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Publication Order of A Julian Quist Mystery Books

Don't Drop Dead Tomorrow (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Champagne Killer (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Beautiful Dead (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Judas Freak (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Honeymoon with Death (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Die After Dark (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Steel Palace (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadly Trap (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Homicidal Horse (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Mask (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sow Death, Reap Death (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Past, Present, and Murder (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder Out of Wedlock (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Substitute Victim (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Party Killer (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kill and Kill Again (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of An Uncle George Mystery Books

Choice of Violence (1962)
Around Dark Corners (1970)
The Copycat Killers (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Price of Silence (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder Sweet and Sour (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death by Fire (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pattern for Terror (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dr. John Smith Books

Memory of Murder (1947)
Shadow of Madness (1950)

Publication Order of John Jericho Mystery Books

Sniper (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hide Her from Every Eye (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Creeping Hours (1967)
Dead Woman of the Year (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Girl with Six Fingers (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
a Plague of Violence (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Lt. Luke Bradley Books

Cancelled in Red (1939)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The 24th Horse (1940)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I'll Sing at Your Funeral (1942)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Brass Chills (1943)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Pierre Chambrun Mystery Books

The Cannibal Who Overate (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shape of Fear (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Evil That Men Do (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Golden Trap (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gilded Nightmare (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Girl Watcher's Funeral (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Deadly Joke (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Birthday, Deathday (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Walking Dead Man (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bargain with Death (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Time of Terror (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The 14 Dilemma (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death After Breakfast (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Random Killer (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beware Young Lovers (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder In Luxury (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
With Intent to Kill (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder In High Places (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Remember to Kill Me (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder Round the Clock (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nightmare Time (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder Goes Round and Round (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Cat and Mouse (1945)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chinese Nightmare (1947)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Where the Snow Was Red (1949)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Assassins (1955)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Kingdom of Death (1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Deadly Friend (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tarnished Angel (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Day the Children Vanished (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder As Usual (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Battles of Jericho (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

20 Great Tales of Murder(1952)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine July 1958(1958)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Daring Detectives(1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Hugh Pentecost is a pen name used by Judson Philips. He also used the pen name Philip Owen and his own name for books. His writing was featured in the television series The Web and he wrote the story for the 1957 movie Appointment with a Shadow.

Hugh was born on August 10, 1903 and passed away on March 7, 1989.

This American published author managed to prolifically write a huge number of stories under his three pen names. Before he died, over a hundred of his mystery and detective novels were released for readers everywhere to enjoy.

The author was born in Northfield, Massachusetts. He completed his education and before that was able to travel a great deal. He enrolled in Columbia University and graduated in 1925.

He was growing up when pulp magazines were in a golden age and began writing stories that would end up being features in these magazines during the twenties and thirties. He spent the 1930s also writing sports stories and suspenseful fiction for different pulp magazines that were well known. At the time, he also wrote a newspaper column and plays.

Under the Hugh Pentecost name is particular he was able to write tons of mysteries. His books had strong characterization, language, and played with the reader. He also came up with many amateur sleuth series characters. One of his most famous characters is Pierre Chambrun. He manages a luxury hotel in New York and is often called upon to solve murders involving the rich and famous.

His first book ever published was the 1936 Hold ‘Em Girls! The Intelligent Women’s Guide to Men and Football. It was a 1939 crime story called Cancelled in Red that earned him a Red Badge Prize and started his novelist career.

The author was known for being a great conversationalist and earned respect in the community and the literary genre that he wrote in. He would help to found the Sharon Playhouse in 1950, where he was an adviser and a producer. Later in the middle of the sixties, he was the host of a program that followed Connecticut events in its Northwest corner from Torrington, Connecticut on the WTOR radio station and gained quite a large following as a result.

In 1973, the Mystery Writers of America gave him the Grand Master Award, the greatest honor the group can bestow. He was married to his wife, Norma Burton Philips. They have three sons and a daughter together, David, John, Daniel, and Caroline. He would pass away at 85 years old in Canaan, Connecticut in 1989 from complications of emphysema.

Cancelled in Red by Hugh Pentecost is the first novel in the Lieutenant Luke Bradley series. This novel first came out in 1939. The story first appeared in “Argosy” magazine. It would be entered into the Dodd Mead Mystery Contest and take the prize as the $10,000 winner. It also was awarded the $1,000 Red Badge Prize Mystery title. It would be the book to launch Hugh Pentecost’s career.

When it comes to people in the stamp world, there are those that you go to meet and there are those that you avoid. Main character Luke Bradley, a cop that usually has a gut sense about who to pursue and who to avoid.

In the stamp world, Max Adrian was that person. He was a stamp broker, but those who had met him before always chose to avoid him. Those in the know steered clear, mainly because they found him to be shifty. However, it never really made all that much of a difference to him. Until, of course, Max found himself in the middle of a deal that was not at all on his side.

When Max Adrian is made to give someone a refund, he is happy to oblige. Why wouldn’t he? After all, the person doing the demanding is standing behind the barrel of a gun. It’s not all too long after that incident that someone comes to his rival with a proposal. Larry Storm is convinced by a beautiful woman to try his hand at being a detective. The prize in question? A hidden stock of stamps with a collective value that is beyond priceless.

Now it appears that Larry Storm is going to be ahead of the game when it comes to stamp broking, and Max Adrian can’t stand that. Storm appears to be a step ahead of everyone, from Max to Inspector Luke Bradley. Bradley is on his way to find a killer and track them down for good. It’s in Storm’s best interest to hit the road and avoid Bradley if he wants to avoid jail time too.

What will happen in this stamp filled mystery romper? Will someone get permanently cancelled in red? Pick up this pulp fiction story and read to the end to find out what happens and whether Inspector Luke Bradley will be successful!

The Twenty-Fourth Horse is the second novel in Hugh Pentecost’s Luke Bradley series. If you enjoyed the rollicking events of the first series, be sure to check out the second book and see what you think!

Inspector Luke Bradley is back in this sequel, and readers will love following along with the tenacious inspector as he does his job. He’s a cop of little words and prefers to let his actions do the talking.

The first novel took the reader through the world of stamps and stamp collectors in a twisting and turning maze. This mystery takes Luke Bradley and puts him in the world of horses and the tanbark crowd.

The story really picks up when a man named Johnny Curtin drives his car up to Bradley’s door with a corpse of a murdered girl in the seat of the coupe. From then on, there’s no slowing the pace of events that unfolds. From then on, it’s a racing story full of people, some of whom have more money than may actually be good for them.

Can Inspector Bradley figure out what happened to the murdered girl? Will the traps he sets for a killer work? Find out by getting a copy of this detective thriller today!

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