Filed Under: Ron Lesser

The April Robin Murders (1965)

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A handful of corpses, a haunted house, and a gorgeous ghost in the flesh…

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A Purple Place For Dying

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Meet Travis McGee — who risks a strange commitment to a woman he hardly knew well enough to dislike before she was murdered at his feet

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Crime Of Their Life

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“The name’s Liddell,” he told the blonde — “cabin 321, and don’t bother to knock”

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Bats Fly At Dusk

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Four different covers by three Roberts and a Ron.

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Pleasure Island (1966)

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It was a paradise of passion where women were seductive innocents. The Yankee sailors came to prey on British shipping. They stayed — willing captives to wanton pleasure…

Not related to the 1950 book of the same name.

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The Mask of Fu Manchu

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Back from the dead… and younger! The Orient’s sinister genius returns with a fantastic scheme to rule the world.

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My Body

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Leslie Could Offer A Man Everything But Love

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Nightmare In Pink

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Meet Travis McGee; Soldier of fortune, thinking man’s Robin Hood, a man who works just this side of the law to make a living stealing from thieves…

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Curtains For A Lover / The Big Kiss-Off

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He Made Love To One Woman Too Many…

A two-timing blonde, a half-naked brunette and a bullet-riddled corpse were his welcome home party

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The Kubla Khan Caper

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From the back:

Shell Scott, anyone?

This one starts when a man named Ormand Monaco decides to celebrate the opening of his posh hotel, in Palm Desert, the Kubla Khan, by staging a beauty contest and instead ends up with a couple of murders, Naturally he calls up you know who.

Now a private eye of sterner stuff might have gone about it in a more resolute fashion-clues, interrogations, finger-prints, all that jazz. But there were lovelies everywhere. There was expense account booze. There was a movie star named Misty Lombard, who was fully as delicious as her name, and there was also Lyssa Weldon, who, at the crucial moment of coming out of the shower to answer her door, dropped her towel not once but three times!

And this may be the only tale of deduction in which the protagonist solves the two baffling crimes while under the bed, waiting for the room to become less heavily populated!

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Ring-a-Ding-Ding

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“My number’s unlisted,” she told Liddell. “You’re a detective, find it.”

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