Book List in Order: 27 titles

  • When Mac, renowned Chicago private eye, took on his newest case, it looked like he was going to earn an easy ten grand fee. His assignment was to deliver one million dollars in cool cash to the daughter of his client, notorious ex-gangster Marco Paul...


  • Sam Brokaw was a crook and a heel. He had a big job planned as soon as he got out of jail. But he didn't count on his jilted girlfriend, who wanted him put away for life - or Mac. This short story is counted as #18 in the Mac detective ser...


  • #17 in the Mac detective series. Mac is one of our best private eyes. -- San Francisco Chronicle Thomas B. Dewey is one of detective fiction's severely underrated writers! -- Bill Pronzini Mac has been called one of the most believable and humane ...


  • #2 in the Singer Batts mystery series, by Thomas B. Dewey.Thomas B. Dewey wrote four novels featuring Singer Batts, bibliophile and hotel owner. Singer prefers the company of his books and an occasional foray into the Lonely Hearts Club world. But he...


  • #4 in the Singer Batts mystery series, by Thomas B. Dewey.Thomas B. Dewey wrote four novels featuring Singer Batts, bibliophile and hotel owner. Singer prefers the company of his books and an occasional foray into the Lonely Hearts Club world. But he...


  • Thomas B. Dewey wrote four novels featuring Singer Batts, bibliophile and hotel owner. Singer prefers the company of his books and an occasional foray into the Lonely Hearts Club world. But he keeps getting embroiled in murders!The Boston Herald call...


  • When Mac tries to help a friend collect an unpaid bill, he gets more than he bargained for...including a corpse! #15 in the Mac detective series."Mac is one of our best private eyes." -- San Francisco Chronicle"Thomas B. Dewey is one of detective fic...


  • #3 in the Singer Batts series, by Thomas B. Dewey.Thomas B. Dewey wrote four novels featuring Singer Batts, bibliophile and hotel owner. Singer prefers the company of his books and an occasional foray into the Lonely Hearts Club world. But he keeps g...


  • A slightly shady congressmen... His sulky 18-year-old daughter... A dead bodyguard... And blackmail!It's all in a day's work for Mac, the Chicago detective. Another classic entry in the detective series that could have been ripped from today's headli...






  • They hopped a boxcar and made a run for it. He was a wanted man -- she was a woman who thought she's found her man. It was an outlawed passion, and it was doomed from the start...for crime always has a cost, and a life on the run is no life at all --...


  • I had a dossier that made Dillinger look like a petty thief. This information was on a white card in a metal file in the prison records office. Attached to it was a newspaper clipping, describing the trial and the sentence and another describing the ...


  • His enemies said Dick Kramer had River County in his pocket, and in the game Kramer was playing there were no holds barred. But Kramer couldn't do anything about the steamy, sweltering summer that was rapidly breeding the seeds of explosive violence....


  • ""Thomas B. Dewey is one of detective fiction's severely underrated writers!" - Bill Pronzini Pete Schofield had been to art-colony parties before. Usually they were all the same, but this one had an added kick. A giant punchbowl, filled to the ri"...


  • ""Thomas B. Dewey is one of detective fiction's severely underrated writers!" - Bill Pronzini "A neatly contrived and lively mixture of fast action and sex!" - The New York Times Doll Baby just sat there, blinking her long black lashes and dra"...


  • "Thomas B. Dewey is one of detective fiction's severely underrated writers!" -- Bill PronziniPete thought he had it made. A cool half-grand, plus expenses, just to deliver Uncle Pierce Bonwell's bright-eyed and burstin' niece, Honeylou, to her Aunt C...



  • Her name was Shaara, and she was built like a technicolor dream. From tip to toe. from back to front. the lady was intricately tattooed. The designs intrigued Pete Schofield, and so did the background. until he saw that thinking along her li...


  • Carol Ann was very photogenic. Especially in certain pictures... But it was more than just a case of over-exposure. There was also a small matter of murder. For Pete Schofield, it was all in a day's -- and night's -- work. And very enjoyable work at ...


  • So unmoving was the girl sitting on the wet rocks that, at first, she seemed a permanent feature of the rugged seascape. She was wearing an expensive evening dress and high-heel slippers. She seemed to be in a deep trance, her gaze fixed on the sea, ...


  • ""Thomas B. Dewey is one of detective fiction's severely underrated writers!" - Bill Pronzini The naked lady was very beautiful and very dead. The police found that she had circled Mac's name in her phone book - yet Mac couldn't remember her! Wha"...


  • PORTRAIT OF A PRIVATE COP."Call me Mac. I'm just a guy. I go around and get in jams and then try to figure a way out of them. I don't make very much money and most people insult me one way or another. I'm a fairly good shot with...


  • ""Thomas B. Dewey is one of detective fiction's severely underrated writers!" - Bill Pronzini In his second adventure, Mac is hired to tail a mother and her two kids on the train from Chicago to Los Angeles. All is going well until he is thrown of"...




  • Deadline sends Mac to a small town on a tight deadline to save a boy from execution for a brutal murder. Mac makes a beautiful job of it despite the townsfolk's violent hostility. #13 in the Mac detective series! Mac is one of our best private eyes...


  • The girl had lost her guitar-playing boyfriend, but he had left her the most deadly legacy of all -- fear. And now it was up to me to protect her from the gun-carrying thugs who were relentlessly tracking her down. Hoodlums, hootenannies, and homicid...


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