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Book: Rigor Mortis (The Dex Morneau Series Book 1) by Jeni Decker
Dex Morneau is a self-described long-haired heap of sinew and gristle, with too few clients and too much drinking time on his hands. He's comfortable in his own skin, uncomfortable around anyone else's - tired, apathetic, and generally resigned to both, due to his propensity toward circumspection. He supplements his private detective work with process serving, and is none too happy about that [...]
 
Book: The Troubleshooter - New Haven Blues by Bard Constantine
Meet the Troubleshooter: a private eye in a dystopian city of broken dreams. Mick Trubble has problems: a load of debt over his head, the Mob on his back, and loan sharks wanting to break his legs. That's just the start of his day. When a mystery lady enters his office with a load of cash to recover some stolen goods, he doesn't think twice about taking it on. After all, Mick's business is [...]
 
Book: Dream Noir and Other Tales by Sean P. Gallatin
He needs money and can't wait. The drug dealers are using an old paint factory and are pushing a lot of product. There's bound to be collateral damage, but it can't be helped. With time running out, he has to get this done. A mean old man. He hates almost everyone. It's not a good idea to cross the man, he has no respect for life. Stealing from him will punch your ticket to hell. Sam has a job to [...]
 
Book: Blacktop Styx by Blackie Noir
BLACKTOP STYX is a crime / thriller, hard and tightly woven as chain-mail. Blending the dark tones of early James Elroy, and Boston Teran; the open road atmosphere of James Crumley, and the hard edged dialogue of Elmore Leonard, BLACKTOP STYX provides a rewarding adventure for fans of the neo-noir crime genre. Over twenty years ago James 'Jimmy Gee' Giardello watched a bloody and battered 'Slash' [...]
 
Book: A Touch of Pigskin by Dai Blatchford
Piers Prideaux's promising career at an Oxford College is brought to an abrupt end following the intervention of a new master, one Sebastian Slope. It is not quite as simple as that, matters in Oxford never are. In defending himself Prideaux is directly responsible for Slope being sacked, arrested and jailed for fraud. Years later Slope returns to Oxford and it becomes clear that he is bent on [...]
 
Book: Wrong Way Around by Cal Smyth
You're supposed to do the crime first, and then go on the run. They did it the other way around... Adrift in Tokyo, photographer Colin and hostess Linda hit if off - in a whirlwind of passion, they marry in Vegas and head to Mexico for a life of adventure. But when money runs low, they end up in London - grey skies and dead-end jobs turning their dream sour. Until an incident with Linda's sleazy [...]
 
Book: The Skinvestigator - Tramp Stamp (The Sunshine State Trilogy) by Terry Cronin
The sign in front of Harry's office read "The Poe Skin Cancer Center"; It should have said "Here Comes Trouble!" Dermatologist and family man, Doctor Harry Poe, is dragged into a murder investigation and finds himself hip-deep in the unexpected world of illicit cosmetic surgery, tattoos, and flesh. "The Skinvestigator is for page-turner mystery fans." - Midwest Book Review - "It got under my [...]
 
Book: Little Trouble in Tall Tree by Michael Fertik
Beneath the peaceful exterior of the leafy town of Tall Tree, the brutal baby gangster underworld is simmering to a hard boil. Squeezy the Cheeks, undisputed leader of the long ruling North Wood crew, is facing the toughest challenge of his career: his archnemesis Harry the Rash, who rules the Poopypants Gang with an iron rattle, is making a play for Squeezy's territory. Mama's Boy, the freshest [...]
 
Book: The Dispensable Wife (The MisFit Series Book 5) by AB Plum
Eyes are everywhere . . . Look at the recently toppled powerbrokers in Hollywood, Washington, and Silicon Valley. Eyes somewhere saw their stupidity. From eyes to mouth to headlines. When iconic Silicon Valley CEO Michael Romanov discovers his cheating wife flirting in public with an obvious loser, he tears her apart. But he slices and dices her with such civility none of the coffee drinkers [...]
 
Book: The Rent Man by Mike Adlam
If you like your crime very noir, very hard-boiled and very Swansea Jack - this is the novel for you. The Rent Man is riven with deliciously black humour and the almost touchable caustic atmosphere of decaying urban Wales. Swansea is just one British port in the grip of the ruthless Rent Man Gang. Police and Customs are baffled by the fear and secrecy which surrounds their international drugs and [...]
 
Book: Betrayal - Opheria Tales 1 by T.P. Grish
In this debut fantasy / noir short story series, investigators Tomis and Oath travel Opheria, a world in turmoil, seeking paid work from a variety of clients. Traveling the roads, they come across a town called GrandOak. The town has seen better days, and has recently been annexed by the powerful Magisterium. Tomis and Oath are contracted by a mysterious woman to investigate the murder of her [...]
 
Book: Rise and Run - A Broken Man Novel by RJ Plant
"If you enjoy the darker side of fiction and the reality of the morally grey human condition, then this book is for you." -Cult Fiction A Genetic Experiment ... Felix and Conor Quinn are brothers at odds they just happen to share the same body. When their adoptive father, illegal trades mogul Rian Connell, receives a tip that his niece is in danger, he sends Felix to track her down. The [...]
 
Book: Atlanta Blues by Robert Lamb
A reporter and two cops look for a missing college girl. The search leads through the underbelly of urban Atlanta to murder and heartbreak. As a reporter for The Atlanta Constitution, I covered many stories about life on the city's mean streets. I always knew I would some day write about it. --- Readers Say: 'This haunting novel will keep you awake reading it the first night, thinking about it [...]
 
Book: Mostly Human - A 4Pollack novel by Lon Edward Varnadore
Mars. The small red rock that started with the dreams of astronomers and sci-fi writers. It became a place for broken dreams, the desire peddlers, criminals and those who were labeled as criminals. 4Pollack, Four to his friends, is a cloned detective who just lost his partner when an old flame shows up. This femme fatale drags Four into a dangerous game of deceit, mayhem and murder.
 
Book: Shadowed by Ken Hughes
He can hear a whisper a block away... and can't remember why. Open your mind, to a city where mystery chases up and down office back stairways, turns brother against brother, and plays out on frozen sidewalks where lives may be shattered if the enemy even looks at the ragged man passing by in the crowd and even that man cannot guess what memory will be next to batter his mind. Paul was no [...]
 
Book: The Close by Alison Knight
Dark secrets lurk on this seemingly unremarkable street in the northern English town of Broadfield. From her bedroom window, seven-year-old Valerie observes the furtive nocturnal activities of the man next door. What's in the bloodstained bag? What - or who? - is buried in Mr Oliver's garden? As Valerie pursues her investigations, she discovers that Mr Oliver's not the only one with something to [...]
 
Book: In Many Ways by Peter Carroll
A young man is abducted and mutilated for talking out of turn... ...and a policeman is murdered as a result - all in a day's work for Danny O'Neill, Scotland's most notorious gangster. Meanwhile, small-time drug dealer and shop worker Davie Argyle has just crossed O'Neill's path. Davie has been waiting a long time for this. He needs to swallow his pride and convince O'Neill to trust him. Thing [...]
 
Book: The Check Out by Richard Lester
Failing grocery store manager Larry Prescott just wants a quickie. With a frigid wife waiting at home, Larry decides to have some extramarital fun with an employee named Maxine Watkins. Though he has no way of knowing it, Larry is sowing the seeds for a crime spree that will be dubbed "The MegaSaver Massacre. " The Check Out is a satirical thriller that will appeal to fans of Carl Hiaasen and [...]
 
Book: The dark side of my soul by Keith Lawson
Harry Conrad's life is turned upside down when his wife Sandra is involved in a hit and run accident. From that moment on he is remorselessly dragged into a world of evil and crime. As each desperate act leads to another, a darker side of Harry's character begins to emerge. This story will keep you turning the pages as an ordinary couple make one mistake then start descending into an unstoppable [...]
 
Book: The Pack by C. W. Schultz
Sigmund "Siggy" Farris and his five friends form a group called The Pack as a fun way to make some extra dough under-the-table by offering such services as bookmaking, event planning and organized gambling. The Pack is an unexpected success and eventually turns into a serious business with good money. But the tight-knit group soon find themselves in far more treacherous waters for bigger bucks [...]
 
Book: The Grim Spectre by Ralph L. Angelo Jr.
1937, the world on the brink of war. But in the city of Riverburgh, NY forty miles north of Manhattan there was a different kind of war brewing, it was a war of survival for the common man. A war against the gangsters and thugs who ruled the streets and against the corrupt politicians who turned a blind eye to the evil that ran rampant in Riverburgh. In a city where everyone had given up hope and [...]
 
Book: Identity Thief by JP Bloch
"Once you step inside the door called "Crime," anything can happen to you." Out of work, down on your luck, desperate for cash. What if you could get rich with a few strokes of the keyboard? All you have to do is become someone else. But nothing's that simple in this fast-paced, psychological thriller. As the story dangerously snowballs downhill, the characters discover how losing themselves can [...]
 
Book: The Unravelling - Children can be very very cruel by Thorne Moore
From the Top Ten Bestselling Author of A Time for Silence - When they were ten everybody wanted to be Serena's friend, to find themselves one of the inner circle. But doing so meant proving your worth, and doing that often had consequences it's not nice to think about - not even thirty-five years later. Karen Rothwell is randomly reminded of an incident in her childhood which just as suddenly [...]
 
Book: The Undiscovered Room and other stories by Alison Knight
From the author of 'Peter Stone', a collection of nine bite-sized stories encompassing the darkly humorous to the supernatural. What mysterious force inspires a woman to paint a mural - with marmalade? A country policeman investigates the disappearance of two journalists from a crop circle. Berlin, 1938 - a dangerous time to be a Jew. Venture into the worlds of nine memorable characters who [...]
 
Book: Harry Charters Chronicles by Graham Smith
Join gumshoe detective Harry Charters as he tries to escape his demons with a shot of bourbon and a mystery chaser. His investigations include a rigged poker game, a missing teenager and tales of domestic strife. He also gets himself into the middle of gangland power struggles and comes head to head with a crime family who run an entire town. Harry Charters is not the kinda guy who calls the [...]
 
Book: Sicilian Defence by Alejandro Luque
A talented schoolboy struggles with unseen forces that rip his family apart; a hand-written note hidden in a hotel magazine has dire consequences for a relationship; a private detective hired to track a cheating fiance is faced with a life and death decision... These short stories provide a window on contemporary Sicilian life seen through the lens of the island's literary history. They reflect [...]
 
Book: Lone Shark by Tin Larrick
"Yeah, I know Eastbourne," Hatch said, adjusting himself. "Great place for hiding bodies..." London, 2017. The Western world is verging on bankruptcy. Half of all commercial buildings lie empty, petrol is virtually a black market commodity, and bad debtors go to prison, often via hospital. The prohibitive costs of prosecution and litigation mean that violence and corruption are rife, and crime is [...]
 
Book: Mining Sacred Ground by David E. Knop
Ancestral spirits demand that Marine veteran Peter Romero protect the secrecy of a sacred burial ground, and the world becomes a stranger place than he'd ever understood. He is pitted against a psychotic anthropology professor in a life-and-death struggle through the hills, arroyos, and caves of central Arizona, and into another world. When Romero's cousin is murdered, the former military [...]
 
Book: Pokerface by Brady S. Moore
What will you do when the chips are down? Set in 2030's Las Vegas, Pokerface follows the lives of mobsters, performers, street hustlers, cops, vigilantes, and casino employees as they all attempt to coexist and hide their dirty secrets from one another. It is a cautionary tale of deception, revenge, greed, forbidden love, and the struggle for power in the corrupt streets of "Sin City".
 
Book: The Troubleshooter - The Most Dangerous Dame by Bard Constantine
Running into an old flame never leads to anything but trouble. Especially when you're the last person to see her alive. Mick Trubble might solve crimes for a living, but not even he could guess he'd get charged with one. Sophia Flacco is found dead, and Mick is the perfect suspect for the crime. Her father is Moe Flacco, the most powerful crime boss in New Haven. He wants Mick found. The cops [...]
 
Book: The Unfinished - 2015 Edition by Patrice Williams Marks
BOOK TRAILER: (Spoiler Alert) www.PatriceWilliamsMarks.com - Facebook.com/Author.PatriceWilliamsMarks - "I really liked this story from screenwriter Patrice Williams. "The Unfinished" centers on a man brought back from the dead for 72 hours in order to identify his killer. It's written in a real conversational style, and builds up to a fun, surprising conclusion. I've already said too much." [...]
 
Book: On The Forger's Path - The Return by Peter Kohari
Stealing minds, personalities. This is what our character, Murphy does for a living in the future. He has awaken five years ago in an alley, has no memories from before and mysteriously, he can read minds. Aside from that, all he knows is that his parents died in an explosion, five years ago. He's drinking, partying without a goal in life, but after a few sudden events he must start an [...]
 
Book: Broken Angels - A Novel by Russell Heath
"Heath's debut novel is gripping from the get-go." -Kirkus Reviews - "Alaska is almost a character all on its own: beautiful, unpredictable, violent, and unforgiving. Broken Angels is a compelling debut by a talented new writer." -Elaine Ford, winner of the Michigan Literary Award. "This book was amazing, just as Burke brings New Orleans to life Heath puts Alaska into your soul." -Judy Smrdel - [...]
 
Book: The Arx by Jay Allan Storey
Ex-Homicide Detective Frank Langer is a broken man - but he's all that stands in the way of a deadly conspiracy. Since a mental breakdown put him on medical leave from the squad he was once hand-picked to lead, Frank spends his days drinking and chain-smoking, and his nights waking up screaming from a horrific recurring nightmare. Until one day, by chance, he stumbles on the monstrous plot to [...]
 
Book: Nobody Wakes Up Pretty by Diane Lefer
New York City, 1992. For Holly, it's the summer when the city she's lived in all her life changes past recognition. And the funerals are about to begin. "Let's get this out of the way," she says. "I'm a white woman who likes black men." That includes her lover Samps. Once a young artist of promise, he's now homeless, living in a Harlem squat, and maybe, Holly fears, clinically insane. But that [...]
 


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