NOVELS

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  • And Sudden Death by Cleve F. Adams

    And Sudden Death

    by Cleve F. Adams

    $4.99

    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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  • 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!”

  • Killers' Castle by George Dilnot

    Killers' Castle

    by George Dilnot

    $2.99

    Magda Stewart had asked for his help and now she was missing. Could Elver find the girl before it was too late?

SHORT STORIES

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  • This'll Kill You

    by James Mort

    If you're gonna be a heel, Wilson figured, you might as well be well-heeled.

  • Crime Digest

    by Zeta Rothschild

    A short collection of crime oddities ...

  • Laughing Death

    by Charles Conger Stewart

    She warned him about the fat man, but Jim wouldn't listen. He was determined to know who the fat ...

  • Beau Brummel Murder

    by Ray Cummings

    George Bryan didn't mind being called "Fashion Plate" by the villagers. That was fine. It would f...

  • Gunsmoke In Her Eyes

    by John Bender

    Marcia thought it was nice to have her louse around the house, she overlooked annoying trifles li...

  • In the Light of the Red Lamp

    by Maurice Level

    He thought the last image of his dead wife, taken the day she died, would bring him comfort. Inst...

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...