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Calories (A Diana Andrews Mystery)

by Albert Tucher

Can't a working girl make a few dollars on Thanksgiving without tripping over a murder victim and taking heat from the cops? Prostitute Diana Andrews should know by now--the answer is always no! A holiday short...


A toast to the river Kura

by Fausto Rampazzo

Based on a true story. A seamy individual goes in search of Antonio Russo, a freelance journalist in the Georgian capital. Troubled meetings, shootings and violence will mark its inexorable descent into hell....


The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories: 5

by Ed Gorman & Martin H. Greenberg

Editors Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg have scoured the world to present the biggest and most consistently entertaining collection of crime and suspense stories from across the globe. Their first-rate picks...


The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories: 2

by Ed Gorman

It's not easy to collect, in a single volume, the finest mystery and suspense fiction the world has to offer, but The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories: Second Annual Collection rises to that challenge,...


Transgressions Vol. 4

by Sharyn Mccrumb, Joyce Carol Oates, Anne Perry & Ed McBain

New York Times bestsellers Sharyn McCrumb, Joyce Carol Oates, and Anne Perry each provided a brand-new, never-before-published tale for this unique collection of stories edited by New York Times bestselling...


The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories: 4

by Ed Gorman & Martin H. Greenberg

More than 200,000 words of the best mystery and suspense fiction from around the world

The world's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories

Each year, editors Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg cast their net far and wide,...


Discount Noir

by Patricia Abbott & Steve Weddle

If you thought standing in line at your local warehouse store was murder, then you haven't been to Megamart. These flash fiction tales of superstore madness and mayhem will make you think twice the next time...


While Bugles Blow!

by L. Ron Hubbard

He’s a handsome American Lieutenant in the French Foreign Legion. She’s a beautiful woman who’s as fiery as the North African sun. And she’s all his—bought and paid for in the village square. Put them...


The Magic Quirt

by L. Ron Hubbard

Old Laramie’s a good cook, but not good for much more than that. He’s about as heroic as Walter Brennan on a bender. But his luck—and his life—are about to take an amazing turn. Getting his hands on...


Killer's Law

by L. Ron Hubbard

Sheriff Kyle of Deadeye, Nevada, is headed east to the nation’s capital. Like Dennis Weaver in the television series McCloud, Kyle’s about to discover that the law can be even wilder in the big city than...


Red Death Over China

by L. Ron Hubbard

It is one of the greatest conflicts—and a pivotal turning point—in history…the Chinese civil war. The outcome is in the hands of one American pilot, John Hampton, a man who, like Bogart in Casablanca,...


Dead Man's Hand: Crime Fiction at the Poker Table

by Otto Penzler

If ever a subject begged to be associated with crime it is gambling, writes Otto Penzler in his introduction to this collection of short stories set at the poker table and beyond. In Walter Mosley’s Mister...


Learning to Kill: Stories

by Ed McBain

Ed McBain made his debut in 1956. In 2004, more than a hundred books later, he personally collected twenty-five of his stories written before that time. All but five of them were first published in the detective...


The Best American Noir of the Century

by James Ellroy & Otto Penzler

A treasure trove of a hundred years’ worth of the finest noir writing selected by James Ellroy


The Best American Mystery Stories 2011: The Best American Series

by Harlan Coben & Otto Penzler

A collection of the best mystery writing published in 2009 culled from a variety of sources.


Give Me Your Heart: Tales of Mystery and Suspense

by Joyce Carol Oates

A new collection of mesmerizing, macabre tales from "one of the most important living American writers" (Peter Straub, The New Statesman).


Double Sin and Other Stories

by Agatha Christie

In one of London's most elegant shops, a decorative doll in green velvet adopts some rather human, and sinister, traits. . . . A country gentleman is questioned about a murder that has yet to be committed. ....


The Regatta Mystery And Other Stories

by Agatha Christie

There's a body in a trunk; a dead girl's reflection is caught in a mirror; and one corpse is back from the grave, while another is envisioned in the recurring nightmare of a terrified eccentric. What's behind...


The Golden Ball And Other Stories

by Agatha Christie

Is it a gesture of goodwill or a sinister trap that lures Rupert St. Vincent and his family to a magnificent estate? How desperate is Joyce Lambert, a destitute young widow whose only recourse is to marry a...


Crime Where the Nights are Long: Canadian Stories of Crime and Adventure from the Golden Age of Storytelling

by David Skene-Melvin

Stories and tales taken from collections and magazines from the period known as "The Age of the Storytellers."