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  • A mysterious Robin Hood targets Wall Street titans in this “exciting ” novel by the author of the John J. Malone Mysteries (The Cincinnati Enquirer).   Thanks to a financial scheme by a small circle of very rich men, countless people...


  • A Chicago lawyer gets swept up in a conspiracy of spies, double-crosses, brainwashing, and murder.   Defense attorney John J. Malone may be a habitué of Windy City dive bars, but he’s never lost his balance—until now. Not only is he shaken by ...


  • It's a killer bump and grind for Gypsy Rose Lee, the Queen of Burlesque, in this rich and lusty bestselling mystery ( Life ). Strippers gotta have a gimmick, but being strangled to death is a pretty short-lived stunt. Ask class-A headliner Gypsy ...


  • Being framed for murder is the least of a Chicago attorney’s problems in this dizzying thriller by “the grand dame of mystery mixed with screwball comedy” (Ed Gorman).   Attorney John J. Malone, steadfast barfly and proud defender of the guilt...


  • This encore performance by the author of The G-String Murders is simply one of the greatest mysteries ever written ( Philadelphia Daily News ). It's supposed to be a quiet honeymoon getaway for celebrated stripper Gypsy Rose Lee and Biff Branni...


  • “The Dorothy Parker of detective fiction” (William Ruehlmann) ghostwrites for silver-screen sleuth George Sanders in this “thriller with laughs on the side”(New York Herald-Tribune).   The snarky and debonair actor George Sanders (who would ...


  • “The grand dame of mystery mixed with screwball comedy” introduces her popular, sharp-witted Chicago lawyer/sleuth (Ed Gorman, Ellery Queen Award–winning author).   John J. Malone, defender of the guilty, is notorious for getting his culpable ...


  • A weekend getaway among friends becomes an occasion for murder in this “entertaining tantalizer” of a whodunit (Kirkus Reviews).   Eccentric brothers Frank and George Faulkner are hosting a weekend house party at the legendary Ravensmoor estate....


  • A midway murder sends a terrified eyewitness running for her life—from a cop, a con, and her own secrets—in this mystery by the author of the John J. Malone series.   The best carnival barker in the business couldn’t have drawn a crowd like th...






  • Ten stories featuring the Chicago attorney-turned-sleuth from “the grand dame of mystery mixed with screwball comedy” (Ed Gorman).   From suburban cocktail parties to music halls to the precarious ledge of a high-rise, Chicago attorney John J. M...


  • This Thanksgiving, two birds of a feather are about to get plucked—“Why can’t all murders be as funny as those concocted by Craig Rice?” (The New York Times)   Former con-artist photographers Bingo Riggs and Handsome Kusak are en route from ...


  • From the author of the John J. Malone Mysteries: An estranged relative becomes heir to a Chesapeake Bay fortune—and his family’s ghostly history.   If it hadn’t been for his great-uncle Philip, David Telefair would’ve grown up unwanted, forl...


  • Notice: This Book is published by Historical Books Limited (www.publicdomain.org.uk) as a Public Domain Book, if you have any inquiries, requests or need any help you can just send an email to [email protected] This book is found as a ...


  • PERIL PRESS presents: The American Mercury, February 1957 THE NIGHT I WENT BLIND by Craig Rice A terrifying experience in the life this well-known author. 2700 Words Verdict, September 1953 Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, August 1959 A John J. M...


  • PERIL PRESS presents: 2 Short Stories of MURDER by Craig Rice Mercury Mystery Book-Magazine, February 1956 THE AIR-TIGHT ALIBI by Craig Rice If young and beautiful Minnie Tucker had been unfaithful to her husband, you could hardly blame her. Felix T...


  • This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the...


  • Another walk on the wild side! In this series of collections of gritty Noir and Hardboiled stories, you'll find some of the best writers of the craft writing in their prime. The following stories are included in this second volume of Masters of Noir:...


  • Charlie Bekker—also known as Bob Smith, J. Brown and Will Jones—one morning finds himself in a very sticky situation: he wakes up on the floor of an unfamiliar room, under circumstances he couldn’t recall, with a girl he has known only in passi...


  • America famous reasoning author Craig Rice is called The Dorothy Parker of detective fiction.this works is well famous at that time. It's like a self-story. Young beautiful mum whose work is a detective writer with three lovely children. A homicide w...


  • Craig Rice (1908-1957), the pseudonym of Georgiana Craig Rice, was the author of an extraordinary series of screwball mysteries about John J. Malone, a bibulous, blonde-fancying lawyer, who claims never to have lost a case. In the twelve stories firs...



  • The first victim was shot in the back. The second victim was blown to bits. The third victim was strangled. The fourth victim was knifed. For each death a different method. And while frantic police made all the wrong guesses, and a town that had b...


  • When a dying stranger hands lawyer John J. Malone a key in a bar on New Year's Eve, he is convinced that it has something to do with his honeymooning friends Jake Justus and Helene Brand and the bet they made with Mona McClane that she could get away...




  • Jake Justus and Helene Brand met over the corpse of Aunt Alexandria. So it was probably a good thing that somebody had decided to stab her three times and leave her to freeze into horrible rigidity in front of the wide-open window....




  • When Jake Justus and his beauteous wife Helene arrive in New York for a vacation, very strange things are likely to happen. And do happen. Especially when Jake spends many mysterious hours locked in his room, and Helene finally sends an SOS to John...






  • John J. Malone had had some peculiar clients in his past, but never a 550-pound carnivore. He was hired to protect Leopold, a large circus lion. Someone has been murdering the circus's lions, and the suspects are all carny folks. Malone was going to ...


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    Craig Rice was a popular mystery author of the mid-20th century, penning twenty novels and many short stories. She had a devoted readership, and in 1946 became the first mystery writer to appear on the cover of Time magazine. 'Once Upon a Train' is o...