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Blind Alley by Iris Johansen

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Apr 242014
 
Eve Duncan is asked to reconstruct the identity of a young Jane Doe, her face left unrecognizable. 
But who ever killed her wasn't just trying to hide her identity.
 

Her job is to put a face on the victims of violent crimes. But as forensic sculptor Eve Duncan works on the skull of a newly discovered victim, she's about to get the shock of her life. The murdered Jane Doe's face has been erased beyond recognition. But whoever killed her wasn't trying to hide her identity. The plan is far more horrifying. For as Eve's skilled hands reveal the murdered girl's face, she recognizes someone she knows all too well. Someone who isn't dead. Yet. To stop this twisted psychopath, Eve must put her own life in the balance. But that's not the worst of it  when her adopted daughter Jane reveals a bizarre connection to the case, Eve can't stop her from joining the hunt for the killer. A hunt that will lead to a terrifying confrontation

Printing History
Written by Iris Johansen (1938-)

Bantam Dell
Random House Inc
 September 2004
ISBN 553-58650

















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Apr 232014
 
He Is The Last Hope For Ravaged America!



Death Sentance
Three young girls vanish from Cape Cod. Warships disappear without a trace. In a mountaintop monastery, a dying monk predicts the end of the world. And a terrified woman is consumed by a vision of a blazing comet destroying the Earth. But it's more than a vision, it's real, and the beginning of the end. Unless ace fighter pilot Hawk Hunter can find a way to save mankind from 143 miles away in space.  Asian Mercenary Cult battleships storm the seas. Fourth Reich squadrons fill the skies. And off the Florida coast nuclear warheads are in place, as the world's most powerful adversaries unite in one common goal. To stop the impending destruction of the planet. But to succeed, they need Hunter's help. With time running out, the lone warrior has only one recourse. To charge the comet head on in a desperate kamikaze mission to salvage a lost cause called Earth! 

 Wingman #13

Printing History
written by Brian Kelleher
copyright 1997

Kensington Publishing Corp
Pinnacle Books
ISBN 7860 357
January 1997
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Apr 202014
 
The next stop in the 2014 USA Fiction Challenge is the state of Florida

Presenting
 Danger Key
Written by Lew Louderback

 

Arch enemy Mr Judas returns to settle an old score with Nick.
CLAW is back once again and backs Judas again.


Ralph Benson had made the mistake of contacting his agents openly. He had been on the job too long. And liquor and the loss of nerves had caused him to take some incredibly foolish changes. He had been fingered for execution by CLAW, the Chinese Communist secret organization that was smuggling its top agents into Florida under the cover of an influx of Cuban refugees. But Ralph was already dead. A fatal connection with a beautiful woman in a white convertible had taken care of that. Now Nick Carter had been ordered to replace Benson. And Nick would have to go on being a fumbling, bumbling, has been operative, too drunk, sodden and scared to be able to protect himself.


  Printing History
                   
1st Award (A 183F) 1966
2nd Award (A 383X ) 1968
3rd Award (A 491X) 1969
4th Award (A 491X) 1970
5th Award (AN 1177) 1973
1st Tandem 1968
Reprint Tandem (426 7034 8) 1973
 hen severaCIA agen
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Blast From The Past #7

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Apr 192014
 
Blast From The Past #7

The Sherlock Holmes Museum
221b Baker Street London NW1 6XE  England

  
Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson lived at 221b Baker Street between 1881-1904, according to the stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The house is protected by the British Government due to its special architectural and historical interest. The 1st floor study overlooking Baker Street is still faithfully maintained for posterity as it was kept in Victorian Times. Open every day of the year (except Christmas Day).

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Blast From The Past #6

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Apr 182014
 
Blast From The Past #6

Perry Mason TV Series
(1957-1966)

Perry Mason, portrayed by Raymond Burr, is a fictional Los Angeles defense attorney who originally appeared in detective fiction by Erle Stanley Gardner. Many episodes are based on stories written by Gardner, others are based on characters created by him. At one time, the show was television's most successful and longest-running lawyer series


Cast 
Executive Producer Gail Patrick Jackson

Perry Mason: Defense attorney (Raymond Burr)
Della Street: Mason's confidential secretary (Barbara Hale)
Paul Drake: Private investigator (William Hopper)
Hamilton Burger: District Attorney (William Talman)
Lieutenant Arthur Tragg Police homicide detective (Ray Collins)
Lieutenant Andy Anderson: Police homicide detective (Wesley Lau)
Lieutenant Steve Drumm: Police homicide detective (Richard Anderson)
Dr. Hoxie: Medical examiner (Michael Fox)
Gertrude "Gertie" Glade: Mason's frequently mentioned receptionist (Connie Cezon)
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Blast From The Past #5

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Apr 172014
 
Blast From The Past #5

Dr. No (1962)
Directed by Terence Young


James Bond is sent to Jamaica to investigate the disappearance of a fellow British agent. The trail leads him to the underground base of Dr. No, who is plotting to disrupt an early American manned space launch with a radio beam weapon


Cast
 Directed by Shaun Terence Young (1915-1994)
Produced by Harry Saltzman (1915-1994) and Albert R. Broccoli (1909-1996)

Sean Connery as James Bond
Ursula Andress as Honey Ryder
Joseph Wiseman as Dr. No
Jack Lord as Felix Leiter
Bernard Lee as M
Anthony Dawson as Professor R.J. Dent
Eunice Gayson as Sylvia Trench
Lois Maxwell as Miss Moneypenny
Peter Burton as Major Boothroyd
 
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Blast From The Past #4

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Apr 162014
 
Blast From The Past #4

The Way Some People Die (1951)
by Ross Mcdonald
 

Mrs. Samuel Lawrence gives Lew Archer 50 dollars for one day of his time to find her daughter Galatea. Archer soon discovers she was married to a small-time mobster named Joe Tarantine. And shortly after that, a big-time mobster offers him five thousand to find Tarantine. The investigation quickly gains a body count and Lew is constantly drawn from Los Angeles, to Palm Springs, San Francisco, and back again, trying to tie together details that seem as random as they are violent.

Printing History
Written by Kenneth Millar (1915-1983)

Knopf
1951
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Blast From The Past #3

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Apr 152014
 
Blast From The Past #3

The Roman Hat Mystery (1929)
by Ellery Queen



The poisoning of a disreputable lawyer named Monte Field in the Roman Theater in New York City during a performance of a play called "Gunplay!". Although the play is a sold-out hit, the corpse is discovered seated surrounded by empty seats. A number of suspects whose pasts had made them potentially susceptible to blackmail are in the theater at the time, some connected with the Roman Theater and some audience members. The case is investigated by Inspector Richard Queen of the Homicide Squad with the assistance of his son Ellery. The principal clue in the mystery is the disappearance of the victim's top hat, and it is suspected that the hat may have contained papers with which the victim was blackmailing the murderer.

Printing History
Written by Frederic Dannay (1905-1982) and Manfred Bennington Lee (1905–1971)

USA Edition
Frederick A. Stokes

UK Edition
Gollancz

copyright 1929 
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Apr 142014
 
Blast From The Past #2

The Blonde (1958)
Written by Alan G Yates (1922-1985)


The blonde play girl  knew too much and talked too much
So somebody decided to silence her...........permanently

Grant Roberts Cover

When a blonde Hollywood party girl who has been to one too wild brawl too many agrees to tell all on a candid TV show, somebody blows her up before she can name names coast to coast. This leaves  free wheeling California cop, Al Wheeler to pick up the pieces as he treads his way through a labyrinth of beauties in a hot and heady chase to catch the killer. 



Lee Manning, filmland Romeo, committed suicide after a Hollywood bash. Or did he? Georgia Brown, babbling blonde, could tell what really happened. But would she? Paula Reid, demon TV interviewer,m was going to spill the facts on her TV show. But could she? Before the story got a chance to sizzle the airwaves, a killer stepped in and stopped George Brown dead. So Pine City Police Lieutenant Al Wheeler plays a near fatal role in an underground production of murder.


Printing History

Horwitz Editions
Numbered Series #67 August 1958
International Edition #2 February1961
International Edition #58 May 1969
Horwitz Double #5a 1979

New American Library
Signet Books
#1565 November 1958
#1565 (Canada) December 1958
S1972 May 1961
D3297 1967
Signet Double (E8961) December 1979
Signet Double (Canada) 1979
Signet Double (AE1703) August 1982

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