Presents all four hardboiled graphic crime novels by Jean-Patrick Manchette and Tardi: Griffu, West Coast Blues, Like a Sniper Lining Up His Shot, and Run Like Crazy, Run Like Hell, as well as a bonus 21-page, unfinished tale and a single-page introduction to another incomplete story.
The first of two volumes presenting all of the world-renowned hardboiled crime graphic novels (one of which has never before been collected in English!). In the never-before-collected Griffu, the titular character is a legal advisor, not a private eye, but even he knows that when a sultry blonde appears in his office after hours, he shouldn't trust her ― and she doesn't disappoint. Griffu is soon ensnared in a deadly web of sexual betrayal, real estate fraud, and murder. In West Coast Blues, a young sales executive goes to the aid of an accident victim, and finds himself sucked into a spiral of violence involving an exiled war criminal and two hired assassins. This volume also offers a bonus, 21-page unfinished story by Manchette and Tardi, as well as a single page introduction to another incomplete story, both appearing in English for the first time.
The second of two volumes presenting all four hardboiled graphic crime novels by Jean-Patrick Manchette and Tardi. Like a Sniper Lining Up His Shot ― Martin Terrier, killer-for-hire, needs just one more big job so that he can turn in his guns for good and return home to marry his childhood sweetheart. But soon, he’s on the run ― not only from the authorities and his treacherous ex-clients, but also from a crime syndicate seeking revenge for an earlier hit on one of theirs. In Run Like Crazy, Run Like Hell, philanthropist Michael Hartog hires Julie, just out of a psychiatric asylum, as a nanny. But he plans to fake the kidnapping of his son, Peter ― and frame Julie for it. But Julie is no pushover, and soon, Julie and Peter are on the run, pursued by the police, and by Hartog’s enforcer, the hulking contract killer, Thompson.
Philo Vance is a stylish, even foppish dandy, a New York dilettante and bon vivant possessing a highly intellectual bent he likes to use for solving some quite complicated crimes. His methods are unusual and often in contradiction to the firm police rules and official requirements, but his wit always gets him a step further. Philo Vance novels were chronicled by his friend Van Dine, who appears as a kind of Dr. Watson figure in the books. Table of Contents: Introduction Twenty Rules for Writing Detective Stories The Philo Vance Series The Benson Murder Case The Canary Murder Case The Greene Murder Case The Bishop Murder Case The Scarab Murder Case The Kennel Murder Case The Dragon Murder Case The Casino Murder Case The Garden Murder Case The Kidnap Murder Case The Gracie Allen Murder Case The Winter Murder Case S. S. Van Dine is the pseudonym used by American art critic Willard Huntington Wright when he wrote detective novels. He was an important figure in avant-garde cultural circles in pre-WWI New York, and under the pseudonym he created the immensely popular fictional detective Philo Vance.
This carefully crafted ebook: "S.S. VAN DINE Premium Collection: Thriller Classics, Murder Mysteries, Detective Tales & More (Illustrated)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: The Philo Vance Series The Benson Murder Case The Canary Murder Case The Greene Murder Case The Bishop Murder Case The Scarab Murder Case The Kennel Murder Case The Dragon Murder Case The Casino Murder Case The Garden Murder Case The Kidnap Murder Case The Gracie Allen Murder Case The Winter Murder Case Other Works Modern Painting: Its Tendency and Meaning Misinforming a Nation Twenty Rules for Writing Detective Stories S. S. Van Dine is the pseudonym used by American art critic Willard Huntington Wright when he wrote detective novels. He was an important figure in avant-garde cultural circles in pre-WWI New York, and under the pseudonym he created the immensely popular fictional detective Philo Vance. Wright was, however, most respected in intellectual circles for his writing about art, best known of which is the book Modern Painting: Its Tendency and Meaning.
The canards were cheap broadsheets and booklets that most often reported sensations, particularly murders. Made by members of the working and lower-middle classes and sold with great success to a vast and diverse audience, the canards deeply influenced and appealed to popular understandings of crime and punishment. Despite their importance in their day and their value to cultural studies, historians have paid them scant attention. In Murder in Parisian Streets Thomas Cragin provides an in-depth study of the production, sale, and content of the canards. He demonstrates their significance to nineteenth-century culture, even their role in determining the emerging tabloid's success. Cragin explores the incremental creation of textual meaning in the canards' authorship, production, distribution, and consumption. He exposes the power of oral traditions as well as modern marketing at work upon this popular news literature. The canards challenge our assumptions about the nineteenth century's revolution in print and reorient our understanding of cultural creation through textual construction.
This unique collection of "THE BRITISH DETECTIVES COLLECTION - 270+ Murder Mysteries, Crime Stories & Suspense Thrillers (Illustrated)" has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. Contents: Sherlock Holmes Series: A Study in Scarlet The Sign of Four The Hound of the Baskervilles The Valley of Fear The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes The Return of Sherlock Holmes His Last Bow The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes Father Brown Stories: The Innocence of Father Brown The Wisdom of Father Brown The Incredulity of Father Brown The Secret of Father Brown The Scandal of Father Brown Inspector Furnival Series: The Abbey Court Murder The House in Charlton Crescent The Crow's Inn Tragedy Inspector Stoddart Series: The Man with the Dark Beard Who Killed Charmian Karslake? The Crime at Tattenham Corner The Crystal Beads Murder Martin Hewitt Series: Martin Hewitt, Investigator Chronicles of Martin Hewitt Adventures of Martin Hewitt The Red Triangle Dr. Thorndyke Series: The Red Thumb Mark The Eye of Osiris The Mystery of 31 New Inn A Silent Witness Helen Vardon's Confession The Cat's Eye The Mystery of Angelina Frood The Shadow of the Wolf The D'Arblay Mystery A Certain Dr. Thorndyke As a Thief in the Night Mr. Pottermack's Oversight Pontifex, Son and Thorndyke When Rogues Fall Out Dr. Thorndyke Intervenes For the Defence: Dr. Thorndyke The Stoneware Monkey Mr. Polton Explains The Jacob Street Mystery Percival Bland's Proxy The Missing Mortgagee Dr. Thorndyke's Cases The Adventures of Dr. Thorndyke Dr. Thorndyke's Casebook Hamilton Cleek Series: Cleek, the Master Detective Cleek of Scotland Yard Cleek's Government Cases Max Carrados Mysteries Thorpe Hazell Mysteries P.C. Lee Stories Paul Campenhaye – Specialist in Criminology Eugéne Valmont Mysteries...
Harlequin® Presents brings you a collection of four new titles! This Presents box set includes: THE ITALIAN'S PREGNANT VIRGIN Heirs Before Vows by Maisey Yates When backpacker Esther Abbott's deal to become a surrogate falls through, she has to turn to the baby's father! Having a child with a woman he's never met leaves Renzo Valenti with no choice but to claim the child…and make Esther his wife! A DEAL FOR THE DI SIONE RING The Billionaire's Legacy by Jennifer Hayward Nate Brunswick's search for his grandfather's lost ring leads the illegitimate Di Sione to an inconvenient engagement! Mina Mastrantino can't pass the ring on until she's married. A divorce should be easy…but their exquisite wedding night gives them both far more than they planned! BOUGHT TO CARRY HIS HEIR by Jane Porter Georgia Nielsen can't afford to refuse a request of surrogacy to an enigmatic tycoon. But striking a deal with the devil traps her on Nikos Panos's isolated Greek island! If he wants defiant Georgia to submit, Nikos must confront the demons that haunt him… BOUND BY HIS DESERT DIAMOND Wedlocked! by Andie Brock Princess Annalina knows that a compromising photograph with a stranger will end her arranged engagement—but her mystery man is her betrothed's brother! Prince Zahir Zahani's kiss traps them both in a royal bind, and giving in to his darkest desires becomes all Zahir craves… Be sure to collect Harlequin® Presents' January 2017 Box set 1 of 2! Join HarlequinMyRewards.com to earn FREE books and more. Earn points for all your Harlequin purchases from wherever you shop.
This meticulously edited Gaboriau collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Monsieur Lecoq Series: The Widow Lerouge The Mystery of Orcival File No. 113 Monsieur Lecoq The Honor of the Name Caught in the Net The Champdoce Mystery Other Mysteries: The Count's Millions Pascal and Marguerite Baron Trigault's Vengeance The Clique of Gold Other People's Money Within an Inch of His Life Short Stories: A Thousand Francs Reward Military Sketches The Cantiniere The Barber of the Squadron The Vaguemestre The Zouave The Fantassin, or Foot-Soldier The Soldier of the Light Infantry
Musaicum Books presents to you a carefully created collection of Cleveland Moffett's true crime and murder mystery novels. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: Novels Through the Wall Possessed Short Stories The Mysterious Card The Mysterious Card Unveiled True Crime The Northampton Bank Robbery The Susquehanna Express Robbery The Pollock Diamond Robbery The Rock Island Express The Destruction of the Renos The American Exchange Bank Robbery
This carefully crafted ebook collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Detectives White & Furneaux Mysteries: The Postmaster's Daughter Number Seventeen The Strange Case of Mortimer Fenley The De Bercy Affair What Would You Have Done? Reginald Brett, Barrister Detective: The Albert Gate Mystery The Stowmarket Mystery; Or, A Legacy of Hate Inspector White: A Mysterious Disappearance Detective-Inspector Clancy: The Bartlett Mystery Supernatural Mystery: The Late Tenant International Intrigue & Murder Mystery: One Wonderful Night Political Mysteries: His Unknown Wife The Day of Wrath: A Story of 1914 The Stowaway Girl
“Tucker writes with gusto . . . high drama.”—Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review In the late 1600s, Louis XIV assigns Nicolas de la Reynie to bring order to Paris after the brutal deaths of two magistrates. Reynie, pragmatic and fearless, discovers a network of witches, poisoners, and priests whose reach extends all the way to the king’s court at Versailles. Based on court transcripts and Reynie’s compulsive note-taking, Holly Tucker’s engrossing true-crime narrative makes the characters breathe on the page as she follows the police chief into the dark labyrinths of crime-ridden Paris, the halls of royal palaces, secret courtrooms, and torture chambers.