Queen's Bureau of Investigation: the Casebook

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1964-1966 PAPERBACK ORIGINALS    To list

Blow Hot, Blow Cold (1964)

Blow Hot, Blow Cold - Q.B.I.There was an epidemic of death in the town. Lila Connor, neighborhood flirt and sex goddess, lay dead in her home, victim of an ill-placed letter opener. Larry Connor, successful accountant and distraught husband, lay dead in his office, slain by the giant Mickey Finn. And at Shady Acres, Nancy Howell was crazy wondering who killed Lila and Larry. Was a killer even now hidden in Shady Acres, waiting for a chance to slay again...?

With cast of characters at the beginning. Ghostwritten by Fletcher Flora. (Click on the cover to read more...)

The Last Score (1964)

The Last Score - Q.B.I.Leslie Gibson was a wealthy, beautiful, 17-year-old brat - out for kicks at any price! And Leslie had decided that Reid Rance, adventurer extraordinaire, was just the man to show her the hot spots of Mexico. But touring led to trouble with a capital T, and Reid was soon minus one debutante, but plus several unwanted corpses, and desperately wanted by the Mexican and American police as well as the Mexican underground.

Cast of characters included. Ghostwritten by Charles W. Runyon. (Click on the cover to read more...)

Beware the Young Stranger (1965)

Beware the Young Stranger - Q.B.I.John Vallancourt, the cool, calm diplomat, was worried stiff. A dear friend was dead and his daughter Nancy was missing. John feared the worst and the worst was Nancy's sweetheart Keith Rollins. Keith was the prime suspect in the case and he was running scared, dragging Nancy into danger with him. If Keith was a murderer, John was certain of one thing. He had to catch Keith before the cops did, or he might find himself with one very dead daughter...!

Cast of characters included. Written by Talmage Powell. (Click on the cover to read more...)

The Copper Frame (1965)

The Copper Frame - Q.B.I.Larry Cutter was going to take no chances at all when he moved in to take over Iroquois. He wasn't willing to settle for a police chief who could be hoodwinked into cooperating with a puppet mayor. Chief Saxon had been murdered, his son framed, and now Arts Marks was being lured out of a job that could be his permanently by the offer of a better one. Who could be the only man over whom Cutter could possibly have perfect control? - The man who had murdered Andy Saxon!

Ghost-written by Richard Deming. (Click on the cover to read more...)

A Room to Die in (1965)

A Room to Die in - Q.B.I.How could a man have been murdered in a room locked from the inside? It had to be suicide the police thought. Wasn't there a letter proofing the victim was being blackmailed for several months? Still his daughter found some unanswered questions. Before she got some answers, two people were found strangled, one of them in her own apartment. And ...the murderer was out to silence her too.

Ghostwritten by Jack Vance. (Click on the cover to read more...)

The Killer Touch (1965)

The Killer Touch - Q.B.I.He opened the strongbox and glanced at the fortune. He began stuffing the diamonds into his pocket. Suddenly he sensed movement and someone lunged at him. The gun boomed, and the bullet ripped through his assailant's arm as he ran outside and leaped head first off the ledge. The lean body knifed the water three feet beyond the rocks and came up swimming. A power cruiser was lying at anchor, a hundred yards out.

Ghostwritten by Charles W. Runyon. (Click on the cover to read more...)


The Devil's Cook (1966)

The Devil's Cook - Q.B.I.Police Captain Bartholdi sometimes indulged himself in a harmless fantasy. A woman had been kidnapped. The woman was dead. Bartholdi was convinced that a murderer was at that moment having a grim laugh at his expense. He knew who the murderer was. He would have bet his pension and his sacred soul that he knew. But he could not, knowing, prove what he knew. He needed confirmation of one critical point.

Ghost-written by Fletcher Flora. (Click on the cover to read more...)

The Madman Theory (1966)

The Madman's Theory - Q.B.I.At first it seemed as though only the Madman Theory could explain the brutal shotgun slaying which lay in wait for the friendly group of back-packing hikers. But Inspector Omar Collins, lean, gloomy-eyed, black-haired, was a painstaking man. The more he pursued it, the less he believed in the Madman Theory. And by then, Collins knew he had very little time left to stop his madman from murdering again...!

List of Characters at the beginning. Ghost-written by Jack Vance.
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