Book List in Order: 7 titles


  • When former Chicago fire fighter Phil Mooney's father's cat is stolen from the veterinarian's office and the vet turns up dead, Phil must sort through a list of potential catnappers to find the murderer....



  • It is December 1972. J. Edgar Hoover is dead, Richard Nixon has been newly reelected, and Private Investigator Mark Renzler is just settling in for another miserable Christmas season in New York City.But even this dismal prospect fades when he is con...



  • Phil Moony, prematurely "retired" from his job as a paramedic with the Chicago Fire Department for running afoul of the local political machine, is at loose ends. So when a stranger mistaking him for a different Phil Moony calls him in the middle of ...



  • Corralled into entering a handicapping contest at a seedy New Jersey racetrack by one of his dubious pals, New York private eye Mark Renzler is on hand when master handicapper Longshot Sam Natoli catches a sniper's bullet. Natoli was the odds-on favo...



  • Quips more sour than amusing and implausible happenings weight Engleman's mystery, narrated by a New York private eye named Renzler. The time is 1972, after his divorce and subsequent alienation from his father-in-law, attorney Mike O'Leary, who now ...




  • It's the summer of 1961, and all eyes in the sports world are riveted on New York's Yankee Stadium, where young outfielder Marvin Wallace is mounting an assault on Babe Ruth's record of 60 home runs in a season. As the upstart slugger closes in on th...





Complete Series List in Order

A Mark Renzler Mystery

1) Dead in Center Field (Jul-1983)
2) Catch a Fallen Angel (Dec-1986)
3) Murder In-Law (Nov-1987)
4) Who Shot Longshot Sam? (Oct-1989)
5) The Man With My Name (Dec-1994)
6) Left for Dead (Nov-1995)
7) The Man With My Cat (1997)

Award-Winning Books by Paul Engleman

Dead in Center Field
1983 Shamus Award -- Paperback Original P.I. Novel