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1 A Knife in My Back [An Amy Brewster Mystery] [MultiFormat]
by Sam Merwin, Jr.
  The first outing of Amelia Winslow Brewster ("Amy" to her friends), the elephantine, cigar-smoking, blue-blooded genius of a detective, finds her in a battle of wits with an unknown killer who has neatly framed her nephew. You'll howl with delight as the icon-toppling Amy tackles stuffed-shirts, law enforcement, gargantuan gourmet meals and crime with equal aplomb. Another rollicking Amy Brewster classic from the glory days of the 1940s. Legendary detective-novelist Sam Merwin, Jr.'s A Knife in ... more info>> (Published: 2004)

Words: 70000 - Reading Time: 200-280 min.
Category: Mystery/Crime/Suspense/Thriller
31 Reader Ratings:
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2 A Matter of Policy [An Amy Brewster Mystery] [MultiFormat]
by Sam Merwin, Jr.
  Another rollicking Amy Brewster mystery from the glory days of the 1940s. Meet Amelia Winslow Brewster ("Amy" to her friends), the elephantine, cigar-smoking, blue-blooded genius of a detective, finds her in a battle of wits with an unknown killer who has neatly framed her nephew. You'll howl with delight as the icon-toppling Amy tackles stuffed-shirts, law enforcement, gargantuan gourmet meals and crime with equal aplomb. A Matter of Policy is an enthralling read that begins when a young friend... more info>> (Published: 2001)

Words: 75000 - Reading Time: 214-300 min.
Category: Mystery/Crime/Suspense/Thriller
20 Reader Ratings:
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3 Killer to Come: The Science Fiction Classic [MultiFormat]
by Sam Merwin, Jr.
  Due to his research into the lives of geniuses, Dr Julius Conrad of the Wellington Institute for the Study of the Humanities has developed a radical hypothesis: Namely, that the work of most geniuses, past and present, has been directed by minds from a ruthless future which take possession of either the unstable geniuses themselves or else of unstable people who are in a position to change the course of the geniuses' work. When Conrad is murdered on the eve of announcing his theory, journalist H... more info>> (Published: 2003)

Words: 42667 - Reading Time: 121-170 min.
Category: Science Fiction/Suspense/Thriller
9 Reader Ratings:
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4 Message from a Corpse [An Amy Brewster Mystery] [MultiFormat]
by Sam Merwin, Jr.
  Fans of Nero Wolf, Kinsey Millhone and Hercule Poiriot will love Amy Brewster, the gargantuan, cigar-smoking, gourmand detective genius. In Message from a Corpse, she must catch a judge's killer before an innocent young man is convicted of murder! Message from a Corpse is a masterpiece from the pen of Golden Age mystery novelist Sam Merwin, Jr. When writer Breck Barnum finds himself framed for murder, he soon realizes the slaying is connected to the autobiography of a world famous financier he h... more info>> (Published: 2002)

Words: 59255 - Reading Time: 169-237 min.
Category: Mystery/Crime/Suspense/Thriller
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5 Mission to Misenum, Or The Three Faces of Time [MultiFormat]
by Sam Merwin, Jr.
  She Had to Prevent Present and Future from Warring in the Past! "Fast-moving adventure, told with engaging humor," is what the New York Times says readers can expect from this classic science fiction saga. Elspeth Marriner, once an ace journalist, is now a Time Watcher working from the mysterious House of Many Worlds. On some parallel time-tracks, Earth's cultures lag thousands of years behind our own. On others, science is far in advance of ours. As a Watcher, Elspeth's job is to keep advanced ... more info>> (Published: 2004)

Words: 45408 - Reading Time: 129-181 min.
Category: Alternate History/Science Fiction
17 Reader Ratings:
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6 The Dark Side of the Moon [MultiFormat]
by Sam Merwin, Jr.
  Romance, Intrigue in This Contemporary Hard SF Classic! Two women find themselves in a contest for a man, and the fate of the Earth, in this enthralling 1950s novel by feminist author Sam Merwin, Jr., author of the critically-acclaimed Elspeth Mariner alternate universe adventures (House of Many Worlds, etc.). Joyce Hartwick loves Miles Stannard. To many, Miles was just an average scientist, an expert in glaciers, part of a project to slowly drain the polar caps to provide fresh water and arable... more info>> (Published: 2005)

Words: 38954 - Reading Time: 111-155 min.
Category: Science Fiction
7 Reader Ratings:
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7 The House of Many Worlds [MultiFormat]
by Sam Merwin, Jr.
  The Classic of Alternate Earths! Ancient, encrusted with legend, supposedly empty, the old mansion on Spindrift Key stood like a dark and lowering wraith. In this classic science fiction novel the New York Times called "a fast-moving adventure, told with engaging humor," reporter Elspeth Marriner's nose for news leads her into a world of trouble. Make that, in worlds of trouble. When she and photographer Mack Fraser, the man she loves to hate, are sent to investigate the old mansion in the Hatte... more info>> (Published: 2004)

Words: 59853 - Reading Time: 171-239 min.
Category: Science Fiction/Alternate History
16 Reader Ratings:
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8 The White Widows [MultiFormat]
by Sam Merwin, Jr.
  A Secret War to Wipe Out All Males! Here is a unique combination of mystery, suspense, and science fiction that only Sam Merwin, Jr., author of the classic House of Many Worlds could write. It begins when Larry Finlay, a young and unsuspecting chemist, discovers sinister forces have taken an interest in his new approach to the seemingly innocuous problem of hemophilia. Soon, Finlay is unwittingly caught up in a nightmare plot of violence and counter-violence. Behind it is the sinister cabal that... more info>> (Published: 2005)

Words: 48548 - Reading Time: 138-194 min.
Category: Science Fiction/Mystery/Crime
8 Reader Ratings:
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