The Detective The Pipe Girl

Author: Michael Craven
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062305603
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Finalist for the 2015 Nero Wolfe Award Finalist for the 2015 Shamus Award With a style as distinct as crime masters such as Elmore Leonard, Carl Hiassen, and Harlan Coben, Michael Craven delivers a richly atmospheric, humorous, fast-paced mystery that introduces unforgettable private eye John Darvelle and brilliantly captures the seductive mood and magnetism of Los Angeles. Private Detective John Darvelle is a man of specific tastes—simple design, smart women, cheap American beer. He’s a man of specific opinions—drive a car nobody can remember, avoid brunch at all costs, and don’t live in Brentwood. And he adheres to his own professional code—an indelible blend of commitment, loyalty, and experience. He also plays a lot of ping-pong. Arthur Vonz is one of Tinseltown’s most powerful men, a filmmaker among the ranks of Spielberg, Coppola, and Kubrick. He hires Darvelle to find a young woman named Suzanne Neal, an incandescent beauty who just might be hiding something. What starts as an easy assignment soon has Darvelle plunging deep into the seductive and hidden world of Hollywood’s elite. A twisting, turning journey that puts him face-to-face with the LAPD, a ruthless underground crime operation, and a cold-blooded killer. It’s the case of a lifetime that could end his life.

The Detective The Chinese High Fin

Author: Michael Craven
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062439383
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Attention, fans of Carl Hiaasen, Harlan Coben, and Robert B. Parker! The author of The Detective & The Pipe Girl—nominated for both the Nero Wolfe and Shamus Awards—returns with another whip-smart, funny, and propulsive mystery featuring singular Los Angeles P.I. John Darvelle. Private Detective John Darvelle is back—drinking cheap beer, playing ping-pong and sharing his philosophy on everything from work/life balance to restaurants with bad air-conditioning. (He doesn’t believe in the former, he despises the latter.) Darvelle is hired to find the killer of Keaton Fuller, a well-born Los Angeles man gunned down in his own driveway. The cops couldn’t solve the case, in part because everyone who came in contact with Keaton despised him. Translation: Anybody could have done it. Following a trail of the dead man’s betrayals, Darvelle finds himself in the exotic, high-stakes world of rare tropical fish. The fish are certainly valuable enough to kill for, but is there something more menacing going on? As Darvelle relentlessly drives toward the truth, a showdown awaits that is at once riveting, visceral, and very, very dangerous. It’s a case only he could solve—just as long as he’s willing to put his life on the line.

Body Copy

Author: Michael Craven
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061984116
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Introducing Donald Tremaine, P.I. Once the world's number one surfer, Donald Tremaine quit at the top of his game, moved into a trailer in Malibu, and became a detective. Beautiful women don't ask for his autograph anymore. Now they ask for his help—like the stunning Nina Aldeen, who wants Tremaine to solve the murder of her uncle, advertising mogul Roger Gale, brutally slayed in his L.A. office a year earlier. The police investigation went nowhere. The suspects are many, and the victim had more secrets than anyone ever knew. But the closer Tremaine gets to the truth, the closer he comes to a killer who just might make his most complicated case his last. A novel that both honors and invigorates the classic private eye novel, Body Copy loudly heralds the arrival—with a bullet—of a major contender on the noir scene.

The Purloined Curio A Lizzie Borden Girl Detective Mini Mystery

Author: Richard Behrens
Publisher: Nine Muses Books
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Introducing Miss Lizzie Borden of Fall River, Massachusetts, a most excellent girl detective and the most remarkable young woman ever to take on the criminal underworld. Many years before her infamous arrest and trial for the murders of her father and stepmother, Lizzie Borden pursued a career as a private consulting detective as chronicled in this clever and imaginative series of short stories. When Elizabeth Wingate, a fraudulent spiritualist, comes to Fall River to exploit the grief of a bereaved widow, Lizzie Borden the Girl Detective joins forces with her cousin Sarah Borden and Homer Thesinger the Boy Inventor to protect the widow and expose a dark secret. Is the Cabinet of Curiosities haunted by the spirit of Awashuncks, Squaw Sachem of the Sakonnet? Find out in The Purloined Curio, the third mystery in the Lizzie Borden Girl Detective Mini-Mystery series.

Eleven Pipers Piping

Author: C.C. Benison
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
ISBN: 0385670168
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The annual Burns dinner at Thornford Regis is an occasion for bagpipes, haggis and scotch. It ends up an occasion for tragedy when Will Moir, one of the pipers, is found alone, in a tower, dead of an apparent heart attack. Father Tom Christmas, the vicar of the town, is privy to all of the secrets of its inhabitants, and is one of the first to find out that Will Moir was poisoned. The town's suspicions go in many directions, and Christmas soon learns secrets that have been kept for generations--illicit trysts, even murders--the ramifications of which may have fallen onto poor Will Moir. Brimming with wit, laced with genuine surprise and featuring one of the most memorable (and unlikely) detectives in the cozy genre today, Eleven Pipers Piping mines the rich history of a small town to solve its most stunning crime.

A Three Pipe Problem

Author: Julian Symons
Publisher: House of Stratus
ISBN: 1842329308
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Actor Sheridan Haynes had a preoccupation with Sherlock Holmes. So when the chance came for him to play the part in a TV series, his dreams had come true. And when London was plagued by a series of unsolved murders, it seemed natural for him to investigate. Was this a case of a misguided actor, or was Sheridan actually on to something?

Touch Me Not

Author: Cynthia Riggs
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 9781429964647
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Victoria Trumbull, the ninety-two-year-old poet/sleuth, is back in another entertaining mystery, set in beautiful Martha's Vineyard. A mathematical knitters group is working on a coral reef quilt for a competition to draw attention to global warming. When a telephone stalker begins preying on their members, they become terrified and distracted and turn to Victoria Trumbull for help. Victoria and Police Chief Casey O'Neill attempt to track down the man the women suspect of stalking, but he seems to have disappeared. To complicate matters, someone gets killed. Victoria must solve the murder and also deal with issues on the home front when her daughter, Amelia, arrives from California, determined to help her mother and concerned that Victoria may be too great a burden on Elizabeth, Amelia's daughter. Cynthia Riggs has once again created a suspenseful mystery with a cast of eccentric and memorable Island characters, bringing the rich setting of Martha's Vineyard to life.

Desolate Angel

Author: Chaz McGee
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101082038
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First in a series that takes readers into a new dimension in detective stories. He was once a second-rate cop, a mediocre husband, and an absent father. But ever since he was killed in a drug bust gone bad, Kevin Fahey's been a lost soul in limbo. Until he encounters a dead victim whose murder he thought he solved, a girl who points him to a fresh body. And Fahey realizes he imprisoned the wrong man-and the true killer is still on the loose.

Fergus Hume The Ultimate Mystery Collection 21 Thriller Novels In One Volume

Author: Fergus Hume
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8026864816
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This carefully crafted ebook: “FERGUS HUME - The Ultimate Mystery Collection: 21 Thriller Novels in One Volume” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Fergus Hume (1859-1932) was a prolific English novelist. His self-published novel, “The Mystery of a Hansom Cab”, became a great success. Hume based his descriptions of poor urban life on his knowledge of Little Bourke Street. It eventually became the best selling mystery novel of the Victorian era, author John Sutherland terming it the "most sensationally popular crime and detective novel of the century". Table of Contents: The Mystery of a Hansom Cab Professor Brankel's Secret Madame Midas The Harlequin Opal The Expedition of Captain Flick Hagar of the Pawn-Shop The Silent House The Bishop’s Secret A Woman's Burden The Pagan’s Cup A Coin of Edward VII The Mandarin's Fan The Red Window The Secret Passage The Opal Serpent The Green Mummy The Crowned Skull The Solitary Farm The Mystery Queen Red Money A Son of Perdition