By Henry Kane
Originally released in 1948
When a lush brunette turns up abruptly useless in a stranger’s mattress, and an old broker (who is “mostly legit”) settles down in a simple chair with a dagger in his again, and a big-time gambler drops all bets at the kitchen flooring in a pool of blood—then Peter Chambers, fiction’s so much crowd pleasing, hard-boiled deepest eye, unearths himself staked out as sufferer quantity four in a steeply-priced video game of demise and foreign intrigue.
By Joanne Pence
Foodie Angie Amalfi has determined to make her culinary identify by means of developing the precise chocolate confection: angelinas. Donating her scrumptious rejects to the Random Acts of Kindness project in San Francisco, Angie meets the jittery minister dependable. quickly she volunteers to assist arrange their first fund-raiser, although her beau, police detective Paavo Smith, has warned her clear of where. ahead of Paavo can cease her, he unearths himself dealing with fees that he is a murderous cop at the take. He suspects a "reformed" sinner on the venture is surroundings him up yet Angie refuses to think it. Then, swifter than you could beat egg whites to a top, she discovers that the challenge harbors greater than the needy, and that it truly is as much as her to avoid wasting not just Paavo's reputation--but his lifestyles, too.
By Anthony Haywood
Winner of the celebrated most sensible First inner most Eye Novel contest subsidized by way of the personal Eye Writers of the USA, worry of the darkish is a hardboiled secret that digs into the lairs of la politicos, an intensive black strength association, and a contentious right-wing sect.
By John G. Hemry
After a protracted journey as felony officer aboard the starship USS Michaelson, Paul Sinclair is looking ahead to shore responsibility. Too undesirable it’s canceled whilst a gaggle of non secular enthusiasts hijacks a freighter and invades an asteroid. Fearing they can threaten the earth with asteroid particles, starships from numerous international locations converge at the scene. yet their venture turns lethal whilst the South Asian Alliance opens hearth at the asteroid.
After the smoke clears, Paul suspects the Michaelson’s principles of engagement were compromised—suspicions which are proven while NCIS asks him to paintings covertly as a secret agent. a person onboard the Michaelson is promoting secrets and techniques, and to discover the traitor, Paul needs to stroll the harmful line among accountability and honor…
By Edmund Crispin
Theater businesses are infamous hotbeds of intrigue, and few are extra exciting than the corporate at the moment in place of dwelling at Oxford college. Center-stage is the attractive, malicious Yseut, a mediocre actress with a stellar expertise for destroying males. Rounding out the forged are various of her prior and current conquests, and the ladies who love them. And gazing from the wings is Professor Gervase Fen?scholar, wit, and fop extraordinaire?who might really resolve crimes than expound on English literature. whilst Yseut is murdered, Fen ultimately will get his want. Gilded Fly, initially released in 1944, was once either Fen's first day trip and the debut of the pseudonymous Crispin (in truth, composer Bruce Montgomery).
By Donald E. Westlake
In his vintage caper novels, Donald E. Westlake turns the area of crime and criminals the wrong way up. The undesirable recuperate, the great slide a piece, and Lord support somebody stuck among a thief named John Dortmunder and the present item of his intentions. Now Westlake's pro yet frequently scoreless criminal needs to tackle an very unlikely crime, one he does not wish and does not think in. yet a bit blackmail is going far in... what is SO FUNNY?
All it takes is some underhanded strikes by way of a tricky ex-cop named Eppick to tug Dortmunder right into a online game he by no means desired to play. without selection, he musters his always-game gang and so they set out on a deadly treasure hunt for a long-lost gold and jewel-studded chess set as soon as meant as a birthday present for the final Romanov czar, which regrettably reached Russia after that social gathering was once over.
From the instant Dortmunder reaches for his first pawn, he faces insurmountable odds. The purloined prior of this invaluable set is destined to confound any technique he unearths at the board. luck isn't really inevitable with John Dortmunder top the assault, yet he is not anything if no longer chronic, and a few gambit or different may perhaps simply stumble right into a profitable stream.
By Erle Stanley Gardner
When the cat’s away the assassin will play.…
In his will, Peter Laxter assured his trustworthy caretaker a role and a spot to live…for existence. yet Laxter’s grandson Sam says the deal doesn’t contain the caretaker’s cat―and he desires the tom cat off the premises through hook, crook…or poison. while Perry Mason takes the case, he quick unearths there’s even more at stake than an previous man’s cat―a million cash or extra to be exact.…
By Donald J. Sobol
With a knack for minutiae, Encyclopedia solves mysteries for the local children via his personal detective business enterprise. yet his dad is additionally the manager of police, and each evening Encyclopedia is helping him resolve his so much baffling crimes. subscribe to Encyclopedia Brown as he solves ten new or even extra confounding mysteries, together with a case of a stolen watch, disappearing funds, a headless ghost, and extra. And with the clues given in every one case, you could clear up those mysteries too! Interactive and chock-full of fascinating bits of information, it's vintage Encyclopedia Brown!
“I enjoyed Encyclopedia Brown as a kid.”—Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of The short Wondrous lifetime of Oscar Wao
By Kathryn Ptaceck
The 1st deaths pass neglected. the following are unreported. the folks of Albuquerque are by surprise unsuspecting prey for anything quick and unseen. whatever with golden eyes and razor-sharp tooth. anything forever evil, unspeakably robust, and absolutely hungry.
The shadoweyes have tasted blood. They're after extra.
The first deaths move not noted. the following are unreported. the folks of Albuquerque are all at once unsuspecting prey for whatever fast and unseen. anything with golden eyes and razor-sharp tooth. whatever ceaselessly evil, unspeakably strong, and absolutely hungry.
Only Chato Del-Klinne, a stressed Apache looking for a life-style extra congenial than instructing students, and Laura Rainey, a tender, formidable newspaper reporter, suspect the character of terror that the professionals appear to be masking up.
Only the tribal educating that Chato has deserted can most likely shop them.
But time is brief. The shadoweyes have tasted blood. They're after extra.