Archive for category Mystery & Crime

Little, Constance and Gwenyth – The Black Shrouds

Little, Constance and Gwenyth - The Black ShroudsGenre: Mystery/Crime
Publisher: Popular Library
Number: 112
Publication Date: 1941
Edition: 1st Edition
Cover Artist: Unknown

FROM THE BACK COVER:

Dianna Prescott left her upstate home and came to New York to go on the stage. Instead, she was swept into the grim murder case that transformed Mrs. Markham’s boarding house into a place of creeping terror.

It all began with the disappearance of two old-maid sisters. When Diana found one of them asphyxiated and shrouded in black portieres, and the other stone dead on a balcony bench, she knew she was in a mess.

Being suspected by the police was bad enough, but when a book, an old photo and a man’s hat brought her close to the truth, she became the murderer’s next target.

An entertaining mystery highlighted with action and steadily-mounting suspense!

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Latimer, Jonathan – The Fifth Grave

Latimer, Jonathan - The Fifth GraveGenre: Mystery/Crime
Publisher: Popular Library
Number: 301
Publication Date: 1948
Edition: 1st Edition
Cover Artist: Unknown

FROM THE BACK COVER:

“YOU ARE IN DANGER!”

Karl Craven’s voice hammered insistently at Penelope Grayson. She looked at him in a drugged stupor. “But I am happy here,” she murmured. In three days Penelope would become the bride of a dead man in Solomon’s Vineyard, a bizarre religious cult. One night each year a beautiful girl was brought to the coffin of Solomon, the cult’s dead leader, and joined to him in unholy wedlock. And no bride ever lived through that night! Karl was hired by Penelope’s uncle to rescue her. He broke into the vineyard and soon found himself in a deadly conflict with the racketeers running the place. But the chief danger was a lush beauty called the Princess whose wild and immoral love-making almost lured Karl from his desperate mission.

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Lait, Jack & Mortimer, Lee – New York: Confidential!

Lait, Jack & Mortimer, Lee - New York: Confidential!Genre: Mystery/Crime
Publisher: Dell
Number: 1534
Publication Date: 1953
Edition: 1st Edition
Cover Artist: Unknown

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Kirk, Jeremy – The Build-Up Boys

Kirk, Jeremy - The Build-Up BoysGenre: Mystery/Crime
Publisher: Pocket Books
Number: 849
Publication Date: 1952
Edition: 1st Printing
Cover Artist: Tom Dunn

FROM THE BACK COVER:

THE INSIDE STORY

This is a crackling, high-powered novel about Clint Lorimer, a smart and ruthless operator who had every qualification for success as a public relations expert except for a small, deeply-buried shred of self-respect. And about Anne Tremaine, an advertising agency expert who was successively Clint’s partner, mistress and boss. And about Harvey Holt Ames, an amiable nitwit who inherited a company he didn’t know how to run until he got the build-up. And about sweet Peggy Devon, a reporter who couldn’t help loving a phony.

The Build-Up Boys is fiction but it has a solid basis in fact. It will tell you how the Public Relations business can operate and what it can do to itself and its clients.

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Kantor, MacKinlay – Signal Thirty-Two

Kantor, MacKinlay - Signal Thirty-TwoGenre: Mystery/Crime
Publisher: Bantam
Number: A965
Publication Date: 1950
Edition: 1st Printing
Cover Artist: Mitchell Hooks

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Hughes, Dorothy B. – The So Blue Marble

Hughes, Dorothy B. - The So Blue MarbleGenre: Mystery/Crime
Publisher: Dell
Number: 100
Publication Date: 1950
Edition: 1st Edition
Cover Artist: Unknown

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Household, Geoffrey – A Rough Shoot

Household, Geoffrey - A Rough ShootGenre: Mystery/Crime
Publisher: Bantam
Number: 1019
Publication Date: 1948
Edition: 1st Printing
Cover Artist: Unknown

FROM THE BACK COVER:

You won’t put this book down until you find out what happened to Roger Taine, the quiet sportsman, whose one unlucky shot plunged him deep into a fierce whirlpool of international plotting and murder.

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