Little Girl Lost

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Miranda Sugarman was going to become a doctor. So how did she end up shot to death on the roof of New York’s seediest strip club?

Miranda Sugarman was supposed to be in the Midwest, working as an eye doctor. So how did she wind up shot to death on the roof of New York’s seediest strip club? It’s up to detective John Blake to uncover his ex-girlfriend’s secret life as a strip tease queen. But the deeper he digs, the darker the secrets he uncovers, until a shattering face-off in an East Village tenement changes his life forever..

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Top of the Heap

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She Played The Odds — And Lost!

The client had a perfect alibi for the night Maureen Auburn disappeared — but nothing made private eye Donald Lam suspicious like a perfect alibi.

When the beautiful girlfriend of a notorious gangster vanishes, it’s up to P.I. Donald Lam to get to the bottom of her disappearance — and of a mining scam, an illegal casino operation, a double homicide, and an opportunity for an enterprising private eye to make a small fortune…if he can just stay alive long enough to cash in!

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Fade to Blonde

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She Was A Little Taste Of Heaven — And A One-Way Ticket To Hell!

Ray Corson came to Hollywood to be a screenwriter, not hired muscle. But when a beautiful girl with a purse full of cash asks for your help, how can you say no? So Corson agrees to protect starlet Rebecca LaFontaine from a vengeful mobster — but what he doesn’t realize is that he’ll have to join the Mob to do it.

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Grifter’s Game (Original title: Mona)

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Did He Want Her Enough To Kill For Her?

Joe Marlin thought he was just stealing the man’s luggage. But what he wound up stealing was 60 cubic inches of raw heroin — and the man’s wife!

Con man Joe Marlin was used to scoring easy cash off beautiful women. But that was before he met Mona Brassard and found himself facing the most dangerous con of his career, one that will leave him either a killer — or a corpse.

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