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The Grace Lusk Murder Case By Clinton Williams
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On the afternoon of Thursday, June 21, 1917, Miss Grace Alberta Lusk, a 39-year-old public school teacher in Waukesha, Wisconsin, a few miles west of Milwaukee, shot and killed Mrs. Mary Newman... More > Roberts, the 51-year-old wife of 52-year-old veterinarian David Roberts, Doctor of Veterinary Science, a wealthy man, and as would soon be reported, a serial adulterer in a time in America when sexual relations outside marriage were punishable crimes. While the Grace Lusk murder case understandably scandalized Waukesha and environs, Heartland America if ever there was such place, in the time of the world’s Great War the act could not compete with other daily sensations, and has essentially been forgotten. The present book recovers the event, providing a superb model of procedural crime reporting.< Less
Mystery Unearthed at Pina Panama By Tom Moulton
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The plot of the story is laid mostly on the Caribbean side of the Isthmus of Panama and covers a period of time from 1943 to 1973. The story relates to a puzzling design etched on a piece of clay... More > pottery that was found on a tiny island in a jungle swamp by a U.S. soldier during World War II. This clay artifact was kept as a souvenir for many years until one day the ex soldier became aroused by something that created an interest in him to find out more about it. He eventually develops a desire to see this mysterious place if it really exists and if he can find it. It recounts to his research, planning, and his quest for an answer to the etching on his shard. While proceeding on his quest, he espied a cave, in which the entrance had been sealed. This find resulted in an unsuspected terror for him. This story is part history, adventure, and a mystery.< Less
An Education : New Term By KP
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The summer is over, and for Cassie and Jenny Craig, Alicia Bowden and Suzie Holderness that means one thing - back to school. As they return, however, it is only the beginning of a term that will... More > bring new friends into their fold, lead them to places they have never seen before, and to face both their past and their future. An Education: New Term follows on from the events of the first book, with additional tales that throw new light on the events of the first book, and offer another glimpse into the future. The stories take us from Holderness Manor to New England, as the girls discover that growing up is the greatest adventure of all.< Less
The Case Files of Dan Turner Hollywood Detective: Volume 2 The Middle Years By Robert Leslie Bellem
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A creation of Robert Leslie Bellem, Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective, appeared in hundreds of stories from 1934 to 1950 in the pulp magazines of the Culture and Trojan lines. The Dan Turner stories... More > ran through three distinct phases: volume 2 deals with the middle period, a slightly less spicy period, when Dan Turner appeared in his own magazine, filled with his own stories. The stories in this volume are from 1943. Each story also features the original artwork which graced the pages of the pulp magazines upon their first appearance. Features 21 complete stories and a letter from Bellem.< Less
Limited Liability By John A. Saxon
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Written by Robert Leslie Bellem with the penname of John A. Saxon. "Just a routine assignment," the Los Angeles office told Sam Welpton, insurance investigator and claims adjuster. But what... More > they didn't tell him was that this job, which began as an accident claim investigation, would turn into a murder case--with Sam the most likely suspect.< Less
Murdered Innocence; look through the mind of serial killer Keith Jesperson By Kelley Hunter
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True crime narrative interview with serial killer Keith Jesperson. Look in to the mind of a serial killer as he talks graphically about his victims, murder and thought processes that may have... More > motivated him to murder not once but eight times.This book will give you the horrific stories told by the man that took the lives of eight women, murdered innocence.< Less
An Education : Family Ties By Kev Pickering
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Three months have passed since the events of the previous book, and Cassie and Jenny Craig, along with their friends, are looking forward to new arrivals and new adventures. What they are not... More > expecting to happen is for old family legends to be revealed, or new relationships and friendships to be forged, as the girls discover that family means everything when it comes to dealing with changes - and getting over some of the most shocking things they have ever experienced. The book contains five previously unseen stories, as well as the complete Sara trilogy as seen in online forums. By the end of this summer, for all of them, their lives will have changed completely.< Less
DEATH SPIRITS By ALLAN McLEOD
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SOFTCOVER EDITION Thirty-five-year old Kate Flanagan, a junior detective, doesn’t understand the indescribable forces pulling her into this murder case, but soon discovers that the spirit of... More > the victim has entered her body. Haunting and suspenseful, “Death Spirits” tells of the shocking murder of a beloved school teacher and turns a small North Dakota village upside down as suspicion, accusations, and more murders fuel fear and distrust. “Death Spirits,” a piercing mystery, is about a logical mind confronting the illogical idea that a murder victim's spirit lives on. It is a about what happens to the people of a small town who fear that a murderer may be one of them. Fully developed characters and strong visual images draw readers into the story with edge-of-your-seat suspense that builds to the spine-tingling end where the murderer is revealed….but not before fraying your nerves, and making you wonder what “Death Spirits” may be lurking around your corner!< Less
Barely Dead By Allan McLeod
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SOFTCOVER EDITION What connects a gay man, a murdered stripper, and a hazardous fertilizer plant? When international journalist, Paige Harrington, is told her life-long friend, Wally Adams, the... More > leading opponent of the plant, has committed suicide, she suspects murder. While home for Wally's funeral, she is given a file with a dozen news clippings about a murdered stripper known as Peppermint and an oblique reference to ownership of the fertilizer plant, but nothing factual and nothing to tie Wally, Peppermint, and the fertilizer plant together. She knows Wally; she knows how he thinks; she knows how he works; the file isn't an accident. To find the connection, she goes to work as Tawny Lane, stripper, in a club knows as The Garter. There she discovers disturbing information. Friends disappear; she fears for their lives. She is betrayed; her life is in danger. Someone is risking everything to keep her from the truth.< Less
The Praetorian File, a Paige Harrington Mystery By Allan McLeod
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SOFTCOVER EDITION In this second book of this exciting mystery series, a New York-based women’s powerhouse magazine hires Paige Harrington, international free-lance journalist, to write a story... More > about Jenny Ross, a young genius PhD in computer science, who has created thinking robots. The day before their initial interview, Jenny Ross is murdered. Paige feels compelled to tell Jenny’s story. As she begins to probe the deep veil of secrecy that surrounds Praetorian, the private investor who gambled millions on Jenny’s brainchild, she discovers evil and power that appear unstoppable. Others disappear. More are murdered. Government agents ask her to risk her life to help save her friend and destroy Praetorian.< Less
The Money Washers By Allan McLeod
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SOFTCOVER EDITION: In this third book of this exciting mystery series, Paige Harrington, renowned free-lance journalist, gets caught up in an international money laundering scheme when two bankers... More > are murdered and her best friend’s life is threatened. Paige discovers some of the most powerful people in the United States including members of the CIA, senior Pentagon personnel, and White House aides want the illegal flows of money to continue no matter the cost and consequence. Paige’s life and liberty are threatened while the web of relationships among the interesting cast of characters grows in complexity and intensity, and she begins to uncover information that will send many distinguished corporate, legal and government leaders to jail.< Less
Fakealoo! TPB By Fender Tucker
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Trade Paperback. Being a collection of the winners of the Imitate Keeler Kontest held every year since 1997 by the Harry Stephen Keeler Society - along with a few other notable Keeler pastiches. The... More > collection of outrageous tales is updated every year with the latest winning pastiche. Ken Keeler's 2008 winner, THE MIND WITH THE ALTERNATE SKULL MYSTERY, one of the most brilliant brainswapping yarns ever written, is reason enough to buy this book.< Less
Jackson Squared - A 'fun' murder mystery By Robert F. Smallwood
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A wild tale of Hank Clayborn, a dot-com executive who has been sober for 10 years. After the dot-com bust and a divorce, he resumes drinking and heads to New Orleans to become an artist. He settles... More > into the bohemian life of the French Quarter and makes new friends, while pursuing his art. But soon he is drowning in liquor and then he's in the middle of a series of murders of tarot card readers. He encounters various oddball characters as he tries to find the real killer.< Less
The Sherman Letter By Leonard Palmer
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Highlighted by the original, unpublished Civil War letters of William T. Shepherd, The Sherman Letter travels between the Gulf War era and the Spring, 1865 odyssey of Standford Short and the... More > notorious SHERMAN LETTER.< Less
The Ophidian Affliction By Allan McLeod
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When the President of the United States appoints Admiral Tom Wilson to dismantle a corrupt and powerful international organization known as OPHIDIAN, Wilson‘s adult daughter is kidnapped.... More > Shocked to discover that, thirty-four years earlier, he sent the people behind OPHIDIAN to prison for the attempted murder of his sister-in-law, he fears OPHIDIAN is going to even the score—OPHIDIAN will kill his daughter.< Less
Hostage By Sharyl Bales
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In 1972, the political situation in Nicaragua is far from stable. Mick McKenna and a number of his operatives,including Signe Carlson's youngest daughter, Jenna, are on assignment in that troubled... More > country when Mick suddenly goes missing. Signe is not used to sitting on the sidelines and since an old friend from her days as an OSS agent during World War II lives just outside of Managua, Signe is on a plane within three hours of receiving the news about Mick. If anyone can help her to locate Mick, it is Maria.< Less
The Far Side of Danger By Anne Cognard
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A modern-day whodunit set in Stratford-upon-Avon and involving interesting characters connected to the Shakespeare Centre and the RSC.
Shattered Glass By Charles E. Morgan, III
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Jimmy Carson is in his last year of elementary school. When his school is vandalized he decides to try and catch the culprit. While doing so he runs into a kid genius named "Brains"... More > Benton. Enjoy their first adventure together in this new short story!< Less
Tricky Dick Nixon and the Five Naked Nuns By Leonard Palmer
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August 1974. The world is focused on Watergate and the implosion of Richard Nixon, but not Johnny Jump. He could care less about Presidents or presidential malfeasance. One-quarter black, one-quarter... More > Jewish Johnny Jump just wants be left alone to drive his cab, drink and create art, but circumstances once again won’t allow it. Sixteen months after his involvement in a one day balls-to-the-wall shoot ‘em up in pursuit of a fabled one million dollars he is back at it again, this time to avenge the death of his friend, Napoleon “Tank” Dupree.It is Johnny who discovers Tank’s corpse on a city side street one lonely night while driving his cab. Tank Dupree was the one man with whom Johnny felt a deep kinship. They both had served with distinction in the military; Tank in Korea, Johnny in Viet Nam. They both had been raised in hardscrabble circumstances, and they both shared an edgy but idealistic vision of what life should be. Johnny takes Tank’s death hard and vows a blood oath to find and dispatch his killer...< Less
The Three, a Paige Harrington Mystery By Allan McLeod
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Money, power, and greed robbed three women of their birth parents. The truth, which would destroy political, corporate, and family dynasties, must never be known. Paige Harrington, renowned... More > free-lance journalist, is asked to write a story about Abigail Hoyt, a beloved Manhattan socialite who has been murdered. Early on, Paige discovers Abigail had been searching for her lost niece by tracing the lives of three women born the same day in the same hospital as her niece. The three women have become professional, successful adults, whose lives begin to intersect in interesting and powerful ways as they discover the truths of their births. In the last part of the story, Paige pieces together the last days and weeks of Abigail’s life, carefully tracing each step, hoping to discover all that Abigail knew, hoping to discover what got her killed. Dangerous forces with ties to the White House, huge banking fortunes, and the Mafia try to stop her from learning the truth.< Less
The Christophe Rocancourt Affair By GrinOlsson
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‘The Christophe Rocancourt Affair’ is based upon a true story of events that happened to the ‘Counterfeit Rockefeller” when he was in Canada that finally led to his capture,... More > detainment, and extradition to the United States. This story has been reconstructed from the author’s personal interviews of witnesses, lawyers, police investigative interviews and reports hand fed me from Crown Prosecutor Catherine Murray’s office during the publication ban, along with Crown transcripts from actual Canadian court proceedings and media releases. When my request for a personal interview with Christophe Rocancourt during his detainment in Canada, was submitted via his lawyers, Mr. Mayland McKimm and Sue Wishart, it was Christophe Rocancourt’s decision to respectfully decline the opportunity to sustain or refute or add to information sources.< Less
JOHNNY RED By John McCabe
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Alcoholic, unemployed Owen Brady returns home to find his beautiful and promiscuous wife dead on the living room floor. He embarks on a desperate mission to discover his wife's murderer and the... More > sordid details of her secret life. With gritty humor and aberrant characters, Johnny Red takes the reader on a wild downward spiral through the dark underside of New York City. ALL PROCEEDS FROM SALES OF JOHNNY RED WILL BE DONATED TO THE NATIONAL LABOR COMMITTEE. (http://www.nlcnet.org/) THE NLC IS A NON-PROFIT HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO HELPING HARD WORKING PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN APPALLING POVERTY.< Less
WILLIAM MACKENZIE A NEW BEGINNING By Mackenzie Moulton
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A police diver is involved in an explosion on a routine search of London City Airport Docks. He survives but is badly burnt. because of circumstances he is under suspicion of being involved. The... More > pressure builds and he finally snaps when he finds out his wife has been having a long term affair. He ends up in a hospital for the insane and is chucked out the police force, and the enquiry is nicely closed much to the delight of his senior officers who saw Mac as a thorn in their side. Mac decides to start a new life and see more of the UK and get away from the horrible events that ruined his career and marriage. He buys the largest motor caravan he can afford and heads south towards his routes in Devon. Away from London and seeing life in a new light, the events of the last few months are not what they first seemed. Now for his own sanity and peace of mind he still wants to know the truth.< Less
The Undertaker's Hill By Michael R. McGuire
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Jake is a middle-aged guy in a dead end job until one day he inherits a plot of land from an uncle he barely knew. He's soon approached by a mysterious stranger who tells him that along with the... More > land, he's also inherited his uncle's job: Burying bodies for a shadowy, seemingly omnipotent organization. It's simple: At night Jake gets a call, he picks up a car, there's $2000 cash in the glove compartment and a stiff in the trunk. Bury the body, take the money and keep quiet about it. And don't ask questions.< Less
THE METROPOLITAN POLICE UNDERWATER SEARCH UNIT 1983 TO 1996 By Mackenzie Moulton
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From 1983 to 1996 I was a Police Diver and Dive Supervisor in the elite Metropolitan Police Underwater Search Unit. During my service I dealt with many jobs that included the recovery of cars,... More > weapons, stolen property, bodies involed in suicides, murder and accidents. Security searches for exploding devices and the ultimate and most tragic accident, the sinking of the passenger vessel Marchioness on the River Thames, with the loss of 51 people. The book contains true stories that will make you laugh, make you cry and make you shiver with horror. The last few pages contain very graphic pictures of bodies and heads, but before you get to them I have placed two warning pages for those that feel they cannot handle seeing them. I have written the book to give the reader a feel of what it was like to be a Police Diver, which I enjoyed for 13 years of my 30 year police service< Less