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  • The Speciality of the Houseby Stanley Ellin

    Orion 2012; US$ 12.99

    Stanley Ellin's first short story, 'The Specialty of the House', about a New York restaurant with a special gourmet menu, was published in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine in 1948 and caused an immediate sensation, winning him a special Ellery Queen Award. 'The House Party' and 'The Blessington Method' subsequently both won Edgar Awards. Stanley... more...

  • The Eighth Circleby Stanley Ellin

    Orion 2012; US$ 5.99

    For Murray Kirk, running a private investigation agency is a business; he isn't interested in justice or crusades, just profit and loss. And, because Murray knows something about police corruption, when he's asked to act for a young officer accused of bribery, he isn't keen. He can't see the profit - until he meets the man's fiancée. Then his motives... more...

  • Strongholdby Stanley Ellin

    Orion 2012; US$ 5.99

    James Flood, just released from a Florida prison, has a desperate scheme. He and his recruits, all hardened criminals, will move in upon a prominent upstate New York family, holding the Hayworth women as hostages while awaiting delivery of a four-million-dollar ransom. Marcus Hayworth, a leading member of the Quaker community, is convinced he can... more...

  • The Luxembourg Runby Stanley Ellin

    Orion 2012; US$ 5.99

    At ten, David Shaw, a silent and observant little boy already fluent in half a dozen languages, was being dragged through the capitals of Europe by a diplomat father and a beautiful scatterbrained mother. At twenty, in the midst of the troubled 1960s, David abruptly disappeared from his Ivy League college - to be reborn as Jan Van Zee, amiable Dutch... more...

  • Very Old Moneyby Stanley Ellin

    Orion 2012; US$ 5.99

    The enormously wealthy Durie family occupies a gigantic baroque turn-of-the-century mansion on Manhattan's Upper East Side. The family, whose fortune was established in Colonial times, is traditionally shy of all public notice and proud that no scandal has ever touched its name. Newly married Michael and Amy Lloyd, bright young teachers in a private... more...

  • The Key to Nicholas Streetby Stanley Ellin

    MysteriousPress.com/Open Road 2014; US$ 9.99

    A grisly murder reveals the hateful secrets that lie beneath a small town’s surface The locals call her the Ballou. An illustrator for a high-fashion magazine, she has been the talk of the upstate town of Sutton ever since she first appeared, paying cash for one of the finest houses on Nicholas Street. Daring, gaudy, and grand, she inspires envy... more...

  • The Dark Fantasticby Stanley Ellin

    MysteriousPress.com/Open Road 2014; US$ 9.99

    In a desolate part of Brooklyn, a retired history professor plots mass murder The withered old man speaks into a tape recorder. This is not a confession, he explains, but a presentation. He is Charles Witter Kirwan, a former academic who has lived his whole life in the same house and watched his childhood neighborhood turn from white to black. Now,... more...

  • House of Cardsby Stanley Ellin

    MysteriousPress.com/Open Road 2014; US$ 9.99

    Hired as a tutor for a madwoman’s son, an American expatriate scraps to stay alive A washed-up heavyweight with dreams of becoming a writer, Reno Davis is down to his last franc when he lands a job as a bouncer at a sprawling Paris discotheque. His first night, he saves a slumming beauty from a pair of café toughs, and she rewards him with a well-paid... more...

  • Dreadful Summitby Stanley Ellin

    MysteriousPress.com/Open Road 2014; US$ 9.99

    His father humiliated, a teenage boy vows bloody revenge Every sports fan in New York knows Al Judge, the hard-bitten reporter whose column is the scourge of gamblers, gangsters, and corrupt players across the city. Sixteen-year-old George LaMain is Judge’s biggest fan—right up until the night he decides the writer has to die. George is in his... more...

  • The Key to Nicholas Streetby Stanley Ellin

    Head of Zeus 2014; US$ 15.49

    A grisly murder reveals the hateful secrets that lie beneath a small town's surface. more...