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  • In this fast-paced new installment in bestseller Ralph Compton's The Gunfighter series, a man wrongly convicted of a crime is out of jail and looking for vengeance. Matt Masters was a legend in the West. His fast gun and dedication for justice...


  • John Headston took a bad step 12 years ago, and it cost him his freedom and his career. But now that he's been pardoned, and has reopened his Headstone Detective Agency, he's ready to start again. But into his office walks the woman who was the reaso...


  • Two old ranch hands lead one last trail drive but they can't escape death along the way in a brand new thrilling western in Ralph Compton's trail drive series. Big Jake Motley had been running the Big M spread in Texas for over 30 years. I...


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    It's 1965 and the Rat Pack isn't drawing at the Sands like they used to. Now Dino's playing golf, and Frank is playing the Sahara. And the marquee at the Sands advertises SAMMY DAVIS JR. & JERRY LEWIS.Eddie G. never got Jerry Lewis. Didn't think he w...


  • A "throwback" series, John Headston is a 21st century P.I. with 20th century sensibilities. John Headston is a private detective who, early in his career, was very successful, running a 12-man operation called THE HEADSTONE DETECTIVE AGENCY, mainly b...


  • Crime master Robert J. Randisi delivers the second fast-moving mystery in the Nashville P.I. Series.Hammer Dylan's first album went platinum, and then he disappeared. One of the founders of the Outlaw Country genre, some said he was in hiding, while ...


  • Career lawman Daniel Shaye has returned to the town of Vengeance Creek, Arizona with his two sons, Thomas and James, to take on the jobs of sheriff and deputies. Before long, they find themselves embroiled in cases of murder and revenge. When Red Fle...






  • By 1965, Eddie Giannelli has a rep as a “go-to” guy in Vegas...but Frank Sinatra takes Eddie away from home on a trip to Miami. When that happens, Eddie G not only pals around with Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr., but gets the chance to meet “...



  • Murder by any other name is still murder, unless it has an Irish flavor. There are two sides to the Irish soul, the light and the dark. The light side includes the sentimental poems and ballads of Irish Literature; the legendary singalongs in taverns...


  • In this short story, Randisi tells a tale of the way a sudden gambling windfall can affect the lives of more than just the big winner. His venue shifts from Midwest Mississippi riverboats cross country to Reno, Nevada, and gambling points in between....


  • In this short story, Nick Delvecchio, the Brooklyn p.i. finds himself being stalked by a man who insists that they're old friends, that they went to high school together, that the shared good times he wants to reminisce about. When Nick confronts the...


  • In this short story, Nick Delvecchio has an office on Sacket Street, within walking distance of the Brooklyn Bridge. Delvecchio is a one-man shop and can't be too choosy about his cases, which is why, in “A Matter of Ethics,” he agrees to tail a ...


  • In this short story, a con Delvecchio put away years ago hires him to spy on his wife. A week after Nick sees her at their high school reunion, beautiful Mary Ann Grosso apparently takes her own life....


  • Eddie G. must discover why someone wants to kill him. His friends Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland are concerned for him, too. After Dean Martin saves Eddie G. from being hit by a car, Eddie’s torpedo buddy Jerry arrives from Brooklyn...



  • Heat has always sizzled between private investigators and the femme fatales who walk through their doors. But in this startling, original anthology, these 17 authors—many of them winners of the prestigious Shamus Award—from sizzle to steamy, illu...


  • Husband and wife gunfighters Kate and J.D. Blaze are hired to track down a gang of rustlers, but what they don't know is that they're going to find themselves in the middle of a three-cornered war, playing each side against the others. If they're luc...


  • When ex-sheriff Ken Burke is attacked and winds up in an unusual coma, the former hitman Sangster finds himself pulled into the world of Voodoo in order to save his friend. Sangster discovers he has stepped into a hornet’s nest as the search leads ...


  • After the death of his estranged father, middle-aged insurance investigator Lazarus McKenna leaves Chicago and moves into his father's house—the house he grew up in—and establishes his business in Omaha, NE. Eventually, his lonely life is invaded...


  • Edward G Robinson is in Las Vegas researching his new movie, The Cincinnatti Kid with Steve McQueen. Frank Sinatra puts him in touch with Eddie G., floor manager of the Sands Casino and friend to the Rat Pack who frequent it. But rumour has it th...


  • Legendary western writer and noted anthologist Robert J. Randisi offers up a winning hand with fourteen never-before-published tales of the Old West, each revolving around the central theme of gambling. Among the stories you can expect to be dealt he...


  • Three years ago, Sangster, a hitman, woke up and discovered he had a soul and decided to retire to New Orleans. Now, his former life has finally caught up with him. And they want him back or the alternative is his death. To truly escape his past, San...


  • RANDY AND ROUGH, HE'S A MEAN MOUNTAIN MAN WITH A NOSE FOR TROUBLE AND HANKERIN’ FOR HOT BEAVER!After a spell of setting traps and livin' off the rough mountain country, Jack Pike got hungry for the fleshpots most men call home. Meetin' up with his ...


  • ROCK HARD AND MOUNTAIN MEAN, THEY DON’T COME ANY TOUGHER THAN... MOUNTAIN JACK PIKE.RANDY AND ROUGH, HE’S A MEAN MOUNTAIN MAN WITH A NOSE FOR TROUBLE AND HANKERIN' FOR HOT BEAVER!With the big thaw spreading through Gallatin Fork, Montana, Jack Pi...


  • He was so careful and clever that at first the cops had bodies but no reason to link the murders, nothing to indicate that they were the work of one man. That was at first. For detective First Grade Dennis McQueen, a man who had failed as a father an...


  • RANDY AND ROUGH, HE'S A MEAN MOUNTAIN MAN WITH A NOSE FOR TROUBLE AND HANKERIN’ FOR HOT BEAVER! Holed up at a trappers' camp when the winter snow hits, Jack Pike and his ornery trail pard Skins McConnell found good shelter for their hides, and enou...






  • "A slick plot, fresh characters and a fascinating look at a giant industry and the city that's home to it . . . Bob Randisi at his absolute best." Ed Gorman Auggie Velez is a struggling "session man" in the Music Capital, Nashville. That means he'll ...


  • It’s 1964, and Elvis Presley is heading to Vegas for the opening of his latest film, Viva Las Vegas. Although he despises rock & roll, Frank Sinatra has always had time for Elvis. So when Elvis’s manager contacts Frank to explain that Elvis is o...


  • Liz Archer—defying her nickname—is a devil of a shot.La Isla Bonita, a Mexican town of only women. Montalva, a ruthless bandit leader who wants to set up his revolutionary headquarters in that town. Liz Archer, aka "Angel Eyes," and Tate Gilmore,...


  • RANDY AND ROUGH, HE'S A MEAN MOUNTAIN MAN WITH A NOSE FOR TROUBLE AND HANKERIN' FOR HOT BEAVER! All fired up from trapping a load of fresh beaver, Mountain Jack Pike and his ornery sidekick Skins O'Connell pushed through some virgin bush into Fort Ha...


  • THE MOUNTAINS BREED ‘EM BIG AND HARD—AND NO ONE’S BIGGER AND HARDER THAN... MOUNTAIN JACK PIKE!RANDY, ROUGH, AND ALWAYS AT THE READY THEY DON'T COME ANY HARDER THAN MOUNTAIN JACK PIKE!A brawling, broad-shouldered, bear of a man, he's the best d...


  • One Last Job Former Pinkerton agent Talbot Roper has a begrudging respect for his old boss. When Allen Pinkerton dies, and his sons send for Roper to attend the funeral, he has no choice but to oblige them. But Pinkerton’s sons, who now run t...


  • THE CAST-IRON STAR AND OTHER WESTERN STORIES brings together the finest tales of legendary Western author Robert J. Randisi, creator of The Gunsmith series. As one of the most prolific Western writers of all time, Randisi brings his trademark fast pa...


  • Men fell prey to her angel eyes… and killing ways. Angel Eyes lights a Mexican fire in the name of American justice! Sleek and sexy Liz Archer is Angel Eyes—the most deadly and most beautiful gunfighter in the West. When she ties her orange banda...


  • A BEAR OF A MAN, JACK PIKE HAS ALL THE NECESSARY TOOLS TO STAND HARD AND FASTThe Indians call him "he whose head touches the sky," the womenfolk call him whenever he's near. He's the biggest hunk of man-flesh in the Rockies; he's mountain man Jack Pi...


  • When the abused wife of a brutal -- but popular -- man finally kills him, his friends in town want to try her for murder. Only Lancaster, a gunman who found the wife with the dead man’s body, is willing to fend off the townspeople and keep her aliv...


  • MOUNTAINEERING BREEDS HARD MEN—AND THEY DON’T COME ANY HARDER THAN... MOUNTAIN JACK PIKEA bold and brawny trapper hungry for beaver, he's rough and ready mountain Jack Pike!A steel-fisted, bear of a man. Jack Pike is the toughest hunk of man-fles...


  • STALKING ANGELSleek and sexy Liz Archer is Angel Eyes — the fastest and most beautiful gunfighter in the West. When she puts on her orange bandana she threatens danger, when she removes it she promises incredible pleasure... Robbed of her money and...


  • TTRACKER'S HOT ON THE TRAIL OF THE BANK ROBBERS' LOOT...WITH A GANG OF DESPERADOES RIGHT ON HIS HEELS.TRACKER CHASES SOME BIG BUCKS...RIGHT INTO A SHOWDOWN SOUTH OF THE BORDER.It was the biggest bank job the territory had ever seen: $600,000 stolen f...


  • Men fell prey to her angel eyes… and killing ways.There are two men after Liz Archer. One wants her as his lover, the other wants her stone-cold dead.A DEADLY TRIANGLEAfter checking into the Clearwater Hotel in the Dakota Territory, Liz Archer meet...


  • ROUGH AND READY, THERE'S NONE MORE FIT TO KEEP THE PEACE THAN MOUNTAIN JACK PIKEA child of the mountains, Jack Pike was the toughest hunk of manflesh the Rockies ever spawned. Strapping and sandy-haired, he was made of the stuff men feared and women ...


  • TTRACKER’S SEARCH FOR A MISSING GIRL DRIVES HIM DEEP INTO THE HEART OF SAN FRANCISCO’S WHITE SLAVE TRADE!"JUST FIND MY DAUGHTER!!... AND/OR HER DIAMOND RING!"Tracker's line of work didn't usually include finding missing persons, but this one had ...


  • HELL TOWN!Liz Archer turns guardian angel to help a woman saloon owner fight against town boss Ed Logan.Liz Archer arrives in Loganville, Wyoming, for some peace and quiet. But before long, saloon owner Honey O'Day asks the infamous Angel Eyes for he...


  • 1963 was a very bad year for Frank Sinatra, but the Rat Pack are always ready to give a helping hand. Eddie Gianelli is helping a friend’s wife get out from under a blackmailer when news comes through that JFK has been assassinated. Frank Sinat...


  • ANGEL OF THE NIGHTAfter Liz Archer wakes up next to a corpse in a Frisco whorehouse, she's arrested for murder. Innocent of the crime, she escapes from jail desperate to uncover the truth. With help from an oriental "lady of the evening," Liz learns ...


  • "LUSTY, ROUGH, AND RANDY... AS BIG AND BOLD AS THE MOUNTAINS THAT BRED HIM… HE'S MOUNTAIN JACK PIKE!A rock-hard, brawling bear of a man, Jack Pike is the best bang-up beaver trapper in the Rockies—one of the last in a rapidly vanishing breed of h...






  • FISTFUL OF DIAMONDS AND A CREOLE PEARL JUST MIGHT SPELL TROUBLE FOR TRACKER!A mysterious telegram from his favorite wildcat sends Tracker packin' for Oklahoma territory. His wayward partner, the lascivious Dierdre Long, has cooked up a jewel scam and...


  • A Mission for Dignity When former Pinkerton Talbot Roper receives a job offer from an ailing Civil War veteran whose Medal of Honor is about to be revoked, he agrees to help his fellow serviceman. Some believe that Howard Westover’s medal was und...


  • Augusto "Auggie" Velez-Colon is an Afghan vet who learned how to play the guitar during his military stint. After returning home he pursued his music and eventually turned up in Nashville, where he is now--eight years later--an in demand session musi...


  • IN CHINATOWN'S GAMBLING DENS, TRACKER'S WINNING DRAW IS HIS GUN.San Francisco's pleasure dens offered not only gambling, but opium, beautiful women, and a nefarious assortment of other vices. In fact, anything was available in Chinatown. Including a ...


  • New York private eye Miles Jacoby is hired to find a stolen collection of pulp magazines, but before long he's tangling with mobsters, hungry women and a sly killer. Said Elmore Leonard of the first Jacoby novel (Eye in the Ring): "If [it] moved any ...


  • WHEN TRACKER COMES LOOKING FOR A MAN, NO KID BETTER GET IN THE WAYTracker rode in just looking for a man and 20,000 stolen dollars. He didn't count on much trouble... except from women. Until he ran into Pat Garrett wearing a brand new sheriffs badge...


  • A MAN OF THE WILDERNESS—BIG AND HARD AS THEY COME—THAT'S MOUNTAIN JACK PIKE!Rough and rugged as the mountains that bred him, when Jack Pike blew into town—raunchy, randy, and ready for action—all the men stepped aside... and all the women sto...


  • A notorious gunslinger challenges Liz Archer to the showdown of her life… or death.Liz Archer steps in to protect innocent ranchers from a crooked banker in Wyoming who is grabbing up all their land. Liz falls hard for widowed Andrew Carter after s...


  • They call it the “crossroads of the world,” and from its inception Times Square has been the pulsing heartbeat of a city filled with life. Now, in this eclectic and electrifying collection, twenty acclaimed mystery writers take readers into the ...


  • A ROUGH LIFE BREEDS HARD MEN… AND THEY DON'T GET ANY HARDER THAN MOUNTAIN JACK PIKE!big, brawling bear of a man, Jack Pike is the king of a vanishing breed of mountain men, and the best beaver trapper in the Rockies! Loud and lusty, rough and randy...


  • Ya'll know the story of Aces and Eights (dead man's hand). The renown Western editor and author, Robert Randisi, relates more of the life of Wild Bill Hickok. Part law man, part thief and murderer, Wild Bill was all that and more, and Randisi's story...


  • WHEN TRACKER COMES LOOKING FOR A MAN, NO KID BETTER GET IN THE WAYTracker rode in just looking for a man and 20,000 stolen dollars. He didn't count on much trouble... except from women. Until he ran into Pat Garrett wearing a brand new sheriffs badge...


  • WITH A VENGEANCELiz Archer had an ache inside after the Nolan clan slaughtered her fiance and family. An ache only revenge could heal. She got help from Tate Gilmore who taught her how to shoot like a man and make love like a woman. He called her Ang...


  • "JUST TRACKER, MA'AM"It took just one hard-drinking, high-rolling poker game to make Tracker the owner of one of the fanciest hotels in San Francisco. With his buddy Duke Farrell, one of the West's slickest con men, Tracker took off to see his new me...


  • * Starred Review Booklist. "The final entry in Randisi's Brooklyn trilogy is dark, brooding, and thoroughly compelling [with] . . . clever plotting and an engaging narrative voice. Randisi has written hundreds of crime stories and earned numerous awa...


  • Bing Crosby wants to buy a horse to indulge his other passion--when he’s not playing golf with Bob Hope, that is. But when his trainer fails to show up in Vegas, and when he finds the horse’s owner dead, problems begin to mount up. Time for Eddie...


  • A Rat Pack Mystery - When a rumour spreads that Frank Sinatra's ex-wife, Hollywood Goddess Ava Gardner, was seen in the Sands Hotel & Casino in a state of distress, sleuth Eddie G. is asked to check it out. Eddie tracks her down to LA, where he finds...


  • He almost paid the ultimate price for a crime he didn't commit. Now Decker is determined to track down others wanted by the law. He'll make sure the innocent have nothing to fear. But the guilty won't stand a chance against THE BOUNTY HUNTER When ...


  • A MAN AND HIS HORSE Lancaster's been in some tough situations before, but this one has to be the worst: attacked by three men and left to die in the desert -- no weapons, no water, no horse. Still, he refuses to die without exacting some kind of ret...


  • Fast-paced gumshoe tales that have won the coveted Shamus award from the Private Eye Writers of America. Volume I includes stories by John Lutz, Bill Pronzini, Lawrence Block, Brendan DuBois, Loren D. Estleman, Ed Gorman, Mickey Spillane, Marcia Mull...


  • "No fat on its bones. Never slows down." Bill Crider. Cop on the run . . . Jake Gilmartin's buddies on the NYPD are out to kill him, and the only man he can turn to for help is his son . . . who hates his guts. A new hard-boiled novel by the author o...


  • Fifteen hard-boiled stories by the author Booklist called "one of the last true pulp writers." An honest cop marked for a fall . . . A high-upkeep mistress with a taste for strangers . . . "A master of the genre . . . One of the best" (Michael Connel...


  • No one knows much about the Baron. But one whisper in that cultured accent is enough to set even the most hardened of men shaking in their boots. He's clearly cut from a different cloth than other hired killers in the Wild West. But he's just as dead...


  • Men fell prey to her angel eyes...and killing ways.WOLF PASS Liz Archer turns bounty hunter as she sets her sights on a vicious wolf and two rugged men. NO REST FOR THE WEARY A rancher in Wolf Pass, Montana threatens to disclose Liz Archer’s ident...



  • He almost paid the ultimate price for a crime he didn't commit. Now Decker is determined to track down others wanted by the law. He'll make sure the innocent have nothing to fear. But the guilty won't stand a chance against THE BOUNTY HUNTER Decke...


  • Thrilling new stories set during Tinsletown's glittering criminal past by today's top mystery writers.Commissioned exclusively for this anthology and featuring the bestselling, always compelling mystery writer Michael Connelly, as well as his broody ...


  • He almost paid the ultimate price for a crime he didn't commit. Now Decker is determined to track down others wanted by the law. He'll make sure the innocent have nothing to fear. But the guilty won't stand a chance against THE BOUNTY HUNTER Red ...


  • It's 1961 and Las Vegas is still the place to be. Eddie Gianelli, pit boss at the Sands Casino, now considers the Rat Pack his friends. And this time, his friend Frank Sinatra wants him to help Sammy. Someone has an embarrassing photo of Sammy and wa...


  • He almost paid the ultimate price for a crime he didn't commit. Now Decker is determined to track down others wanted by the law. He'll make sure the innocent have nothing to fear. But the guilty won't stand a chance against Brian Foxx was a legen...


  • Professional gambler Ty Butler knows he should keep moving to stay ahead of the killers who wiped out his family and are now gunning for him. But when a serious card player finds a challenging game in an honest house, he wants to stay awhile. For...


  • When Sam McCall got word his pa had died, something seemed suspicious. And even though he and his brothers hadn't been home in twenty years, they wanted the truth. But as soon as they got back to Texas, a posse of hired guns opened fire. Turns out th...


  • Vegas, 1960. Gamblin', drinkin', and everybody's misbehavin'. Six months ago, while they were filming Ocean's 11, the Rat Pack needed Eddie Gianelli's help to track down the mug who was sending threatening letters to Dino. Now they're back for the pr...


  • On the run from the assassins who murdered his family, Ty Butler found a new way to survive: with a few good hands, a loaded gun, and a little luck. But lying low and keeping out of his hunters' gunsights is getting harder to do since he started earn...


  • Faulkner is a money gun, a gun for hire, and has been for twenty-five years. But that doesn't mean he's a hired killer. He'll use his gun if he has to, but only as a last resort. That looks pretty likely on his latest job. He's agreed to watch his fr...


  • Ted Shea thought he was a goner for sure. All the years he'd worked to build his Montana spread and fine herd of prime beef meant nothing if he couldn't sell them. And with a vicious rustler and his gang of cutthroats scaring all the hands, no one wa...


  • Ty Butler came from Eastern wealth--but killers destroyed everyone who shared his name. Seeking a safe haven in the open West, he's found a home among the outlaws, tinhorns, and fugitives who gather at the gaming table. His skill at reading faces and...



  • Featuring standout writers of mystery and suspense like Lawrence Block, Jeffery Deaver, James W. Hall, Jeff Abbott, Max Allan Collins, and Lee Child -- all of them best-selling authors, most of them winners of Edgar or Shamus awards (or both) -- this...


  • Las Vegas, 1960. Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop, and Peter Lawford are the Kings of Cool---the Rat Pack. Ocean's 11 is their first movie together and they have taken Sin City by storm---filming during the day and cavor...


  • A Debt to the Dead For Daniel Shaye and his boys, the law comes second, family first. So when a letter -- an urgent cry for help -- arrives from a woman who claims to be the mother of a child sired by Shaye's late son, Matthew, the former lawman a...


  • NYPD Detective Sergeant Dennis McQueen has his hands full with a very bizarre case. A series of dead bodies have been found, all frozen--killed by various methods, but disposed of in the same manner. Just a coincidence, or is there a serial killer at...


  • After twenty-five years in prison for shooting the men who'd killed his wife, John Henry Trapp is eager to return to the high, rugged mountain where he'd once been so happy. However, there are some old enemies who think the only way Trapp can pay his...


  • Having lost a wife to violence and a son to retribution, onetime Texas sheriff Daniel Shaye has brought what remains of his shattered family -- two grown boys fiercely devoted to their father and justice -- to Vengeance Creek, Arizona. In a lawless t...


  • Twelve thrilling Western tales that celebrate the proud heritage of the TEXAS RANGERS Louis L'Amour leads off this powerful collection with a stunning tale featuring his legendary Texas Ranger Chick Bowdrie. Here, too, are superb, action-packed en...


  • Kyle Maddux had been the toughest marshal in Oklahoma--until a brutal shooting left a bullet in his back and a bitter taste for vengeance in his mouth. They could make him turn in his badge, but they could never take away the honed reflexes of a lawm...


  • In the wake of two series of murders in which the victims are young boys in one location and girls in the other, detective Joe Keough and his partner, Harriet Connors, are dispatched from Washington, D.C., to identify a link between the two sets of k...


  • Centering around the tempermental world of jazz, from New York City to New Orleans, a smooth, finger-snapping collection of mystery stories features contributions by Michael Connelly, Peter Robinson, Ed Gorman, Julie Smith, Robert Ferrigno, Laura Lip...


  • The sheriff of Epitaph, Texas, Dan Shaye was a hard but just defender of the law -- a devoted husband and father who kept the truth about his violent past from the townfolk he protected. But then the hardcase Ethan Langer gang galloped into town look...


  • THE WRONG ARM OF THE LAW When legendary gunfighter John Locke is hired to ride shotgun on a fat payroll wagon bound for Turnback Creek, Montana, it's more than a job. It's a chance to reunite with his old riding partner, ex-Marshal Dale Cooper. Th...


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    Young boys are being kidnapped and then strangled to death in Chicago, while the same is happening to girls in St. Louis. Is there one killer driving up and down I-55, or two separate killers? Detective Joe Keough and his partner, Harriet Connors, re...


  • Lancaster's plans for having a well-deserved drink are thwarted by the lynching of an innocent man, and after saving the man's life, he finds himself on the way to California, protecting a wagon train filled with women and children. Original....


  • IS THE WIDOWMAKER THE GUN...OR THE MAN? John Locke has been many things -- lawman, bounty hunter, gun-for-hire. And when it comes to shooting, he's a dead shot with a six-gun or a rifle. Legends abound in the Old West depicting him as both a pilla...


  • All bets are off in this collection of thrilling stories, filled with high stakes, dangerous games, greed, and corruption, from Las Vegas to small-town bingo parlors, that features contributions from such bestselling authors as Lawrence Block, Leslie...


  • Featuring original short stories by Elmer Kelton, James Reasoner, Randy Lee Eickhoff, Robert Vaughan, Richard S. Wheeler, Tom Piccirilli, Ed Gorman and many others ""They died with their boots on.""So goes the old cliche that sums up the untimely dem...


  • This new Western anthology includes tales of Butch Cassidy, Ned Christie, Sam Bass, and other historical villains from America's Wild West-from the top names in Western fiction: Matt Braun, Donald Hamilton, Ed Gorman, Troy Smith, and others....


  • Robin Lobianco participates in a ménage à trois with a married couple, expecting nothing more than one evening of wild sex. But when they profess their love for her and ask her to move in with them, she rejects them. Soon the couple begins stalking...


  • London, 1888. A knife flashes in the fog. A madman has begun the most notorious and shocking series of murders in history. With each new discovery of a woman's mutilated body, the citywide panic grows. The police seem unable to stop the killer, even ...


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    When a deranged serial killer begins targeting pregnant women, Detective Joe Keogh is forced to make a decision that could change his personal and professional life forever, while hunting down the twisted individual responsible for these horrible cri...


  • Sue Grafton, Sara Paretsky, Lawrence Block, Bill Pronzini, William Campbell Gault, and other notable mystery writers present a collection of mystery tales featuring the exploits of such favorite private eye sleuths as Kinsey Millhone, V. I. Washawski...


  • This anthology is a collection of mystery stories by writers who attended the First Annual Mayhem in the Midlands Mystery Conference 2000 at the prestigious Omaha Sheraton Hotel (the old Aquila Court), cosponsored by Omaha Public Libary and Lincoln C...


  • A gripping western follows young lawman Elfego Baca, who must prove his reputation as an excellent gunslinger, as he summons all of his bravery and courage to defeat eighty cowboys in a brutal gunfight. ...


  • In honor of the twentieth anniversary of The Private Eye Writers of America, this entertaining anthology of whodunits presents fourteen original stories by Max Allan Collins, Loren D. Estelman, Warren Murphy, Carolina Garcia-Aguilera, S. J. Rozan, an...



  • The Private Eye Writers of America present a new anthology of stories by Shamus Award-winning mystery writers, including works by Jeremiah Healy, Loren D. Estleman, Max Allan Collins, Gary Phillips, Les Roberts, S. J. Rozan, and many others. Original...


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    Joe Keough, St. Louis's top homicide cop, knows what it's like to stare into the face of death, to sift through the handiwork of killers. And now he'll have to do it again. A body has been found near the famous St. Louis Arch, its blood staining the ...



  • A small slipup on the part of detective Nick Turner, a twisted serial killer, and some dogged police work reveal the mysterious motives behind a series of seemingly unrelated murders. Previously published as The Turner Journals. Reprint....


  • in First Cases Volume 3

    Follow Tony Hillerman's Jim Chee as he investigates rumors of witchcraft in the steamy Southwest. Join Laura Lippman's Tess Monaghan when she looks into a suspicious house fire in Baltimore. Compare the detecting tactics of Maxine O'Callaghan's pione...


  • Lancaster hangs up his six-shooter and grabs a bottle after accidentally killing a young girl in a gunfight, but when another girl needs his help, he will fight to regain his soul and his honor in order to save her. Original....


  • in Legend

    Seven winners of the Spur Award--including Elmer Kelton and Loren D. Estleman--come together to document the life of the legendary Lyle Speaks, from his tormented childhood to his years as a cattle rancher and his regrettable exploits in between. Ori...


  • Gil and Claire Hunt seek to clear Claire's name after three women are brutally slain while watching Claire's home-shopping show on television, finding that the maniac responsible poses a threat to their lives as well....


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    Brooklyn-born Detective Joe Keough, arriving for a new job in St. Louis, quickly becomes drawn into two cases--one involving a little boy--and a trail of abductions and murder. By the author of Blood on the Arch. Reprint....


  • An anthology of twelve stories awarded the Shamus Award by the Private Eye Writers of America features the work of the most talented practitioners of contemporary detective fiction, including Lawrence Block, Mickey Spillane, and Nancy Pickard. Reprin...



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    A brutal serial killer stalks young women in New York City as Joe Keough, a detective with nothing to lose, challenges the system to get to the truth--and risks failure that could leave the city in the grip of fear....


  • Life's good for Miles Jacoby: He's just been offered a partnership in a major investigatory agency in New York, his Village bar is becoming a popular watering hole, and he's got two cases.First, he's hired to find out who stole Stan Waldrop's act - l...



  • From Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Edgar Allan Poe to Dorothy Sayers and Ellery Queen, the best mystery writers have always favored the short story. And the tradition is alive and well in Deadly Allies II, the second collaboration between the two most i...


  • There's a song extolling the pleasures of autumn in New York, but for Miles Jacoby, a private investigator who spends too much of his time on the Big Apple's streets, the opportunity to go to Florida in October has certain charms. Not the least of th...


  • An anthology of mystery works by the two most influential mystery writers' organizations includes stories by Sue Grafton, Loren Estleman, Susan Dunlap, Sara Paretsky, Ben Schutz, Max Allan Collins, Jeremiah Healy, and others. 15,000 first printing....


  • Private eye Nick Delvecchio (No Exit from Brooklyn) returns in the sort of fast-paced mystery that has made author Robert J. Randisi's name synonymous with the modern detective novel. Nick's brother Vincent, a Roman Catholic priest, stands accused of...





  • A collection of stories by noted private eye authors, this third anthology in the series contains works by George C. Chesbro, Max Allan Collins, Wayne D. Dundee, Sue Grafton, Rob Kantner, John Lutz, and Arthur Lyons...




  • Stephen Greenleaf, Lawrence Block, Bill Pronzini, Sara Paretsky, Loren Estleman, and Michael Z. Lewin are among the master mystery writers represented in this collection of outstanding private eye stories...






  • Penny is the daughter of one of the owners at Staten Island Downs, a popular New York race track. Everyone agrees that she’s a knockout. When she disappears, her father calls in a favor and Henry Po, an investigator for the Racing Commission, is as...