Book List in Order: 16 titles


  • In a quaint old restaurant, a chef relies on a devilish secret ingredient In Sbirro’s restaurant, there is no electric lighting, no music, and no menu. The only sound is the contented sighs of the regulars, who come every night in hopes that Sbirro...



  • A young drug runner gets revenge on a crime syndicate in this novel of deception and international double crosses from an Edgar Award–winning author. By the time David Hanna Shaw is shuttled off to an Ivy League school by his preoccupied mother, th...




  • From a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master: A Manhattan PI heads to Florida to deal with movie stars, a mysterious guru, and murder. New York City private eye John Milano’s new client is an old flame—and the fire is still burning in Miami Bea...



  • RECIPE FOR TERROR Begin with an American down on his luck in Paris. Summon him to the aid of a terrified, beautiful woman in a mansion shadowed by mysterious menace. Add a strangely warped child and a group of decadent aristocrats. Violently blend...



  • Four desperate ex-cons attempt an audacious kidnappingJames Flood and his three partners get out of jail with a single number on their minds: $1 million, in cash, for each of them. To get it, they have a simple plan, a mixture of home invasion and ki...



  • Michael and Amy Lloyd, live-in servants to the straightlaced Durie family, are slowly, and for seemingly innocent reasons, becoming involved in a series of events leading to tragedy, scandal, and ghastly death because of Margaret Durie, the elderly d...



  • In a desolate part of Brooklyn, a retired history professor plots mass murderThe withered old man speaks into a tape recorder. This is not a confession, he explains, but a presentation. He is Charles Witter Kirwan, a former academic who has lived his...



  • A grisly murder reveals the hateful secrets that lie beneath a small town’s surfaceThe locals call her the Ballou. An illustrator for a high-fashion magazine, she has been the talk of the upstate town of Sutton ever since she first appeared, pa...









  • His father humiliated, a teenage boy vows bloody revengeEvery sports fan in New York knows Al Judge, the hard-bitten reporter whose column is the scourge of gamblers, gangsters, and corrupt players across the city. Sixteen-year-old George LaMain is J...




  • Murray Kirk runs his private investigation agency like the business it is: he isn't interested in justice or crusades, just the profit and loss account. When he's asked to act for a young policeman accused of bribery, because he knows something about...



  • in Master's Choice: Volume II

    An outstanding array of crime fiction by some of today's leading authors is accompanied by short stories from the acclaimed writers who inspired them and features works by Ian Rankin, Joyce Carol Oates, Mary Higgins Clark, Evan Hunter, Edgar Allan Po...



  • in Murderous Schemes

    When plotting a murder (figuratively speaking), the mystery writer has at hand any number of M.O.'s including such tried and true conventions as the locked room, the unbreakable alibi, the double bluff, the mistaken identity, and many others. Indeed,...


Award-Winning Books by Stanley Ellin

The Eighth Circle
1959 Edgar Allan Poe Award -- Novel