James Hadley Chase



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  • Mystery

    Dec-2018

    NO BUSINESS OF MINEAmerican foreign correspondent Steve Harmas returns to post-WWII London to visit his old flame, Netta Scott, but quickly learns that Netta has just committed suicide. Harmas is so sure that Netta couldn’t possibly have killed her...

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  • Mystery

    Jan-2017

    Two 1940s crime classics from the author of No Orchids for Miss Blandish. “Crime, Money, Deception, Blonde. All the essential ingredients of a thriller are in place, along with twists and surprises.”—GoodReads....

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  • Mystery

    Sep-2014

    Chet Logan, known as the Axe Killer, escapes from custody while being escorted to jail. Disguised as a police officer, he meets up with movie writer Perry Weston and persuades him to drive to Weston's remote fishing lodge. Once there, and somewhat to...

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  • Suspense

    Apr-2014

    The Esmaldi necklace was worth about $350,000: one hundred matched diamonds the size of garden peas, set in platinum. The sort of necklace people would murder for ... And Al Barney, beachcomber and layabout, knew its history - a tale of hate, jealou...

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  • Suspense

    Apr-2014

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  • Mystery

    Apr-2014

    When Detective Tom Lepski shot down the runaway killer on his beat in Paradise City, he unleashed a chain of events that would involve two sets of criminals and a honeymoon couple in one of the most exciting nights any of them had seen for a long tim...

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  • Suspense

    Apr-2014

    Mark Girland, good-for-nothing secret agent with a distinct weakness for money and women, finds himself in Prague for his latest adventure. But events in the Communist country prove all too much for Girland as he comes face-to-face with a sinister wo...

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  • Suspense

    Apr-2014

    Dirk Wallace is handed a simple assignment - find out who's blackmailing Mrs Thorsen's daughter. Before long, Wallace realises that he's up against some very organised crime. And when things turn nasty, there's only one thing to do. Wallace and his ...

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  • Suspense

    Apr-2014

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  • Mystery

    Apr-2014

    Like most bank managers, Dave Calvin had acquired an irresistible charm that he could switch on whenever he felt the necessity. Underneath it he was cold, calculating, brutal - a perfect murderer. For years he had waited - watching an endless stream...

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  • Suspense

    Apr-2014

    Ex-army musketry trainer, Jay Benson and his wife Lucy's dream of running a shooting school turns sour as the school heads towards certain closure. They need money - quickly, and a lot of it. At the eleventh hour Augusto Savanto, head of a vast corpo...

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  • Suspense

    Apr-2014

    Farrell Brannigan, President of the National Californian Bank, is an extremely successful man. So when he builds another bank in an up-and-coming town on the Pacific coast, he is given worldwide publicity, and this new bank is hailed as the 'safest b...

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  • Mystery

    Dec-2013

    The Russians will pay $4,000,000 for the top secret formula to a revolutionary new metal ... and the CIA will do anything to stop them. American inventor Dr Paul Forrester is the man that both sides want. He alone can decipher the vital code but, fo...

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  • Mystery

    Dec-2013

    Private detective Bart Anderson is hired by Russ Hamel, a millionaire author, to shadow his beautiful wife, Nancy. For Hamel has been receiving poison pen letters claiming that his wife has been having an affair. But as Bart's investigation progress...

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  • Mystery

    Dec-2013

    It was the easiest 3,000 Nelson Ryan had ever made - but suddenly he realised he was being played for a sucker. A telephone call, seemingly innocent enough, led him to the murder of a Chinese call-girl who talked too much. It also pitched him straigh...

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  • Mystery

    Dec-2013

    Kidnapping has become a national pastime in Italy - but is there another reason why billionaire Carlo Grandi has put his beautiful daughter behind an electric fence, guarded by killer dogs and two fast-shooting guards? Mike Frost, always on the look...

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  • Mystery

    Dec-2013

    Keith Devery, burdened with a criminal record, arrives in Wicksteed, a prosperous little town on the Pacific coast. He is looking for any job that will provide eating money. It is when he meets Beth Marshall - whose husband, a local drunk, is to inhe...

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  • Mystery

    Dec-2013

    Steve Manson's magazine dealt in corruption: he attacked the rich, the powerful and the famous - and he made enemies. In a job like that, you couldn't afford to have dirty secrets of your own. With the whole town itching for you to make a slip, it wa...

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  • Mystery

    Dec-2013

    When Johnny Jackson unaccountably disappears, his grandfather contacts the police for help. As they prove to be uninterested, he turns instead to Colonel Parnell of the Parnell Detective Agency. It seems at first to be a simple case of a missing pers...

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  • Mystery

    Dec-2013

    Jerry Stevens, an out-of-work bit-part movie actor, is offered a job at a thousand dollars a day to impersonate John Merrill Ferguson, one of the richest and most powerful men in the world. Ferguson needs to finish a secret deal but hungry journalis...

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  • Suspense

    Jun-2013

    When Helga Rolfe flies into Nassau to join her elderly millionaire husband, Herman, she finds plenty of bad news awaiting her. Crippled, suspicious Herman has long suspected she's been playing around since their marriage, and is proposing to write so...

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  • Suspense

    Jun-2013

    Not my thing is a powerful, compulsive novel of betrayal and death from James Hadley Chase, the master of mystery and adventure. Ruthless tycoon Sherman Jamison is determined to have an heir. He will let nothing stand in his way. Yet, not only is h...

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  • Suspense

    Jun-2013

    This swift-moving story of murder and suspense culminates in an unexpected and dramatic climax that is the hallmark of a James Hadley Chase novel. Chris Burnett - successful, wealthy and married to the daughter of a multi-millionaire - receives se...

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  • Suspense

    Jun-2013

    When a small-time clerk insures his life for $50,000 and then suddenly dies ten days later, it doesn't take a genius to work out something suspicious is going on. So when Maddox, the top man in the insurance business, finds out, he is determined to g...

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  • Suspense

    Jun-2013

    When Claude Kendrick, owner of a shadily run art gallery in Paradise City, is approached by Ed Haddon, the King of art thieves, to find a buyer for a priceless icon of Catherine the Great, he believes his dreams have come true. Herman Radnitz, a mul...

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  • Suspense

    Jun-2013

    A brilliant but sadistic safe-breaker; a beautiful seductress; an expert young hunter and an ace pilot with a shady past - this is the team that undercover operator Armo Shalik assembles to steal the priceless Borgia ring from millionaire Max Kahlenb...

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  • Suspense

    Jun-2013

    Poke Tohola, a Seminole Indian, is on to a smart racket. His formula is that fear is the key that unlocks the wallets and handbags of the rich. But Chuck, a cop-killer at 18, and Meg, beddable but dumb, don't work to formula. The three of them turn P...

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  • Suspense

    Jun-2013

    Serge Maisky has a record as long as your arm. In and out of jail all his life, he's dreamed for years of the big steal that will set him up for good. He's all set to make it. He's bribed one of the girls who work in the vaults of the Paradise City...

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  • Suspense

    Jun-2013

    Secret Agent Mark Kirkland has been given the task of locating and retrieving three pornographic films. His mission must remain top secret as the films, rather embarrassingly, feature the daughter of the future president of the United States. His qu...

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  • Suspense

    Jun-2013

    There is a homicidal killer loose in Paradise City... and a golf ball jacket button has been found in the scene of the crime. Beautiful and sexy Karen, daughter of assurance millionaire, Sternwood is subsequently found ripped apart, and Ken Brandon,...

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  • Suspense

    Jun-2013

    Joey Luck and his daughter Cindy are small-time criminals going nowhere fast, until they join forces with Vin Pinna, a hardened criminal on the run from Miami. They soon begin to set their sights higher and turn their hands to kidnapping. But their...

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  • Suspense

    Sep-2012

    When Chet Carson broke jail he thought he'd found a safe hideout in a lonely filling station. But instead he finds himself caught up in a dangerous threesome - an elderly owner, his gorgeous wife, Lola, and a safe with a fortune inside, which Lola wa...

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  • Suspense

    Sep-2012

    For years the worldwide operations of a mysterious and ruthless extortioner who calls himself the Tortoise have baffled Scotland Yard and the police forces of Europe. But the Tortoise makes a mistake when he interferes with wealthy American playboy D...

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  • Suspense

    Sep-2012

    Don Micklem, a millionaire American playboy, tells his secretary that he is looking forward to “four lazy weeks in Venice.” He has just finished to hectic months of work and plans to take time off, but he’ll soon find out that sudden death lurk...

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  • Suspense

    Sep-2012

    George Fraser, a lonely, timid fellow, lives in a dream world of gangsters, gunfights and beautiful women. He begins to imagine himself as the toughest gangster of them all to bolster up his feeling of inferiority. But George boasts once too often - ...

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  • Suspense

    Sep-2012

    Cannes. Film Festival time. Classy hotels, wonderful food, expensive movies - and a beach full of starlets showing off their curves. And delicious blonde Lucille Balu is more curvaceous than most. When she hears that world-famous movie mogul Floyd D...

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  • Suspense

    Sep-2012

    She came out of his past to threaten his future Out of Jefferson Halliday's past comes Rima Marshall. She's got nothing to lose - she's sunk just about as far as a woman can go. But she knows enough to put Jefferson in the hot seat. And he knows sh...

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  • General Fiction

    Mar-2011

    Only one man could satisfy Glorie Leadler's craving for love and affection. And though this golden-haired bit of feminine dynamite could have had a dozen men at her feet for the asking, it was a solitary Oriental who made her heart beat fast. When je...

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  • General Fiction

    Mar-2011

    My dear Cherry,Some time ago you warned me against writing short stories. You stressed that the public didn't like them, and that I would be heading for a big flop if I persisted. Your views have always proved sound, so I've laid off until now. My pr...

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  • Suspense

    Feb-2011

    A TALE OF ADDICTION AND OBSESSION, AND THE DANGERS OF BOTH. Cade was at the top of his game. He was a photographer wanted by everyone. And then, on a beach in Acapulco, he met Juana Roca. Despite warnings that she is a danger to men, he proceeds to f...

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  • Thriller

    Feb-2011

    When Steve Jaffe discovered two million dollars worth of diamonds hidden in the wall of his villa in Saigon, he had no intention of giving up the loot. All he had to do was organize an exit visa and leave, until his houseboy threatened to go to the p...

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  • Suspense

    Feb-2011

    When a woman turns up in Paris with information to sell to the CIA, is it for real? It soon becomes clear that it is, and the CIA aren't the only ones to realize it. As the tale sweeps from Paris to Africa, combining espionage with violence, sex and ...

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  • Suspense

    Feb-2011

    This is the job they have all been waiting for. The job that will set them up for life. Five people - four men and a woman - have a master plan to steal the million-dollar payroll carried by an armoured truck. The truck is a new, extremely secure des...

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  • Thriller

    Jun-2010

    This is the story of Miss Callaghan. Not of any particular Miss Callaghan, but of the hundreds of Miss Callaghans who disappear from their homes suddenly and mysteriously and are seen no more by those who knew and loved them. This is also the stor...

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  • Thriller

    Nov-2009

    Only one man could satisfy Glorie Leadler's craving for love and affection. And though this golden-haired bit of feminine dynamite could have had a dozen men at her feet for the asking, it was a solitary Asian who made her heart beat fast. When jealo...

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  • Thriller

    Nov-2009

    James Hadley Chase gives us a tough, hard-boiled story crammed with action, grotesque situations, and weird characters. Not a word is wasted. From the first page to the last you are involved in a sinister and compelling situation, that will hurtle yo...

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  • Mystery

    Dec-2008

    Hijacking aircrafts seems to have become the latest fashion. Everyone is at it. Colonel Bernie Olson, ex-bomber pilot, decides to cash in on this latest trend and enlists the support of his ex-flight mechanic, Jack Crane, to lend a hand. Planning a s...

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  • Mystery

    Mar-2004

    A TV salesman, Peter Regan, falls in love with Gilda Delaney, the wife of a wheelchair bound bully. She had never stopped blaming herself for the accident that crippled her husband. At least, that was the story she told him - a story he had no reason...

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  • Mystery

    Jan-2000

    When Jack Sheppey ends up dead in a beach hut in a wealthy town on the coast of the Pacific, his former partner in their detective agency starts a desperate quest to find his killer. But as private investigator Lew Brandon soon learns, this becomes a...

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  • Mystery

    Jan-2000

    Johnny Bianda is a man with a dream. He wants to own a boat off the coast of Florida and he only needs $186,000 to buy it. He steals the money from his firm, knowing that one day they'll notice and one day they'll kill him for it - after all, it is t...

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  • Suspense

    Apr-1991

    Lucille Aitkin was the kind of woman who encouraged men to run around after her and most men were more than happy to do so - so why did she suddenly want to learn to drive rather than being chauffer-driven in style? And why was Chester Scott's Cadill...

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  • Suspense

    Dec-1984

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  • General Fiction

    Aug-1974

    A man will do almost anything when a rich and beautiful woman offers him fifty thousand dollars just to make a telephone call. But when that telephone call is part of a fake kidnap plan to extract five hundred thousand dollars from one of the richest...

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  • General Fiction

    Jun-1974

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  • General Fiction

    May-1974

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  • Suspense

    1958

    Harlequin Romance - 413

    A gambling town's city administrator uses a blonde as bait to frame a vacationing gunman for murder, only to have the blonde switch sides and hook up with the gunman....

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  • Suspense

    1957

    Harlequin Romance - 385

    This enthralling novel is a remarkable Psychological study of a Prostitute. Set against the picture-making industry of Hollywood, the story revolves round two people, Clive Thurston, who has cheated his way to fame, and Eve, an utterly worthless woma...

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  • Suspense

    1955

    Harlequin Romance - 323

    Kenway Holland, a respectable, married bank official, jeopardises his happiness and his future by one night of midsummer madness. The sudden temptation to kick over the traces while his wife is away lands Holland up to his ears in a vortex of politic...

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  • Suspense

    1954

    Harlequin Romance - 267

    DANGEROUS DAMES! EXOTIC ROMPS! COLD-BLOODED MURDER--1950's STYLE! "This is a personal matter. Someone killed my brother. I don't like that. If the police can't take care of it, then I'll bury my own dead." Nick English meant every word, but...

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  • Suspense

    1954

    Harlequin Romance - 316

    The brutal murder of June Arnot, glamorous actress. The DA, Charles Forest, is convinced that it is the work of racketeer, Jack Maurer, whom he has been trying to nail for several years. Forest assigns the case to his special agent, Conrad. The DA's ...

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  • Suspense

    1953

    Harlequin Romance - 206

    DANGEROUS DAMES! EXOTIC ROMPS! COLD-BLOODED MURDER--1950's STYLE! Veda Rux, a beautiful blonde, known professionally as a stripper, steals a priceless Cellini dagger from the safe in millionaire Lindsay Brett's home. Her agent, Cornelius Gorman,...

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  • Suspense

    1953

    Harlequin Romance - 245

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  • Suspense

    1952

    Harlequin Romance - 160

    Dave Fenner #2 When a curvaceous, beautiful girl walks into your office, strips, and offers you a 6,000 retainer to help her out of the trouble she's in, it's hard to refuse. Especially it you're private eye Dave Fenner, the man who busted the not...

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  • Suspense

    1952

    Harlequin Romance - 197

    Johnny Farrar is a third-grade boxer, thumbing a ride to Miami, where he figures he can hit a jackpot. As fate would have it, he has a brush with gangsters in Pelotta, a small town on the way, only to be persuaded to fight a fixed boxing match and ea...

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  • Suspense

    1952

    Harlequin Romance - 199

    Susan Gellert is an obscure dancer - blonde, beautiful and innocent, who performed onstage with a deadly cobra on her neck, and a dancer, Denny, who also appeared innocent. Susan is insured for a sum of a million dollars at the National Fidelity, whe...

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  • Suspense

    1951

    Harlequin Romance - 95

    When Vic Malloy, head of Universal Services - an organization undertaking any job that a client wants done - is hired to watch a millionaire's wife suspected of kleptomania, it is just another routine assignment - until an operator working on the cas...

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  • Suspense

    1951

    Harlequin Romance - 108

    Miss Blandish - innocent, exquisite, vulnerable heiress - is kidnapped by a gang of ruthless hoods who've never tried big-time crime. Foiled by their own vicious ineptitude and the greed of a superior mob, the kidnappers lose their million dollar pri...

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  • Suspense

    1951

    Harlequin Romance - 111

    Blandish's Orchids #2 Carol Blandish was the voluptuous daughter of Miss Blandish, and only granddaughter of millionaire John Blandish. The trouble was that she had been conceived when her mother had been kidnapped and repeatedly raped by mentally...

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  • Suspense

    1951

    Harlequin Romance - 124

    Dillon, an American gangster, had been out of the rackets for some time - but now he was ready to carve his way back in. Ambitious, cold blooded and impatient, he just needed a start - and one or two unlucky people to help him on his way. He found th...

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  • Suspense

    1951

    Harlequin Romance - 130

    From the moment Lee Dedrick, husband of the fourth richest woman in the world, disappears, believed kidnapped, Vic Malloy of Universal Services is snarled up in a vicious vortex of murder, glamorous women and violent non-stop action. The curtain g...

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  • Suspense

    1951

    Harlequin Romance - 135

    Once again Vic Malloy, of Universal Services and Orchid City, California, fishes in waters so troubled they make a maelstrom look like a millpond. Janet Crosby's letter was the problem - it was unfortunate that is should have lain 14 months forgotten...

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  • Thriller

    When three very different people come together, all out for the same thing and prepared to go to any lengths to get it, the stakes are likely to be high. But, for a wealthy middle-aged woman, an international lawyer and a young American, games of blu...

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  • General Fiction

    Out of the past comes a woman Clay Burden had loved and idolized. Believing her lost to him he married, and then finds she is married too. To him the situation presents no problem: a double divorce and the problem is solved. But there are many compli...

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  • General Fiction

    An old lady's will seems to be causing quite a stir. Suddenly everyone wants to get in on the action, everyone that is, including a master forger, a hospital nurse, a young delinquent, a bank executive and, to make matters worse, a professional kille...

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  • General Fiction

    When journalist Nick Mason got a hot tip to investigate the frame-up of a man being executed for murder, he didn't know what he was in for. At the gas chamber, it was Vessi's last words that gave Mason the clue to a peculiar cover up at the respectab...

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