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The Murder Room

Coffin Corner

Dell Shannon
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Dell Shannon

To a man, the members of the LAPD homicide department were yawning with unaccustomed inactivity. Then everything happened at once - a cop killed by a hit-and-run driver; the questionable suicide of a young girl; and the victim (apparently) of a heart attack found in the clutter of her 'second-hand' shop.It was the last that led Lieutenant Luis Mendoza to the Celtic Hotel, where events moved swiftly and with about as much clarity as the Mad Hatter's Tea Party. But, in this case, the tea party was lethal.'A Luis Mendoza mystery means superlative suspense' Los Angeles Times

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Felony File

Dell Shannon
Authors:
Dell Shannon

Lieutenant Luis Mendoza and the LAPD homicide division tackle some of their most shocking cases to date. Half a million dollars is stolen from a fashionable department store; a young divorcée is murdered by her ex-husband's lover; three flawless robberies occur in rapid succession and a middle-aged woman is senselessly murdered in a public park.The continually erupting crime in Los Angeles stretches the team to the limit. However, Lieutenant Luis Mendoza handles all this action with his own characteristic, inimitable finesse.'A Luis Mendoza mystery means superlative suspense' Los Angeles Times.

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Kill with Kindness

Dell Shannon
Authors:
Dell Shannon

'A Luis Mendoza story means superlative suspense' Los Angeles TimesLieutenant Luis Mendoza is laid low with measles and the Homicide Squad of Los Angeles Police Department has to manage without its Chief of Detectives.There are several off-beat cases to occupy them, like the man tied to a railway and decapitated by a passing train. But, Mendoza does not take his convalescence lying down and he is soon unofficially investigating a case that his colleagues are already pursuing...

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Knave of Hearts

Dell Shannon
Authors:
Dell Shannon

'A Luis Mendoza story means superlative suspense' Los Angeles TimesHas an innocent man suffered for another's crime? Is there, lurking in the background a cunning maniac killer, selecting his victims carefully in turn?Lieutenant Luis Mendoza has a hunch that could lead him to the killer - but not until his beloved wife Alison finds herself caught in the web, headed for disaster, and a grave close to the sea-shore...

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Mark of Murder

Dell Shannon
Authors:
Dell Shannon

Lieutenant Luis Mendoza of the Los Angeles Police Department was vacationing in Bermuda with his wife when the call came. His friend Sergeant Art Hackett had been forced over the edge of a mountain road in a murderous automobile attack.Rushing back to LA to take charge of the investigation, Mendoza discovers another horror awaiting him: a serial killer who has already committed four grisly murders in ten short days . . .'A Luis Mendoza mystery means superlative suspense' Los Angeles Times.

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Murder by the Tale

Dell Shannon
Authors:
Dell Shannon

A perfect collection of short stories for Dell Shannon fans and mystery lovers everywhere, featuring eight cases of her popular Lieutenant Luis Mendoza, alongside six intriguing non-series tales.Mysteries include the case of an exasperated husband who may have murdered his nagging wife - but would he have killed his beloved pet as well? A young girl dies in an 'accident' when a parked truck slips its brakes and slams into the house where she's staying. And a nursing home resident suspects that old age is not the only thing eliminating his neighbours.'My favourite American crime-writer' New York Herald Tribune

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Murder Most Strange

Dell Shannon
Authors:
Dell Shannon

Spring fever has hit Luis Mendoza, both on the job and at home. But it hasn't erased the LAPD's endless caseload of bizarre crimes and difficult cases.'Dapper Dan', the rapist and murderer whose dashing looks and easy charm give him the perfect ploy to trap his pretty victims; a stickup artist who has found a foolproof weapon: a ferocious Doberman; a gruesome double homicide-suicide with a weird twist; a senator's 'natural' death that suddenly doesn't appear so natural - all add up to a month of murder most strange, and Mendoza knows it's time to finally clean house.'A Luis Mendoza mystery means superlative suspense' Los Angeles Times

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Murder with Love

Dell Shannon
Authors:
Dell Shannon

'A Luis Mendoza story means superlative suspense' Los Angeles TimesAn earthquake shakes Southern California and the Los Angeles Police Department. With no air-conditioning and a temperature around 98 degrees the heat is turned up when there's a triple shooting of a highly respected Doctor, his wife and his nurse.Can Lieutenant Luis Mendoza and his team solve the case while chaos reigns around them?

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No Holiday for Crime

Dell Shannon
Authors:
Dell Shannon

'A Luis Mendoza story means superlative suspense' Los Angeles TimesThere's no holiday from crime at the Los Angeles Police Department, not even at Christmas. Among a string of bizarre cases, there's the very mysterious killing of Lila Askell, the young devout Mormon who was on her way home for Christmas but is found strangled and thrown out of a car.As the Christmas trees are being decorated and the presents wrapped, Lieutenant Luis Mendoza has one of his toughest cases on his hands...

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Rain with Violence

Dell Shannon
Authors:
Dell Shannon

The rain brought problems - difficult, ugly, weird problems - for Lieutenant Luis Mendoza. Senseless killings, cold-blooded murders, suicides. To say nothing of a ruthless gang of B-girls whose knockout drops knocked their victims out for good.And then, on his own doorstep, Mendoza stumbled across a clue to one of the most vicious crimes he had ever been called on to solve.'A Luis Mendoza mystery means superlative suspense' Los Angeles Times

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Root of All Evil

Dell Shannon
Authors:
Dell Shannon

Lieutenant Luis Mendoza likes nothing better than to wrap up his homicide cases neatly. The latest Jane Doe is identified as Valerie Ellis, a spoiled rich kid who was left penniless when her parents died four years ago. But, as Mendoza is about to find out, there are many layers to this complex case...'One of his best' Observer'Mendoza is back again and on form' Spectator

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Schooled to Kill

Dell Shannon
Authors:
Dell Shannon

'A Luis Mendoza story means superlative suspense' Los Angeles TimesTwo little girls have been raped and murdered and every available officer in The Los Angeles Police Department is on the case.Lieutenant Mendoza's team meticulously make enquiries - there's house-to-house checking, and exact tracing of the girl's movements between home and school. No stone is left unturned, but what clues will finally reveal the children's fate?

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Spring of Violence

Dell Shannon
Authors:
Dell Shannon

'A Luis Mendoza story means superlative suspense' Los Angeles TimesQueer cases run in batches in Los Angeles and Lieutenant Luis Mendoza has a few of them on his books. There's the case of the man who is terrified of vampires and who comes to a violent end; there's the odd affair of the theft of tropical fish known as Regal Angels. Then, there's the sweet old lady who holds up banks.It's all in a day's work in this characteristic Dell Shannon thriller...

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Streets of Death

Dell Shannon
Authors:
Dell Shannon

The Los Angeles Homicide Department is a revolving door of crime where Lieutenant Luis Mendoza has hardly time to grab a sandwich between the serial muggings of seven senior citizens, the disappearance of a wheelchair-bound man, and the killing of one of two runaway girls.All this and Mendoza also has to deal with his ever-growing family. Already the father of twins, his wife Alison is pregnant again and juggling work and home proves a tall order.

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The Motive on Record

Dell Shannon
Authors:
Dell Shannon

Death is everywhere. A child in a playground. A playboy in a cheap hotel. A John Doe in a freight yard. A nanny and her two charges in a church pew.After twenty-six years in homicide, Lieutenant Luis Mendoza knows death is all in a day's work. But in the heat of a Los Angeles summer, even the predictable becomes bizarre. And for a hard-boiled cop with a decidedly soft centre, nothing is more implausible than human nature - especially when it comes to murder . . .'A Luis Mendoza story means superlative suspense' Los Angeles Times

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The Ringer

Dell Shannon
Authors:
Dell Shannon

'A Luis Mendoza story means superlative suspense' Los Angeles TimesOne of Lieutenant Luis Mendoza's most respected colleagues, young detective Tom Landers is under suspicion in a stolen car racket.Internal affairs are investigating but Mendoza is not going to leave his man to the uncertain processes of departmental routine. Defying orders and protocol, he decides to do some investigating of his own...

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Unexpected Death

Dell Shannon
Authors:
Dell Shannon

'A Luis Mendoza story means superlative suspense' Los Angeles TimesA beautiful Hollywood blonde inexplicably vanishes from the restaurant she is dining in with her fiancé and is found with her neck broken and miles away from the scene of her disappearance.Who lured her away? How? And, the most puzzling question for Lieutenant Luis Mendoza of Los Angeles' Homicide Squad, is why?

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Whim to Kill

Dell Shannon
Authors:
Dell Shannon

'A Luis Mendoza story means superlative suspense' Los Angeles TimesThings begin to heat up in the Los Angeles Police Department when Lieutenant Luis Mendoza's stolid and good-natured colleague Sergeant Higgins is kidnapped by three dangerous escaped prisoners.A manhunt is launched but no one expects Higgins to be seen alive again. Can Mendoza's team ever recover, or is the officer's return just around the corner?

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With a Vengeance

Dell Shannon
Authors:
Dell Shannon

At first the murder of Nelson Jamison seemed fairly straightforward. He had been strangled, but next to his corpse lay a hand-printed card with the words The Vengeance is Just. Jamison, a rich ne'er-do-well, has a prison record for rape, and everything pointed towards a victim's revenge killing.But within hours Lieutenant Luis Mendoza and his team have an identical killing on their hands, and then a third. But is the killer about slip up and reveal their identity?'A Luis Mendoza story means superlative suspense' Los Angeles Times

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With Intent to Kill

Dell Shannon
Authors:
Dell Shannon

'A Luis Mendoza story means superlative suspense' Los Angeles TimesWhen a respectable young woman's naked body is found far from her home, the case proves baffling for Lieutenant Luis Mendoza of the Los Angeles Homicide squad.But Mendoza is struggling with more than the case. He's a man down too. Sergeant Higgins' first baby has arrived and he is far too preoccupied to put his mind to murder. But killers go on killing...