Detective and mystery stories

Desperate Measures

By David Morrell

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Fallen star journalist Matt Pittman holds a gun in his hand, ready to commit suicide...until he's abruptly interrupted by a phone call and a bizarre assignment: to write the obituary of a man who is not yet dead. Suddenly, clinging desperately to a life he'd so recently been eager to discard, Matt is thrust into the heart of a global conspiracy whose sinister machinations promise a terrifying endgame. He will find himself both a murder suspect by the police and a target for murder by invisible assassins determined to destroy him. Now Matt Pittman is on a desperate, great final story -- and his last byline may be written on a tombstone.

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Deceptions

By Michael Weaver

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What happens when a clandestine, violent crime, born of a perversity no law can reach, is ordered at the highest levels of the United States government -- and, by an unforeseen twist of luck, the crime is never carried out?
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The Whispering Wall

By Patricia Carlon

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"Sarah Oatland is confined to her bed by a stroke. She is paralyzed, unable to speak and her greedy relatives, the vulgar sly nurse, unsympathetic doctor and embarrassed visitors assume that she is comatose, a vegetable.

"But Sarah can hear everything and her keen intelligence makes her helplessness and loss of privacy all the harder to bear. Then, just as she is regaining the power to open and close her eyes, she overhears a plot to commit murder. And it is up to her to foil the plotters and to save her own life."

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Skull Session

By Daniel Hecht

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Paul Skoglund, at the mercy of the bizarre effects of his Tourettes's syndrome, is desperate for a job. When his wealthy aunt hires him to repair her damaged home, Paul unknowingly enters a world where everything he values is at risk.

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Death Trance

By R. D. Zimmerman

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A blind, paraplegic detective uses forensic hypnosis to delve into her brother's past and uncover clues to his lover's murder.
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Death from the Woods

By Brigitte Aubert

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A beautiful young French girl, Elise Andrioli, is caught in a terrorist bomb, leaving her fiance dead and her life in tatters. Despite being physically repairable, she succumbs to a "locked-in" state - blind, mute and quadraplegic. Then Elise finds herself drawn into solving a series of murders.

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Come to Grief

By Dick Francis

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Ex-jockey Dick Francis brings back one of mystery's most intriguing heroes, one-handed Sid Halley, in his newest bestseller. When Halley becomes convinced that his friend Ellis Quint--one of the racing world's most beloved figures--is responsible for a shocking crime, he finds himself the target of the public's wrath--and finds that proving his friend guilty could be dangerous.

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City of Whispering Stone

By George Chesbro

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Estranged from his brother because of what has been perceived as a betrayal, Mongo--a dwarf--must travel to pre-revolutionary Iran to heal the damage. There he must survive a deadly cat-and-mouse game with the dreaded Iranian secret police, the Savak, while incidentally negotiating with the Shah and trying to save his brother from a death trap.
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Bloody Ten

By William Love

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Paraplegic Bishop Francis X. Regan and Davey Goldman, a Jewish cop-turned-private eye, team up once again to solve the murder of a mob-connected theater promoter, who, in deep with loan sharks, had been trying to muscle his way into his father's fortune.
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Blind Side

By Penny Warner

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Buford the Bullfrog is dead. And that's only the beginning. Connor Westphal, the feisty deaf publisher of the weekly "Eureka!," jumps into the annual Jubilee festivities when her sidekick and main squeeze, private eye Dan Smith, is retained by Buford's jockey to find the murderer.

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