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The Sweet Valley Gang is whisked off to the planet Venn to find the missing Princess Zari before the evil Nards can take control over the planet.
Perry Mason tells Della Street to get her notebook and pen ready, since they are getting Aunt Lorraine and Montrose Dewitt out of bed.
This was murder, it was the perfect crime. Five beautiful wives and five rich middleaged husbands gathered in Beverly Hills for a black-tie dinner. A fine old brandy was planned to end the evening, until the host stopped, the party dead with an unplanned finish: a fatal heart attack-his own. One of the guests called it murder. Not even Detective Sergeant Masao Masuto could prove the movie moguls death unnatural. -Then a woman's hysterical voice and a mysterious piece of pink notepaper convinced him this was just one in a series of clever killings. But which of the pretty ladies present did it? And who would be the next husband to die?
Detective Masuto investigates a Hollywood mogul's sudden deathThe residents of Beverly Hills tend to underestimate a Buddhist homicide detective, and Masao Masuto is happy to let them make that mistake. A second-generation Japanese-American, he relishes the thrill of a puzzling murder case. And Masuto will need all his powers of deduction to understand the murder of Al Greenberg. The producer was giving a party when his heart stopped. After years of bad health, Greenberg's abrupt death is no surprise. But one of the dead man's producing partners claims to have overheard an unknown woman taunting Greenberg, while he pleaded, "put that gun away and give me my medicine." It appears Greenberg was frightened to death. To find the killer, Masuto must dig into the darkest secrets of the mogul's past. Greenberg will not be the last to die. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Howard Fast including rare photos from the author's estate.
[from the back cover] "Clane closed the bedroom door and looked at the woman. She was wearing nothing but a slip. Her blond hair was uncombed. A cigarette dangled from her lower lip. "What the hell do you want?" she spat out. What Clane wanted--and fast--was the answer to one question: Who killed Horace Farnsworth? But to get the truth he had to handle this tough babe just right. She was as touchy as a trainload of nitroglycerine. One wrong move on Clane's part and she might blow his case so high he could never find the pieces again... just out of pure, overdeveloped viciousness!"
Bunny and Jack, animal detectives, take a break from playing cards to look for Bernard Bear's missing messenger whistle.
Who was that masked woman? That's the question plaguing the perpetually inquiring mind of Perry Mason. No one loves a good mystery more than Mason--but being asked to represent a client who's concealing her identity, not to mention the particulars of her case, has given even the legendary legal eagle a case of ruffled feathers.
A mysterious, broken-nosed cabby, a beautiful actress, and a villainous art heist have one thing in common--but the only one man who knows what it is has methods that are a little, shall we say . . . irregular Late Victorian London: home to gas streetlights, bands of ragged urchins, and now, young Andrew Craigie, who recently arrived from a tiny Cornwall village with his stern guardian, Mr. Dennison. At first the city feels dark and unwelcoming, but just around the corner is bustling Baker Street, where Andrew meets his first friend, Sara. Before long, London becomes downright interesting. But things get a little too exciting one night when Mr. Dennison doesn't come home, and suddenly Andrew is on his own. Whom can he turn to in a strange city? Frantic, he goes to the tall, pipe-smoking, hat-wearing man at 221B, a man who Sara says is a famous detective--a man named Mr. Holmes.
Missing hamsters, lost coins, haunted houses...Jigsaw Jones has seen it all before. With his top secret detective journal, eye for detail, and ace partner Mila, Jigsaw is always ready to take on a new case.Is a bear on the loose in Jigsaw's town, or is someone trying to scare Ms. Gleason's class silly?
A beautiful debutante is shocked. Her beloved wealthy uncle is missing. Strange relatives are in charge of his fortune- and they're counting her out. Then a dead man surfaces, pointing his finger straight at her. Now she's desperate. To Perry Mason, however, it's all in a day's work. With clever secretary Della Street and street wise detective Paul Drake, he takes on THE CASE OF THE BEAUTIFUL BEGGAR.
Someone stole Ralphie Jordan's rusty old bicycle. Jigsaw and Mila hit the trail to track down the thief. But one piece of the puzzle doesn't fit. Who would take a hand-me-down bike? Solving this case is an uphill ride for ace detectives Jigsaw and Mila.
Everyone knows Dr. Watson is Sherlock Holmes? right-hand man?so when he goes missing, it?s a shock. Even Sherlock hasn?t, well, the slightest clue as to where he could be. Enola is intrigued, but weary; she?s still hiding from her older brothers?and getting involved could be disastrous. But when a bizarre bouquet shows up at the Watson residence, full of convolvulus, hawthorn, and white poppies, Enola must act. She dons her most discerning disguise yet to find the sender?and quickly, for Enola knows the blossoms symbolize death! Hold your breath because Enola?s about to take it away. The stakes are higher and the mystery deeper than ever before in the third installment of this Edgar-award nominated, critically acclaimed series. .
A beautiful blonde gets a fist in the eye from her employer's son, and Mason must defend her when her roommate is murdered.
When Eddy the Rac disappears from the ranch, a search for the fugitive leads Hank, along with Drover and Little Alfred, into the lair of the dreaded Black-Hooded Hangmans.
September can get pretty hot on the ranch, and as the head of security, Hank the Cowdog's being extra vigilant to ensure safety for all. But when a huge prairie fire looms on the horizon in the middle of the night, Hank finds himself in a sticky situation, trapped in a henhouse after another dirty trick from Pete the barn cat. Can Hank warn the family in time, save the ranch, and possibly get revenge on his feline enemy? Not without a lot of bumbling, stumbling, and grumbling--and Hank's goofy, crowd-pleasing sense of humor.
Perry Mason asks, "Why would anyone hire a girl with the figure of a strip teaser and pay her $100 a week to put on weight?"
Pete and Penny live above Pizzarelli's, the family pizza parlor, in the town of Redville. A bookstore opens next door and strange things start happening there - bookshelves collapse, the fire alarm goes off, books disappear! Is someone trying to sabotage the new bookstore? When a secret message appears in the wall between the two stores, Pete and Penny start to puzzle it out. They need your help! .
A young woman is hired to impersonate someone because her measurements and coloring match a very specific list. It is a tricky ploy in a divorce, and it soon leads to a murder charge against her chaperone.
A returning war veteran stumbles across a buried clock that is apparently keeping sidereal time. A murder victim is found in a rural area where, it seems, all the neighbors go out for walks at night.
Sally May's new vegetable garden is invaded by a burrowing robot. Hank the Cowdog, Head of Ranch Security, investigates but then is implicated as the perpetrator. In exile, Hank meets his old friend, Madame Moonshine, who helps clear Hank's name. Number 42 in the Hank series.
The International Chess Tournament has come to River Heights, but there is intrigue. Can Nancy figure out who is threatening players and their siblings?
Hank hitches a ride to town and finds his sister and her children are the target of a neighborhood bully. Hank devises an ingenious plan to ensnare the enemy.
There's no love lost between Delane Arlington's fiancee and his frosty family. The wealthy widower's heirs are extremely eager to keep their lovestruck uncle from tying the knot -- thus cutting off their route to easy street. That's what brings Selma Anson, Arlington's beleaguered bride-to-be, to Perry Mason.
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