Retired detective Arnold Magnuson takes one last case from a dying friend, tracking an insane, homicidal maniac back and forth across Chicago, leaving ruin and death in his wake.
A rainy night, a car skidding into the drive of a hospital, the son of a local politician dead of a heroin overdose. This triggers an intense police search for the pusher.
P.I. Mort Hagen is hired to tail a cheating wife, only to discover it’s his ex. But before he can quit this job, she winds up dead… with Mort the prime suspect in her murder.
Lawyer Scott Jordan returns home from vacation early to find a nearly-naked woman in his apartment, as murder ensnares Jordan in complex and fast-moving intrigues.
Shell Scott goes undercover at a super-luxury hotel’s opening ceremonies as a beauty contest judge—Scott’s ideal job, if he can stay alive long enough to see it!
To save an innocent man, Shell Scott goes deep undercover at a gangster’s masquerade ball. Let’s just hope for his sake they don’t Kill the Clown.
He bruised their mouths with a brutal kiss and then he strangled them… slowly. Every one of them was young and lovely, every one of them a cop’s wife or sweetheart.
The 87th Precinct squadroom is held hostage by a dead con’s suicidal wife, armed with a .38 and a bottle of nitro. Her target—Steve Carella!
Steve Bentley’s vacation in the Bahamas turns into a murder investigation, as his host is the chief suspect in the grisly murder of a beautiful singer.
Pregnant policeman’s wife is nabbed along with the loot following a massive department-store heist; she’s now a hostage, as her husband fights against time to find her.
When the son of a powerful Stormwarden battle-mage is kidnapped, the only man who can bring him home alive is Garrett, P.I. And when Garrett takes the case, it explodes from twists and double-crosses.