The Playboy Book Of Crime And Suspense

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Includes crime and suspense stories "by Ian Fleming, Fredric Brown, Charles Beaumont, Steve Allen, Herbert Gold, Ken W. Purdy, Richard Matheson, Ray Russell, Gerald Kersh" and others.

Catalog Of Copyright Entries Third Series

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Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress
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Twentieth Century Crime Mystery Writers

Author: NA NA
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1349813664
Size: 13.60 MB
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The Supernatural Index

Author: Michael Ashley
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313240300
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Indexes story collections by editor, book title, author, and story title

The Triumph Of The Thriller

Author: Patrick Anderson
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1588366146
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There’s been a revolution in American popular fiction. The writers who dominated the bestseller lists a generation ago with blockbuster novels about movie stars and exotic foreign lands have been replaced by a new generation writing a new kind of bestseller, one that hooks readers with crime, suspense, and ever-increasing violence. Patrick Anderson, The Washington Post’s man on the thriller beat, calls this revolution “the triumph of the thriller,” and lists among its stars Thomas Harris, Michael Connelly, George Pelecanos, Dennis Lehane, Sue Grafton, and Elmore Leonard. In his provocative, caustic, and often hilarious survey of today’s popular fiction, Anderson shows us who the best thriller writers are–and the worst. He shows how Michael Connelly was inspired by Raymond Chandler, how George Pelecanos toiled in obscurity while he mastered his craft, how Sue Grafton created the first great woman private eye, and how Thomas Harris transformed an insane cannibal into the charming man of the world who made FBI agent Clarice Starling his lover. Anderson shows Scott Turow inventing the modern legal thriller and John Grisham translating it into a stunning series of bestsellers. He casts a cold eye on Tom Clancy’s militaristic techno-thrillers, and praises Alan Furst and Robert Littell as world-class spy novelists. He examines the pioneering role of Lawrence Sanders, the offbeat appeal of Dean Koontz, the unprecedented success of The Da Vinci Code, and the emergence of the literary thriller. Most of all, Anderson demands that the best of these novelists be given their due–not as genre writers, but as some of the most talented men and women at work in American fiction. Don’t trust the literary elites to tell you what to read, he warns–make up you own minds. The Triumph of the Thriller will convince many readers that we’ve entered an important new era in popular fiction. This book can be your guide to it. From the Hardcover edition.

Forbidden Book 1 Free Book

Author: Mike Wells
Publisher: Top Ten Best Murder Mystery Detective Thriller Crime Romantic Suspense Books Press
ISBN: 1310979162
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5 STARS! “Forbidden takes us on an emotional roller coaster which the reader will ride quickly to the end, as this book is impossible to put down.” - Rhoda D'Ettore, Author 5 STARS! “A total page turner that grips at your heart strings.” - Gayle Pace, Book Reviewer 5 STARS! “I loved it! I was so drawn in from the first page…so romantic…and perfect.” - A. P. Bullard, Triskele Reviews 5 STARS! “A gripping and quick read. A weekend page turner.” - Review Girl 5 STARS! "Forbidden" is an intelligent and well-crafted masterpiece that thoroughly deserves five stars indeed!” - Adisha Kariyawasam BOOK DESCRIPTION When Lady Eleanor Sotheby unexpectedly enters the life of Jayne Clark, a 23-year old waitress from Wichita, Kansas, Jayne's world is turned upside down. Not only is she welcomed into a family that she never knew, but she is thrust headlong into the highest strata of European society. Nothing is too grand in the fairy tale lives of the uber-rich--the spectacular seaside villas, the sleek, chauffeured limousines, the outrageously expensive designer clothes. When Jayne plays her part and learns to fit into this new world, she meets Robert Astor, the man of her dreams. But her feelings for Robert are forbidden. Jayne's heady new life begins to unravel into a dark web of deceit, domination and greed...and she ultimately finds herself confronting an evil that truly has no limits. Fans of Sidney Sheldon and Jackie Collins will enjoy this book. KEYWORDS: free book, freebie, free ebook, clean romance, free promotion, romantic suspense, romantic thriller, mystery romance, modern romance, Mary Stewart classic romantic suspense, traditional romantic suspense, woman-in-jeopardy, amateur detective, women sleuth, womens fiction action adventure, international mystery thriller, second chance romance, travel thriller mystery, mystery romance, dark romantic suspense, second chance romance, friends to lovers, first love, childhood sweethearts, beach vacation romance, Hitchcock, Nora Roberts, Victoria Holt, Anya Seton, Daphne du Maurier, Mary Stewart, forbidden love, forbidden relationship, forbidden sex, top ten romantic suspense, best romantic suspense, best romantic thriller, Cinderella, like Cinderella, france, exotic location, exotic romance, millionaire romance, British Royal Family, British Royalty, scandal, tabloid scandal, paparazzi, upper class romance, elite romance, Paris, travel romance, high society romance, wedding, pregnancy, unwanted pregnancy, abortion, secret abortion, unwed mother, secret baby, secret pregnancy, secret abortion, love child, illicit affair, murder, revenge, vengeance, BDSM, call girl, mistress, seductress, domina, dominatrix, MP, House of Lords, England, UK, drugs, heroin, cocaine, abuse, beating, prostitute, prostitution, pimp, Manhattan, New Jersey, Kansas, Wichita, China

Forbidden Books 1 2 3 Book 1 Free

Author: Mike Wells
Publisher: Top Ten Best Murder Mystery Detective Thriller Crime Romantic Suspense Books Press
ISBN: 1310739536
Size: 21.52 MB
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5 STARS! “Forbidden takes us on an emotional roller coaster which the reader will ride quickly to the end, as this book is impossible to put down.” - Rhoda D'Ettore, Author 5 STARS! “A total page turner that grips at your heart strings.” - Gayle Pace, Book Reviewer 5 STARS! “I loved it! I was so drawn in from the first page…so romantic…and perfect.” - A. P. Bullard, Triskele Reviews 5 STARS! “A gripping and quick read. A weekend page turner.” - Review Girl 5 STARS! "Forbidden" is an intelligent and well-crafted masterpiece that thoroughly deserves five stars indeed!” - Adisha Kariyawasam BOOK DESCRIPTION When Lady Eleanor Sotheby unexpectedly enters the life of Jayne Clark, a 23-year old waitress from Wichita, Kansas, Jayne's world is turned upside down. Not only is she welcomed into a family that she never knew, but she is thrust headlong into the highest strata of European society. Nothing is too grand in the fairy tale lives of the uber-rich--the spectacular seaside villas, the sleek, chauffeured limousines, the outrageously expensive designer clothes. When Jayne plays her part and learns to fit into this new world, she meets Robert Astor, the man of her dreams. But her feelings for Robert are forbidden. Jayne's heady new life begins to unravel into a dark web of deceit, domination and greed...and she ultimately finds herself confronting an evil that truly has no limits. Fans of Nora Roberts and Sidney Sheldon will enjoy this book. KEYWORDS: free book, freebie, free ebook, clean romance, free promotion, romantic suspense, romantic thriller, mystery romance, modern romance, Mary Stewart classic romantic suspense, traditional romantic suspense, woman-in-jeopardy, amateur detective, women sleuth, womens fiction action adventure, international mystery thriller, second chance romance, travel thriller mystery, mystery romance, dark romantic suspense, second chance romance, friends to lovers, first love, childhood sweethearts, beach vacation romance, Hitchcock, Nora Roberts, Victoria Holt, Anya Seton, Daphne du Maurier, Mary Stewart, forbidden love, forbidden relationship, forbidden sex, top ten romantic suspense, best romantic suspense, best romantic thriller, Cinderella, like Cinderella, france, exotic location, exotic romance, millionaire romance, British Royal Family, British Royalty, scandal, tabloid scandal, paparazzi, upper class romance, elite romance, Paris, travel romance, high society romance, wedding, pregnancy, unwanted pregnancy, abortion, secret abortion, unwed mother, secret baby, secret pregnancy, secret abortion, love child, illicit affair, murder, revenge, vengeance, BDSM, call girl, mistress, seductress, domina, dominatrix, MP, House of Lords, England, UK, drugs, heroin, cocaine, abuse, beating, prostitute, prostitution, pimp, Manhattan, New Jersey, Kansas, Wichita, China

Vendetta

Author: Fern Michaels
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 9781420127133
Size: 12.11 MB
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Once upon a time there were seven very different women who had been broken but not beaten by life. In those tough days of healing, they became the Sisterhood, a group of devoted friends who vowed to change their lives, empower themselves, and be there for each other, no matter what. Now, they're ready to answer the call for the woman who started it all, Myra Rutledge. Five years ago, Myra's pregnant daughter was killed by a hit-and-run driver--the playboy son of an ambassador with diplomatic immunity. Myra was left to grieve while the murderer was free to return to his lavish lifestyle with no fear of ever having to pay for his crime. But not for much longer. As the air turns crisp the Virginia hills around Myra's lovely old farmhouse, the Sisterhood has gathered for a little creative planning, and what they have in mind is a gift for Myra of long-awaited and very sweet revenge. . . "Revenge is a dish best served with cloth napkins and floral centerpieces . . .fast-paced. . .puts poetic justice first." --Publishers Weekly

Top Of The Heap

Author: Erle Stanley Gardner
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN: 0857683810
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SHE PLAYED THE ODDS - AND LOST! When the beautiful girlfriend of a notorious gangster vanishes, the last man to be seen with her needs an alibi - and fast. Enter Donald Lam of the Cool & Lam detective agency. But his client's story doesn't add up, and soon Lam's uncovered a mining scam, an illegal casino, and a double homicide... And a chance for an enterprising private eye to make a small fortune - if he can just stay alive long enough to cash in on it! The Return of the Legendary, Long-out-of-print Cool & Lam Mystery series

The Madmen Of Benghazi

Author: Gérard de Villiers
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
ISBN: 0804169322
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THE MADMEN OF BENGHAZI, available for the first time in the U.S., is a gripping, racy, ripped-from-the-headlines espionage thriller set in volatile post-Qaddafi Libya. Gérard de Villiers (1929–2013) spent his five-decade career cultivating connections in the world of international intelligence, which allowed him to anticipate geopolitical events before they occurred—and to masterfully blend fiction with an insider’s knowledge of international affairs. Published from 1964 until his death in 2013, his bestselling SAS series of 200 spy novels, starring Malko Linge, was long considered France’s answer to Ian Fleming, with Malko as his James Bond. Its hero, Malko Linge, an Austrian aristocrat, spends his time freelancing for the CIA in order to support his playboy lifestyle. When terrorists try to shoot down a plane carrying Libyan prince Ibrahim al-Senussi, it is clear that someone wants him dead. But the CIA has its own plot for the prince: Now that Qaddafi has been overthrown, al-Senussi is their best bet to set up a constitutional monarchy and stem the Islamist tide in Libya. The CIA, which needs Malko as much as he needs them, sends the Austrian aristocrat to Cairo to learn more about al-Senussi’s plans by seducing his companion, a ravishing British model. This mission is enormously appealing, but also proves enormously dangerous, as the same madman of God who is trying to kill al-Senussi also takes aim at Malko.