Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Weeping On Wednesday by Ann Purser

Lois Meade Mystery

Working mother and owner of a cleaning business, Lois has just hired on the daughter of the Abrahams, an eccentric, reclusive family. But when strange letters and omens put everyone on edge, Lois wonders if the rumors about the Abrahams are the key to a terrible secret.

Printing History
Written by Ann Purser (1933-) 

Severn House Publishers
June 2004

Berkley Books
February 2005

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Die Anytime, After Tuesday! by Carter Brown

Maybe the threat on the comedian's life was only a joke.
But who wants to give a murderer the last laugh?

 A part-time lesbian
A sex-happy starlet
A shy nympho
A topless virgin
Robert McGinnis Cover
Chief suspects in a sadistic plot to murder comedian Sam Sorel before the week is out. Which of these women sent the nightmarish warning? Which women would stop at nothing short of murder to take revenge for the sick comic's moist cruel and unnatural joke? Rick Holman, Hollywood's one man vice squad, has three wild days to explore every curve and angle. Dodging bullets, fists and flying clothes in his pursuit of the body most likely to succeed.

Printing History

Written by Alan G Yates (1923-1985)

Horwitz Publications
Numbered Series #147 (1969)

New American Library
Signet Books
T5175 (June 1969)

Monday, April 27, 2015

Murder On Monday by Robert Patrick Wilmot

Steve Considine sets a dragnet for a killer

Printing History
Written by Robert Patrick Wilmot

Pocket Books Inc
March 1954

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Mourned On Sunday by Helen Reilly

 Mystery For Each Day Of The Week

Printing History
Written by Helen Reilly (1891-1962)

Random House

Dell Books #63

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The Beautiful Frame by William Pearson

This is the story of a corpse, 
two dames and a sucker. 
The sucker's name is Vance Westfall 

Cover by James Meese
Printing History
Written by William Pearson
 Pocket Books #1039

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Blueprint For Murder by Roger Bax

Wealthy industrialist Charles Collison is found bludgeoned to death shortly after his son, Geoffrey, and nephew, Arthur Cross, return from World War II. As the principal beneficiaries of Charles' will, both men are suspects. Inspector James is called in to investigate and thinks he knows which of them is guilty.

Arthur Cross, who survives a concentration camp which leaves him conscienceless, returns to England to share, with his cousin, in an uncle's benevolence and affection and the promise of a substantial inheritance. Wanting his share now, rather than later, Cross plans ingeniously and infallibly his uncle's murder, waits many months before be can effect it with an alibi which the police cannot perforate much as they dislike him. But a chance witness, a girl of easy virtue, follows him down after the case is closed, causes him to kill again spontaneously and less successfully, eventually leads to his desperate undoing. Accomplished.
Printing History
Written by Paul Winterton (1908-2001)

July 1948

Also published as The Trouble With Murder 

Pocket Books


Sunday, April 19, 2015

200,000 Visitors

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200,000th visitor

Now something to entertain

My Darling Is Deadpan

A practical jokers invitation to murder
But when he's the corpse
One dame could die laughing

Printing History
Written by Alan G Yates (1923-1985)

Bonus Cover

Printing History
   Horwitz Publications, Inc
Numbered Series #15 (1956)
 Reprint By Demand Series #3 (1958)