Series List:21 titles



  • Book - 1

    In the heat of a mysterious murder, Stanley has his long-awaited chance to prove himself as a real detective … but what price will he have to pay to do this? To solve this case Stanley must descend into a modern-day inferno that consists of drugs ...


  • Book - 2

    Stanley Hastings, the NY Private Investigator, is back in the swing of investigation. Playing it safe and toning down his investigations, however, doesn't work for him because he seems to be a trouble magnet. He becomes involved with an apparently in...


  • Book - 3

    Good old Stanley, always willing to do a favor. Stanley Hastings, the worst private detective in New York--maybe in the known universe--enters the big league. When asked to investigate Sergeant MacAullif's son-in-law, Stanley gets himself into troubl...


  • Book - 4

    Stanley Hastings, is still signing up clients for a law firm in New York. Lately, however, unknown hands have strangled several prospects before Stanley can get a signature. Things look bad for Stanley and/or the law firm until Stanley, bucking the f...


  • Book - 5

    "What's wrong with me?" is the thought that crosses Stanley Hastings's mind when he gets his first paying client. Stanley has absolutely no interest in being a P.I., but hey, he needs to pay the bills. The novice P.I.'s first victim . um . client is ...


  • Book - 6

    Hall's (Client ) latest addition to the Stanley Hastings series featuring the somewhat inconsequential private detective who specializes in negligence cases, finds Hastings reluctantly serving as a juror in a numbingly boring trial. Fellow juror and ...


  • Book - 7

    Stanley Hastings, who usually chases ambulances for negligence lawyer Richard Rosenberg, finally has his own client: mousy Melissa Ford, who wants him to look into her boyfriend David Melrose's background. In just one day's work, Stanley finds out so...


  • Book - 8

    Stanley Hastings never gave up his day job. Being private eye for an ambulance-chasing New Yor lawyer specializing in accident claims has become hi career. He carries a .35 (millimeter camera to photograph cracks in the sidewalk) instead of a .38. He...


  • Book - 9

    She had shoulder-length blond hair and a perfectly symmetrical face, wide-eyed and innocent as a newborn babe. Her name was Marlena, and, against his better judgment, private detective Stanley Hastings agreed to act as a go-between between the "babe"...






  • Book - 10

    IT STARTED OFF AS A MURDER MYSTERY/COURTROOM DRAMA. BY THE TIME THE CAMERAS ROLLED IT WAS HANDS OF HAVOC, FLESH OF FIRE, FEATURING KUNG FU FIGHTING, A BEVY OF BIMBOS, AND, LO AND BEHOLD, A CAMEO OF A CORPSE. Talk about film noir. Stanley Hastings'...


  • Book - 11

    Hall's latest one-word title describes the further adventures of Manhattan investigator Stanley Hastings. Attorney Richard Rosenberg, the personal injury specialist who usually employs Stanley, has him investigate the alibi of his latest client, a ri...


  • Book - 12

    The good news is Stanley Hastings has a real, paying client. The bad news is his client, Cranston Pritchert, cant seem to tell him anything more than that he’s being set up. And after some initial sleuthing to try to unravel the alleged set-up, all...


  • Book - 13

    ``I don't deal in danger,'' Stanley Hastings aptly tells his latest client. But Maxine Winnington, who obviously hasn't seen Stanley's r‚sum‚, hires him anyway to identify the person who's been harassing her with anonymous threatening phone calls...


  • Book - 14

    Reluctant investigator Stanley Hastings is stranded at the Blue Frog Ponds Inn, a trendy New England bed-and-breakfast, where he is vacationing with his wife, Alice. Their cheerless room with its paper-thin walls, no TV, and a blue cartoon frog on th...


  • Book - 14

    Having survived a murderously uncomfortable New England holiday in the much-praised Cozy, private eye Stanley Hastings returns to more familiar New York urban turf with his twisted logic and droll style effectually intact. With Joe Balfour -- a clien...


  • Book - 15

    Private Eye Stanley Hastings doesn't want for idiosyncrasies, as fans of this long-running "unconventional" and "very funny" (The New York Times) mystery series know. For instance, he doesn't carry a gun. So he seems a particularly improbable choice,...


  • Book - 16

    The latest in the beloved Stanley Hastings series--the unlikeliest private eye in New York City, who doesn't even carry a gun. Poor Stanley Hastings. After getting hired by a hitman and nearly getting shot, the put-upon PI needed some fun, so when...


  • Book - 17

    Stanley Hastings finally felt like a real PI, staking out a New Jersey motel to get evidence on a woman's cheating husband. It should have been a piece of cake. Only the husband wasn't cheating, someone killed him, and the cops are trying to pin the ...


  • Book - 17.5

    A Stanley Hastings short story, originally published in Canine Christmas: When Santa leaves a dead body under the tree at the Vermont country inn where Stanley and Alice are staying, the local police are stumped. Can Stanley solve the crime, or will...


  • Book - 18

    The novel that takes Stanley Hastings, the ever-loquacious New York private detective, on safari in Zambia ... What could possibly go wrong? Stanley Hastings on safari? I don’t think so. Neither did Stanley, until Alice’s small inheritance―c...


  • Book - 19

    A young woman found naked and stabbed to death in her apartment. It's the type of case that should be perfect for Stanley Hastings. Instead, it's his nightmare.  A sensational murder trial! A young woman found naked and stabbed to death in her ap...