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The King Who Came Back By Fred MacIsaac
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The author of the Rambler series pens this tale which was amongst his best works to appear in the pages of Argosy. After abdicating the throne of King of the European monarchy of Berania in order to... More > avert civil war, young Carlos Aronhof realizes there's more to his rapidly changing fortunes than meets the eye. A tale spanning Europe to Hollywood, Aronhof quickly finds himself immersed in espionage, political intrigue, skulduggery, murder, and the stolen Beranian crown jewels.< Less
South of Fifty-Three By Jack Bechdolt
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Written by the author of the post-apocalyptic science-fiction classic, The Torch, Jack Bechdolt penned this fast-paced tale of Alaskan adventure for Argosy All-Story Weekly at the height of that... More > magazine's popularity.< Less
The Case of the Pool of Blood in the Pastor's Study By Auguste Groner
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John Thorndyke's Cases related by Christopher Jervis and edited by R. Austin Freeman By R. Austin (Richard Austin) Freeman
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The Tracer of Lost Persons By Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
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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: Robert William Chambers (May 26, 1865 – December 16, 1933)... More > was an American artist and fiction writer, best known for his book of short stories entitled The King in Yellow, published in 1895.He was born in Brooklyn, New York, to William P. Chambers (1827–1911), a notable corporate and bankruptcy lawyer, and Caroline Smith Boughton (1842-1913). His parents met when Caroline was twelve years old and William P. was interning with her father, Joseph Boughton, a prominent corporate lawyer. Eventually the two formed the law firm of Chambers and Boughton which continued to prosper even after Joseph's death in 1861. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_W._Chambers< Less
Christopher Quarles: College Professor and Master Detective By Percy James Brebner
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Chronicles of Martin Hewitt By Arthur Morrison
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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: Arthur George Morrison (1 November 1863 – 4 December 1945)... More > was an English writer and journalist known for his realistic novels and stories about working-class life in London's East End, and for his detective stories, featuring the detective Martin Hewitt. He also collected Japanese art and published several works on the subject. He left a large collection of paintings and other works of art to the British Museum after his death in 1945. Morrison's best known work of fiction is his novel A Child of the Jago (1896).Morrison was born in Poplar, in the East End of London, on 1 November 1863. His father George was an engine fitter at the London Docks. George died in 1871 of tuberculosis, leaving his wife Jane with three children including Arthur. Arthur spent his youth in the East End. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Morrison< Less
The Red Triangle Being Some Further Chronicles of Martin Hewitt, Investigator By Arthur Morrison
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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: Arthur George Morrison (1 November 1863 – 4 December 1945)... More > was an English writer and journalist known for his realistic novels and stories about working-class life in London's East End, and for his detective stories, featuring the detective Martin Hewitt. He also collected Japanese art and published several works on the subject. He left a large collection of paintings and other works of art to the British Museum after his death in 1945. Morrison's best known work of fiction is his novel A Child of the Jago (1896).Morrison was born in Poplar, in the East End of London, on 1 November 1863. His father George was an engine fitter at the London Docks. George died in 1871 of tuberculosis, leaving his wife Jane with three children including Arthur. Arthur spent his youth in the East End. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Morrison< Less
The Shrieking Pit By Arthur J. (Arthur John) Rees
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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: Arthur John Rees (1872–1942), was an Australian mystery... More > writer.Born in Melbourne, he was for a short time on the staff of the Melbourne Age and later joined the staff of the New Zealand Herald.In his early twenties he likely went to England.His proficiency as a writer of crime-mystery stories is attested by Dorothy Sayers in the introduction to Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror, 1928. Two of his stories were included in an American world-anthology of detective stories. Some of his works were translated into French and German. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_J._Rees< Less
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My Soul's Decay By Josh Blundell
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“My Soul's Decay” will take you on a high rise of suspense and thrill. An FBI team was put together to hunt down one person, a serial killer known as the Isotope Killer, who targets... More > American children who are in the system. Agent Bret Williams, second in command of the FBI team, is the killer’s first victim and only survivor. Teresa, Bret Williams’s high school sweetheart, calls Bret in the middle of the most important case of his life, with news that will tip the scales and change Bret. Teresa refuses to leave matters into Bret’s hands and finds herself in the middle of the case and in grave danger. Bret now finding hope and feeling love never experienced before in his life forces himself to his feet and runs out of the flames. Bret now at the hospital, waits at his daughter’s bedside for her to wake up, thinks about the nightmares that haunt him praying they don’t torture his daughter now too. Bret awakens from a nightmare, performs his first fatherly act, still knowing his life will never be the same.< Less
The Commission Trap By Ruth Zanger Barron
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Andy Shock, a life insurance agent, unexpectedly finds himself facing an ethical conflict. Should he sell a large insurance policy to a shady character? He certainly can use the handsome commission... More > to get himself out of a financial bind. So he gets embroiled in an insurance case that is linked to money laundering, which puts his professional future and his freedom at risk, and places him under government investigation. There are threats and bribery from shady characters who emerge from unexpected places, adding to his predicament. Mary, Andy’s wife, knows how to help him get out of his treacherous dilemma. But can he admit to Mary what he did? Meanwhile, a young immigrant pits the money laundering and human trafficking operators against an unexpected challenge from law enforcement. A plot full of surprises and engaging characters…< Less
Quest for Freedom By Dave Lemay
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Via the experiences of one man, you get to see the legal systems of two different neighboring countries. See how a minor offense can change an entire lifetime. Explore the possibility that you or... More > anyone you know could actually wind up in prison. If the law is absolutely wrong and even inhumane, how do you respond to it? Would you consider escaping from prison. Do you fight the system, defy it, or just accept, come what may?< Less
Her Day of Reckoning By Mary Khazak Grant
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This is a short prison memoir written by a small town Jewish woman from a dysfunctional family. While suffering from the effects of several accidents, malnutrition and abuse, she becomes entangled... More > with the law. A scathing criticism of current prison conditions in Nassau County, New York, this story calls for the need of prison reform in America. The book is illustrated by original drawings done while imprisoned by the author.< Less
Caught Red Handed By Russell Hatler
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Jimmie and Dolly are at it again. A slot machine irregularity in a bank of Keno slots The Greek sold to an Indian Casino in New Mexico has cost the casino a loss of face big time. It may well cost... More > them real money as well. Jimmie heads to Albuquerque to find out what's happening. His investigation takes him to the east coast, redneck country and a close-knit family of conniving rascals. Jimmie ends up twelve miles offshore on an ocean-going gambling boat at the mercy of the elements and the clan. Then it's Virtual Reality time as Jimmie goes caving in search of fame and fortune. Jimmie manages to meander his way through the booby-trapped maze but he's outfoxed by the bad guys once again. Then it's avatar versus avatar in an epic battle of gamesmanship. And where's the delectable Dolly when Jimmie needs her most?< Less
My Soul's Decay By Josh Blundell
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“My Soul's Decay” will take you on a high rise of suspense and thrill. An FBI team was put together to hunt down one person, a serial killer known as the Isotope Killer, who targets... More > American children who are in the system. Agent Bret Williams, second in command of the FBI team, is the killer’s first victim and only survivor. Teresa, Bret Williams’s high school sweetheart, calls Bret in the middle of the most important case of his life, with news that will tip the scales and change Bret. Teresa refuses to leave matters into Bret’s hands and finds herself in the middle of the case and in grave danger. Bret now finding hope and feeling love never experienced before in his life forces himself to his feet and runs out of the flames. Bret now at the hospital, waits at his daughter’s bedside for her to wake up, thinks about the nightmares that haunt him praying they don’t torture his daughter now too. Bret awakens from a nightmare, performs his first fatherly act, still knowing his life will never be the same.< Less
The Nine Unknown Men - It Begins... By Douglas Shaw
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What deadly secret links an Ivy-League professor with fighter pilot credentials; an investigative journalist – blackballed by the Chinese; a Buddhist monk with the skills of an assassin, and a... More > besieged US President Elect embroiled in a hostage crisis that could easily spark World War Three? The answer lies with two warring secret societies, both of which have the best interests of humanity at heart but employ very different methods of achieving their ends – violence is inevitable. The story takes place on one day in 2009 and moves from Dartmouth College USA, to North Korea, Japan and the North Pole; from the Vatican City, to London and a medieval castle in Switzerland. All the while looking inside the minds of committed individuals, some heroic, some misguided or brainwashed, and some truly evil; but each with their own take on the meaning of love and loyalty. This is a fast moving thriller that will leave you on the edge of your seat desperate to find out what happens next!< Less
International Intrigue - An Irene Devlin Mystery By Mary McCauley
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Irene Devlin takes her final covert mission to Europe. Her previous to Capri was danger-filled. She is assured she will be in no danger, unfortunately, from the greeting of the flight attendant she... More > encounters intense series of it in London, Paris and Southern France. Can Phil Grant protect hurt or is he one of the dangers< Less
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