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The Rover Boys Down East; or, The Struggle for the Stanhope Fortune By Edward Stratemeyer
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Edward L. Stratemeyer (October 4, 1862 – May 10, 1930)... More > was an American publisher and writer of children's fiction.He was one of the most prolific writers in the world, producing in excess of 1,300 books himself, selling in excess of 500 million copies, and created the well-known fictional-book series for juveniles including The Rover Boys, The Bobbsey Twins, Tom Swift, The Hardy Boys, and Nancy Drew series, among others. On Stratemeyer's legacy, Fortune wrote: "As oil had its Rockefeller, literature had its Stratemeyer. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Stratemeyer< Less
Life of William Pitt By EARL STANHOPE
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EARL STANHOPE Life of William Pitt The biographer of Pitt was a grandson of the Lord Mahon, afterwards Earl of Stanhope, who married, in 1774, the great statesman's eldest sister. Philip Henry... More > Stanhope was born at Walmer on January 30, 1805, and entered the House of Commons as Lord Mahon in 1831. He took a prominent part in the foundation of the National Portrait Gallery, and the Historical Manuscripts Commission, and the promotion of successful archaeological investigations on the site of Troy. His literary labours were considerable and important. Chief among them were the "History of England from the Peace of Utrecht to the Peace of Versailles," the "History of Queen Anne's Reign," and the "Life of the Right Honourable William Pitt."< 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
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
Bad Publicity By Bob Stanhope
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This is the twelfth of a series of novels that revolve around JP Parker a 100 year old retired New York City private detective from the 30s, 40s, and 50s. This time, after surprisingly getting a... More > second chance to play Minor League baseball in 1954, Parker’s opportunity is interrupted by a murder and he is immediately drawn into the case. Meanwhile, his biographer, Freddy, is surprisingly pulled into a contemporary mystery of his own. The young writer is soon over his head, not only with his case, but also with complicated relationships with three very different women. As Parker relates his frustration of never completely solving the old crime, his writing partner dangerously (and secretly) spirals into a murder mystery of his own. What ties the two ostensibly unrelated murders together? What seemingly unrated clue has to wait over 50 years to be revealed? In both cases Parker and Freddy are not only dragged into murder, but also frightening combinations of spies, international finance, and terrorism.< 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
Eye Of The Hurricane By Bob Stanhope
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This is the first 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. They deal with his most notable cases and the famous people who crossed his path. In the first of the series Parker is hired by a has been movie actress to find her estranged husband to invite him to their daughter's wedding. Parker soon finds out that the given reason is just a cover for something very different. In the process he becomes involved with the rest of the strange family, their violence prone chauffeur, and a bizarre smuggling scam.< 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