ST. AUSTIN'S PRESS 
Lawrence De Maria
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The Jake Scarne thrillers, in order:

SOUND OF BLOOD

MADMAN'S THIRST

KILLERFEST

THE VIRON CONSPIRACY

PEDESTAL

FACETS

CHANCE

The Alton Rhode Mysteries, in order:

CAPRIATI'S BLOOD

LAURA LEE

SIREN'S TEARS

SISTER

GUNNER

THE ELSON LEGACY

TURTLE DOVE

SHADOW OF THE BLACK WOMB

Cole Sudden C.I.A. Thrillers, in order:

SUDDEN KILL 

THE HADRON ESCAPE

THAWED
NEW BOOK: ABSENT DEAD



In a match made in hell, a serial killer gets a job in a nursing home owned by two maniacs who think their residents live too long. Only some savvy women at a nearby Ivy League university stand in the way of "perfect" murders shielded by a pandemic!


TRAGEDY STALKS A PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR WHO IS FORCED TO CHOOSE BETWEEN THE WOMAN HE LOVES AND THE CLIENT HE SERVES. 





A REMORSEFUL ASSASSIN SETS OFF A CHAIN OF EVENTS THAT LEADS TO THE UNRAVELING OF AN INTERNATIONAL CONSPIRACY. 

 



BILLIONS ARE AT STAKE WHEN THE WORLD'S BIGGEST THRILLER NOVELIST IS TARGETED FOR DEATH!






PEOPLE, CROPS AND LIVESTOCK ARE DYING ACROSS THE GLOBE. DID IT ALL START WITH A MURDER IN HAWAII? 


 


AN INNOCENT MAN ROTS IN JAIL FOR A MURDER COMMITTED BY TWO SPORTS ICONS. A MEDIA GIANT HIRES A PRIVATE EYE TO NAIIL DOWN THE FACTS. BUT WHAT HE UNCOVERS IS MUCH WORSE! 

  



A PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR AND AN ASSASSIN JOIN FORCES TO RESCUE A MOB PRINCESS. BUT THERE IS MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE: DIAMONDS MAY INDEED BE A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND.


AFTER THWARTING A LOTTERY SCAM WITH THE HELP OF A CARIBBEAN BEAUTY, A PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR FINDS DEATH AND TRAGEDY. 
 


A REBELLIOUS FEMALE F.B.I. AGENT AND A PRIVATE EYE TEAM UP TO TRACK A PERVERTED SERIAL KILLER SHIELDED BY HIS WEALTH AND POLITICAL POWER.



MYSTERIOUS AND DEADLY DISEASES RAVAGE AN AMERICAN FISHING VILLAGE AND A CANADIAN MONASTERY. IS A PERVERTED SCIENTIST WORKING OUT OF HIS BASEMENT RESPONSIBLE? 


THE MURDER OF AN ELDERLY HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR IN HER RENT-CONTROLLED MANHATTAN APARTMENT LEADS TO THE UNRAVELING OF A BILLION-DOLLAR REAL-ESTATE EMPIRE.     


A PRIVATE EYE ON VACATION INDULGES HIS JAMES BOND FANTASY ON AN ISLAND PARADISE ONLY TO FIND HIMSELF IN THE MIDST OF A REAL-LIFE SCIENTIFIC PLOT 


A WOMAN ASKS A PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR TO FIND HER MISSING HUSBAND BECAUSE HIS BONE MARROW WILL SAVE HER DAUGHTER'S LIFE. BUT ALL IS NOT AS IT SEEMS WHEN WARRING MOBS BECOME INVOLVED. 


A WOMAN, SMOKING GUN IN HAND, IS ARRESTED OUTSIDE HER MURDERED LOVERS MANSION. A PRIVATE EYE WORKS TO PROVE HER INNOCENCE. BUT HIS INVESTIGATION LEADS TO TRAGEDY.


AN INVESTIGATOR HUNTS A SERIAL KILLER WITH DADDY ISSUES, ONLY TO FIND HIMSELF A TARGET WHEN THE HARE TURNS ON THE HOUND! 


A REVERED NUN IS MURDERED AND THE PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR WHO LOVED HER WHEN THEY WERE BOTH COLLEGE STUDENTS SETS OUT TO FIND HER KILLER. WHAT HE DISCOVERS IS SHOCKING!



A PATRIOTIC ASSASSIN SEEKS REVENGE AGAINST THE PEOPLE WHO HAD HIM MURDER A MEDAL OF HONOR WINNER. 


A PRIVATE EYE AGREES TO HELP A REFORMED CALL GIRL FIND THE MURDERER OF HER GRANDFATHER IN A CORRUPT SOUTHERN TOWN.



A DESTINATION WEDDING ON AN ISLAND OFF THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST TURNS DEADLY AFTER A PRIVATE EYE UNCOVERS A HUGE LITERARY FRAUD.  


A POLICE OFFICE HANDING OUT HALLOWEEN TREATS IS SHOT. HIS FRIEND, A PRIVATE EYE, HUNTS THE GUNMAN. WHAT HE FINDS OUT SHOCKS EVERONE!



A 'SUICIDE' IN SAN FRANCISCO THAT WASN'T LEADS TO THE UNRAVELING OF A MURDEROUS INTERNATIONAL CRYPTOCURRENCY CONSPIRACY! 



A PROBE INTO A NURSING HOME DEATH IN NEW JERSEY LEADS TO A MILITARY SCHOOL IN THE DEEP SOUTH -- AND A LOT MORE BODIES! 


A PRIVATE EYE BUYING CHINESE TAKEOUT FINDS HIMSELF IN THE MIDST OF AN ALLEGED TONG WAR AND THE ASSASSINATION OF A CHINESE DIPLOMAT. BUT THEN THINGS REALLY GET WEIRD! 



A HURRICANE IS THE LEAST OF A C.I.A. AGENT'S PROBLEMS WHEN HE RUNS AFOUL OF A MANIAC MOBSTER.


TWO OF THE C.I.A.'S BEST AGENTS TRACK A MYSTERIOUS TRANSMISSION TO EUROPE'S LARGEST SCIENTIFIC FACILITY. WHAT THEY DISCOVER IS OUT OF THIS WORLD! 



AN 'EXTINCT' VIRUS IS REVIVED AT AN ARCTIC RESEARCH STATION. WHAT COULD GO WRONG?



TERRORISTS HAVE A HYDROGEN BOMB. AND A BILLIONAIRE BACKER WHO WANTS REVENGE ON THE WEST! 



MODERN-DAY TERRORISTS PLAN THE DESTRUCTION OF 'THE CITY OF LIGHT' USING AN INFERNAL DEVICE PLANTED IN THE LOUVRE BY A VENGEFUL HITLER!