My Brother’s Widow – For four years Gevan Dean was in self-imposed exile from his family business, the business he had run until his brother stole his fiancee. Now his brother had been murdered and Gevan needed to know why.
Ring Twice For Laura by Vera Caspary (1899-1987) is the 1942 serialized novel that would become famous as the 1944 Otto Preminger movie ‘Laura.’ Serialized over seven weeks in Collier’s Weekly Magazine, it is the story of a New York City career woman mistakenly thought murdered in her own apartment and the three men most affected: her narcissistic former lover, her philandering fiancee, and the hardboiled detective assigned to investigate her case.
The Spider Lily by Bruno Fischer
When Alec Linn came back home from navigating a bomber in World War II, he expected his wife Lily to meet him at the train station. When he found her dead later that night he was arrested as the murderer. But something didn’t add up because he knew he didn’t do it.
Flight of the Tiger – After Ben Morrow was shot down in the last week of Korean fighting, his self-confidence was shaken; he felt he could never fly again. Months later, after recovering in the hospital, Ben was sent back to the States on a thirty-day leave. He went to visit Helen MacLane, widow of his best friend, only to find that she was on the run from killers…. Ben tried to find Helen but he was being stalked by the killers, and they knew he would lead them straight to her.