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The 7th City

By Nik Johnson  (booksie.com)

Retired public servant Timothy McGuirk is hired as an unlicensed private detective to find a missing Photographer.

Novel | Updated Jun 2, 2014 | Reads: 54 | Comments: 9 | Likes: 10
Tags: Crime,Detective,Pulp,Neo-noir,Noir,Hard-boiled,Wit,Humor,Drugs,And,Alcohol,Grit

Le Noir De La Beaute

By Jheighes  (booksie.com)

A poem about taking risks.

Poetry | Updated May 26, 2014 | Reads: 5 | Comments: 1 | Likes: 1
Tags: Beauté,Beauty,Risks,Noir,Blackness,Horror,Warnings

derwin_gonzalez

Get The Fuck Outta Dodge

By Derwin Gonzalez  (booksie.com)

John Dough thought he could pull a fast one on his bosses in the corrupt, crime-ridden, backwoods town nicknamed Dodge City. But things didn't go as planned and if he can't get out of town he'll be a dead man before the night ends.

Short Story | Updated Apr 28, 2014 | Reads: 66 | Comments: 2 | Likes: 7
Tags: Crime,Organized,Mob,Narcotics,Gangs,Drugs,Violence,Drama,Guns,Noir,Urban

eryk_pruitt

DIRTBAGS

By Eryk Pruitt  (booksie.com)

The blame for a county-wide murder spree lies at the feet of three people broken by a dying mill town: Calvin, a killer; London, a cook; and Rhonda, the woman who loves them both. Neither they, nor the reader, see the storm brewing until it's too late in this Southern Gothic noir that adds a...

Book | Updated Apr 8, 2014 | Reads: 8 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Crime,Grit,Literary,Hardboiled,Noir,Pulp,Neo-noir

A Very Bad Lady

By Robert Kasch  (booksie.com)

How bad can you be?

Short Story | Updated Mar 26, 2014 | Reads: 178 | Comments: 3 | Likes: 6
Tags: Crime,Noir,Murder,For,Hire,Bad,Lady,Gangster

Old Debts

By Robert Kasch  (booksie.com)

Tough guy Dick McCoogin is out to settle some old debts....

Short Story | Updated Mar 15, 2014 | Reads: 48 | Comments: 1 | Likes: 1
Tags: Tough,Guy,Crime,Detective,Noir,Fight

stuart_buck

Johnny Wheels - Private I - Chapter Three

By Stuart Buck  (booksie.com)

Chapter Three of Johnny Wheels - Private I

Book | Updated Mar 9, 2014 | Reads: 6 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Science,Fiction,Noir,Detective,Crime,Thriller,Mystery,Comedy

stuart_buck

Johnny Wheels - Private I - Chapter Two

By Stuart Buck  (booksie.com)

Chapter Two of Johnny Wheels - Private I

Book | Updated Mar 9, 2014 | Reads: 5 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Science,Fiction,Crime,Detective,Noir,Mystery,Thriller,Comedy

stuart_buck

Johnny Wheels - Private I - Chapter One

By Stuart Buck  (booksie.com)

A pulpy sci-fi short I wrote in bed. First three chapters. All feedback welcome. Johnny Wheels is the last of a robotic race of crime fighters. Hard drinking and without a case in years. That is until Stella Jameson walks into his office.

Book | Updated Mar 9, 2014 | Reads: 18 | Comments: 1 | Likes: 3
Tags: Science,Fiction,Noir,Detective,Crime,Pulp,Comedy,Thriller,Mystery

The Big Payback

By Kyoshi  (booksie.com)

When the Connor boys break out of prison, there is only one thing on their minds... a big payback and they are looking to make detectives Rick Dickson and Will Owens pick up the tab.

Short Story | Updated Mar 2, 2014 | Reads: 81 | Comments: 1 | Likes: 1
Tags: Humor,Comedy,Noir,Detectives,Crime,Spoof

kyoshi

The Big Kiss Off

By Kyoshi  (booksie.com)

The 1940's; Rick Dickson is a Private Eye for hire and as tough as they come, but when a beautiful woman comes into his office for help, trouble follows her and he finds himself dealing with one of the toughest cases of his career...

Short Story | Updated Feb 23, 2014 | Reads: 99 | Comments: 1 | Likes: 0
Tags: Humor,Spoof,Noir,Detective,Crime,Mystery

The Sorrow Of The Spirit

By Affectionforever  (booksie.com)

My perspective on several instances of life.

Poetry | Updated Feb 13, 2014 | Reads: 6 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 1
Tags: Dark,Noir,Sorrow,Spirit,Soul,Life,Sad,Alive

daniel_blinston

Downfall Of Dailson

By Daniel Blinston  (booksie.com)

A story about a man's obsession causing his downfall. Downfall of Dailson is a short psychological thriller about a writer that is eager to write a professional novel when he gets too obsessed and kills a poor man and writes about it into his novel.

Short Story | Updated Feb 2, 2014 | Reads: 121 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Psychological,Thriller,Crime,Noir,Writer,Downfall,Dailson

xanzi

Rotten Apple

By Xanzi  (booksie.com)

A harrowing lynchian short story of an old man broken and on verge of death and a rich but bored person travelling through a highway in the middle of a hot afternoon....

Short Story | Updated Jan 31, 2014 | Reads: 52 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Mystery,Crime,Noir,Lynchian,Thriller,Riddles,Deep,Meaning

ctplatt

On The Run

By Ctplatt  (booksie.com)

Manchester detective Jake Squire is hired to find an escaped convict. He becomes embroiled in the dark underworld of the city gangland.

Short Story | Updated Jan 16, 2014 | Reads: 112 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Detective,Noir,Mystery,Crime

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