The Complete Chet Lacey by Robert Sidney Bowen
Eleven stories in two volumes of the cases of Private Detective Chet Lacey. He finds murder, blackmail, and the seamy side of life even in the “nicest” parts of society.
The Complete Chet Lacey by Robert Sidney Bowen – Eleven stories in two volumes of the cases of Private Detective Chet Lacey. He finds murder, blackmail, and the seamy side of life even in the “nicest” parts of society.
Chet Lacey- Private Investigator – Five stories of the cases of Private Detective Chet Lacey. He finds murder, blackmail, and the seamy side of life even in the “nicest” parts of society.
Let Me Kill You Tenderly (1946) – When Death Strikes, Detective Chet Lacey Heeds the Siren Call of Duty—but Not the Call of a Siren!
Chapter I Beauty and the Beast
Chapter II Dear, Sweet Robert
Chapter III Too Tough to Die
Chapter IV Watch the Birdie!
Till Death Do Us Part (1946) – Two wealthy sisters run into a nightmare of trouble when a scheming husband dishes up a murder and blackmail stew, and it’s up to private detective Lacey to serve the solution!
Chapter I Corpse in the Desk Chair
Chapter II Miss Heavenly of the Year
Chapter III Two Murders
Chapter IV The Wrong Sister
Chapter V Three Million Beautiful Smackers
Chapter VI “I Can Hope, Can’t I?”
Darling, You Shouldn’t Have! (1947) – Mrs. Roger Fenimore was pretty as a picture, and Sleuth Lacey found her in a murder frame!
Death Has No Love-life (1947) – The baffling murder of the mystery girl in blue starts Chet Lacey unraveling a sinister pattern of crime traced in crimson—and hurls him into a welter of fast action!
Chapter I Blonde In Distress
Chapter II Frightened Playboy
Chapter III Missing Suspect
Chapter IV Forced Ride
Chapter V Killer’s Gun
You Wake Up Dead! (1947) – When bootblack Tony gets polished off while on an errand, a private eye sets out to avenge him and suddenly finds himself square in the middle of a murderous racket!
Chapter I Tony Pays the Price
Chapter II Glamour Girl
Chapter III Turnabout
Chapter IV Fugitive Father
Chapter V Bullets for a Pay-Off
Chet Lacey- Private Investigator has 29 illustrations.
Chet Lacey, Guns Are Handy Things, deals with the low life grifters that surround high society. Sometimes those low life grifters ARE from high society. Six stories about a hard-boiled private eye.
Murder Mustn’t Miss (1947) – Private Investigator Chet Lacey takes the case of a lovely suspected murderess, and makes photographs point out the clues!
Bullets For Free (1948) – Chet Lacey simply had to take on the case when his old flame, Vera Manners, suddenly had her husband’s corpse on her hands!
And Let That Be A Lesson! (1948) – Chet Lacey saves an old man from sorrow and a young lady from folly— but almost doesn’t save himself from death!
Catch Me A Killer (1948) – When you try to pin a rap on Lacey, you never can tell when he’ll turn right around and pin it back where it belongs!
Guns Are Handy Things (1948) – Chet Lacey takes on a tough and dangerous chore when he attempts to bring the straying Alec Keltner home!
Kill Me Next Time (1949) – When Private Eye Lacey collects a big, fat fee, he doesn’t mind throwing in a small corpse or so!
Chet Lacey: Guns Are Handy Things has 7 illustrations.
Robert Sidney Bowen, Jr. (1900–1977) was a World War I aviator, newspaper journalist, magazine editor and author. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and died of cancer in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is best known for his boys’ series books written during World War II, the Dave Dawson War Adventure Series and the Red Randall Series.
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