Blood On The Stage 1950 1975

Author: Amnon Kabatchnik
Editor: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810877848
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Discussing more than 120 full-length plays, this volume provides an overview of the most important and memorable theatrical works of crime and detection produced between 1950 and 1975.

Honeymoon For Murder

Author: Tim Myers
Editor: Tim Myers
Size: 17,52 MB
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Brand New from New York Times Bestselling Author Tim Myers! Honeymoon For Murder, Book 8 in the Lighthouse Inn Mystery Series! Alex and Elise go away to Bear Creek Lodge for their honeymoon, but instead of a relaxing time, they quickly discover that someone died in the room next to them recently. Was it suicide, as the police suspect, or murder, as the newlyweds begin to believe? Their investigation covers the guests at the lodge as well as a new array of eclectic townsfolk, and they soon discover that there is a great deal more going on at Bear Creek than they ever would have suspected. For more information about this and other books, please visit

Ripe For Murder

Author: Carlene O'Neil
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0698154347
Size: 18,59 MB
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From the author of One Foot in the Grape—a new full-bodied Cypress Cove mystery that is certain to delight, even if one wine lover is about to expire… Penny Lively loves running her family’s winery, but to keep business growing, she needs to find a way to attract more guests. When she’s approached to invest in a new train line through wine country, Penny and her intoxicating winery manager, Connor, hightail it to a lavish resort to hear the details. Unfortunately, her neighbor’s daughter, Chantal, is also there, swirling up trouble by flirting with the married investors—and with Connor too. When one of the investors’ wives is murdered, Chantal, who was seen fighting with the woman, is the prime suspect. Chantal may be a sour grape, but she’s no killer. So Penny, who’s become a sleuthing connoisseur, starts sniffing out the real suspect—and discovers that her fellow potential investors have been savoring more than their share of deadly secrets...

Murder At Midnight

Author: Alex Binney
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1449072690
Size: 17,67 MB
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The murder of a beautiful heiress down a Cornish country lane in the late 1950s sparks an urgent hunt for a killer. Superintendent Robert Dale from the Murder squad and his sidekick, Detective Sergeant David Kingston are sent to help with the investigation by the Devon and Cornwall Constabulary. It is clear from the outset that there are several suspects, and eventually an arrest is made and the alleged murderer put to trial. However, this is not brought about without various obstacles coming their way: jealous lovers, a crooked solicitor, trouble at a nearby gypsy encampment, illegal goings on at a local pub and a standing feud between two local farmers. After the jury's verdict, Dale has severe misgivings as to whether they have the right man, and it becomes a race against time if the wrong man is not to be hanged............

Murder She Wrote A Palette For Murder

Author: Jessica Fletcher
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440673474
Size: 13,51 MB
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Jessica Fletcher must solve a homicide in the Hamptons in this mystery in the USA Today bestselling Murder, She Wrote series... Jessica has come to the elegant Hamptons on Long Island's gold coast for a sinfully sweet spell in the sun and a chance to indulge her secret burning passion: painting. In this place where the arts flower and artists flock, she finds a sketching class where she can try to make her dreams of da Vinci-hood come true. But Jessica has only a brief time behind an easel before she finds herself under the gun to solve a mystery as tantalizing as its victim. A lovely young model lies like a corpse on the studio floor, and Jessica needs no painter's eye to realize that her look of death is no pose. Soon, Jessica finds herself involved in a case where a mysterious masterpiece, a mountain of money, a mourning millionaire, and a slightly mad painter lead her down a twisting trail of illusion and confusion...

And Murder For Dessert

Author: Kathleen Delaney
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1615950419
Size: 11,10 MB
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"An enjoyable addition to the cozy scene."—Kirkus Reviews Ellen McKenzie and her fiancé, Chief of Police Dan Dunham, are on their way to the very upscale Harvest Festival Dinner, hosted by Ellen's niece, Sabrina, and her husband, Mark Tortelli. They are seasoned winery professionals. What could go wrong? New to Silver Springs Winery, the Tortellis have been worried for weeks that their jobs depend on the success of this event, and the reputation of the guest chef hasn't helped calm their nerves. Otto Messinger is noted for his temper tantrums. Ellen is hoping he'll keep himself in check. Dan is hoping the Tortellis, who have been staying with Ellen for a month, will triumph and soon find their own place to live. Tonight's guest list seems to include everyone who has ever had a feud with Otto, a fact the chef is thoroughly enjoying. The dinner progresses, a little shaky but without disaster. Then it's time for dessert. But where is Otto? It is Sabrina who finds him, quite dead, in a wine fermenting tank. Who helped him into it? Dan seems to think it was Sabrina. Ellen would prefer Dan find another suspect—and there are plenty....

Meow Is For Murder

Author: Linda O. Johnston
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1440674558
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Another purr-fect Pet Sitting mystery. The last thing pet-sitter Kendra Ballantyne wants is to start a catfight with her boyfriend's ex-wife, Amanda. So she agrees to help when Amanda's stalker turns up dead in her home-but only if Amanda will take her claws out of her ex for good.

Coordinates For Murder

Author: Darren Kirby
Editor: Darren Kirby
ISBN: 1470079100
Size: 12,87 MB
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What will you find hidden in the woods? Escaping the high-stress world of Minneapolis-St. Paul, good friends Sammy Larson and John Whitfield have their usual summer plans: camping and geocaching. GPS units in hand, they hike towards a newly placed geocache. Each cache provides a new set of coordinates to the next cache, leading them deeper and deeper into 1.5 million acres of forest. Sammy and John become separated, and they each have an encounter with a sadistic monster named The Woodsman. One of them escapes, but can he live long enough to rescue his friend and get help?

A Good Year For Murder

Author: A.E. Eddenden
Editor: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613733097
Size: 14,29 MB
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Set in the Ontario city of Fort York in 1940, this novel introduces readers to Albert V. Tretheway (pronounced TreTHOOee), an oversized Inspector in the Fort York Police Department, along with his colleague, Jonathan (Jake) Small, his sister Adelaine (Addie), and a bizarre collection of characters who make up the Fort York City Council. In early 1940, Fort York is chiefly concerned with the war; that is, until a series of crimes turns their attention to dangers closer to home. A dead, unplucked chicken with an arrow through its heart is delivered to Junior Alderman Gertrude Valentine, which marks the beginning of a series of “pranks” on subsequent holidays, eventually leading to murder. The city waits breathlessly for each week to pass, wondering which holiday (and which Alderman) will be next. The story reaches its raucous climax on New Years Eve in Albert and Addie’s boarding house, where Tretheway unravels the mystery in front of the entire cast of citizens.

Meet Me For Murder

Author: Don Lasseter
Editor: Pinnacle Books
ISBN: 0786038543
Size: 13,62 MB
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Hopeful beauty Kristi Johnson, 21, thought she was auditioning to model for a James Bond promotion. Following the directions of the man who approached her in a shopping mall, she drove to a mansion in the Hollywood Hills with a black mini-skirt and stiletto heels. Weeks later, Kristi's body was finally photographed - by the county coroner. Her partially clad body had been found on a slope off Skyline Drive. Not one iota of forensic evidence was recovered. All investigators had was another Hollywood dream gone nightmare. But what seemed like a dead end soon found its lucky break. Responding to news reports about Kristi's murder, calls from women came pouring in - all of them victims of bogus modelling gigs. One composite sketch later, Victor Paleologus, 40, already on parole for sexual assault, was taken in custody. Halfway through his sensational trial, Paleologus stunned everyone by entering a guilty plea and was sentenced to 25 years to life.