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Friday Fiction: Counterfeit Wife

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Halliday
1947

How about a mystery for the weekend? Halliday had a long career with his Michael Shane mysteries. I knew I had heard of Michael Shayne, but didn’t put it together with this book. There were a series of Michael Shayne detective movies featuring Lloyd Nolan in the 1940s. Goodreads has this ranked high and I am putting this on my “to read” list.

Mary

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Friday Fiction – The Town is On Fire

The Town is On Fire cover
The Town is On Fire
Healey
1979

Submitter: This is from the 70’s. I just thought it was a rather stunning picture. It looks like Mark Hamill and Mick Jagger and I don’t even know who that scary guy in the back is? According to the book flap they’re supposed to be teenagers and one of them is supposed to be a girl. And they’re solving a mystery of who is causing mining accidents in their town, rather than surviving a dystopia?

Holly: Wow, that cover is something else! I guess that’s the girl in the back. She seems a little happier about the situation than the fellas do. They all kind of look like zombies, though, so who knows? Worldcat says it’s a book about burning underground coalfields in Pennsylvania and some murders that these high school kids get involved in trying to solve. Good luck, kids!

 

Friday Fiction: The Case of the Missing Coed

Case of the Missing CoedThe Case of the Missing Coed
(Original Title: A Little Sin)
Hardy
1958

Today’s Friday Fiction is nice little mystery. I love these old paperbacks for the artwork and titillating descriptions. This one is already on my “to read” list.

College math professor Bruce Graham was having a bit of a mid-life crisis. He is 42 and looking for some “attention”‘ from the misses and was told to “act his age”.  Sexy coed, Barbara Case offered him an ride to a meeting. They could discuss his graduate seminar while she drove. This was all perfectly innocent. Then Barbara turns up dead and then all sorts of secrets and lies are exposed.  Temptation is a dangerous thing, people!

Mary

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