Book List in Order: 70 titles

  • Artist Aristide Smedhurst lives in a small cottage in Dorset. Until recently he has lived a contented life, but the strange voices, heavy footsteps, ghostly tappings and ghastly faces at the window have changed him. He feels his sanity is unravelling...




  • L.A. private eye Mike Faraday is engaged by wealthy Sheila Danbridge to trace her missing husband, George. As Mike, assisted by his cool, blonde secretary Stella, hunts for the elusive Danbridge, others are interested too - including a mysterious fig...


  • A Chinese vase purchased by antiques dealer Victor De Chassenay is found to contain a hundred thousand dollars. When Mike Faraday, the laconic LA private eye, is engaged by De Chassenay to investigate, he is rapidly drawn into a web of violence and ...


  • When private eye Mike Faraday attempts to sort out a case involving a professional killer, a millionaire with his own island, the mysterious Miss Green, and a mobster fished from the sea, he finds that nothing is what it seems to be....


  • In this action-packed adventure, Mike Faraday, the laconic L.A. private investigator, stumbles by accident into one of his most bizarre and lethal cases when he is asked to collect a fifty thousand dollar debt by wealthy club owner, Manny Richter. In...


  • L.A. private detective Mike Faraday is plunged into a bizarre web of Haitian voodoo and murder when the beautiful singer Jenny Lundquist comes to him in fear for her life. Staked out at the lonely Obelisk Point, Mike sees the sinister Legba, the vood...


  • The laconic L.A. private eye Mike Faraday is hired by a vast security organisation whose futuristic, apparently thief-proof vaults have been robbed of five million dollars belonging to a millionairess. Mike is led into a tangle of intrigue and death ...






  • Hotel king and millionaire gambler Harry Popkiss comes to his aid when the laconic L.A. private eye Mike Faraday becomes involved in the demure Tina Matthews' case - his 46th - which turns out to be a blaze of action from beginning to end. The twiste...



  • With Stella, his secretary, away in San Francisco, laconic LA private eye Mike Faraday settles down for a quiet weekend. But then old man Frisby shows up unexpectedly, his life in danger, and Mike is plunged into a case of murder and mayhem. Frisby h...


  • Laconic L.A. private investigator Mike Faraday is plunged into a maelstrom of mystery and murder when the head of a fashion empire, millionairess Mrs. Van Gimpel, hires him to protect her daughter from big-time racketeer Mark Adams. Aided by his blon...


  • The laconic private investigator Mike Faraday is called in to investigate death-threats to film star Mina Strauss. It is early December and Mike finds a murderous Father Christmas figure involved. Aided by his blonde secretary, Stella, Mike is soon i...


  • L.A. private investigator Mike Faraday is asked by film comedian Harry Kettle to save him from the cunning death planned by his business partner Herman Stoltz. Mike, aided by his blonde secretary, Stella, is soon up to his neck in murder, mayhem and ...



  • Three men voyaging together in a small vessel--an exiled doctor, a disreputable sea captain, and a young man fleeing from justice--are driven to take shelter on a small island in the Malay Archipelago. Their lives are soon shattered by a strange, exo...


  • Private investigator Mike Faraday enters into the grocery trade - and finds it the most dangerous business in the world. Faraday issceptical when a wealthy grocer brings his wares to his office, for they include tins of cheap fish that contain the ch...


  • L.A. private eye Mike Faraday and his secretary Stella are involved in a commission from multi-millionaire club-owner Gavin Nordstrom, to find out who's milking funds from his associated company Westair. One private eye has already been killed on the...






  • The laconic L.A. private eye Mike Faraday is commissioned by 80-year-old recluse millionaire Adrian Zangwill to investigate death-threat notes he has received. Mike and his blonde secretary, Stella, find a bizarre set-up on Zangwill's melancholy esta...


  • When laconic L.A. private eye Mike Faraday agrees to nightclub owner Jerry Verne's request to take over the investigation of a five-year-old gangland killing of a man called Dinelli, it seems a pointless exercise. But many people seem to be intereste...


  • Mike Faraday, the laconic L.A. private investigator, becomes involved in mayhem and murder after taxidermist Abel Cramp finds a small fortune in jewellery concealed in the crop of a rare mountain eagle, sent to him for mounting. Mike's search for the...


  • When Matthew Cosby, a dissolute young man mixed up with fast women and slow horses, is found floating in the Pacific, it is presumed he has accidentally drowned. But his uncle, Joshua Pickering, head of a giant electronics complex, thinks otherwise. ...


  • When Mike Faraday, the laconic L.A. private investigator, is asked by accountant Charlie Ross to find his missing wife, he becomes entangled in a web of murder and deception. Mike's investigations lead him in many directions, including the premises o...


  • The laconic L.A. private investigator Mike Faraday is engaged by wily old lawyer Ingolstadt to deliver evidence which will clear Sternwood, a notorious racketeer, of a murder charge. Sternwood happens to be innocent on this occasion and Mike is only ...


  • "A feverish gaslight gothic that's as rich in Sherlock Holmes-like atmosphere as it is in ghoulish doings." - Kirkus Reviews "A dark, exotic Gothic thriller . . . Excellent!" - Booklist "A gothic mystery in the truest sense. . . . Copper has written ...



  • Mike Faraday, the laconic L.A. private investigator, is called in when macabre happenings threaten the Martin-Hannaway Corporation. Fires, accidents and sudden death are involved; one of the partners, James Hannaway, inexplicably fell off a monster c...


  • Mike Faraday, the laconic L.A. private investigator, is hired by top people's jeweller Ladislav Burke to find a girl designer who has left his employ, inexplicably leaving behind industrial diamonds worth thousands of dollars. Mike's investigations i...






  • August Derleth created in Solar Pons a detective whose genius cannot be matched, perhaps not even by Sherlock Holmes himself! Now the pen has passed into the hand of the noted British author Basil Copper. Here are six superblly crafted tales of Solar...




  • L.A. private investigator Mike Faraday is asked by Mrs Van Cheele, a wealthy widow, to find her daughter Rosinda who has left home after a quarrel. Mike's search for the elusive girl leads to violence and horrific murder, bringing him to the scene of...


  • When Mike Faraday, the laconic L.A. private investigator, is asked by lawyer Andrew Dillon to tail the scientist Dr Hugo Greenbach, he is soon plunged into murder and mayhem up to his eyeballs. For Greenbach had stumbled on a formula which a lot of p...




  • When Golightly hires Mike Faraday, the laconic L.A. private investigator, to find his missing girlfriend, Sally Cartwright, the trail runs out in a dead end - literally. For Sally was killed years before, after masterminding a quarter-million-dollar ...


  • Lost in a fog on National Forest terrain, Mike Faraday, the laconic L.A. private investigator, hears shots. A dying man staggers out of the bushes. Paul Dorn, a brilliant criminal lawyer, is quite dead when Mike gets to him. So how could he be killed...


  • L.A. private investigator Mike Faraday is hired by a millionaire midget to trace Dale, his six-foot-tall daughter. But is Jack Larsen telling the truth? Is Dale, who had decamped with a fortune, really his daughter? Jack is not the only one looking f...






  • A car driving at him out of the night plunges L.A. private investigator Mike Faraday into one of his most desperate cases. Assisted by his secretary, Stella, he discovers that the car has already knocked down and killed a brilliant scientist, Profess...


  • When Captain Guy Hammond, on convalescent leave from hisregiment, is contacted by his old friend Cedric Fleer, he finds himself plunged into a treacherous web of deadly intrigue and unimaginable horror surrounding a noble Dorset family. Cedric s fath...


  • The laconic L.A. private investigator Mike Faraday is hired to discover who is behind the death-threats to millionaire ex-silent movie star Francis Bolivar. He finds a strange state of affairs at Bolivar's Gothic mansion, Castillo Del Monte, which le...


  • A little old lady, Miss Baubanina Babbage, engages the laconic L.A. private investigator Mike Faraday to find out what has happened to her share dividends in a property company. However, Mike soon finds more sinister things beneath the innocent facad...





  • L.A. private investigator Mike Faraday is engaged by plastic toy manufacturer Albert Troon to find out who is stealing consignments from his factory. The case erupts in violence and murder when Mike finds out that toys are being used as explosives co...


  • An attempt on L.A. private investigator Mike Faraday's life leads him into one of his most terrifying adventures yet. Movie actressCandy Barr had hire Faraday to find out who was threatening her. In the unlikely setting of the Runstedt Institute for ...


    • / Science Fiction / Fantasy
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    "The best writer in the genre since H. P. Lovecraft." - Los Angeles Herald-Examiner "Outstanding in the genre." - August Derleth "In the same class as M.R. James and Algernon Blackwood." - Michael and Mollie Hardwick "One of the last great traditi...






  • When the Laconic private investigator Mike Faraday is driving along the mountain road from San Francisco, a girl blundering out of the rainy night involves him in death and deadly danger. Mike,aided by the cool, astringent Stella, is soon upto his ea...


  • A wet night in California, a blown tyre and a shuttered mansion lead to one of L.A. private eye Mike Faraday's most horrifying adventures. A chic blonde in full flight from the attendants of an asylum; an eccentric millionaire who collects horror mov...



  • When the dead body of small-time racketeer Firini is fished out of the bay, there is a message scrawled on one of private investigator Mike Faraday's business cards in his pocket. Firini has been blackmailing a wealthy couple over pornographic film, ...


  • Another ingenious, fast-moving thriller featuring private eye MikeFaraday. Off the coast of California lies Firecreek Island, where a millionaire's luxury paradise is guarded by dogs, men and all the apparatus of privilege. Private eye Mike Faraday i...


  • When the head of Finzi Enterprises asks Mike Faraday to keep an eye on his mistress and find out who visits her, the laconic L.A. private investigator uncovers a large-scale drug ring led by the mysterious Mr. Chou, whose identity remains a secret un...


  • Mike Faraday is fighting for his life. The wise-cracking L.A. private investigator is up against a syndicate who plan to wipe him out - for no apparent reason. It starts with the corpse of the Mayor being dumped in his car. Mike, with Stella's help, ...



  • The laconic L.A. private investigator Mike Faraday is employed to find a missing croupier from a gambling club. The simple assignment turns out to be one of Mike's most hair-raising adventures, with murder and mayhem only a step away. Involved are cl...


  • Mike Faraday, taciturn L.A. private investigator, is asked to stake-out a rare stamp dealer's house. Death in the rain uncovers a plot to forge and steal the most valuable envelope in the world; one with two Mauritius stamps worth $300,000. As usual,...






  • The laconic L.A. private investigator Mike Faraday is hired to find out who is behind an apparently trivial series of thefts in the home of Madame Azelma, the aged millionairess founder of a cosmetics empire. Faraday's lonely trail leads to blackmail...


  • In this remarkable tale Mr Reg 'Sandy' Sanderson tells of his adventures when he broke away from rural life to join the Royal Navy in the 1930s, and went to see the world at peace and war. He tells of the Royal Tour of Canada in 1937, senoritas, New ...


  • In his sixth adventure, laconic private detective Mike Faraday is pitted against a state within a state, his principal opponent: the mad President Trygon. The pace is fast, but is nothing compared to the machine-gun and tank finale....



  • Zarah Fayne is missing. When Dr. Nathan Crisp asks Mike Faraday to trace his nymphomaniac movie-star wife, the sardonic L.A. private investigator uncovers a million-dollar Hollywood racket in pornographic films. The trail takes him from Jet Studios t...


  • Californian private eye Mike Faraday reckons the case is routine, until a silenced gun cuts down Horvis the antique dealer and involves Mike in a trail of violence and murder. The story has memorable characters: Dan Tucker, the big police chief with ...


  • In the deceptively mild atmosphere of the Bahamas, Mike Faraday, the wise-cracking Private Investigator, is involved with his most sinister adversary, Mr. Mandrake. A refrigerated corpse, an underwater duel to the death, ordeal by fighting fish, and ...



    • / Horror
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    "One of the last of the great traditionalists of English fiction." - Colin Wilson "An outstanding British writer in the genre." - August Derleth "Britain's leading purveyor of the macabre." - Peter Haining High above the Hungarian village of Lugos...







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