e-artnow presents to you this ultimate murder mystery collection by the master of the genre: The Father Brown Stories: The Innocence of Father Brown: The Blue Cross The Secret Garden The Queer Feet The Flying Stars The Invisible Man The Honour of Israel Gow The Wrong Shape The Sins of Prince Saradine The Hammer of God The Eye of Apollo The Sign of the Broken Sword The Three Tools of Death The Wisdom of Father Brown: The Absence of Mr. Glass The Paradise of Thieves The Duel of Dr. Hirsch The Man in the Passage The Mistake of the Machine The Head of Caesar The Purple Wig The Perishing of the Pendragons The God of the Gongs The Salad of Colonel Cray The Strange Crime of John Boulnois The Fairy Tale of Father Brown The Incredulity of Father Brown: The Resurrection of Father Brown The Arrow of Heaven The Oracle of the Dog The Miracle of Moon Crescent The Curse of the Golden Cross The Dagger with Wings The Doom of the Darnaways The Ghost of Gideon Wise The Secret of Father Brown: The Mirror of the Magistrate The Man With Two Beards The Song of the Flying Fish The Actor and the Alibi The Vanishing of Vaudrey The Worst Crime In the World The Red Moon of Meru The Chief Mourner of Marne The Secret of Flambeau The Scandal of Father Brown: The Quick One The Blast of the Book The Green Man The Pursuit of Mr. Blue The Crime of the Communist The Point of a Pin The Insoluble Problem The Vampire of the Village The Donnington Affair The Mask of Midas Novels: The Man who was Thursday Manalive Short Stories: The Club of Queer Trades: The Tremendous Adventures of Major Brown The Painful Fall of a Great Reputation The Awful Reason of the Vicar's Visit The Singular Speculation of the House-Agent The Noticeable Conduct of Professor Chadd The Eccentric Seclusion of the Old Lady The Man Who Knew Too Much The Trees of Pride Tales of the Long Bow The Poet and the Lunatics Four Faultless Felons The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond The White Pillars Murder The Sword of Wood
Father Brown, The Man Who Knew Too Much, The Trees of Pride, The Poet and the Lunatics, The White Pillars Murder. ... There is no sort of proof that they were murdered, but that implication is perpetually made when the question is asked ...
Author: G. K. Chesterton
Investigating the way Hollywood scoops up notorious criminals and turns them into legends, this entertaining who's-who guide provides thumbnail sketches of such killers as Ma Barker, Black Beard, Al Capone, John Wesley Hardin, and Charles Starkweather. Noting that some figures are glamorized in popular culture (Jesse James), while others are demonized (Charles Manson), this encyclopedic collection explores the legends' emotional truths as depicted in movies, stories, and songs. Facts of the real cases behind these notorious criminals are also presented, including the landmark rulings that pioneered new approaches to criminal justice.
To properly celebrate, they bought a five-gallon keg of the finest 100-proof corn whisky and a tub of home brew. About a dozen friends, including Smith's best bud Ab Walker, were invited and they began drinking in the afternoon.
Author: Mike Mayo
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
Category: True Crime
Menacing signs of murder abound at a luxury woodland resort: a noose in the attic, blood in the lobby, an open grave in the cellar. The only thing missing? A corpse. But for how long? Guests include a panoply of wealthy and connected vacationers. They dismiss these signs as "stunts" to be expected with Halloween upcoming. But not everyone is so sanguine. They know what's happening echoes a past murder at the resort, one that went undiscovered and unpunished. Worse, these signs may portend a repeat of that killing, placing everyone at risk. Harry, a private eye, and Cardamine, his psychic wife, find themselves embroiled in this twisted tale of murder within a murder. Come. Check in to the resort with them - if you dare.
She rarely imbibed in liquor, especially not 100-proof, and god forbid before 10 o'clock in the morning! “To Harry Truman,” she proposed a toast. They drank. “Now,” Harry asked, “about them pranks...” “They're not pranks!
Author: Neal Enrick
"Bugliosi, the quintessential prosecutor, has written a crime book that should be read by every lawyer and judge in America."—F. Lee Bailey On December 11, 1966, a mysterious assassin shot Henry Stockton to death, set his house on fire, and left the scene without a trace. A year later, when a woman was found brutally killed, shreds of evidence suggested a connection between the two murders. In the Palliko-Stockton trial, prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi offered a brilliant summation that synthesized for the jury the many inferences and shades of meaning in the testimony, fitting all the pieces together in a mosaic of guilt. But will the jury be persuaded?
Based on the fact that Henry was 72 inches tall and weighed 220 pounds, Noguchi now testified that to get a blood alcohol content of ten percent, Henry would have had to ingest approximately five one-ounce shots of 100 proof whiskey or ...
Author: Vincent Bugliosi
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Category: True Crime
Hazel killed Dr. Julius. Took his head clean off! Or did she? Hazel was a category 4 hurricane that hit the Carolinas and Virginia in the fall of 1954. In its wake, scores of people lay maimed and dead. In the harried days of recovery, Virginia's Fluvanna County coroner ruled Dr. Julius' death an ""act of God."" But some in his family didn't hold the Almighty culpable. They thought it was murder. ""Hazel didn't do it! Someone killed him!"" the doctor's daughter insisted in her plea to Harry to investigate the matter, one the police considered closed. He was skeptical, but how could he refuse her? She was just 9 years old.
“Four jiggers of 100-proof gin...” he muttered, half expecting her liver to explode on the spot. “Ehh, it's mother's milk to me,” Veri dismissed. “How 'bout a refill, Pops?” Against his better judgment, Max refilled her glass.
Author: Neal Enrick
Moonshine shop owner Hattie Hayes is ready to lend a hand when a mystery starts brewing at a train convention in Chattanooga, TN, in this charming cozy mystery series. Now that her moonshine shop is up and running, Hattie Hayes can focus her efforts on expanding her fledgling business to events in the area, like the Chattanooga Choo Choo Model Train Convention, which is running full steam ahead at the convention center down the block. Hattie is all aboard, seizing this perfect opportunity to promote her Southern homebrew to the folks who have come to the city for the annual event. But when an attendee dies after drinking some of Hattie’s moonshine, she’ll need to prove her innocence. Between tight-lipped train hobbyists and competitors for a coveted convention prize, Hattie has a wide array of suspects to choose from, and she’ll need to use all the tricks up her sleeve to make sure her moonshine business can survive a murderer and stay on track.
... author of Mulled to Death “ A creative storyteller , the author quickly builds a delightful and engaging community ... Kelly skillfully devises an intriguing mystery ... The Southern Homebrew series starts with a 100 - proof story .
Author: Diane Kelly
This carefully crafted ebook: “WILLIAM LE QUEUX Ultimate Collection: 100+ Spy Thrillers, Detective Mysteries, Adventure Classics, Historical Novels, War Stories & Crime Tales (Illustrated)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Novels The Great War in England in 1897 The Invasion of 1910 Guilty Bonds Zoraida The Temptress The Great White Queen Devil's Dice Whoso Findeth a Wife The Eye of Istar If Sinners Entice Thee The Bond of Black The Day of Temptation The Veiled Man The Wiles of the Wicked An Eye for an Eye In White Raiment Of Royal Blood Her Majesty's Minister The Under-Secretary The Seven Secrets As We Forgive Them The Sign of the Stranger The Hunchback of Westminster The Closed Book The Czar's Spy Behind the Throne The Pauper of Park Lane The Mysterious Mr. Miller Whatsoever a Man Soweth The Great Court Scandal The Lady in the Car The House of Whispers The Red Room Spies of the Kaiser The Great God Gold Hushed Up! A Mystery of London The Death-Doctor The Lost Million The Price of Power Her Royal Highness The White Lie The Four Faces The Sign of Silence The Mysterious Three At the Sign of the Sword The Mystery of the Green Ray Number 70, Berlin The Way to Win The Broken Thread The Place of Dragons The Zeppelin Destroyer Sant of the Secret Service The Stolen Statesman The Doctor of Pimlico Whither Thou Goest The Intriguers The Red Widow Mademoiselle of Monte Carlo This House to Let The Golden Face The Stretton Street Affair The Voice from the Void Short Story Collections Stolen Souls The Count's Chauffeur The Bomb-Makers The Gay Triangle Historical Works Rasputin the Rascal Monk The Minister of Evil The German Spy System from Within German Atrocities The Secrets of Potsdam Béla Kiss William Le Queux (1864-1927) was an Anglo-French writer who mainly wrote in the genres of mystery, thriller, and espionage, particularly in the years leading up to World War I. His best-known works are the invasion fantasy novels “The Great War in England in 1897” and “The Invasion of 1910.”
“I have already in my possession absolute proof of the identity of the murderer.” “Proof?” he gasped. “What — what do you mean?” With his eyes fixed upon me, his thin lips quivered as the startling truth dawned suddenly upon him.
Author: William Le Queux
From THE JURY BOX, Jon Breen's critical column in ELLERY QUEEN Mystery Magazine: *** Joel Townsley Rogers: Killing Time and Other Stories, with introduction and afterword by Alfred Jan, Ramble House, Six longish pulp stories, dating from 1934 to 1947, represent an undervalued writer. The title story about a disabled World War II veteran trying to break into mystery writing, offers affectionate parody and fair-play detection, while the magazine version of the classic The Red Right Hand captures its offbeat flavor only slightly less effectively than at full length. The outre plots often involve coincidence, though not to the fantastical extent of Harry Stephen Keeler, whose complete works are offered by Ramble House. (An indispensable companion is the earlier Rogers collection Night of Horror and Other Stories [Ramble House, including the much anthologized minor classic "The Murderer" and a Rogers bibliography compiled by son Tom Rogers, expanded by Francis M. Nevins.) And here's what four of America's favorite authors-about-town have to say about Ramble House's two Joel Townsley Rogers' collections, NIGHT OF HORROR and KILLING TIME- "Rogers was the real deal, author of a true masterpiece, The Red Right Hand, and a pulp man who could, and did, do it all. If you want the strong heady thrill of genuine pulp - and not the pale imitation that came later - latch on to both of these collections immediately." - Ed Gorman "Killing Time collects six pulp novellas by Joel Townsley Rogers, including the original version of the classic The Red Right Hand, along with a story about a pulp writer and a story with a character named Captain Sparrow, whom I like to think is a distant cousin to the famous Pirate of the Caribbean. Highly recommended!" - Bill Crider "The six tales gathered here are among Joel Townsley Rogers' most accomplished pulp magazine contributions of the 30s and 40s - cleverly plotted, highly atmospheric, suspenseful, and dripping with menace. The original magazine version of his classic crime novel, The Red Right Hand, and Alfred Jan's insightful analyses of Rogers' work, are the highlights. Killing Time is a must for every connoisseur of vintage crime fiction." - Bill Pronzini "Ramble House has specialized in bringing neglected (and sometimes alternative) geniuses back into print. First came the great Harry Stephen Keeler, then the so-clever Norman Berrow. More recently Ramble House has been sparking the rehabilitation of Joel Townsley Rogers, a versatile and prolific author who seemed to be totally forgotten save for one novel, The Red Right Hand. Killing Time is the second Ramble House collection of Rogers's shorter fiction, and every story in it, from the 1934 'Murder of the Dead Man' to the 1947 title story, hits with a wallop and a sting. Bravo! Bravissimo!" - Richard A. Lupoff
Clover Dew, 100-proof. “I can make it four,” he said, with a hurried, anxious smile, setting the bottle down again with a hand that shook. “That's twice the regular rate. I'll give you a check right now and take you around to the ...
Author: Joel Townsley Rogers
There was a nasty murder trial going on that simmering summer in Los Angeles. ... I had another package — a 100-proof Relska Vodka carton (“It's Tasteless”) sealed with brown gummed tape and tied with twine, addressed by United Parcel ...
Author: David Ossman
Publisher: BearManor Media
One-time charter boat sailor Farley Halladay is widowed now and ashore but she's still up to her gunnels in murder, blue water and white-hot intrigues. While operating her online business, caring for an elderly alcoholic, solving the murder of a young, pregnant woman with her black Haitian sheriff buddy and working out with her brassy fitness coach, she takes readers from a Florida retirement community to the seven seas. See her weekly posts at farleyhalladay.blogspot.com
The upperclassmen forced one freshman to chug a pint of 100 proof vodka without stopping. They ruled it accidental death by alcohol poisoning.” “Accidental, hell. It's suicide-by-stupidity. We saw it in the islands too,” I chimed ...
Author: Farley Halladay
Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.