English Knife – Four Stories: A kidnapping for love, a ship full of Nazi spies, a robbery/homicide and a man who snapped. A full line-up of crime.
My Flesh is Sweet – On the run in Mexico from the accidental killing of a drunken Mexican general, Ad Conners and Eleana Hayes must somehow make it back across the border to confront a decades-old secret that could destroy them both.
Death Stalks the Night – Shudderry thrills aplenty as the Acid Murderer roams the city, leaving death in his trail.
The Curse of Phari – The looting of the treasure of a mummified ruler of a long dead Egypt, brought strange and dramatic adventures to a certain young man and others in modern London.
Bet On Murder – Three stories of kidnapping, murder, frame-ups, greed and espionage on the World War II home front.
Monsieur Dupin – The Detective Tales of Edgar Allan Poe – With the stories in this collection, Edgar Allan Poe is considered to have founded the genre of detective fiction. These five stories introduced the character of Auguste Dupin and gave us the foundation of “Ratiocination” (or deductive reasoning) from which later detectives such as Sherlock Holmes would claim their fame.
The Torture Trust (SAX,1) – In this, the debut of Secret Agent “X”, the Agent must match wits with a coterie of criminals that uses torture and murder to extract ransoms from prominent figures.
Nemesis – two stories, one of a very clever plan gone awry, and the other of a conspiracy to frame a random innocent man for murder.
Murder on the Soundstage and Other Stories – Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective, gets caught in the middle of some jealous lovers and some double crossed deals and barely makes it out alive. Jealous actors, big time producers, even some members of the production crews get caught up by the green eyed monster.
Curse of the Crimson Horde (SAX,39) – Secret Agent X — man of a thousand faces and conqueror of kings of crime — found himself parried by the ageless weapons and black magic of the Far East.
The Glittering Coffins – On a manhunt for three escaped fugitives, Special Agent Dan Fowler coincidentally meets a very lovely former acquaintance who was once involved in an old case. Could she be at the center of this new mystery? Or was she different now?
Mission: Murder – Conspiracy, theft, murder and the love of a good woman are the key ingredients to these stories by John D. MacDonald