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The Prisoner of Zenda
The Prisoner of Zenda Anthony Hope
In this classic swashbuckler, English gentleman Rudolf Rassendyll, is transported from a comfortable life in London to extraordinary adventures in Ruritania...
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Gun Before Butter: Green Popular Penguins
Gun Before Butter: Green Popular Penguins Nicolas Freeling
In this gripping and tragic thriller, Freeling's irascible and unorthodox protagonist beomes involved in an extraordinary case involving murder, double indentities, and the Eurpoean black market.
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Trent's Last Case: Green Popular Penguins
Trent's Last Case: Green Popular Penguins E C Bentley
A scheming American capitalist is found dead in the garden of his English country house confounding amateur detective Philip Trent.
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Inspector West Takes Charge: Green Popular Penguins
Inspector West Takes Charge: Green Popular Penguins John Creasey
Extortion is the name of the game. In this first story of the Inspector West series, the Scotland Yard officer has to get to the bottom of a blackmail bid against the Dreem cigarette factory.
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Gideon's Fire: Green Popular Penguins
Gideon's Fire: Green Popular Penguins John Creasey
Commander George Gideon of Scotland Yard has to deal successively with news of a mass murderer, a depraved maniac, and the deaths of a family in an arson attack on an old building south of the river. This leaves little time for the crisis developing at home.
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Send for Paul Temple: Green Popular Penguins
Send for Paul Temple: Green Popular Penguins Francis Durbridge
After a series of robberies, Scotland Yard are mystified. In the latest, a night watchman is attacked and in his last breath he manages to gasp out, 'The Green Finger.'
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The Penrose Mystery: Green Popular Penguins
The Penrose Mystery: Green Popular Penguins R. Austin Freeman
Penrose is an eccentric old man in possession of some dazzling gems. Dr Thorndyke is alerted to a burglary at Penrose's house, and on the hunt to get to the bottom of a tantalising, complex mystery.
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The Case of the Phantom Fortune: Green Popular Penguins
The Case of the Phantom Fortune: Green Popular Penguins Erle Stanley Gardner
Horace Warren pays five hundred dollars to have Perry Mason attend a buffet dinner to observe his guests. He also wants Mason to investigate a fingerprint and suspects his wife is being blackmailed. Mrs Warren's mystery past may hold the clues.
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The Case of the Postponed Murder: Green Popular Penguins
The Case of the Postponed Murder: Green Popular Penguins Erle Stanley Gardner
Perry Mason is hired to protect Mae Farr from a presumed stalker, wealthy playboy Penn Wentworth. When Mason learns that Wentworth wants Mae for forging his name on a cheque, things get complicated.
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Death at the President's Lodging: Green Popular Penguins
Death at the President's Lodging: Green Popular Penguins Michael Innes
Inspector Appleby is called to St Anthony's College, where the President has been murdered in his Lodging. Scandal abounds when it becomes clear that the only people with any motive to murder him are . . .
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A Three-Pipe Problem
A Three-Pipe Problem Julian Symons
Small-time actor Sheridan Haynes has a rather unhealthy preoccupation with Sherlock Holmes. So when the chance comes for him to play the famous detective in a TV series, it seems his dreams have come true.
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Berry and Co
Berry and Co Dornford Yates
This collection of short stories featuring 'Berry' Pleydell and his chaotic entourage established Dornford Yates' reputation as one of the best comic writers in a generation, and made him hugely popular.
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Jonah and Co: Green Popular Penguins
Jonah and Co: Green Popular Penguins Dornford Yates
These are some of Yates' early short stories featuring the comic Pleydell clan.
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Bulldog Drummond
Bulldog Drummond Sapper
Hungry for adventure following the First World War, Captain Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond begins a career as the invincible protectorate of his country.
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The Clue of the New Pin: Green Popular Penguins
The Clue of the New Pin: Green Popular Penguins Edgar Wallace
Jesse Trasmere is a miser with a deep distrust of the bank. He has made a fortune in China, but keeps it hoarded in his prison-like house.
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The Door with Seven Locks: Green Popular Penguins
The Door with Seven Locks: Green Popular Penguins Edgar Wallace
Detective Dick Martin is leaving Scotland Yard. His final job is to bring in Lew Pheeney, wanted in connection with a bank robbery.
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The Innocence of Father Brown: Green Popular Penguins
The Innocence of Father Brown: Green Popular Penguins G.K. Chesterton
The Innocence of Father Brown is the first collection of stories starring Father Brown, a short, stumpy Catholic priest with shapeless clothes and a large umbrella, and uncanny insight into human evil.
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The Man Who Was Thursday: Green Popular Penguins
The Man Who Was Thursday: Green Popular Penguins G.K. Chesterton
G.K. Chesterton's 1908 masterpiece, The Man Who Was Thursday, is a metaphysical thriller, and a detective story filled with poetry and politics.
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Mr J G Reeder Returns: Green Popular Penguins
Mr J G Reeder Returns: Green Popular Penguins Edgar Wallace
On the surface, J.G. Reeder is a shabby little police officer with red hair and weak eyes, but underneath his timid appearance lies a razor-sharp mind and the ability to think like a criminal.
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Tropical Issue: Green Popular Penguins
Tropical Issue: Green Popular Penguins Dorothy Dunnett
A novel of murder, mystery and mayhem, with Johnson and his yacht Dolly at the centre.
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Pel and the Paris Mob: Green Popular Penguins
Pel and the Paris Mob: Green Popular Penguins Mark Hebden
In his beloved Burgundy, Chief Inspector Pel finds himself incensed by interference from Paris, but it isn't the flocking descent of rival policemen that makes Pel's blood boil – crimes are being committed by violent gangs from Paris and Marseilles.
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Dead in the Morning: Green Popular Penguins
Dead in the Morning: Green Popular Penguins Margaret Yorke
Dr Patrick Grant uses his powers of logic and deduction to determine this is not the case, but he can only prove it at the expense of incriminating an innocent person. How will he solve this particular conundrum?
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Death Under Sail
Death Under Sail C. P. Snow
Roger Mills, a Harley Street specialist, is taking a sailing holiday on the Norfolk Broads. When his six guests find him at the tiller of his yacht with a smile on his face and a gunshot through his heart, all six fall under suspicion.
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Blood and Judgement
Blood and Judgement Michael Gilbert
When the wife of a recently escaped prisoner is found murdered and partially buried near a reservoir, Patrick Petrella, a Metropolitan Police Inspector, is called in.
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