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An Actor's Nightmare By Elizabeth Faulkner
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New York Soap Opera star, Kate Caldwell is in a coma. Actually, Amanda Rogers-Norton-Winters-Norton, the character she plays on The Gallant and the Gorgeous, is in a coma. Due to an unfortunate... More > misunderstanding with her producers, Kate is being punished by being written out of the show for an entire month. Heeding a call for help from an old friend, the flamboyant actor Jordan Dugan, Kate heads west to perform in the, The Fantasticks. As soon as Kate arrives at the newly renovated theatre in Arizona odd occurrences begin. When one of the actors is murdered Kate is determined to find out the truth. Did the ingénue kill to keep her affair with the married leading man a secret? Would the Musical Director commit murder rather than hear his score ruined? What hold did the murdered woman have over the Producer? With the help of Jordan and the handsome Detective O’Brien, Kate puts her life at risk to unmask a killer. After all, the show must go on.< Less
In Danger of Dying By James Chapman
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A spectacular bus crash, escaping convicts, hostage taking, armed bank siege and romance are all included in this action filled suspense thriller with a twist at the end. Negotiator Scott Bradley has... More > been assigned to secure the hostage's safe release but he has much more than just the convicts to watch out for in this pulsating crime thriller. With the scenes unfolding through his eyes you get the chance to peek inside the dark and dangerous world of hostage negotiation. 'Great set of characters and an ever moving plot. Suspense continues right up until the end.'< Less
Journey for Jen By LynneE Mitchell
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What did Father Marco say to Jenny that would make her leave her home and travel around the world? Join in the search for the meaning of mystery words.
The Book with the Orange Leaves TPB By Harry Stephen Keeler
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Trade paperback. One of the several Keeler novels that feature THE WAY OUT (book of ancient Chinese wisdom) this book was written in 1940 and is about an invisible egg and 'the handsomest police... More > force in the world.' HSK 1940< Less
The Murder of London Lew TPB By Harry Stephen Keeler
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Trade paperback. A 1951 murder mystery involving a tramp who is beheaded in the backwoods of Arkinsaw. One of the last novels to be published in English during Harry's lifetime.
Mouth Full of Bullets: Best of Year One By Barry Baldwin et al.
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A Short Story / Poem Anthology featuring the best offerings from Year One of the mystery magazine Mouth Full of Bullets.
The Case of the Carrier Pigeon By Charles E. Morgan, III
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While on a bicycle ride, Brains Benton (X), and his partner Jimmy Carson (Operative Three), find a wounded homing pigeon. The message that the bird was carrying is missing! The Benton and Carson... More > International Detective Agency fly into action, and find themselves up to their eyeballs in trouble!< Less
The Man in the Petticoat By Kimberly Vogel
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First Age, Year 950 : One day you're going along minding your own business. The next day you're trying to figure out why a man with no enemies ended up nearly dead. The way he was treated could never... More > have been mistaken as an accident. So into the theater to solve this mystery the private detective Drag Shergi goes. There lurking in the wings is a secret that could end with everyone dead! For some people fantasy and reality are too hard to distinguish from each other...< Less
Oil Under the Window TPB By Norman Berrow
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Trade paperback. Norman Berrow's 1936 mystery starring Inspector Mellish takes place in a beautiful, rustic mansion in the English countryside where murder is an unwelcome guest.
One Thrilling Night TPB By Norman Berrow
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Trade paperback. This 1937 cosy mystery features D-I Richard Courtenay and a mansion full of revelers playing a game called 'King Oscar'. They turn out all lights and feel for each other in the dark.... More > What could go wrong?< Less
Shadow of the Templar: The Morning Star By M. Chandler
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Simon Drake is an up-and-coming young FBI hotshot, an agent with a personal track record so outstanding that it borders on unbelievable. Not yet thirty, he's already the leader of his own special ops... More > team; a ragtag bunch of talented but nigh-uncontrollable lunatics, it's true, but under Simon's inspired leadership they're a force to be reckoned with, a team with an unparalleled success rate, a team with an almost unblemished record--until now. Jeremy Archer is the brilliant and unpredictable scion of a long line of international art thieves, simultaneously a phenomenally wealthy English socialite and one of the most infamous criminals in the world. At twenty-seven years old he's already wanted on nearly every continent for thefts totalling more than ninety-one million dollars, and yet no one has ever come close to catching him--until now. Now? May the best man win. The first book in the Shadow of the Templar series, newly revised for the trade paperback edition!< Less
Shadow of the Templar: With A Bullet By M. Chandler
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For Jeremy Archer, it all starts with a simple phone call from halfway around the world. For Simon Drake, it all started three years ago... Now a madman from Simon's past is on the loose, claiming... More > his revenge on Simon and his team, one member at a time... and no one who stands in his way is safe. No one. Not even Jeremy Archer. The third novel in the Shadow of the Templar series, newly revised and updated for the trade paperback edition!< Less
Shadow of the Templar: Double Down By M. Chandler
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"Hypothetically, I was wondering how you'd feel about working on the side of the good guys. On a purely contractual and highly erratic basis, mind you." Little did Simon suspect the... More > explosive consequences that would arise from his offer. Because now Jeremy Archer has a double: another thief with skills and abilities eerily similar to Jeremy's own. When this mysterious double falls afoul of Simon and his team, Simon asks for Jeremy's help, because who better to catch Jeremy Archer than... Jeremy Archer? If Jeremy Archer is anything, however, he's unpredictable--and there's more at stake here than Simon could have imagined. Because in the halls of the FBI 'double' has another meaning... The second book in the Shadow of the Templar series, newly revised and updated for the trade paperback edition!< Less
The Incredible Adventures of Rowland Hern TPB By Nicholas Olde
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Trade paperback. This is a very hard-to-find book from 1928 about a sleuth who solves the most amazing and unusual crimes. Full of 'impossible' mysteries in the style of Robert Adey or John Dickson... More > Carr. Intro by John Norris.< Less
The Case of the Missing Friend By Charles E. Morgan, III
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Two friends have been separated by the years. When Jimmy Carson returns to Crestwood for a visit, he wonders what has happened to his best friend in the world, Barclay "Brains"... More > Benton. Ultimately, this novella tells the story of the two former childhood detectives who unite to solve a mystery that has it roots in a case that transpired over twenty years earlier.< Less
The Case of the Final Message By Charles E. Morgan, III
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It's the beginning of a new year and Brains Benton (X) and Jimmy Carson (Operative Three) are just trying to enjoy a quiet break from school. But on the way home from sledding, they notice a police... More > car at a classmate's house. The simple case of breaking and entering turns into a baffling puzzle with hidden clues. The case takes the two operatives of the Benton and Carson International Detective Agency on an adventure that takes them to Washington D.C. and back. There is danger up to the eyeballs as Brains and Jimmy get into even more of a mystery than they can even dream of. Enjoy the ride as Benton and Carson solve the case as only they can!< Less
DIRTY Business By Richard Allen
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In the absence of his superintendent, Chief Inspector Mark Faraday takes command of the Bristol Central District just as MI6 move in to conduct a covert and unauthorised surveillance operation on his... More > district. To make matters worse, Faraday is required to share his office with the beautiful Helen Cave of MI5. But when one of Faraday's best youg officers is murdered an intricately woven plot is uncovered involving secret bank accounts and a dissident Irish terrorist group. From County Wicklow and the rarefied atmosphere of an exclusive London club to Salisbury Plain and the streets of Bristol, and against a background of brutal murder and international intrigue, a deadly clock is ticking as Mark Faraday and Helen Cave race against time to prevent the nuclear devastation that threatens the West Country.< Less
The Case of the Lost Loot By Charles E. Morgan, III
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A millionaire's mansion was burglarized decades earlier, and the loot never recovered. An old deed may hold the clue as to where the over quarter of a million dollars is hidden. Brains Benton (X),... More > and his partner Jimmy Carson (Operative Three), get involved in the case, and they soon find themselves up to their necks in danger.< Less
The Case of the Stolen Jewelry By Charles E. Morgan, III
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While collecting soda pop bottles, Jimmy Carson (Operative Three) makes a startling discovery. There are diamonds hidden inside a bottle! When he reports his find to Brains (X), the Benton and... More > Carson International Detective Agency swings into high gear. Trying to find the jewel thieves leads them on a journey fraught with mystery and danger. Run ins with a gang of juvenile delinquents lead to some hair-raising trouble!< 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
I Stole $16,000,000 TPB By Herbert Emerson Wilson
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Trade paperback. Herbert Emerson Wilson was one of the world's greatest yeggs (safecrackers) and in 1956 he decided to bare all in this detailed autobiography. Learn a valuable trade (safecracking)... More > while enjoying this book.< Less
ELLA MAE: How My Mother Died By Andrew Williams
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ELLA MAE: How My Mother Died Mrs. Ella Mae Williams wanted to be a good wife, and for more than a decade she endured verbal abuse and vicious attacks at the hands of the man she loves and who once... More > professed to love her. Steadfastly, she refused to fight back even when her husband punched and pushed her, mercilessly punishing her just to see her break. He would curse and choke her, until she struggled for breath. But she refused to bend and she never begged for mercy. In silence and solitude, she sought and found her source of strength — even as she hoped that one day the man who abuses her would return to being the husband who once cherished her. But hers was the story of a thousand battered wives, clinging to the hollow hand of a misguided hope; many never to wake from that fragile dream. But then one day, something within her exploded and this soft, steely woman found the courage to take a stand. Still, it came with a hefty price.< Less
Killer City one of many By doc savage
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Sean (Jackie Boy) Stone lives in the shadow of a ghost that was larger than life to some, but was just a loving father to him. Trying to find himself in between the Italian's, Black Mafia, with a... More > beautiful girl in the middle. Is what he wants the same as what his people want or what everyone wants for him? Who knows if he can stay alive in the streets of Killer City!< Less
THE COMPLETE FBI FILE OF TED BUNDY By James Gilks
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This 178 page perfect bound book includes the complete unabridged FBI file of serial killer, Ted Bundy. It also includes exclusive Ted Bundy articles from Serial Killer Magazine, rare documents,... More > artwork, trivia and much more.< Less
Needle Summer 2013 By Steve Weddle
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Noir at its best: Dennis Tafoya, Sarah Weinman, Clayton Lindemuth, Brad Green, Bruce Holsinger, Kieran Shea, Ed Kurtz, Jimmy Callaway, Scott Miles, C.J. Edwards, Amy Yolanda Castillo, Alan Orloff,... More > B.A. Hoffman, and Neliza Drew. Cover by Scott Morse.< Less