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Alta moda.
Alta moda.
Author: Magdalen Nabb
Book Type: Paperback
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Review Date: 3/30/2011


The Marshal's Own Case, in German


The Bloodied Ivy (Nero Wolfe continuation, Bk 3)
The Bloodied Ivy (Nero Wolfe continuation, Bk 3)
Author: Robert Goldsborough
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/23/2011


Professor Hale Markham stumbles into a ravine on his college campus in upstate New York. Did he fall--or was he pushed? His colleague turns to Archie Goodwin and Nero Wolfe to solve the crime, if crime it is.


Cartago (French)
Cartago (French)
Author: Jean-Hugues Oppel
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/8/2012


THIS BOOK IS IN FRENCH. 14 July 1994: the annual military parade is underway on the Champs-Elysees. An attempt is made to assassinate the President of the Republique. Tracking down the would-be assassin falls to a female secret operative, code name "Phalene"... Very well received in France, in the celebrated "Rivages/Noir" series.


Sorry You've Been Troubled (Slim Callaghan)
Sorry You've Been Troubled (Slim Callaghan)
Author: Peter Cheyney
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/12/2011


Slim is back. This time he's got his hands full with a 40,000-pound insurance claim, two beautiful women and a faked suicide. Featuring his usual cast of colorful associates. 1st published 1942.


They Never Say When
They Never Say When
Author: Peter Cheyney
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/12/2011


Slim's latest client tells him she is being blackmailed by the thief of the Denys Coronet. But what's the real story? Another tour of London's dark streets with the odd sort of company Callaghan keeps... 1st published 1944.


Urgent Hangman (Slim Callaghan, Bk 1)
Urgent Hangman (Slim Callaghan, Bk 1)
Author: Peter Cheyney
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/12/2011


Introducing Slim Callaghan, London private eye. Slim is down on his luck when a raven-haired beauty turns up in his office late one night with a story about her rich stepfather, Augustus Meraulton, and his four ne'er-do-well nephews, whom he is threatening to cut out of his will. Days earlier he told them he would write a new will giving everything to Cynthis. She is afraid one of her half-cousins will bump off the old man and try to frame her for the crime. Her story unravels within the hour, when Augustus' body turns up.... Slim must mobilize all his contacts in the cocaine-fueled underworld of the East End in a puzzler with dazzling twists and turns. all the while outfoxing Scotland Yard. First published in 1938; made into a film, "Meet Mr. Callaghan" (1954).


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