She was the kind of woman a man always noticed, mostly because of her eyes: deep and dark, they'd held a warmth that could easily kindle a fire in one's soul. Now they were staring sightlessly up from the sidewalk.
It was a killing without a motive, just the first of a string of murders that led Johnny Merak, private investigator, from the teeming underworlds of Chicago and Los Angeles to the edge... [click here for more]
A Johnny Merak Classic Crime Novel, Book Three
The murder of Carlos Galecci, a kingpin of organized crime, was not unexpected.
Only three days earlier, fearing for his life, he'd hired Los Angeles private eye Johnny Merak to discover who was threatening him. Then he's found seated in his private vault with a knife in his back--a vault whose combination only he knows, a vault no... [click here for more]
Tour de Nesle (The Tower of Death) is one of Alexandre Dumas's greatest and most powerful plays, a tale of power and conviction, although its historical accuracy is far from certain.
Queen Marguerite and her sisters entertain themselves by luring unsuspecting men to the Tower, which located across the Seine from the Louvre. There they entice their victims to join them for wild sexual escapades--all... [click here for more]
A dead chemist and the sabotage of a steel mill's products come up against the determination of Ray Locke to clear himself, after a year in prison, of a framed charge.
Who is the man who wrecked a train with a faulty axel?
Successive "accidents" require the assistance of General Ulysses Grant Flint for their solution...and Ray keeps coming back to the steel mill, which seems to hold... [click here for more]
This volume collects all three Amelia Butterworth novels by Anna Katharine Green: "That Affair Next Door," "Lost Man's Lane" and "The Circular Study."
If you are not yet familiar with Green's work, you will soon be a fan -- she was a major influence on the development of the modern mystery story and a strong influence on Agatha Christie.
(Miss Marple was modelled... [click here for more]