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Novels

  • THE SPIDER LILY
    Noir
    THE SPIDER LILY
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  • THE EYE OF OSIRIS
    Amateur Sleuth
    THE EYE OF OSIRIS
    $14.99 – $19.99

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  • Cleek, The Master Detective
    Professional Sleuth
    Cleek, The Master Detective
    $14.99 – $18.99

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  • And Sudden Death
    Hardboiled PI
    And Sudden Death
    $9.99 – $13.99

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  • The Blonde In Black
    Professional Sleuth
    The Blonde In Black
    $9.99 – $13.99

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  • Back from the Dead
    Professional Sleuth
    Back from the Dead
    $7.99 – $12.99

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Novelettes

  • The Purple Doom of Doctor Krantz
    Professional Sleuth
    The Purple Doom of Doctor Krantz
    $2.99 (FREE for A.D.B. Members)

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  • Black Shadows
    Amateur Sleuth
    Black Shadows
    $0.00 (FREE for A.D.B. Members)

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  • So Dead the Rose
    Hardboiled PI
    So Dead the Rose
    $2.99 (FREE for A.D.B. Members)

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  • The Campaign for Vengeance
    Amateur Sleuth
    The Campaign for Vengeance
    $2.99 (FREE for A.D.B. Members)

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Short Stories

  • Where the Span Splits
    Accidental Death
    Where the Span Splits

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  • Kidnapper Convicted By A Knife-Blade
    Runaway
    Kidnapper Convicted By A Knife-Blade

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  • Was It Worth It?
    Runaway
    Was It Worth It?

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  • Murder That Boomeranged
    Murder
    Murder That Boomeranged

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  • The Necklace of the Pharaohs
    Jewel Theft
    The Necklace of the Pharaohs

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  • Killer's Final Curtain
    Murderer
    Killer's Final Curtain

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MurderWiki

  • The Modern Short Story

    The point at which any true appreciation of the short story begins is the clear perception that it is a distinct form of art; and the reason why the older novelists so rarely succeeded in the short story is that they did not apprehend this. If we bear in mind the three principles, that the short story must be complete in itself, that it is short because it cannot be long, and that it consists of a single incident, we can readily apply a critical test, which, while not infallible, nevertheless affords a valuable means of discrimination.
  • The Early Nineteenth Centure

    In the last decades of the eighteenth century, England had been purged, mentally and socially, by strong draughts of French ideas, and literature was turbulent with romanticism. Thus, at the beginning of the new era, there was more to think of than manners and morals. Novel writers were experimenting in every direction. There was the political, social, or educational novel of Godwin and his group, the Gothic romance, the historical novel, the novel of sensibility.
  • Edgar Allen Poe

    With all Poe’s tremendous versatility, his obscure phases of a complex genius, and his manifold debts to universal literature, it is not to be forgotten that, at the beginning of his career, in 1833, he belonged distinctly to the school of romantic emotionalism where the Landons and the Shelleys had been experimenting. Nevertheless, though born of this school, he had already overtopped its most strenuous efforts.
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