, Doc finds the two cases strangely intertwined. Can anyone come out unscathed?
Sacrificial Offerings
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 110,160. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2014 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Things couldn't be worse for Sergeant Frank Leal. He's assigned a homicide at a seedy motel that suddenly develops into a heater. Leal's regular partner, Olivia Hart, is reassigned to the SWAT team. He's also saddled with a college intern tweeting his every move and Hart's replacement is a rubber-gun-squad candidate who has conversations with a hand-puppet named Oscar.
Hostile Takeovers
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,200. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2014 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Something's happening in the underworld of Cook County. Tensions are rising between two rival drug lords, and the streets are their battleground. Sergeant Frank Leal and his former partner, Olivia "Ollie" Hart, get involved when one of their informants turns up dead with his ear cut off. When one drug lord decides its time to eliminate the competition completely, the takeover becomes very hostile.
Random Victim
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 107,880. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2013 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
The case wasn't just cold -- it was ice-cold. But the murder of Miriam Walker had a pretty high profile in the middle of a tough re-election campaign, so the Cook County sheriff assembled a task force to get results... and put Sergeant Frank Leal on it. Leal is still getting over the death of his partner and some wounds of his own, both emotional and physical.
Dead Ringer
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 127,870. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2013 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Private eye Ron Shade and news reporter Alex St. James star in their first adventure together. Shade is looking for Bob Bayless, a dead-and-buried executive who was recently spotted playing blackjack in Vegas, while Alex fights off the attentions of a creepy mortician who’s a little too eager to show Alex his backroom moves.
Freeze Me, Tender
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,080. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Ten years ago the hillbilly king of rock-and-roll, Colton Purcell, was cryogenically frozen after his premature death. Or was he? Chicago-based magazine reporter Harry Bauer intends to find out as he becomes involved in a convoluted murder plot stretching from good-old Memphis to glitzy Las Vegas, where the tenth anniversary celebration of Colton's death is in full swing.
The Heist
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,650. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Linc Jackson and his buddy Rick Weaver thought they'd seen it all on the brutal battlefields of Desert Storm, but found themselves displaced and forgotten men when they came back to the States. Now, a year later, the opportunity of a lifetime suddenly drops in their laps . . . That is, if they don't mind tiptoeing on the dark side to make the score.

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