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Great Mysteries, Great Writers

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This anthology of suspense showcases 5 renowned American mystery writers. The mixture begins with Lucky Day, by Mary Higgins Clark (narrated by Betsy Palmer). It's the story of a young bride who suspects her husband is somehow involved in a strange disappearance. Trapped, by Dean R. Koontz (narrated by Bess Armstrong), takes you into the darkest depths of terror as he explores the psychology of both sides of the human hunt. In Pastime, by Robert B. Parker (narrated by David Dukes), Spenser comes to the aid of a boy he once straightened out. Carol Higgins Clark narrates her own story, Snagged, in which private eye Regan Reilly follows a trail of murder and deceit at a pantyhose convention. Finally, Dealer's Choice, by Sara Paretsky (narrated by Elliott Gould), pays homage to Raymond Chandler by bringing back Philip Marlowe to investigate a case.

©1988 by Sara Paretsky, Copyright (P) 1992 by Dove Audio, Inc.; 1993 by Carol Higgins Clark, Copyright (P)1993 by Dove Audio, Inc.; 1989 by Nkui, Inc., Copyright (P)1992 by Dove Audio, Inc.; 1986 by Mary Higgins Clark, Copyright ; 1991 by Robert B. Parker, Copyright (P)1991 by Dove Audio (P)1990 by Dove Audio, Inc.

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Murder in Manhattan

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Beginning in 1982, The Adam's Round Table, a group of America's most talented and successful mystery writers, convened every month in New York to discuss their craft. When author/agent Bill Adler suggested they each write a short story located in a different section of Manhattan, their enthusiastic response was Murder in Manhattan, a collection of short stories featuring a suspenseful cast of characters and plots set in the world's greatest city. Stories in this collection include: "Lucky Day" by Mary Higgins Clark, performed by Betsy Palmer. A young bride suspects her husband's complicity in a mysterious disappearance. "Vaudeville" by Whitley Strieber, performed by Roddy McDowell. An aging vaudeville comedienne dies, but not laughing. "Till Death Do Us Part" by Dorothy Salisbury Davis, performed by Juliet Mills. A high-powered literary agent's sword is mightier than her pen. "Directed Verdict" by Thomas Chastain, performed by Peter Graves. A veteran homicide cop unravels a complicated web of deception.

©1986 Mary Higgins Clark / Whitley Strieber / Dorothy Salisbury Davis / Thomas Chastain (P)2016 Dove Morrow Books-on-Tape / Phoenix Books

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Murder in America

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Stories by Seven Renowned American mystery writers offer a delightful mix of mystery, suspense and murder in this new anthology. LUCKI DAY Author: Mary Higgins Clark, Performed by: Betsy Palmer A young bride suspects her husband is somehow involved in a strange disappearance. VAUDEVILLE Author: Whitley Strieber, Performed by: Roddy McDowall An aging vaudeville comedienne dies, but not laughing. PIRATE'S MOON Author: William F. Nolan, Performed by: Perry King A psychic working for the LAPD fails to foresee that a stone-age cannibal cult may be terrorizing the city. STARSTRUCK Author: Jon A. Breen, Performed by James Stacy A group of aging actors is still fatally haunted by the consequences of the McCarthy-era blacklist. SNOOKERED Author: Gerald Tomlinson Performed by: David Birney The story of a new breed of football coach and a team the sportswriters can't ignore. IT WAS BAD ENOUGH Author: Ron Goulart, Performed by: Arte Johnson The tragic story of a comedian trying to make his comeback who learns his ex-wife's tell-all book is about to be filmed. GEE WHIZ, MY LOVELY Author: Betty Buchanan, Performed by: Joan Rivers A bouncy private investigator is invited by a "gorgeous nut" to find an elusive figure named Harvey.

©2009 Phoenix (P)2009 Phoenix

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