Archive for category Mystery & Crime

King, Stephen – The Colorado Kid

King, Stephen - The Colorado KidGenre: Mystery & Crime
Publisher: Hard Case
Number: HCC-013
Publication Date: 2005
Edition: 1st Edition
Cover Artist: Glen Orbik


On an island off the coast of Maine, a man is found dead. There’s no identification on the body. Only the dogged work of a pair of local newspapermen and a graduate student in forensics turns up any clues, and it’ s more than a year before the man is identified.

And that’s just the beginning of the mystery. Because the more they learn about the man and the baffling circumstances of his death, the less they understand. Was it an impossible crime? Or something stranger still?

No one but Stephen King could tell the story about the darkness at the heart of the unknown and our compulsion to investigate the unexplained.

With echoes of Dashiell Hammett’s THE MALTESE FALCON and the work of Graham Greene, one of the world’s great storytellers presents a moving and surprising tale whose subject is nothing less than the nature of mystery itself…


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Stout, Rex – Alphabet Hicks

Stout, Rex - Alphabet HicksGenre: Mystery/Crime
Publisher: Dell
Number: 146
Publication Date: 1941
Edition: 1st Edition
Cover Artist: Unknown

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Simenon, Georges – The Fugitive

Simenon, Georges - The FugitiveGenre: Mystery/Crime
Publisher: Signet
Number: 1465
Publication Date: 1958
Edition: 1st Printing
Cover Artist: Unknown



The blood throbbed in his wrists. His throat contracted with horror. He left the bedroom door and headed for the stairs.

The knowledge of what he had just seen throught the keyhole made him sick with disgust. Slowly his fists clenched and unclenched.

It was a simple question of justice. They must be punished.

He would use the gun.

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Robbins, Harold – Stiletto

Robbins, Harold - StilettoGenre: Mystery/Crime
Publisher: Dell
Number: 8284
Publication Date: 1959
Edition: 13th Printing
Cover Artist: Bob Abbett


He was Count Cardinali, international playboy, handsome, animal – with a deadly charm no woman could resist.

When Barbara Lang met Cesare Cardinali she was New York’s top fashion model, a matchless machine – cold, impersonal, perfect. But like many women before her, she was swept with a passion so strong it consumed her, so intense it frightened her.

Half jokingly she called him her angel of death.

There was a torrid romance. They were seen everywhere together, Vegas, Miami, New York. And strangely, a chain of violence followed them as they traveled – three murders, each carved by a deadly knife, each disposing of a dangerous witness against the all-powerful mafia.

She was blinded by love, but could she close her eyes to what she saw – the knife that lashed out for the world’s most vicious crime syndicate, the knife that was held by her angel of death.

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Polsky, Thomas – Curtains for the Copper

Polsky, Thomas - Curtains for the CopperGenre: Mystery/Crime
Publisher: Dell
Number: 700
Publication Date: 1951
Edition: 1st Edition
Cover Artist: Walter Brooks


It was the damnedest vice raid “Night Town” had ever seen…

“Grid” Griddle, ace reporter, heard the sing of a slug six inches from his skull… and then the procession began:

The first car missed him by a hair, as it screamed down Ferris Street.

Then came another car… rushing the vice chief’s provocative wife from the scene.

Then another… with just a flash of dark curls, enough to tab the driver as the gorgeous girl he’d seen in Patrolman Don Abel’s arms.

And still another… hell-bent from the hot spot, with Police Chief Caspar Pratt at the wheel.

It didn’t figure… until “Grid” found himself staring at the body of Dan Abel, dead as a doornail, his own gun in his hand!

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McGivern, William P. – Killer On The Turnpike

McGivern, William P. - Killer On The TurnpikeGenre: Mystery/Crime
Publisher: Pocket Books
Number: 6075
Publication Date: 1961
Edition: 1st Printing
Cover Artist: Unknown



Somewhere on the turnpike there was a psychpathic killer, with the one person who could identify him now his hostage. It was early night, and he had already changed cars twice, at two turnpike restaurants where careless drivers had foolishly left their car keys in the ignition.

He was traveling south when he left New York; now he was going in the opposite direction. The car he was driving was like a thousand others. He was safe – an innocent, annonymous unit in a vast complex of speeding cars and flashing lights.

He felt seven feet tall and filled to the brim with cunning and daring…

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McCloy, Helen – Through a Glass, Darkly

McCloy, Helen - Through a Glass, DarklyGenre: Mystery/Crime
Publisher: Dell
Number: 519
Publication Date: 1950
Edition: 1st Edition
Cover Artist: Robert Stanley

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