A man stood on a streetcorner with a crimson hatbox in his hand. An archbishop approached him and asked what was in the box.
"Wah Lee's skull. I cracked Vann's pete," is the enigmatic reply.
From this simple encounter stems the trial of the century. The crimson box does indeed hold the skull of a long-dead Chinaman (or is it?), and the man did break into D.A. Vann's safe (or did he?) One thing... [click here for more]
After a thousand pages and more sidetrips through the backwoods of Chicago than you can imagine, the story of the man standing on the corner with the crimson hatbox is completed.
Finally we find out why the defendant, when asked by the archbishop what was in the box, replied "Wah Lee's skull. I cracked Vann’s pete." But not without some of the most incredible courtroom hijinks in the history... [click here for more]
A man standing in a darkened room notices that someone is breaking in via the window.
He waits until the intruder is inside then holds him at gunpoint. The two then embark on the most audacious conversation any author has ever had the nerve to write. By the end of the book you'll be exhausted by the tales each man tells, each more unbelievable than the last.
The climax will leave you gasping!... [click here for more]
The four members of Dante's Delight Purgatorio do not consider what they do to be in any sense sado-masochistic. Of course, society at large takes a different view. And society at large includes Julie Whitcomb's new lover, Police Detective Dave Clayton, for whom she hopes to retire from purgatorial activity. Society at large also includes Angela Garvey, childhood sweetheart of the lad Julie hopes to... [click here for more]
The trial of the man apprehended with a crimson hatbox containing a skull continues with the shenanigans of the Moffit brothers, Silas and Saul, trying to thwart the efforts of Elsa Colby, the young defense lawyer who must win her first case -- or it will be her last!
Elsa finds herself visiting the darkest parts of Chicago in her quest to prove that when her client told the archbishop that the box... [click here for more]