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Case Pending

By Dell Shannon

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'A Luis Mendoza story means superlative suspense' Los Angeles Times

In Lieutenant Luis Mendoza's first case, he is faced with a three-way mystery involving the senseless killing of Elena Ramirez, a blackmailing involving a below-the-radar adoption, and a young man's guilt.

And when Mendoza connects Elena's death with that of another woman, and investigates two further hunches, he draws closer to a solution . . .

'Quite Outstanding' Guardian

Biographical Notes

In her 67 years, California author Elizabeth Linington wrote 82 crime fiction novels, under her own name as well as the aliases Anne Blaisdell, Lesley Egan, Egan O'Neill and Dell Shannon. Her writing evolved from the early radio and stage dramas, via historical narratives, to her most celebrated novels - mysteries. She was nominated for Edgars in 1961, 1962 and 1963 for Case Pending, Nightmare and Knave of Hearts respectively. Her most successful creation, debonair LAPD Lieutenant Luis Mendoza, broke new ground in being one of the first Latino police officers in the procedural genre, and Linington herself was a pioneer in a male-dominated industry, earning the moniker 'Queen of the Procedurals'.

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  • ISBN: 9781471913426
  • Publication date: 21 May 2014
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Cold Trail

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The body of a woman from respectable, conservative Glendale is found stashed under a ramshackle house in the middle of the inner city. Detective Luis Mendoza marks the rising heat by the crime and violence raging through the sun-baked streets of Los Angeles - and it's going to be a hot one . . .A thug is shot to death. A mysterious string of robberies continues unabated . . . all without a clue. But the family-man cop knows that where there's heat there's fire - and a cold trail to nowhere promises to turn into a red-hot path leading straight to the damned.'A Luis Mendoza mystery means superlative suspense' Los Angeles Times

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Felony File

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Mark of Murder

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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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Rain with Violence

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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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Paper Chase

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Felony at Random

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A bunch of kids from a Catholic School on a school trip to the Museum of National History seems like a safe day out. But when the nuns counted heads outside the building, young Joyce McCauley was missing. The Feds, believing it to be a snatch, are waiting for the ransom note to turn up.But Lieutenant Luis Mendoza of the LAPD has other suspicions. He has been working with violence and death longer than he cares to remember and has seen it all. Mendoza is certain some nut has kidnapped Joyce, and sets about tracing the girl in his suave, tough and matchless fashion.'A Luis Mendoza mystery means superlative suspense' Los Angeles Times

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Murder Most Strange

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Exploit of Death

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Destiny of Death

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Chaos of Crime

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An early June hot spell takes its toll as it fuels a wave of bloody and bizarre crimes for Luis Mendoza of the LAPD. Grisliest by far is the psycho they call the werewolf, who gets his kicks by killing hookers before vanishing into the dark. A gorgeous teenage redhead holds up liquor stores with her boyfriend. And to make the caseload really interesting, 'Jack the Stripper' hits the city's gas stations - stealing cash and his victim's clothes . . .'A Luis Mendoza mystery means superlative suspense' Los Angeles Times

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Blood Count

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The weather in LA hasn't been living up to its sunny reputation - the murder of an unwanted newborn and the assault of a twelve-year-old girl don't make things pretty for the family-man cop, especially with a new baby at home.The most puzzling crime of all is the murder of a respectable middle-aged woman from Indianapolis. A string of hit-and-runs involving a Model A Ford, and a bizarre mugger with a penchant for footwear all add up to another high-voltage month in the city of the stars for Lieutenant Luis Mendoza.'A Luis Mendoza mystery means superlative suspense' Los Angeles Times

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Murder by the Tale

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The Dispossessed

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Ireland, 1651. A country ravaged by Oliver Cromwell's Act of Settlement. Under it, Fergal O'Breslin, a young clan chief, and his fellow Irish citizens are forced to leave their ancestral lands and travel to the cramped, rocky province of Connacht. There, honest men become robbers, proud men must beg, and despair and privation become a way of life.Set against a panoramic backdrop of religious and political upheaval, Fergal and his clansmen struggle to wrest an existence out of a barren and inhospitable land under the yoke of English oppression.

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The Manson Curse

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The Proud Man

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'My favourite American crime-writer' New York Herald TribuneIn the sixteenth century lived two queens about whom much has been written: Elizabeth Tudor and Mary Stuart. However, there are more than just two countries in the British Isles and there is a third monarch, of whom there are no tales. This is his story.All major characters in this novel bar two were real people. If chronology has not always been followed too strictly, it is because all this is long ago and far away and does not matter now. This is only a story for reading, but it is a true story.

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The Long Watch

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'My favourite American crime-writer' New York Herald TribuneNew York in the days preceding the American Revolution was a dangerous place to be. Just ask sixteen-year-old James Bethune, who seems to be constantly followed by trouble. Offered a job at a newspaper, James sees out the revolution through the eyes of the paper, surviving incredible odds. When trouble finally catches up to him again, how will he get himself out of it this time?

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No Villain Need Be

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Consequence of Crime

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The Anglophile

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Coffin Corner

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