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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  • One Hundred Bucks Per Stiff

    by J. Lloyd Conrich

    Mr. Peck was dead … the papers said so. Yet Mr. Peck performed his own autopsy and saved e...

  • Fingers from the Grave

    by Edwin Garty Ranck

    Tom Grimstead was not looking for a story when he decided to spend a night in the haunted Carey h...

  • Lothario Unlamented

    by Joseph Franklin

    It wasn't the doctor's job to prescribe hot lead — nor the cop's to let his friend go...

  • Open Season

    by Edward Anhalt

    Shots in the night, vegetables in the coal bin, dynamite in the potatoes, women in uniform! That'...

  • Dragnet for a Spy

    by Thorne Lee

    Enemy agents were making a shambles of Operation Topside's super secret — until a lowly lie...

  • The Case of the Special Edition

    A Dixon Hawke Mystery

    John Meadowes, who had been ignominiously fired from his job, let his already bullied, over-worke...

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...