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Two New York City street photographers develop a deadly get-rich-quick scheme in this novel from “the grand dame of mystery mixed with screwball comedy” (Ed Gorman). Resourceful Bingo Riggs and his partner, Handsome Kusak, are in the sucker-bait business, snapping candid pics of tourists off Central Park. Their fly-by-night enterprise can be irresistible to souvenir lovers, but with one camera in a pawnshop and their developing room in the bathtub of a two-room dump near Hell’s Kitchen, their venture is wretchedly underexposed—until they stumble upon an insurance fraud scheme between the allegedly dead eccentric Mr. S. S. Pigeon and his business partner and beneficiary. There’s only one way for Bingo and Handsome to muscle in on that half-million-dollar claim: Kidnap Pigeon and blackmail his coconspirator. Unfortunately, their foolproof plan comes with mobsters, a dodgy chorus girl, multiple murders, a refrigerated corpse, and the strange Mr. Pigeon himself, who, it seems, likes being a hostage. In fact, he has no intention of escaping. It’s the surest way to protect his own secret—which could be Bingo and Handsome’s biggest threat. The first mystery writer ever to make the cover of Time magazine, Craig Rice is a “composite of Agatha Christie’s ingenuity, Dashiell Hammett’s speed, and Dorothy Sayers’s wit” (Louis Untermeyer, Gold Medal Award–winning poet). The Sunday Pigeon Murders is the 1st book in the Bingo Riggs and Handsome Kusak Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Craig Rice
Publisher : Open Road Media
Release Book : 2017-11-14
Download Book : 252 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781504048521


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In honor of the 70th birthday of Professor Douglas G. Greene, mystery genre scholar and publisher, this book offers 24 new essays and two reprinted classics on detective fiction by contributors around the world, including ten Edgar (Mystery Writers of America) winners and nominees. The essays cover a myriad of authors and books from more than a century, from J.S. Fletcher’s The Investigators, originally serialized in 1901, to P.D. James’ Death Comes to Pemberley, published at the end of 2011. Subjects covered include detective fiction in the Edwardian era and the “Golden Age” between the two world wars; hard-boiled detective fiction; mysteries and intellectuals; and pastiches, short stories and radio plays.

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Genre Book : Literary Criticism
Author Book : Curtis Evans
Publisher : McFarland
Release Book : 2016-04-19
Download Book : 352 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781476616087


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A bibliography of various mystery novels published between November 1976 and Fall 1992.

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Genre Book : Detective and mystery stories
Author Book : William F. Deeck
Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
Release Book : 2008-08
Download Book : 184 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780941028110


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Genre Book : American literature
Author Book :
Publisher :
Release Book : 1942
Download Book : Pages
ISBN-10 : UCSC:32106019920815


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In this memoir-turned-cookbook, Alice B. Toklas describes her life with partner Gertrude Stein and their famed Paris salon, which entertained the great avant-garde and literary figures of their day. With dry wit and characteristic understatement Toklas ponders the ethics of killing a carp in her kitchen before stuffing it with chestnuts; decorating a fish to amuse Picasso at lunch; and travelling across France during the First World War in an old delivery truck, gathering local recipes along the way. She includes a friend's playful recipe for 'Haschiche Fudge', which promises 'brilliant storms of laughter and ecstatic reveries', much like her book.

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Genre Book : Cooking
Author Book : Alice B. Toklas
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release Book : 2011-04-07
Download Book : 96 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780141965901


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Deeply funny, moving, idiosyncratic and unforgettable - introduces a major new literary talent. Pigeon English was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2011.

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Stephen Kelman
Publisher : A&C Black
Release Book : 2012-01-05
Download Book : 288 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781408815687


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Park ranger Anna Pigeon returns, in a mystery that unfolds in and around Lake Superior, in whose chilling depths sunken treasure comes with a deadly price. In her latest mystery, Nevada Barr sends Ranger Pigeon to a new post amid the cold, deserted, and isolated beauty of Isle Royale National Park, a remote island off the coast of Michigan known for fantastic deep-water dives of wrecked sailing vessels. Leaving behind memories of the Texas high desert and the environmental scam she helped uncover, Anna is adjusting to the cool damp of Lake Superior and the spirits and lore of the northern Midwest. But when a routine application for a diving permit reveals a grisly underwater murder, Anna finds herself 260 feet below the forbidding surface of the lake, searching for the connection between a drowned man and an age-old cargo ship. Written with a naturalist's feel for the wilderness and a keen understanding of characters who thrive in extreme conditions, A Superior Death is a passionate, atmospheric page-turner.

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Nevada Barr
Publisher : Penguin
Release Book : 2003-09-02
Download Book : 320 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1101043555


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"Researchers and mystery buffs will find this an enormously useful work for finding or discovering short stories that formerly were forgotten. . . ." Reference Books Bulletin

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Genre Book : Literary Criticism
Author Book :
Publisher : Greenwood
Release Book : 1982
Download Book : 1147 Pages
ISBN-10 : STANFORD:36105026048285


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Genre Book : Literature
Author Book : Harold Wallace Ross
Publisher :
Release Book : 1943
Download Book : Pages
ISBN-10 : NWU:35556026832634


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Genre Book : Brothers and sisters
Author Book : Craig Rice
Publisher : New York, Simon and Schuster
Release Book : 1944
Download Book : 311 Pages
ISBN-10 : MINN:31951002093534R