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Trade paperbacks are $15.99 and e-books are $7.99 unless otherwise marked
The Crimson Fog by Paul Halter (1st English Edition Published November 2013)
M. Halter’s contribution to Jack the Ripper canon, Named one of the twelve Top Mysteries of 2013 by Publisher’s Weekly
Available as trade paperback: Amazon CF and e-book: Kindle CF
The Killing Needle by Henry Cauvin (1st English Edition Published May 2014)
Featuring the French Sherlock Holmes, who appeared 16 years before the English one.
Available as trade paperback: Amazon KN $12.99 and e-book: Kindle KN $5.99
The Invisible Circle by Paul Halter (1st English Edition Published June 2014)
Think of it as The Knights of the Round Table meet The Ten Little Indians. Great fun.
Available as trade paperback: Amazon IC and e-book: Kindle IC
The Derek Smith Omnibus (1st English Edition* Published July 2014)
Whistle Up the Devil, Come to Paddington Fair, Model for Murder (*1st English Edition for the last two) Available as trade paperback: Amazon DS $24.99 and e-book Kindle DS $9.99
The Picture from the Past by Paul Halter (1st English Edition Published December 2014)
Why does a photograph from the past invoke memories of hideous crimes in the past and what is the link with the present? Available as trade paperback: Amazon PP and e-book Kindle PP
The House That Kills by Noel Vindry (1st English Edition Published April 2015.) The first book by “the French John Dickson Carr.” Three impossible crimes, all in front of witnesses. Amazon HTK and e-book Kindle HTK
The Decagon House Murders by Yukito Ayatsuji (1st English Edition Published June 2015.) Students from a university mystery club travel to an island where multiple murders occurred the year before. With predictable results. Available as trade paperback: Amazon DH $19.99 and e-book Kindle DH $9.99
The Phantom Passage by Paul Halter (1st English Edition Published July 2015) Anyone setting foot in Kraken Street will vanish or lose his mind. It can also reveal the past and predict the future. Available as trade paperback: Amazon PHP and e-book Kindle PHP e-book
Whistle Up the Devil by Derek Smith. Previously only available as part of The Derek Smith Omnibus (see above). Now available separately as trade paperback Amazon WUD $12.99 and Kindle WUD e-book $6.99
Come to Paddington Fair by Derek Smith. Previously only available as part of The Derek Smith Omnibus (see above). Now available separately as trade paperback Amazon CPF $12.99 and Kindle CPF e-book $6.99
Hard Cheese by Ulf Durling (1st English Edition Published November 2015) Three retired Swedish locked room lovers try to solve a local murder using chains of Queen-like deductions. Delicously clever and funny. Available as trade paperback Amazon HCH and e-book Kindle HCH
Death Invites You by Paul Halter (1st English Edition Published January 2016) Famous locked room author found dead in locked room slumped over piping hot meal. The first Twist-Hurst collaboration. Available as trade paperback Amazon DIY and e-book Kindle DIY
The Moai Island Puzzle by Alice Arisugawa (1st English Edition Published May 2016) Three university students visit a remote island for a treasure hunt and finish up solving several murders–including one impossible–and a dying message. Brilliant chain of deduction by the Japanese Ellery Queen. Available as trade paperback Amazon MIP $19.99 and Kindle MIP $9.99.
The Howling Beast by Noel Vindry (1st English Edition Published July 2016) Pierre Herry is on the run, not just from the police but from the memory of two murders committed in his presence that are impossible to explain. And then there are the howls of a beast that doesn’t inhabit France. Brilliant and chilling. Amazon THB $19.99 Kindle THB $9.99
The Vampire Tree by Paul Halter (1st English Edition Published December 2016) Newly-wed Patricia Sheridan has a nightmares about being attacked by the old tree visible from her bedroom. That vision becomes more terrifying after she learns that a supposed vampire was buried under the tree, which was also the site of an impossible murder. Meanwhile, someone is killing children in the area and draining the bodies of blood. Amazon TVT and e-book Kindle TVT
Death in the Dark by Stacey Bishop (1st English Edition Published March 2017) The Moby Dick of detective fiction: it vanished shortly after its publication in 1930 and rarely surfaced (at then astronomical prices) in the 87 years up to now. An astonishing book featuring three impossible murders; this edition includes an Afterword about its equally astonishing history. Amazon DID $19.99 and Kindle DID $9.99
The Ginza Ghost by Keikichi Osaka (1st English Edition Published May 2017) Japanese Golden-Age style stories (honkaku) enjoyed a renaissances in the 1980s–see The Decagon House Murders and The Moai Island Puzzle–but the style originated in the 1930s and Osaka wrote some of the best short stories: hauntingly impossible but always with a rational explanation. Amazon TGG $19.99 and Kindle TGG $9.99
The Madman’s Room by Paul Halter (1st English Edition Published July 2017) Harris Thorne has decided to unseal the room where his great-uncle went mad and placed a curse on his family. Brother Brian, a clairvoyant, warns against it and Harris himself is the first victim. There will be others as impossibility piles on impossibility and Twist and Hurst unmask a diabolical killer. Amazon TMR $19.99 and Kindle TMR $9.99.
The Realm of the Impossible, an anthology (Published August 2017) Edited by yours truly and Brian Skupin, LRI consultant editor. Nearly 40 impossible tales from more than 20 countries, including real life impossibilities. Amazing value! Amazon ROI $19.99 and Kindle ROI 9.99
Death in the House of Rain (1st English edition published October 2017) Honkaku meets Grand Guignol amidst a string of grisly and horrifying murders in a manor whose floor plan traces the Chinese character for rain. Amazon DHR $19.99 and Kindle DHR $9.99