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Just Below The Surface By Bob Stanhope
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This is the fifth in a series of novels that revolve around JP Parker a 100 year old long time retired New York City private detective from the 30s, 40s, and 50s. The novels are his first person... More > recollections as told to a young writer who is compiling them into book form. This time after impressing in a fund raising baseball game with the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field in early 1951, Parker is subsequently hired by their owner, Walter O'Malley, to locate a missing rookie pitcher. The job starts out easily but is soon complicated by the player's hidden past, a Pennsylvania town with dark secrets, and the rookie's beautiful, but troubled, widowed mother. Before long Parker is blackmailed into assisting the FBI in a case that, if mishandled, has the potential to set off World War III. In a wild finale that stretches from Pennsylvania to Maine to far out at sea in the Atlantic Ocean, Parker willingly gives up his chance for happiness with the woman he loves to try to thwart a threat against the United States.< Less
The Other Cheek By Bob Stanhope
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This is the fourth of a series of novels that revolve around JP Parker a 100 year old long time retired New York City private detective from the 30s, 40s, and 50s. The novels are his first person... More > recollections as told to a young writer who is compiling them into book form. They deal with his most notable cases and the famous people who crossed his path. Parker is asked by an old friend to accompany him to Georgia to take care of the effects of his recently deceased brother. It doesn't take Parker long to realize that the relatively young brother didn't die of natural causes. Soon they're embroiled in a case that spans across the millennia all the way from the Vatican to New York to Georgia. What was the secret that his friend's brother was willing to die for and why are people from all over the world descending on one little southern town? And what is the surprising final twist that isn't revealed until the very last page?< Less
One Bad Turn By Bob Stanhope
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This is the ninth of a series of novels that revolve around JP Parker a 100 year old long time retired New York City private detective from the 30s, 40s, and 50s. They deal with his most notable... More > cases and the famous people who crossed his path. In this case a New York City Congressman, despite disapproval from his family and staff, hires JP to provide some extra security. But before the detective can begin work he and Doris are called to Michigan to take care of her sickly uncle. While they’re away a murder occurs back home that Parker feels he could have prevented. Feeling guilty he begins looking into the crime as soon as they return. Soon the detective is dragged deeper and deeper into a treacherous mix of both government and family secrets, a criminal cover-up, and more murder. One Bad Turn is a mix of a decade of lies, a surprising love story, and dangerous confrontations in three states that threaten, not only JP, but also those closest to him.< Less
Black And White And Dead All Over By Bob Stanhope
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This is the third of a series of novels that revolve around JP Parker a 100 year old long time retired New York City private detective from the 30s, 40s, and 50s. The novels are his first person... More > recollections as told to a young writer who is compiling them into book form. They deal with his most notable cases and the famous people who crossed his path. This time the detective's client is a millionaire business man who hires Parker to investigate his two sons. Surprisingly everything he discovers seems to revolve around their younger sister. What Parker eventually uncovers incurs the wrath of her vengeful ex-boyfriend, reveals the identity of the unwelcome new boyfriend, and exposes a sinister real estate deal. In a case that stretches all the way from a ride with Humphrey Bogart on his yacht "Santana" off the coast of LA to a deadly battle in the Louisiana Bayou, Parker manages to reveal a shocking secret that had remained hidden for over 20 years.< Less
A Bad Risk By Bob Stanhope
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This is the second of a series of novels that revolve around JP Parker a 100 year old long time retired New York City private detective from the 30s, 40s, and 50s. The novels are his first person... More > recollections as told to a young writer who is compiling them into book form. They deal with his most notable cases and the famous people who crossed his path. In this case, what was supposed to be a routine investigation for an insurance company during the summer of 1945, instead reveals something disturbingly sinister. Unfortunately Parker has trouble finding someone willing to take him seriously in time to thwart a menacing international conspiracy. Three shocking final twists punctuate a case that not only has him falling in love, but also endangering both their lives as he tries to uncover a frightening plot hatched out of the closing days of WWII.< Less
Reel Life, Real Death By Bob Stanhope
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This is the sixth in a series of novels that revolve around JP Parker a 100 year old long time retired New York City private detective from the 30s, 40s, and 50s. It's 1952 and Parker has retired.... More > He and his new bride, Doris, move from Manhattan for part of the year to LA where she's working as a novelist and a scriptwriter. The easy life they'd planned together, however, doesn't last long. A movie star's husband talks Parker out of retirement to find out who has been blackmailing his wife about a dangerous secret from her past. Reluctantly he takes the case and quickly finds himself involved with a score of irrational movie people, a vindictive newpaper columnist, and The House Un American Activities Committee, before uncovering the nine year old secret that had the potential to ruin careers and bring down a major studio.< Less
Black And White And Dead All Over By Bob Stanhope
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This is the third of a series of novels that revolve around JP Parker a 100 year old long time retired New York City private detective from the 30s, 40s, and 50s. The novels are his first person... More > recollections as told to a young writer who is compiling them into book form. They deal with his most notable cases and the famous people who crossed his path. This time the detective's client is a millionaire business man who hires Parker to investigate his two sons. Surprisingly everything he discovers seems to revolve around their younger sister. What Parker eventually uncovers incurs the wrath of her vengeful ex-boyfriend, reveals the identity of the unwelcome new boyfriend, and exposes a sinister real estate deal. In a case that stretches all the way from a ride with Humphrey Bogart on his yacht "Santana" off the coast of LA to a deadly battle in the Louisiana Bayou, Parker manages to reveal a shocking secret that had remained hidden for over 20 years.< Less
The Other Cheek By Bob Stanhope
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This is the fourth of a series of novels that revolve around JP Parker a 100 year old long time retired New York City private detective from the 30s, 40s, and 50s. The novels are his first person... More > recollections as told to a young writer who is compiling them into book form. They deal with his most notable cases and the famous people who crossed his path. Parker is asked by an old friend to accompany him to Georgia to take care of the effects of his recently deceased brother. It doesn't take Parker long to realize that the relatively young brother didn't die of natural causes. Soon they're embroiled in a case that spans across the millennia all the way from the Vatican to New York to Georgia. What was the secret that his friend's brother was willing to die for and why are people from all over the world descending on one little southern town? And what is the surprising final twist that isn't revealed until the very last page?< Less
Just Below The Surface By Bob Stanhope
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This is the fifth in a series of novels that revolve around JP Parker a 100 year old long time retired New York City private detective from the 30s, 40s, and 50s. The novels are his first person... More > recollections as told to a young writer who is compiling them into book form. This time after impressing in a fund raising baseball game with the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field in early 1951, Parker is subsequently hired by their owner, Walter O'Malley, to locate a missing rookie pitcher. The job starts out easily but is soon complicated by the player's hidden past, a Pennsylvania town with dark secrets, and the rookie's beautiful, but troubled, widowed mother. Before long Parker is blackmailed into assisting the FBI in a case that, if mishandled, has the potential to set off World War III. In a wild finale that stretches from Pennsylvania to Maine to far out at sea in the Atlantic Ocean, Parker willingly gives up his chance for happiness with the woman he loves to try to thwart a threat against the United States.< Less
One Bad Turn By Bob Stanhope
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This is the ninth of a series of novels that revolve around JP Parker a 100 year old long time retired New York City private detective from the 30s, 40s, and 50s. This time a New York City... More > Congressman, despite disapproval from his family and staff, hires JP to provide some extra security. But before the detective can begin work he and Doris are called to Michigan to take care of her sickly uncle. While they’re away a murder occurs back home that Parker feels he could have prevented. Feeling guilty he begins looking into the crime as soon as they return. Soon the detective is dragged deeper and deeper into a treacherous mix of both government and family secrets, a criminal cover-up, and more murder. One Bad Turn is a mix of a decade of lies, a surprising love story, and dangerous confrontations in three states that threaten, not only JP, but also those closest to him.< Less