Liability Limited

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Tough, Lusty in the James M. Caine Tradition

Note that Mr. James M. Cain’s name is spelled wrong in the blurb, which does not inspire confidence.

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The Case Of The Village Tramp

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Someone had murdered the girl who had shocked Greenwich Village with her exotic life and loves

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Kill The Beloved (Original Title: The Perfectionist)

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Blackmail was the bid — but the stakes were murder

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Top Of The Heap (1954)

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This book was reprinted with two McGinnis covers and more recently by Hard Case Crime.

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This Is Murder (1960)

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For Sam Moraine it added up to crocked politicians, double-crossing cops, ex cons, ladies of eligant, if easy virtue, and… murder

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So Young, So Cold, So Fair (Original Title: The Beauty Queen Killer)

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The very first book published with a Robert McGinnis cover.

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Death Trap

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The town was sitting on some ugly secrets…  a teen-age teaser’s murder blew off the lid

The town was sitting on some ugly secrets… and it took the murder of a teenage tramp to blow off the lid

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