NOVELS

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  • And Sudden Death by Cleve F. Adams

    And Sudden Death

    by Cleve F. Adams

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    Rex McBride, LA private detective and self-proclaimed heel, needs to forget. He needs to forget his last case. And he needs the money that Mr. Vickers offers him … ten percent of the dough that disappeared with Nordstrom after he looted the Southern Counties Buildings & Loan.

    — First serialized as HOMICIDE HONOLULU BOUND in 1939.

  • The Blonde in Black by Ben Benson

    The Blonde in Black

    by Ben Benson

    $5.99

    Sex was Junie's trademark, the wiggle, the tight black dress, the sultry voice. But now George Pringle, president of Micro Records, is dead … did Junie hit a sour note and kill the man who made her singing career?

NOVELLAS

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  • Black Shadows by J. C. Kofoed

    Black Shadows

    by J. C. Kofoed

    $1.25

    When old man Guerney is found murdered in his locked study, then the prime suspect and a mysterious tattooed man are also found murdered, newspaperman Johnny Suggs is determined to prove Mildred Guerney's innocense and prove himself to his father.

  • The Campaign for Vengeance by John Baer

    The Campaign for Vengeance

    by John Baer

    $1.49

    After her beloved brother, Captain Jimmy Cornell, was found dead, with a small, white card on his chest bearing the words, The Mogal, Marguerite swore she’d bring the killers to justice.

  • The Decoy by Robert Murray

    The Decoy

    by Robert Murray

    $2.99

    The door was flung open and the tall crook stormed into the room in which the gang were grouped. His finger shot out towards Rackway. “That man,” he snarled.” That man is an impostor — a spy!”

SHORT STORIES

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  • The Man in the Cask

    by Vincent Starrett

    He wanted to die in Oak Grove, Illinois. A hell of a place to die, but that’s what he wanted. The...

  • Double-Crosser

    by Johnston McCultey

    If Danny Blure could get out fast, he'd have a small fortune in jewelry. And if Agnew's boys woul...

  • Thornton Smiles Significantly

    by David Morrison

    The woman tried to put one over on Thornton and catch him in a compromising situation, but can Th...

  • A Dinner Date With Murder

    by Harry Stein

    They were supposed to meet a stoolpigeon, ready to squeal on the mob. But when lead starts flying...

  • Practical Theory

    by Keene Thompson

    Inside of twenty-four hours. I’ll not only take that amount of money away from Murchison in that ...

  • Close To My Heart

    by Chester S. Geier

    Hatred caused Reece to send his rival a gift to be worn next to the heart. But he forgot to say w...

MURDERWIKI

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  • The Complete History of the Mystery by R. Cook

    The Complete History of the Mystery

    by R. Cook

    From the earliest versions of the mystery story through the modern age, the mystery story has evo...

  • The Eternal Curious & the Literature of the Mystery by Carolyn Wells

    The Eternal Curious & the Literature of the Mystery

    by Carolyn Wells

    Why is the detective story? To entertain, to interest, to amuse. It has no deeper intent, no more...

  • Ghost Stories by Carolyn Wells

    Ghost Stories

    by Carolyn Wells

    The fascination of this realm of experience, which is traditional from age to age, yet always elu...

  • History of the Mystery & Riddle Stories by Carolyn Wells

    History of the Mystery & Riddle Stories

    by Carolyn Wells

    To trace the origin and history of the mystery story is simply to trace the origin and history of...

  • Taxonomy of the Mystery by R. Cook

    Taxonomy of the Mystery

    by R. Cook

    Amateur or professional sleuth, cozy, Golden Age, noir, hardboiled ... these are more than just t...

  • The Detective by Carolyn Wells

    The Detective

    by Carolyn Wells

    The all-important character of the Detective Story is, of course, the Detective. He is not only t...