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  • Come Back Deadby Terence Faherty

    MysteriousPress.com/Open Road 2014; US$ 9.99

    A disgraced director wants a comeback, but a rival wants him dead Carson Drury?s first movie was a smash hit that raised his reputation from that of boy genius to greatest director of all time. His second film, The Imperial Albertsons , was even more ambitious, but aggressive editing from the suits at RKO Pictures ruined the movie, and Drury?s... more...

  • Calamity at Harwoodby George Bellairs

    MysteriousPress.com/Open Road 2014; US$ 9.99

    To solve a murder case, Thomas Littlejohn contends with ghosts, Nazis, and crooked real estate speculators Known across London as one of the premier slumlords of the East End, Solomon Burt has never fallen in love with a property the way he has with Harwood, a faded manor house halfway between London and the sea. When the owner refuses to sell,... more...

  • Raise the Devilby Terence Faherty

    MysteriousPress.com/Open Road 2014; US$ 9.99

    A starlet is dead, and it falls to Scott Elliott to avenge her In the penthouse of a Las Vegas casino, a gang of mobsters play poker, betting sums that would make even the most seasoned gamblers blush. In the bedroom lies Beverly Brooks, one of Tinseltown?s most beautiful leading ladies. She has been kidnapped for the amusement of the don. Scott... more...

  • A Brother's Bloodby Michael C. White

    MysteriousPress.com/Open Road 2014; US$ 9.99

    A German comes to Maine to investigate his brother?s long-forgotten murder Dieter Kallick fought for Rommel in North Africa, doing his duty to the Fatherland right up until he was captured by American GIs. He and his comrades had been told stories of the savagery of the Americans, but when he arrived at the work camp in Maine, he was surprised... more...

  • Duke City Hitby Max Austin

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 5.99

    For fans of Breaking Bad and the bestselling fiction of Don Winslow and George Pelecanos, Max Austin takes readers back to Albuquerque for another action-packed thrill ride in Duke City Hit, as an elite assassin takes aim at?well, everyone.   According to Vic Walters, the secret to happiness is low overhead and few demands. Living rent-free... more...

  • All Grass Isn't Greenby Erle Stanley Gardner

    Orion 2014; US$ 5.94

    All that glitters isn't gold. A rich man sends Donald Lam looking for a man - when he really wants to find a woman. A minor missing persons case turns out to be a major one. And a pleasure boat on pontoons serves as a smuggler's ship on wheels. This is a job for detectives who know their fact from fiction, and Bertha Cool and Donald... more...

  • Widows Wear Weedsby Erle Stanley Gardner

    Orion 2014; US$ 5.94

    Blackmail was a dirty business and Donald Lam liked to stay clear of it. But for his partner, Bertha Cool, no business was too dirty to handle at the right price. And the price for this job was certainly right. What was wrong, though, was a payoff for pictures that weren't worth a dime, a free dinner that cost the blackmailer his life, and more... more...

  • The Count of Nineby Erle Stanley Gardner

    Orion 2014; US$ 5.94

    You might call Bertha Cool the broad beam of the Cool and Lam Detective Agency. As this story begins, all 200-odd pounds of her are quivering happily at the thought of a fat fee to come. All Bertha has to do is guard the priceless treasures of wealthy explorer Dean Crockett II, who is about to throw a fabulous party. But somebody's hand is quicker... more...

  • Shills Can't Cash Chipsby Erle Stanley Gardner

    Orion 2014; US$ 5.94

    Money in the bank had always been a persuasive factor in Bertha Cool's life - and Lamont Hawley represented a lot of it. He also represented an insurance company that smelled a rat about a traffic-accident claim. The trouble was the claimant had drifted away - a beautiful blonde who had been co-operative and level-headed. In fact, too level-headed... more...

  • Try Anything Onceby Erle Stanley Gardner

    Orion 2014; Not Available

    Carleton Allen, son-in-law of a millionaire tycoon and nervous of publicity, explains to Bertha Cool and Donald Lam that he's mixed up in a first-class scandal. He's spent the night with a blonde while his wife was away, and that same night at the motel a man was murdered. Donald doesn't believe the story, but the large retaining fee is too great... more...