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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  • 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 Case of the Locked Garage

    A Dixon Hawke Mystery

    Can Hawke prove young Thorpe is just an innocent patsy and not the killer of his boss Mr. Wilson,...

  • The Unofficial Observer

    by Lieutentant Arthur J. Burks

    This is in the popular Burks manner. High-pressure thrills. Smashing action. Red-blooded exciteme...

  • The Man Who Was Two

    by Harold Ward

    Six years ago, the death of New York City Detective Capt. John Connors was reported by the papers...

  • The Lady in the Case

    by Lee E. Wells

    One by one the jilted men took dry-dives from hotel windows, and the search for the deadly blonde...

  • The Finishing Touch

    by Charles S. Wolfe

    Ridgely had planned it carefully, the murder and the letter. But one seemingly insignificant deta...

  • Ah, Sweet Mystery of Death

    by Bryce Walton

    He called Death "A woman, soft and sweet — Was this guy a poet, a neurotic — or was he reall...

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...