Hardboiled

The following represents all books currently listed within the genre, Hardboiled:

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Lies and misdirection rule Fiona's game.

Fiona O’Dell is a clever manipulator. But is she a dangerous sociopath? On the run, Fiona is last seen leaving a shady motel room where the police find one man murdered, another clinging to life. Is this grizzly crime scene a BDSM encounter gone wrong? Or does it relate to a company’s data breach where all three are employed?

In a race to find Fiona, Lee Stone, a private security expert, and Belle Hugh, an NYPD police detective, quickly trace her steps across four states. They are shocked to find a trail of men from Fiona’s past being murdered, leaving no clues why someone is on this killing spree.

Secrets are revealed, and there is only one conclusion: Fiona controls the game. Can they find her in time to prevent more murders?

(4.4)

163 reviews*

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Book cover image for The Trial: Dark Urban Scottish Crime Story (Parliament House Books Book 1)
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An urban legal/crime novel set in the beautiful Scottish city of Edinburgh.
Part I of The Parliament House book series - 2nd Edition
When Glaswegian Brogan McLane completes many years of university education and legal training he crosses that great divide from Glasgow to Edinburgh. 'Called' to the Bar of the Scottish Supreme Court, he becomes a member of the most prestigious club in Scotland; The Faculty of Advocates in Parliament House.When High Court Judge, Lord Aldounhill, is found dead after a transvestite party in his sumptuous home, those who know the killer close ranks and need a scapegoat – who better than 'outsider' Brogan McLane?Out on bail with his career on hold, McLane and his band of blood brothers in the Calton Bar in Glasgow need to get ahead of their enemies or McLane will go down for life after Trial. But every time they discover a piece of evidence, it seems there is a mirror image to contradict it.Through the murky world of Russian controlled transvestite hotels and with some unexpected police and judicial help, McLane battles against 'Low Life in High Places in the Old Town' until the killer is found.But well protected and knowing all the tricks, will the killer ever stand trial in Parliament House
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(4.3)

152 reviews*

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Criminal justice fails. The street takes over. Heinous crime. Brutal and barbaric perpetrators. Overworked police and forensics investigators. The criminal justice system stretched and unable to cope. A residential neighbourhood where vigilante justice replaces the institutions of law and order. As things fall apart, Detective 'Nights' Mashego investigates. But he carries his own dark burden...

(4.4)

68 reviews*

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Four hot crime thrillers in a single boxset - a series that was ranked #1 in Crime Thrillers, #2 in Assassination Thrillers, and #3 in Police Procedurals in a free promotion on Amazon in December 2018. Each volume is also separately available in paperback, on Kindle or as an audiobook. Although they each stand as independent stories, together they form an overall cohesive narrative. Detective Jeremy Ryder and his colleagues pursue heinous criminals into the depths of the criminal underworld. Readers of the individual volumes have hailed them as action-packed thrillers steeped in authenticity and plausibility, reflecting the real world of police encounters with the dark world of crime.

(4.5)

32 reviews*

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Tommy Guns, Wands, Pinstripe Suits and the orcs that wear them! The first novel in The City of Wizards series, "THE WIZARD-THIEVES" introduces you to an amazing new fantastical world of mystery and magic. If you enjoy crime noire, fantasy, adventure or a combination of all three, then step into a city bathed in magic with a Roaring 20's-inspired setting. Orcs, trolls, elves and more bump shoulders violently to survive in THAUMOPOLIS, the crime-riddled City of Wizards. A world of gumshoe detectives, automatons, spells and gang wars await you. So put on your fedoras, grab your spellbook and welcome to... The City of Wizards.

“Something wicked is happening in Thaumopolis, The City of Wizards. Salrik Strongbow, infamously known as a drunken tough-guy as much as he is for being the only orc detective in the city, finds himself in the center of a harrowing plot. Someone has been abducting young wizards. Kaari Rothenbach, the first orc to be accepted to a big name magic school, has gone missing. And shortly after, the niece of a big time ratman mob boss as well as the sister of Lillian Northup (a reporter for the Tribune) have also mysteriously disappeared. With his partners, the cordial skeleton Rasomil Knotrum and the hyperactive goblin Sneebly, they traverse the twists and turns of The Magical City’s underground and beyond in a race against time to uncover the nefarious… THE WIZARD-THIEVES!”

(4.4)

21 reviews*

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The Trust - A secret organisation comprising thousands of independant field units fighting an eternal war against demonic forces that prey on the innocent.

One such unit is led by Alexandra Glinyeu, a Voodoo Priestess. Her top operatives are former vigilantes, Forrest King and Catherine Jordan - two people who have discovered that the demons they fight could be anyone - friend, lover or family.

This collection of their exploits include Catherine facing the prospect of lifelong happiness with a new love when she helps the administrator of a Trust library whose former girlfriend has returned as a blood sucking Nelapsi.

(4.3)

18 reviews*

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Book cover image for The Order: Dark Urban Scottish Crime Story (Parliament House Books Book 2)
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Brogan McLane QC uncovers the despicable deeds of The Earl of Marchion who owes £7.8m in Death Duties and who thought he could kidnap an 11 year old African girl and use her to smuggle and cheat his way out of paying those taxes. Hiding in his world of privilege, he didn't reckon on the strongest ties of all: the love of a new mother and the legal skills of her husband Brogan McLane in Parliament House.
The story begins in an African forest with a desperate father trying to save his children from being butchered. When faced with no other choice, he sells the children to a diamond smuggler.
Through dark days of prostitution and slavery in Edinburgh one of those children comes under the protective wings of Mr and Mrs McLane. The battle between justice and injustice rages for months until, finally faced with deportation of the child they've come to love, McLane has an idea of how to play a legal Ace card.

(4.6)

18 reviews*

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The Ryder Quartet comprises four crime thrillers. Each of them is also separately available as an independent book. In this collection they form an overall cohesive narrative. Detective Jeremy Ryder and his colleagues pursue heinous criminals into the depths of the criminal underworld. The action takes place in Durban, South Africa, but the confrontation between the forces of law and justice on the one hand and criminal machinations on the other make these four stories relevant to any major city in the world. The author's field work involved detective-guided tours through forensic analysis, to the front line of drug dealing, and into the private pain of victims of crime. Readers of the individual volumes have hailed the work as action-packed thrillers steeped in authenticity and plausibility, reflecting the real world of police encounters with the dark world of crime.

(4.5)

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