Book List in Order: 20 titles


  • An elderly woman drugged, a young woman killed, and the cat’s the sole witness…When Rachel Murdock and her sister Jennifer receive a call for help from their favorite niece, Lilly, in Breakers Beach, CA, they quickly hop a train from Los...



  • A family torn apart by tragedy becomes the victim of a merciless killer in this gripping thriller from the twentieth-century author of The Baxter Letters.   Bad things have happened in the Stoddard household, but nothing as grim as what’s ...



  • This classic mystery features a family feud, feline intervention, and the spirited septuagenarian sleuth from The Cat Saw Murder.   A strange encounter with a little girl named Claudia and a dead toad sparks Rachel Murdock’s obsessive curi...



  • The beloved author of the Rachel Murdock Mysteries introduces an amateur sleuth who knows murder is never academic—especially when it comes to love.   Professor Pennyfeather is on his way to the desert town of Superstition to help a former...



  • Native American lore infuses a southwestern mystery featuring the indomitable Rachel Murdock and her cat, Samantha.   The notes—short and sharp—seem to strike at the heart of each recipient’s insecurities and darkest secrets. S...



  • THE ABDUCTORIt begins with a name whispered to a teacher in the schoolyard... Marion....Marion. Someone is lurking in the bushes, but they run off before Miss Moynton can confront them. There is indeed a Marion in her class, so she tells the principa...



  • STAIRWAY TO AN EMPTY ROOMMonica Marshall’s sister Biddy has been murdered by her husband. Biddy has a daughter, Winifred, and with the husband on death row, Monica agrees to take charge of her. Winifred is anxious to leave the house where she has b...



  • END OF THE LINEFarrel and Saunders, two railway cops, couldn’t be more different. Farrel, the older bull, remembers the Lobo Tunnel wreck all too well. Saunders, young and inexperienced, figures that there is nothing left to learn about the six-yea...



  • "It had been timed and planned perfectly.” A convicted killer and the detective escorting him to prison aboard a Pullman train are the victims of a mysterious double assassination. When the detective is posthumously accused of corruption and crimin...







  • You're playing with a child's life: The search for a kidnapped boy leads private detective (and ex-alcoholic) Jim Sader through a labyrinth of well-hidden family secrets and into the heart of an elaborate and malevolent deception. Sleep with a Sland...



  • “The fact is that during the last year I have killed three young people”: A pleasant waterfront community in California is subjected to a series of seemingly random killings, the victims all children. Dolores Hitchens’ intricately plotted novel...



  • Two teenagers fresh out of stir set their sights on what looks like easy money in Dolores Hitchens's Fools' Gold (1958)and get a painful education in how quickly and drastically a simple plan can spin out of control. The basis for Jean-Luc Godard's...



  • The dark specter of murder stalks the streets of Dellwood and all the clues point to the FOOT-STEPS IN THE NIGHT Sheriff Ferguson found plenty of skeletons in the closet in the new Dellwood houses -- Who was prim Miss Silvester’s midnight visito...



  • When a Hollywood flesh peddler suddenly decides to close up shop because he doesn't like all those pretty, mostly naked girls around, you've got to guess there's something wrong somewhere. When the girls start dying off, you know there is ? Dolores H...



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    Everyone has a secret, something he’d just as soon the neighbors didn’t know about his past…Seldom are secrets so dreadful, the consequences so dire, as those assembled here by Miss Hitchens who…could rival Agatha Christie and Mary Roberts Ri...



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    Terror places its stamp on a woman unwittingly caught up in a dangerous game in this gripping thriller from the author of A Collection of Strangers.   Jennifer Burch is just a small-town midwestern girl trying to stay afloat in New York City wit...



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    Three women are caught in the grip of the past in this Southern gothic mystery from the beloved twentieth-century American author.   There’s nothing to stop Pock Myles, single and unattached, from traveling to Louisiana to comfort her rece...



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    A love triangle shapes this intricate murder mystery from the popular twentieth-century author of the Rachel Murdock series.   When a policeman shows up at her door one morning, Doris Chenoweth is sure her husband, Sargent, is home—but she...







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    Are you trying to tell me you don't want the job, Mr. Sader?: It started as a missing persons case and grew more puzzling with the discovery of another strangely coincidental disappearance. Private eye Jim Sader finds himself deep in a multilayered i...