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  • The Lady in the Morgueby Jonathan Latimer

    Orion 2013; US$ 5.99

    One reviewer referred to the well-loved third novel in Latimer's Bill Crane series as 'rough, rowdy and rum-soaked'. And true to form, just as in his previous investigations, Crane drinks his way through his current case, that of a young suicide whose body disappears just as Crane arrives on the scene. But is there any connection between this body,... more...

  • Headed for a Hearseby Jonathan Latimer

    Orion 2013; US$ 5.99

    With six days remaining until he goes to the electric chair for the murder of his wife, wealthy broker Robert Westland needs help, fast. He insists that he has been framed, and Bill Crane, a private detective with a method and manner all his own, must prove his client's innocence. In a mixture of the humorous and the macabre, Crane's investigation,... more...

  • Red Gardeniasby Jonathan Latimer

    Orion 2013; US$ 5.99

    Private eye Bill Crane is back, in his fifth and final case, working and drinking as usual with his old sidekick, Doc Williams, and a new member of the gang, Ann Fortune, who is posing as his girlfriend - and disapproves of his carousing. The trio has been sent to a Chicago suburb to investigate a murder and death threats made to the family of... more...

  • Black is the Fashion for Dyingby Jonathan Latimer

    Orion 2013; US$ 5.99

    Perhaps it really started when scriptwriter Richard Blake, finishing last-minute revisions in the early hours of the morning, found the naked blonde on his driveway. Nobody ever saw her again, but she turned out to be a vital clue. The movie's fading star is Caresse Garnet, a woman so universally disliked that you could throw a stone in Hollywood... more...

  • The Dead Don't Careby Jonathan Latimer

    Orion 2013; US$ 5.99

    Private detective William Crane and his constant (drinking) companion Doc Williams travel to Florida to protect millionaire Penn Essex and his sister Camelia from harm. They have been receiving threatening notes, and Camelia is eventually kidnapped and held to ransom. Piecing clues together with the skill of two veteran jigsaw-puzzle aficionados,... more...

  • Murder in the Madhouseby Jonathan Latimer

    Orion 2013; US$ 5.99

    In his first case, William Crane goes undercover in a private sanatorium to solve a theft, and makes no secret of the fact that he believes himself to be a great detective, even presenting himself as Edgar Allan Poe's C. Auguste Dupin. Indeed, he manages to dazzle the picaresque staff with his feats of deductive reasoning while consuming alcohol,... more...

  • Solomon's Vineyardby Jonathan Latimer

    Orion 2013; US$ 5.99

    'From the way her buttocks looked under the black silk dress, I knew she'd be good in bed' So begins the most hardboiled of Latimer's novels, whose notoriety meant that it was only published in unexpurgated form in the States in 1982, 40 years after its original publication. In this classic noir novel, St Louis private eye Karl Craven, who likes... more...

  • Dark Memoryby Jonathan Latimer Road 2014; US$ 7.99

    On a mad mission in the African jungle, a photographer loses his way Lew Cable is an impulsive man, lazy and violent, especially when he has been drinking. He is a rotten choice to lead a scientific expedition, but his wife’s money convinces the exploration committee that he is the man for the job. Jay Nichols sees right through Cable’s bravado,... more...

  • Black Is the Fashion for Dyingby Jonathan Latimer Road 2014; US$ 7.99

    In Hollywood, a screenwriter gets involved in an impossible murder In a steamy tropical jungle, a sinister American woman pushes the natives too far and gets exactly what she deserves: a rusty knife buried deep in her back. At least, that is the way the movie is supposed to end. But when the loathsome starlet Caresse Garnet learns her character... more...

  • The Lady in the Morgueby Jonathan Latimer Road 2014; US$ 7.99

    A vanished corpse leads a hard-drinking PI on a madcap chase More than forty corpses fill the cold Chicago basement, but no crime has been committed here. After all, there are supposed to be bodies in the city morgue. Tonight, one is attracting particular attention: a beautiful young woman whose apparent suicide captured the imagination of every... more...