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- The Floating Press 1878; US$ 3.99
Although her initial interest was in poetry, author Anna Katherine Green turned to fiction when her verse failed to make a mark with readers. This fateful move transformed the detective fiction genre, to which Green is regarded as an important early contributor. The Leavenworth Case is her best-known detective novel, and it highlights her unique skill... more...
- The Floating Press 1920; US$ 3.99
Known as the queen of the whodunits in her time, mystery writer Mary Roberts Rinehart created some fascinating sleuths and master criminals. One of her most widely recognized creations was the costumed arch-villain and criminal mastermind known as The Bat. This tale served as an introduction to the character, and was later transformed into a play bearing... more...
- MIRA 2011; US$ 12.18
I will sit as quiet as a lamb. —King John London, September 1889 "Julia, what in the name of God is that terrible stench? It smells as if you have taken to keeping farm animals in here," my brother, Plum, complained. He drew a silk handkerchief from his pocket and held it to his nose. His eyes watered above the primrose silk as he gave a dramatic... more...
- The Floating Press 1919; US$ 3.99
Best remembered as the creator of the criminal mastermind Dr. Fu Manchu, British author Sax Rohmer penned a remarkable variety of novels and short stories in the crime, mystery, and action-adventure genres. In The Golden Scorpion, intrepid detectives Gaston Max and Inspector Dunbar are in hot pursuit of a group of deadly assassins who appear to be... more...
- MIRA 2012; US$ 1.99
'Tis the season for an investigation! Lady Julia and Nicholas Brisbane return for a Christmas caper at Bellmont Abbey—. After a year of marriage—and numerous adventures—Lady Julia and Brisbane hope for a quiet, intimate Christmas together—until they find themselves at her father's ancestral estate, Bellmont Abbey, with her eccentric family and... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2012; US$ 15.00
SHERLOCK HOLMES DISAPPEARS, POLICE SUSPECT FAMED DETECTIVE IN KIDNAPPING AND MURDER reads a New York headline. So begins the fifth mystery in Larry Millett’s series. A letter, written in a secret cipher he recognizes all too well, reveals that an old foe of Holmes—a murderer he once captured after an incredible duel of wits—is back,... more...
- Atria Books 2001; US$ 18.95
Twist number one: the accused is a man of the cloth, who has allegedly killed his wife in collusion with his lover. Twist number two: a pair of young girls find the body in an abandoned mansion, adding the death of innocence to the magnitude of the crime. Twist number three: a shattering conviction turns the case on its ear. And the ultimate blow:... more...
- Atria Books 2002; US$ 6.99
With The Whole Truth and Ring of Truth, award-winning author Nancy Pickard introduced the intrepid Marie Lightfoot, a gutsy and charismatic true-crime writer, and kicked oV a sensational new series that sealed her reputation as one of today's top practitioners of "chilling, fast-paced, and original" thrillers ( Detroit Free Press ). Now Marie Lightfoot... more...
- Scribner 2001; US$ 24.00
Grab the Dramamine. When Essie Sue's latest fundraiser transports Ruby and the congregants of Temple Rita from Eternal, Texas, to a Caribbean cruise ship commanded by a Jewish sea captain, seasickness is the least of their worries. Essie Sue has conducted a scientific poll that would put Dick Morris to shame, revealing that her beloved Rabbi Kapstein's... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.99
The murder of Colonel Protheroe -- shot through the head -- is a shock to everyone in St Mary Mead, though hardly an unpleasant one. Now even the vicar, who had declared that killing the detested Protheroe would be 'doing the world at large a favour,' is a suspect -- the Colonel has been dispatched in the clergyman's study, no less. But the picturesque... more...