McNally’s Secret

Suggested by Kung Fu Zu • The first in the series. Sex, lies, blackmail, and murder are on the menu. Archy McNally is investigating missing Inverted Jennies from the home of Lady Horowitz, one of his father’s wealthiest clients.
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Castro’s Bomb

Suggested by Timothy Lane • Robert Conroy looks at how the aftermath of the 1962 Cuban missile crisis could have gone very wrong if Castro had been angry enough at the removal of the missiles to take a deadly revenge — and provide Kennedy with an even sterner test.
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The Long Goodbye

Suggested by Kung Fu Zu • Philip Marlowe befriends a down-on-his luck war veteran, Terry Lennox, whose very wealthy nymphomaniac wife ends up dead. Now Lennox is on the lam and the cops and a crazy gangster are after Marlowe.
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Good-Bye to All That

Suggested by Kung Fu Zu • Robert Graves traces the monumental and universal loss of innocence that occurred as a result of the First World War. Good-Bye to All That bids farewell not only to England and his English family and friends, but also to a way of life.
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Shinju

Suggested by Brad Nelson • When beautiful, wealthy Yukiko and low-born artist Noriyoshi are found drowned together in a shinju, or ritual double suicide, everyone believes the culprit was forbidden love. Everyone but newly appointed yoriki Sano Ichiro.
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The White Mirror

Suggested by Brad Nelson • Li Du, an imperial librarian and former exile in 18th century China, is with a trade caravan when a detour brings them to a valley hidden between mountain passes. On the icy planks of a wooden bridge, a monk sits in contemplation. Closer inspection reveals that the monk is dead.
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The Haj

Suggested by Timothy Lane • Haj Ibrahim tries to lead and protect his village in the time leading up to and following the rebirth of Israel. From the moment Ibrahim is declared the Muktar of Tabah, he is forced to grapple with the growing tensions between the Arabs and the Jews in the Middle East.
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Jade Dragon Mountain

Suggested by Brad Nelson • Li Du is an exiled imperial librarian. Arriving in Dayan, he finds the city preparing for a visit by the Emperor who will command a solar eclipse. But a sudden murder may embarrass his magistrate uncle. The uncle reluctantly assents to setting Li Du loose on the investigation hoping to clear it up before the Emporer’s arrival.
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The Infidel Stain

Suggested by Brad Nelson • The police are unwilling to investigate a bizarre set of murders in a poor neighborhood in London. Adventurers Blake and Avery, freshly returned from years in India, agree to head an investigation at the request of a local aristocratic philanthropist.
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Churchill’s Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare

Suggested by Brad Nelson • In the spring of 1939, a top-secret organization was founded in London to plot the destruction of Hitler’s war machine through spectacular acts of sabotage. The guerrilla campaign that followed was every bit as extraordinary as the six men who directed it.
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Interrogations: The Nazi Elite in Allied Hands, 1945

Suggested by Kung Fu Zu • Acclaimed historian Richard Overy opens a new window into the Third Reich, providing an intimate glimpse of the savage dictatorship in its death throes. More than thirty transcripts of the interrogations are reproduced here for the first time.
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Masters of the Galaxy

Suggested by Brad Nelson • Jake Masters is the spiritual descendant of Philip Marlowe. He knows he’ll be lied to by his clients and betrayed by his friends. But he’ll stick to the case because he needs to pay the rent and he shares an old-fashioned sense of justice.
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