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A father and son are both violently murdered. Captain Duncan MacLain must get to the bottom of the mystery before he becomes a target too.
Captain Duncan McClain had apprehensions when the skinny rafe of a man walked into his office. But... things seemed to be on the up and up. But then , his client turns up dead, and he is embroiled in a family of the rich Malclem Oil fortune and trying to find out who done it. Add on top of this a FBI investigation into a Haroine ring, a back stabbing son in law, and a wife who is not all she seems and there is truly a puzzle for the blind detective to sort out. With his Seeing Eye dog Schnuck, and his trained police dog Driest Duncan is on the case. Will he figure out the case in time?
Captain Duncan Maclain, the blind detective, with his two German Shepherd dogs Schnucke the guide dog and Driest the police dog, must prove his client innocent of his father's murder. But there is a lot of evidence stacked against the boy, and none of it matches up. The mysterious disappearance of some change, a fountain pen, a glass paperweight, a bottle of scotch and a ball of twine add to the mystery that incircles the M. T. & T. investment company, and its blinded manager Mr. Hadfield. Can Maclain figure out the solution before it proves fatal for him too.
A small town doctor helps solve a murder and almost gets killed in the process.
From the book jacket: Baynard Kendrick has returned to the Crime Club, bringing his famous and amazing blind detective with him-which is a promise that more stories of this favorite sleuth are coming. Absorbed in a chess game, Captain Duncan Maclain was unaware he was being watched by a thickset foreigner--which was a strange state of affairs, for Duncan's acute sensitivity usually compensated for his blindness. In any event, Duncan could not have known of the machinations that were suddenly to involve him in a plot as explosive as uranium and as exciting as a ticking geiger counter. That knowledge only came as he sat in a hospital ... and a man's breathing was silenced in a manner that put Duncan in a clear and present danger.
When Troy Singleton is murdered on the Terrace of Larmar Jordan, Larmar is the prime and most obvious subject. But Duncan MacLain the famous blind detective is called in to figure out if Larmar is truly innocent. Come along on a thrilling novel from the perspective of the blind detective who can shoot at sound, and has a trained police dog Driest and a guide dog Schnucke. Can Duncan put the pieces of the puzzle together in time?
This inner sanctum mystery written by the author of the Captain Duncan Mac-Lain mysteries, is centered on Cuba in the late sixties. Antonio Corillo a doctor with the Beteran's Administration and a cuban refugee, is secretly working for the Cuban Underground building up a force to unseat Fidel Castro and remove Communism in Cuba. Until that is, his Father in Law, a Castro Commindant ends up in his hospital and he learns that his wife may be alive. Tony decides to go back to Cuba, to risk his life to save a mentor and find his wife. Suspense, mystery, violence, and romance are tied up in this great thriller, which is now considered Historical fiction, though in the time of bomb shelters, and Cuban Missile Crisis it was reality. The author claims that only the names in this book have changed but the events did really happen.
Cyanide in sleeping pills, a C.P.A. in debt, and many suspects at one party, the Captain, Duncan MacLain is on the case. Can he sniff out an answer before this fragrant mystery kills more?
When a bomb exploded in a New York subway car, killing the assistant D. A., it left a pair of puzzling survivors on the rear seat: two caged white mice. Who had put them there and why? Maybe a blind man could figure it out--if he had the amazing sensory powers of a Duncan Maclain. Captain Duncan Maclain, a blind detective, has a mystery to solve hidden in the labyrinth of New York's subway system. This is the first book in the series that inspired the popular television show "Longstreet."
When Larry joined up during World War II, he didn't expect to have terible things happen to him. One minute he was traveling down a snow ridden road, the next minute he saw nothing. This story follows Larry as he goes through rehabilitation and adapts to his new life as a blinded veteran. This book is a must read for anyone interested in the Blinded Veterans of America, or in the history of Rehabilitation of blind people.
What do a dog whistle that doesn't sound, a knife wielding killer at the opera and a poisoner and gun-attacking murder have in common? Captain Duncan Maclain, the blind detective must get to the bottom of these three exciting mysteries. In the Silent Whistle, he must discover who killed the young movie manager and where the money has gone. In the Melody in Death, who is killing with a knife the people at the Opera, and in the Murderer Who Wanted More, who is killing off people in the family and why is Bonnie the next target?
From the Book Jacket What this Mystery is about - A paragraph in a GOSSIP COLUMN which quickly causes two violent deaths ... A blood-stained brass POKER upon which a queer young man deliberately places his own fingerprints ... A set of very important PLANS written in Braille to which clings a faint odor of violets ... A pair of expensive fur-lined GALOSHES which are too small for a lovely lady to wear. ... A lady's GLOVE which mysteriously moves from a side table to the center of a room ... A note written in VIOLET INK which causes a murder witness to change her mind very suddenly ... A secret drawer in a man's desk, delicately scented with VIOLET PERFUME ... The faint SMELL OF VIOLETS in the limousine of a wealthy air plane manufacturer . . . The camel's-hair COAT of a man who says he imports eggs from Australia . . . An ADVERTISEMENT from a cosmetics concern which conceals a momentous secret . . . An Ediphone RECORD carrying a message too dangerous to be telephoned. Wouldn't You Like to Know- Why a battle-ax was used to cut off a pretty girl's head? Who answered the ring on a murdered man's doorbell? What was the strange and sinister significance of the re curring odor of violets? What the smell of gasoline had to do with the smell of violets? What was the deadly message concealed in the innocent-looking selling letter? By what blind magic Duncan Maclain solved the letter secret? Why the untrimmed Christmas tree was removed from the porch to edge of the road? How a nation was saved from disaster because a blind man's brain retained curious oddments of fact? YOU will learn the answers to these questions-and a dozen more-in this breath-stopping story of the strangest and most spectacular case ever solved by Captain Duncan Maclain, the brilliant private detective who is totally blind yet amazingly effective.
A Drink Before Dying Walter climbed into the car and sat behind the wheel, next to Marcia. "Feeling better, baby?" "Some." "A drink will help you." "I'll try." She raised the rye to her lips, gasped a little, but swallowed none. He took it from her and drank deeply. He finished the contents and tossed the bottle out of the window. It broke with a crash on the stony road. "Kiss me, baby." She put her lips to his and kept them there for a long time, then lowered him over the steering wheel. He'd sleep for hours from the veronal she had poured into the bottle of rye. In fact, if her plans worked out, he would never wake up ... The captain at his best!"-Boston Globe Blind or not, Captain Duncan Maclain saw through Marcia Filmore almost from the start. She was young, beautiful, and deadly-a criminal psychopath who would stop at nothing to protect her rich marriage. And so, when blackmailer Walter Crane turned up dead, it was only natural that Maclain should start feeling his way through the dark and devious maze that led to Marcia. But that lethal lady intended to protect herself-even if she had to kill again . . . and again . . . and again... "Sterling! . . . the most brilliant piece of work yet by this blind detective!"-Chicago Tribune "Thrilling! . . . from the first page until the last!" -Philadelphia Bulletin "Different! Fascinating! . . . surprises you at every turn!" -Chicago Daily News
When Belden Clark, a major metal and dye exporter goes down in a plane bombed, his daughter is suspicious. His daughter and his old Army buddy, Captain Duncan Mac-Lain are going to get to the bottom of the mystery. But the plot thickens, when the FBI is called in and several more people end up dead. Is captain Duncan on the list next. Will this be the end for the blind detective. Or can he with the help of Cappo his shauffer, and his two German Shepherd dogs, Driest, his police dog, and Schnuck his Seeing Eye Dog triumph in the end.
When a wealthy man falls from the balcony of a luxury apartment hotel, blind detective Captain Duncan Maclain and his Seeing Eye dog Schnucke are on the case. Was it suicide or was it murder? This is the second book in the series that inspired the popular television show "Longstreet."
From the Book jacket: When a blinded veteran shoots up lower Broadway, that's news. It's not only news, but a one-way ticket to Bellevue. And when he shoots up Broadway with his own gun, last seen two years ago just before a General in the U. S. Army was shot, it is much more likely he'll be booked for murder. . . . That's what happened to a young hero from the war in Korea, despite his protestations of innocence, and his account of what happened. And that's when Duncan Maclain stepped into the picture. . . . Maclain not only believed the soldier's story, but followed leads to Hardesty's Health Farm, rich man's cure-all on the Hudson, where, it seemed, you diet today, you die tomorrow!
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