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Coffin-Notice
Set on the harsh streets of New York in 1873, Coffin-Notice introduces private investigator Anson Priddle and his assistant, Flannery McKay, as they work to solve the murder of a young Protestant activist in New York's gritty Five Points district. To make matters worse, found with the body is a coffin-notice, or a card with a coffin crudely drawn on it along with a death threat, as originally used by the Molly Maguires. When the peculiar and mysterious Priddle takes the case, he must hire an ass... more info>>
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Colors of Death
No good deed goes unpunished. Cally Sue agrees to help her uncle while he is ill. But when a human arm turns up in his trash, Cally''s uncle is suspect #1. The print shop employees act suspicious and Cally, who has a reputation to maintain as a snoop, finds herself getting deeper into trouble all the time. The only plus is that one of the police detectives is a charmer.
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Confidence Tricks
Private investigator Benson Keirstad agrees to check out Cybil, Mrs. Drummond's long-lost daughter. Tailing the young woman through Anaheim's Downtown Disney district, he discovers an unsavory confidence scheme. When Keirstad finally realizes that his confidence, too, has been betrayed, he fears it's too late for some of those involved. A short story from our Fingerprints mystery/crime line.
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Conpiracy of Silence: A Joe Scintilla Mystery
When the lovely young Lizbeth Crawford walks into Joe Scintilla's office in late 1936, she tells him a curious story: she is convinced that her father, the wealthy industrialist James Allen Crawford, did not kill his brother Frank, even though Crawford confessed to the murder and is determined to serve out his sentence in Rahway State Prison. Is Crawford shielding someone? Why are both his mother and his wife happy to have him locked up in prison? And why did Frank's fiancée, Eva Dailey, commit ... more info>>
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Constance Dunlap: The Classic Exploits of the Woman Detective
Romance and suspense in this 1914 saga of female sleuth. Arthur B. Reeve's Constance Dunlap is unique in the annals of fictional women detectives. She begins her career not as a female Sherlock Holmes, but a female Raffles. In short, as a thief. But when the man she loves takes all the blame for her crimes, Constance's eyes are opened and she begins to reform. Soon she is using the skills, and underworld acquaintances, she developed during her career in crime to help the innocent and bring worse... more info>>
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Copycat [Kitt Lundgren Series Book 1]
Five years ago, three young victims were found murdered, posed like little angels. No witnesses, no evidence left behind. The Sleeping Angel Killer called his despicable acts 'the perfect crimes.' The case nearly destroyed homicide detective Kitt Lundgren's career--because she let the killer get away. Now the Sleeping Angel Killer is back. But Kitt notices something different about this new rash of killings--a tiny variation that suggests a copycat killer may be re-creating the original 'perfect... more info>>
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Corkscrew
Reid Bennett and his dog Sam serve as the police force for not-so-quaint Murphy's Harbor, Ontario. They have yet another perilous but important task. There are some pretty nasty bikers disrupting the fa�ade of serenity of Murphy's Harbor, and Reid must find a way to make them take a hike without "disrespecting their civil rights." Reid really just wants to kill them, but he knows that he must act with discretion to keep a secret from his past hidden. Then, to complicate matters, a young boy na... more info>>
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Corpse in Color [A Lt. Mark Stoddard Mystery]
The body of gorgeous, blonde, Alix Montgomery wasn't even cold when Detective Mark Stoddard, of the Pomo Police Department, found her sprawled on the floor of her art store, artistically covered with splashes, splotches, dribbles, and drops of beautifully mixed acrylic paint. The handle of an artist's paint brush had been jammed up into her heart, and there was an expensive antique watch chain clutched in her well-manicured hand. As Detective Stoddard unravels this mystery of death and deceit am... more info>>
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Corpse in the Abstract [A Lt. Mark Stoddard Mystery]
Detective Mark Stoddard's Toughest Challenge. When the decayed corpse of an unknown man is found slouched in an outhouse in a rural California town, Pomo City Police Detective Mark Stoddard finds himself investigating a bizarre mixture of suspects, including Civil War buffs, several eccentric artists, and a pedantic antique dealer. Digging out clues to murder from gravel-voiced Ma Shanahan's Irish pub to the beer and sin-stained bar of The Sweat Lodge, Stoddard finds that small towns can have bi... more info>>
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Corpse in the Camera [A Lt. Mark Stoddard Mystery]
A New, Exciting Lt. Mark Stoddard Mystery. Mark Stoddard, Police Detective in the small Northern California town of Pomo, investigates two intriguing and baffling deaths. The first case opens when a brush clearance project reveals a crashed car in the middle of a berry patch, with the skeleton of its owner still inside. The remains, as Stoddard shortly discovers, belong to a man who vanished from the town without a trace during World War II, and apparently without leaving behind anyone who cared... more info>>
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Corpse in the Concrete [A Lt. Mark Stoddard Mystery]
Detective Mark Stoddard's deadliest case! When the decayed corpse of an unknown man is found slouched in an outhouse in a rural California town, Pomo City Police Detective Mark Stoddard finds himself investigating a bizarre mixture of suspects, including Civil War buffs, several eccentric artists, and a pedantic antique dealer. Digging out clues to murder from gravel-voiced Ma Shanahan's Irish pub to the beer and sin-stained bar of The Sweat Lodge, Stoddard finds that small towns can have big se... more info>>
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Corpse with the Key [A Lt. Mark Stoddard Mystery]
Thrilling, Light-Hearted Mystery! The residents of the small California town of Pomo are back in full force, with all of their wacky whimsy intact. Antique dealer Warren Legacy went out to appraise the contents of a vacant Victorian house and hasn't been seen since. His clerk is distraught and his friends are concerned. Three days have gone by since lawyer Andrew Moore gave him the keys to the old estate and Detective Mark Stoddard, of the Pomo police department, fears that his old friend has me... more info>>
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Corruption's Child [Daniel 'Sticks' Hetrick Murder Mystery Series Book 3]
Retired police chief Daniel 'Sticks' Hetrick, still serving as unofficial consultant to his less experienced successor, has another murder to deal with in rural Swatara Creek, Pennsylvania. It soon develops the death of a local waitress is not the only trouble in the township. An elderly man has been seriously injured in the latest of a string of burglaries from the Amish, the burglaries may have a connection to unscrupulous antique dealers, there are items missing from the police department evi... more info>>
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Country Girl
Cherryl Miller wanted to be taken seriously. But she also wanted love and excitement. The boys Cherryl met at college thought country girls were easy prey. But shy, pretty Cherryl skipped the fraternity dances, the bottle parties, the necking in parked cars--and stayed lonesome. What she wanted most was to be respected as a school teacher and be loved by a marrying man. Trapped in a drab prairie town, among rough ranch hands and restless married men, Cherryl escaped her loneliness in secret mee... more info>>
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Cracked Shadow
The young survivor of a mass murder, Gina Adams, believes she's being stalked. Considering that she's still under psychiatric care, the police are skeptical. Gina insists on filing a formal complaint and the police are obligated to investigate. Two detectives, assigned to the case, run the composite picture of Gina's stalker through the criminal database. But when a baffled technician asks them how is it possible that the stalker matches up with a female victim of a bank robbery that occurred th... more info>>
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Criminal Company
When Holly Andrews gets a job working for the Griffins she has no idea what she is in for. There are so many secrets and lies. After meeting Eli Griffin, the son, she thinks he is the sexiest man alive. She has no idea what kind of illegal activities he is involved with. Then there is Natalie Griffin who only cares about money and what she can get. She gets a man named Wes to help steal money from her parents, but Eli finds out. Just as Eli and his friends are about to kill her, Wes comes in wit... more info>>
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Crooked Angel
Shannon and Dwayne have to track down a missing teacher when she is the leading person of interest in the murder of a local man. But this time, their cop buddy, Sal Ramirez, is too busy to bail them out of trouble, and the way it looks, school may be out for them all.
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Cropper's Cabin
Tommy Carver was a raw nerve, an angry young Okie sharecropper. Sharing the narrow confines of a hot and steamy cabin with a violent father. But his stepmother was the one that was really pushing his buttons. And her affections were way beyond maternal. The heat of the situation was making Tommy boil over. It was just a matter of time before he'd do something he regretted.
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Crossover
Beauty, romance, suspense: Judith Eubank handles a timeless mystery with a light, sure touch. CROSSOVER evokes the brooding atmospheres of Daphne du Maurier with the wit, intelligence, and sensibility of Dorothy Sayers. As she adapts to British university life, Meredith Blake, a young American scholar, discovers that Edwards Hall is not the same for her as it is for the others. For her, it is full of riddles and reminders of the Victorian family that had once lived there and the tragedy that ove... more info>>
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Cruel Cuts [Daniel 'Sticks' Hetrick Murder Mystery Series Book 2]
A rash of animal mutilations and a vicious poison pen campaign directed against an ambitious young lawyer lead to murder in a rural Pennsylvania community. Dan 'Sticks' Hetrick, retired police chief, and Flora Vastine, a novice officer, team up and encounter false leads, a series of dangerous episodes and another murder before the case is resolved. This is author J. R. Lindermuth's second Dan 'Sticks' Hetrick murder mystery, following SOMETHING IN COMMON.
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CRY TOUGH!
He wanted a lot out of life--the easy way! He could never be a big shot if he stayed legitimate. He could never have Cadillac convertibles or soft, blonde women if he just worked for a living. But if he was willing to be a tough guy and muscle man ? to use his hardness, his strength and mental forces for the Mob? then the gates of luxury would he flung wide for him. Meet Mitchell, one of the Amboy Dukes. Not yet 21, he's just been released from reformatory school and is just as tough and smart... more info>>
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Cry, Baby, Cry [Francie and Sam Series Book 3]
The third book in the Francie and Sam series. Francie's life changes drastically when she and Sam trade their busy urban lifestyle for a tranquil house in the suburbs. But Francie soon discovers things aren't quite as peaceful as they seem. Is her new neighborhood really full of witches, or does it just appear that way because it's Halloween? Trick-or-treating this year leaves Francie with an abandoned baby on her doorstep, drawing her into a web of fear and lies. A murder sharpens her anxiety f... more info>>
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Damn the Luck
In the early hours of March 5, 1865, Lucas Brooks and Danny Boyle broke into the home of President Abraham Lincoln. They were hoping to find just a few semi-valuable objects left behind after the First Family had moved to Washington. What the two burglars found was much more than they had hoped for--or maybe not: a mysterious, and seemingly impenetrable, iron box. All the boys had to do was break into the box. Well, that was easy to say. Actually doing it proved to be much more difficult--and da... more info>>
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Dance With The Dead
"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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Dangerous Alumni
Delaney Martin has high expectations for her life after returning to her hometown after college. Hoping to reconnect with old friends, she creates a profile on her high school's alumni website. She meets up with Adam Norwood, a boy she remembers as a computer geek, and is pleased to find that he's no longer a nerd, but a hunk. Not to mention kind, generous, and brimming with a terrific sense of humor. Despite her past unease in social situations, Delaney finds herself falling for him. However, n... more info>>
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