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The Thrill Kids
The Thrill Kids by Vin Packer A Classic Novel of Juvenile Delinquency from 1955. Four kids from decent homes, roaming the streets and looking for kicks. Four kids who--one lovely summer night--wandered into Central Park, first molested a girl, and then brutally murdered an old vagrant they found asleep in a gully there! Author of Spring Fire and Look Back to Love
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The Triumphs of Eugene Valmont: A Classic Queen's Quorum Novel
One of the Classic Haycraft Keystone Mystery Library Selections! And one of Ellery Queen's selections for the 100 most important mystery-detective books of all time. Mike Grost, writing on The Golden Age of Detection website, hails this gaslight era collection of mystery puzzlers, "Recommended... [Barr's] tales tend toward sophisticated wit, paradox, elegant conversations, clever repartee, and ingenious, off trail situations, well constructed plots, full of twists and turns ... they will probabl... more info>>
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The Trojan Hearse
"As far as I'm concerned, Richard S. Prather was the King of the paperback P.I writers of the 60s. Shell Scott should be in the Top Ten of any readers list of favorite private eyes." --Robert J. Randisi For four decades, Richard S. Prather published over 40 works of detective fiction, most featuring his clever, cad-about-town hero, Shell Scott. Known for their arched humor, punchy dialogue, and sunny Southern California locale, the Shell Scott books represent one of the greatest private ey... more info>>
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The UNCOMPLAINING CORPSES
What this Mystery is about-- A Miami fat cat makes an amazing PROPOSITION to a private detective. Police find BEDROOM peopled with lovely nude woman choked to death with her own blue silk nightgown--and an ex-convict with a hole in his head. A long-legged beauty puts 2 and 2 together and they add up to a mess of TROUBLE for a smooth-talking heel. A trigger-happy guy interferes with a very important TELEPHONE CALL and barely lives to regret it. An absinthe-drinking TIGER GIRL who loves to get dru... more info>>
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The UQBA Chronicles
When you are a witness to an assassination trouble stalks you. It was no different for David Niven and his friend Chris Stern. The last words of the dying Islamic scholar are a plea to destroy information the old man has discovered. His plea leads to further death.
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The Van Gogh Deception
Stuart S. Stuart his come to Paris to find artistic inspiration. Instead, he falls for a Mafiosa's wife, becomes a murder suspect, gets beat up by criminals searching for millions worth of diamonds, and learns that some of his student works have been fradulently sold to another Mafia boss...with the promise that they're genuine old masters. Stuart seemingly becomes a magnet for murder. How long, though, before he's the one who ends up dead? Then there's the beautiful, but truth-challenged Maryse... more info>>
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The Voice of Anton Bouchard
As the city of Paris swelters in the grip of a summer heat wave, a serial killer dubbed "The Butcher Best" stalks the dark streets of the great metropolis, despatching his victims with increasing brutality and savagery. Author Brian L Porter goes deep into the mind of multiple murderer Anton Bouchard, revealing the thoughts and the events that have shaped the life of that most heinous of society's misfits, the serial killer! This definitive collection of tales from the pen of the author includes... more info>>
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The Wailing Frail
"As far as I'm concerned, Richard S. Prather was the King of the paperback P.I writers of the 60s. Shell Scott should be in the Top Ten of any readers list of favorite private eyes." --Robert J. Randisi For four decades, Richard S. Prather published over 40 works of detective fiction, most featuring his clever, cad-about-town hero, Shell Scott. Known for their arched humor, punchy dialogue, and sunny Southern California locale, the Shell Scott books represent one of the greatest private ey... more info>>
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The Warehouse
A young policeman, anxious to make Detective, goes undercover on a drug bust. Will he live long enough to reach his promotion? Flash fiction from our Fingerprints mystery/thriller short story line.
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The Wench is Dead
Howard Perry has become a drunk--a skid row bum. It wasn't always so and he has hopes of returning to be a respected university student. But now he spends his days washing dishes to buy enough booze to hopefully blackout at night. His only friend is a prostitute name Billie the Kid. But Billie is just a working girl, and it would be stupid for him to care too much for her. Of course Perry isn't exactly making the smartest choices as he continues his downward spiral. And when he goes to borrow a ... more info>>
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The Whiffenpoof Man [Acey Tapp Mystery Series Book 3]
After orchestrating the capture of a man trafficking in children, Acey Tapp and Megan Bork travel to the backwoods of Pennsylvania to visit the haunts of a long-dead serial kidnapper. They search for clues that would allow one of his now aging victims to finally reunite with his family after an absence of seven decades. Only in stirring up the past they appear to have awakened a dormant menace.
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The Widowmaker
No one in Harley Spring's management group is thrilled when the boss sends them to a forest-based team-building retreat. The teamwork turns deadly when Materials Manager Allan Sayers is found at the base of a tree with his head split open. Allan's death leaves Harley with his house and a lot of unanswered questions. The police think the answer is simple, and are ready to arrest her. Her ex-husband Sam appears, threatening to take her stepson Noah away. Harley needs to find out who killed Alan ... more info>>
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The Wire in the Butter
The scent of cotton candy, kettle corn, deep-fried cheese curds and pronto pups fill the air at the end of summer. The Minnesota State Fair has started and, slice by slice, a chunk of butter reveals a woman's head; a bust of Princess Kay of the Milky Way. This year the sculptor is knocked out, the model is strangled with wire and the smiling butter sculpture helps guide Dan Niemi and Jeff Andersen to the killer's identity. A short story from our Fingerprints mystery/crime/thriller line.
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The Worst Evil
"Death is not the Worst Evil, but rather when we wish to die and cannot"--Sophocles. Electra Maddie Eland has spent her life running from the consequences of her roommate's murders. Scott Barons, a journalist, tracks her down. He's determined to find the killer, no matter how many more lives are affected, no matter the cost to Maddie. He discovers more than he bargained for and almost dies before uncovering the truth.
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The Wrong Places: A Mystery of Sex
Marcel Maki (Marc) is a gigolo and a "kept man". He doesn't see it that way, and he's the writer. The reader should know better. Marc's a ghost-writer, specializing in celebrity autobiographies. When his wealthy university "sweetheart" asks him to look into the disappearance of her father he resists until she and her family make it clear that he has no choice but to do what they want. Trouble is, all the members of the family want different things.
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The Wrong Side of Memphis
--A Vietnam vet turned P.I. ends up in the wrong place at the wrong time--at the Jewel Arms apartments in St. Louis, as he matches wits with a ruthless killer. Elvin Suggs already knew how to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Decades earlier, spending time as a Green Beret during The Siege of Khe Sanh taught him about the wrong side of 1968. Now with his life in a shambles after his wife demands a divorce--brokenhearted and broke but determined to salvage his pride and his dreams--Elvin t... more info>>
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Thirty-Three Teeth
Dr. Siri Paiboun, one of the last doctors left in Laos after the Communist takeover, has been drafted to be national coroner. He is untrained for the job, but this independent 72-year-old has an outstanding qualification for it: curiosity. And he doesn't mind incurring the wrath of the Party hierarchy as he unravels mysterious murders, because the spirits of the dead are on his side--and a little too close by his side more often than he'd like. With the help of his newly-appointed secretary, the... more info>>
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Thorne
Vampire detective novel. When he is wrongly suspected of murdering a co-worker, Addison Thorne soon realizes he must help the police find the real killer even if they don't want his help. But he is also a member of The Kind, a society of vampires who value their secrecy above any other consideration ...including proving his innocence. Thorne soon discovers he is not only in conflict with the police, but with The Kind as well. And they will use any means necessary to force him to obey their comma... more info>>
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Thousand Dollar Pharaoh
Sacrificing her heart?for her country She never thought she would have to sacrifice this much for her country? In 1945, a beautiful undercover secret service agent has a dangerous assignment. United States thousand dollar bills are turning up all over the globe. Bodyguarding the widowed former First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, Chloe must tread lightly and include her in what the first lady views as a thrilling cozy mystery. Can she protect Mrs. Roosevelt, unmask the counterfeiting ringleader and th... more info>>
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Three Cat Mysteries: C is for Catnip, Ghost of a Purr, Magical Meow
What Could be Luckier than 3 Great Cat Mysteries for the Price of 2? Especially when they feature feline detective "Lucky Pierre," that well-known cat about town with his humans, Jeremy and Linda Austin. Associating with people mean meanness and murder. No wonders cats turn their noses up at Homo Sapiens. But Lucky Pierre's nose is for news of murder, and he has a way of sniffing killers out even when the local police force is baffled. Chasing killers means chasing trouble, and Lucky Pierre hate... more info>>
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Three Classic Detective Novels: Average Jones, Detective; Marquis of the C.I.D., or The Sleuth of St. James Square; The Cases of Prince Zaleski
Three "Queen's Quorum" Keystone Mystery Classics! If you love gaslight mysteries and chases in hansom cabs or horseless carriages, and fin-de-siecle detectives, you will love this remarkable reading value. Here in one mammoth omnibus are three writers whose work was selected by the legendary mystery novelist and critic Ellery Queen as among the 100 best detective classics of all time, with two Queen's Quorum picks (Average Jones and Prince Zaleski), plus one of the rarest of mystery characters (... more info>>
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Three Classic Mystery Novels: Christopher Quarles-Master Detective; The Diamond Cross Mystery; and The Lodger
Meet Christopher Quarles, professor of philosophy, and one of the most astute crime investigators of Britian's Edwardian age. Move over Holmes, make room Thinking Machine, when Professor Quarles tackles a mystery he can riddle out the solution as astutely as anyone else. Join the prof as he unravels the strange case of Sir Grenville Rusholm's murder, the disappearance of Eva Wilkinson, the mysterious house in Manleight Road, and other knotty crimes. Then the murder of a helpless old woman plunge... more info>>
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Three Classic Spy Novels: Riddle of the Sands; The Great Impersonation; The Czar's Spy
The Three Greatest Spy Novels of All Time! In one low priced eBook, read three classic edge-of-the-seat espionage tales, complete and unabridged. Mystery novelist and critic Julian Symons calls Childers' Riddle of the Sands (1903), "one of the best spy and adventure stories ever written." It should be, the author was a heroic British-Irish spy who was executed for his efforts. Oppenheim's The Great Impersonation (1919) is our publisher's personal favorite spy novel of all time, guaranteed to kee... more info>>
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Three Immortal Detective Novels: Malcolm Sage, Detective; Cad Metti, The Female Detective; Cleek and the Riddle of the Frozen Flame
Another Great Trio of Classic 'Tec Fiction! Here are three of the most dazzling detective books every written in one inexpensive eBook. When Malcom Sage, former ace agent of the British Intelligence service sets up in business as a private detective murders and spies alike shudder. Cad Metti is said to have the strength of Hercules and the cunning of Sherlock Holmes, and she always gets her man--or woman. Retired thief Hamilton Cleet, the man of forty faces, aids the forces of justice to unmask ... more info>>
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Three More Classic Detective Novels
The "Greatest American Detective" and More! Meet the greatest American detective and the first great detective to follow in the footsteps of Sherlock Holmes! If you enjoy mysteries set on foggy, gaslit streets with hansom cabs and horseless carriages rattling past, you will want to read all three of these unabridged reprintings of classic detective novels still unequaled today. First you'll meet the man the Encyclopedia of Mystery and Detection hails as "one of the greatest American detectives,"... more info>>
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