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  • After Midnight by Marthé Neville

    After Midnight

    by Marthé Neville

    $2.99

    Willoughby is jealous of his wife's relationship with the new gardener. But who is the mysterious man and how does a faithful wife's relationship with him lead to murder?

  • Bereave It, Or Not by Thorne Lee

    Bereave It, Or Not

    by Thorne Lee

    $2.99

    The most thankless task of Detective Daventry's career was the case of the mystified murderer. For because his victim was unknown and unmourned, the only gratitude due to Daventry would be a pat on the back from the Grim Reaper.

  • Black Shadows by J. C. Kofoed

    Black Shadows

    by J. C. Kofoed

    $2.99

    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.

  • Blueberry Pie by Thyra Samter Winslow

    Blueberry Pie

    by Thyra Samter Winslow

    $2.99

    The story about the execution of Stuart Dennison shook Irma as she recalled her old life back in New York. Before she was Irma Martin. When she was Mrs. Stuart Dennison.

  • The Abandoned House by Buelah Poynter

    The Abandoned House

    by Buelah Poynter

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    Trying to escape the storm, Alan and his sister, Nell, seek shelter in the old abandoned house. But when they discover Judge MacPherson recently murdered, will they find the killer or death?

  • Butterfly of Death by John H. Knox

    Butterfly of Death

    by John H. Knox

    $2.99

    A queer kind of a chuckle hit my eardrum. “You’re Joe Delaney,” repeated the voice, and then it added, “So you think you can take my little Butterfly away from me and nothing will happen to you?”

  • The Campaign for Vengeance by John Baer

    The Campaign for Vengeance

    by John Baer

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    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.

  • Candidate for Death by Theodore A. Tinsley

    Candidate for Death

    by Theodore A. Tinsley

    $4.99

    Hired guns gave their wolf cry when the Scarlet Ace passed the word, but they forgot the law of the pack until they paid the price of fear.

  • Cookin' With Poison by D. Wescott Gouldner

    Cookin' With Poison

    by D. Wescott Gouldner

    $2.99

    It had to be one of Paul's two lovely sisters-in-law who'd known the old man was coming … and baked a cake.

  • Danger Ahead by Harry Millard Lynch

    Danger Ahead

    by Harry Millard Lynch

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    A Story of Crafty Rogues, a Keen-witted Girl, a Wily Millionaire --- and Red Gold and Ransom: When kidnappers abduct a noted millionaire, shrewder than all of them, and try to bleed him for $300,000, what happens? This story answers the question --- and the answer fairly takes your breath away!

  • Daughter of the Pigeon by Harry C. Hervey, Jr.

    Daughter of the Pigeon

    by Harry C. Hervey, Jr.

    $2.99

    “The cave!” I shouted, pressing the knife into her hand and pointing to the nearby cavity.

  • Demons of Snake Swamp by Anthony Pelcher

    Demons of Snake Swamp

    by Anthony Pelcher

    $2.99

    What evil power ruled over the dank depths of Snake Swamp, striking death to bird, beast and man? Whence came the beautiful spectral maiden who roamed its paths by night?

  • First Come, First Killed by D. A. Kyle

    First Come, First Killed

    by D. A. Kyle

    $2.99

    Paul Corey, real estate agent and eager detective, is hot on the case when a skeleton in the basement of the old house attracts more corpses and seekers of the hidden bank loot.

  • The Georgetown Mystery by William Wallace Major

    The Georgetown Mystery

    by William Wallace Major

    $2.99

    Hell's a-pop- pin' down here. They's bin a murder committed, mebbe two.

  • The Gorgon's Guests by John H. Knox

    The Gorgon's Guests

    by John H. Knox

    $2.99

    Evil are the cavernous haunts wherein wandering men are transformed from mortal flesh into lifeless stone!

  • Gunning for Death by James L. Harfe

    Gunning for Death

    by James L. Harfe

    $4.99

    Branded as a yellow dog who let his best friend die, Dan Wilkins strikes back at the unknown traitor in the department, who was profiteering in blood and murder.

  • Hear Not, See Not, Speak Not Evil by Walter Deffenbaugh

    Hear Not, See Not, Speak Not Evil

    by Walter Deffenbaugh

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    "A lesson for thieves, detectives, physicians and everyone else. It is a Japanese piece called the ‘Sacred Monkeys.’

  • The Man in the Cask by Vincent Starrett

    The Man in the Cask

    by Vincent Starrett

    $2.99

    He wanted to die in Oak Grove, Illinois. A hell of a place to die, but that’s what he wanted. The least we can do is see that he gets there right side up.

  • The Man Who Would Not Die by Harold Ward

    The Man Who Would Not Die

    by Harold Ward

    $2.99

    What is death, my dear inspectors? Who knows? No one but me. What is the human body? Only a prison in which the soul is confined — a piece of clay to be discarded at will. God kills when he wishes. Why not I? It suited my purpose to use the mortal form of Mrs. Winters, and I took it.

  • Married to Murder by Robert Martin

    Married to Murder

    by Robert Martin

    $2.99

    Hardboiled Lee Fiske was soft as a three-minute egg over the former football hero's embraceable wife-which made Lee Fiske the sheriff's first choice to fry!

  • Mr. Bingler's Murder Maze by Wilbur S. Peacock

    Mr. Bingler's Murder Maze

    by Wilbur S. Peacock

    $2.99

    Mr. Bingler was on the spot, for here was a case not covered by the situations described in his handy little instruction booklet for Home Detectives. But the little man's courage held out, even when he found himself lying next to a murdered man, with his own sword-umbrella sticking out of the corpse as sure-fire evidence!

  • The Mystery of the Marseilles Express by J. C. Kofoed

    The Mystery of the Marseilles Express

    by J. C. Kofoed

    $2.99

    He was lying in a first class compartment of the Paris-Marseilles express, his throat cut from ear to ear.

    The only other occupants of the carriage were a blind man and a gentle old lady of eighty, who was hysterical from shock.

  • Orchids for Madame by Greta Bordet

    Orchids for Madame

    by Greta Bordet

    $2.99

    All Art did was try to pick up this beautiful blondie, and whiz-bang, we get more trouble than I ever seen in my whole life!

  • The Purple Doom of Dr. Krantz by

    The Purple Doom of Dr. Krantz

    A Dixon Hawke Mystery

    $2.99

    Will Dixon Hawke's wiley wisdom be enough to allow him to penetrate Hitler's inner sanctum and destroy the secret weapon created by Nazi scientist Dr. Krantz or will he be found out as a British Spy?

  • So Dead the Rose by Sim Albert

    So Dead the Rose

    by Sim Albert

    $2.99

    It was love that made him agree to make the payment, to protect her from her husband's infedelity. But will his love for her force him to take the rap for murder?

  • The Trap Thief by Hy S. Watson & Asa Steele

    The Trap Thief

    by Hy S. Watson & Asa Steele

    $2.99

    “The low-down sneaking thief!” Jack Ramsey’s wrath hissed on his lips as he flung the steel traps to the ground. Of thirty, all but two had been stolen.

  • No Safety in Numbers by Edward S. Williams

    No Safety in Numbers

    by Edward S. Williams

    $2.99

    Off in the country, cut off by the storm, Rose had heard the radio account of the hold-up and murder. And now she was sure that one of the men in her house was the killer. But which was it?

  • Two Bells by Harry C. Hervey, Jr.

    Two Bells

    by Harry C. Hervey, Jr.

    $2.99

    It all came back to him — the lamp-lit Australian water-front, the slinking shadows along the quay, the sickening emotions following the blow and the return to consciousness in the hold of the trading brig bound for eleven degrees south of the equator.

  • The Unbelievable by J. B. Hawley

    The Unbelievable

    by J. B. Hawley

    $4.99

    "Then how," the coroner leaned over the desk to ask the question, "do you account for the undeniable fact that your fingerprints are on the handle of the dagger?"

  • Voodoo On The Riviera by

    Voodoo On The Riviera

    A Dixon Hawke Mystery

    $2.99

    Up against the fearsome forces of Caribean voodoo, can Hawke and his assistant Tommy Burke defeat the forces of dark magic?