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Michael Shayne Mystery Magazine. Vol. 1, No. 1. September 1956

Michael Shayne Mystery Magazine. Vol. 1, No. 1. September 1956


Robert Bloch
Craig Rice
Brett Halliday
Carter Sprague
Hal Ellson
Kenneth Fearing
Norman Daniels
John E Hasty
Charles Irving
Matthew Lee
Sam Merwin Jr
Louis Trimble

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Year of publication: 1956

Michael Shayne Mystery Magazine. Vol. 1, No. 1. September 1956 Full Cycle-New Birth With publication of this first issue of Michael Shayne Mystery Magazine, my Miami character completes the full cycle in print. At the moment, I cannot think of any other publication medium through which Mike can reach readers in the United States, or in the ten foreign countries where his cases have been translated for many years. I am both proud and gratified that my long-time and valued friend, Leo Margulies, ...

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Michael Shayne’s Triple Mystery

Michael Shayne’s Triple Mystery


Brett Halliday

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Year of publication: 1948

Brett Halliday Michael Shaynes Triple Mystery Dead Mans Diary Chapter one Michael Shaynes rangy body was comfortably settled on his living-room couch on a brisk day in March, 1945. A glass of cognac and a tumbler of ice water were within easy reach on the end table. He was reading an early edition of the tabloid Morning Tribune which he had picked up on his way home. His telephone rang. He scowled at the instrument, ran knobby fingers through his unruly red hair, and wriggled to the other end of ...

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When Dorinda Dances

When Dorinda Dances


Brett Halliday

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Year of publication: 1960

Brett Halliday When Dorinda Dances Chapter I Michael Shaynes swivel chair was slued sideways behind his office desk to accommodate the stretch of his long legs and generally slumped position. His right arm lay along the desk top, his hand conveniently near a drink of cognac. After each sip he carefully centered the glass on the plastic coaster which Lucy Hamilton had placed there to preserve the shining surface from rings. The afternoon was hot and humid not a breath of air stirred. With his ...

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One Night with Nora

One Night with Nora


Brett Halliday

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Year of publication: 1954

Brett Halliday One Night with Nora Chapter one The night was hot, humid, and still in Miami. Clad only in pajama bottoms, Michael Shayne lay spread-eagled on the double bed, hoping for a vagrant breeze to cool his rangy body. For hours he tossed restlessly, and at last fell into a fitful sleep. A slight sound awakened him. He opened his eyes and lay motionless, listening. The dim light of a waning moon shone through the open windows. He wondered what time it was and how long since he had fallen ...

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Call for Michael Shayne

Call for Michael Shayne


Brett Halliday

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Year of publication: 1959

Brett Halliday Call for Michael Shayne Chapter one Black void It was a strange awakening for Arthur Devlin. He was accustomed to waking up all over at once, and bounding out of bed. This morning only a small part of his mind was active and he felt paralyzed except for the sharp, tearing pulsations of agony in his head and a gagging nausea in his throat. The bed began swaying when he moved. He reached out and grasped the side iron rails and clung to them until the motion gradually subsided, like ...

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Michael Shayne's Long Chance

Michael Shayne's Long Chance


Brett Halliday

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Year of publication: 1949

Brett Halliday Michael Shaynes Long Chance Chapter one Michael Shaynes gray eyes were bleak, his face was set in gaunt lines, his bushy red brows were drawn together over a vertical furrow which had deepened during the past two months. He dumped the last of the junk from the steel filing cabinet into a huge cardboard box. The battered oak desk was cleared of a useless accumulation of papers and what-not, and the small first-floor apartment which had served him as an office for nine years was ...

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What Really Happened

What Really Happened


Brett Halliday

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Year of publication: 1963

Brett Halliday What Really Happened Chapter one MICHAEL SHAYNE HEARD his telephone ringing when he stopped in the corridor and put the key in the lock of his apartment door. The time was a little past nine-thirty, and he felt whipped down, ready for a nightcap and bed. He frowned at the insistent ringing as he walked in and switched on the light. His first impulse was to ignore it, but the boy at the switchboard had seen him come through the lobby, and Shayne knew he would keep ringing until it ...

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Mike Shayne's Torrid Twelve

Mike Shayne's Torrid Twelve


Henry Slesar
Robert Bloch
Richard Deming
Brett Halliday
Franklin Gregory
D E Forbes
Hal Ellson
Frank Kane
Hope Field
Kenneth Fearing
Jonathan Craig
Helen Kasson
Leo Margulies

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Year of publication: 1961

Mike Shaynes Torrid 12 Acknowledgments The editor acknowledges with thanks the permission of the authors or their agents to reprint the stories in this collection: Sundays Slaughter by Jonathan Craig A Hood Is Born by Richard Deming The Patsy by Frank Kane and The Rites of Death by Hal Ellson are reprinted by permission of the authors and the authors agent, Scott Meredith Literary Agency, Inc. Waters Edge by Robert Bloch and The Toy-Head Man by Franklin Gregory are used by permission of the ...

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Kill All the Young Girls

Kill All the Young Girls


Brett Halliday

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Year of publication: 1973

Brett Halliday Kill All the Young Girls Chapter 1 Larry Zion, whose only real identification was as chairman of the board of Consolidated-Famous Pictures, drifted along Interstate 95 in the direction of Miami, letting his big Italian car proceed at its own speed. Fewer than thirty of these impressive monsters had been sold in the United States market, almost all to executives or top-money stars in the motion picture industry. A TV talk-show host had recently been seen at the wheel of one, and ...

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I Come to Kill You

I Come to Kill You


Brett Halliday

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Year of publication: 1971

Brett Halliday I Come to Kill You 1 St. Albans is a small, lovely island with some of the finest sand beaches and most voracious sand fleas in the Caribbean, an airstrip, a picturesque though decrepit fishing village, a booming casino. Michael Shayne, the big, red-headed private detective, arrived on St. Albans one night in mid-February, his only luggage a dispatch case with a broken handle. He had been drinking heavily for days, and showed it. Disembarking from the plane, he did something that ...

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Bodies Are Where You Find Them

Bodies Are Where You Find Them


Brett Halliday

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Year of publication: 1941

Brett Halliday Bodies Are Where You Find Them ONE MICHAEL SHAYNE BREATHED a low-toned Shayne talking into the telephone. He snuggled the receiver closer to his ear and listened without further comment. A scowl creased his forehead. His angular features became tight and hard. His gray eyes gazed anxiously through the open bedroom door, and the scowl maneuvered itself into a grin when he saw Phyllis watching him. Placing his mouth close to the instrument he interrupted the flow of words coming ...

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Last Seen Hitchhiking

Last Seen Hitchhiking


Brett Halliday

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Year of publication: 1974

Brett Halliday Last Seen Hitchhiking Chapter 1 Laws prohibiting hitchhiking usually go roaring through, with a minimum of nays. Every member of every state legislature owns his own automobile it is one of the unwritten conditions of being elected to office. Knowing how unlikely it is that he will ever find himself standing at the edge of a highway ramp with his thumb up, he has no hesitation in legislating against the practice. But these are curious laws. Who is being protected, hitchhiker or ...

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In a Deadly Vein

In a Deadly Vein


Brett Halliday

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Year of publication: 1943

Brett Halliday In a Deadly Vein Chapter one MICHAEL SHAYNE said, So this is what weve waited a week to see. He stood in the doorway of the historic Teller House in Central City, and let his eyes roam pleasurably over the scene. I told you it would be worth coming all the way to Colorado to see. Phyllis stood on tiptoe trying to see over the heads of the crowd swarming over walks and street. By mid-afternoon of opening day of the annual Play Festival, Central City was beginning to look like the ...

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Blue Murder

Blue Murder


Brett Halliday

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Year of publication: 1973

Brett Halliday Blue Murder CHAPTER 1 Gretchen Tucker, an elegant thin-nosed blonde wearing glasses, very short shorts and a thin sleeveless top, turned out the projection-room lights, and the screening began. This was a rough cut of scenes shot over the weekend, and the transition between shots was sometimes jarring. They were working against a deadline, attempting to shoot and assemble a four-reel feature in fourteen days. There were only two of them in the room, Gretchen and Armand Baruch, the ...

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A Redhead for Mike Shayne

A Redhead for Mike Shayne


Brett Halliday

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Year of publication: 1964

Brett Halliday A Redhead for Mike Shayne 1 It was pitch dark inside the narrow confines of the dispatchers office in the big liquor warehouse, but Michael Shaynes eyes had adjusted to the darkness during the two hours of more-or-less patient waiting that had gone before, and he could make out everything about him with fair clarity. Not that there was very much to see inside the small office. There was a telephone on the desk beside him, and a water cooler with nested paper cups on the other side ...

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