The Huddlers

The Huddlers

William Campbell Gault

Mystery & Thrillers / Young Adult / Sports

This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.
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The Mighty Dead

The Mighty Dead

William Campbell Gault

Mystery & Thrillers / Young Adult / Sports

The Mighty Dead is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by William Campbell Gault is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original edition. If you enjoy the works of William Campbell Gault then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection.
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The Hundred Dollar Girl

The Hundred Dollar Girl

William Campbell Gault

Mystery & Thrillers / Young Adult / Sports

When some strongarm hoods try to muscle in on the fight game, hefty Joe Puma is hired to find out who's doing the dirty work. What looks like a typical rackets murder turns out to be a dangerous deal for the private eye. He tussles with some trigger-happy punks and a couple of lethal beauties. Then in one quick leap from mattress to mat he finds himself in a clinch with a murderer who's still fighting, still hating, still bent...on the kill.
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Murder in the Raw

Murder in the Raw

William Campbell Gault

Mystery & Thrillers / Young Adult / Sports

Stripped for MurderShe was a night club stripper, a black-haired, white-skinned beauty, an all-out performer few men could resist. When she came on, wolf whistles drowned out the music.And she was the kind of gal who loved her work. Something had to be wrong when she didn't show one night. In fact, she didn't show her face - or anything else - for quite a while.She had good reason to hide. Because she'd beat it from a shady, hot-pillow motel, where the other occupant of her bedroom was a dead man!
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End of a Call Girl

End of a Call Girl

William Campbell Gault

Mystery & Thrillers / Young Adult / Sports

One of our call girls is missing It sounded like a joke, but the old dame was scared stiff when one of her girls didn't show up for work that night. And this one was her prettiest—and most profitable. "Find her, shamus," she said. "And fast!" "My pleasure," I said. My name is Joe Puma. I call myself a detective and I get a hundred bucks a day. The girl's name was Jean Talsman. She called herself an entertainer and she got a hundred bucks a night. The job had delightful possibilities—until some joker started making corpses out of the customers, and I found a few dealers in sudden death camped on my own doorstep.
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Dead Seed

Dead Seed

William Campbell Gault

Mystery & Thrillers / Young Adult / Sports

Brock's boyhood idol moves in next door before vanishing and leaving a body in his wakeIn Hollywood's golden age, there was no finer swashbuckler than Fortney Grange. Decades after he last swung on a chandelier, Grange is nearly forgotten, his legacy surviving only in fuzzy black-and-white on the late-late movie channel. But to Brock Callahan, Grange remains a hero. When his idol shacks up with the aged widow next door, the ex-private investigator is starstruck. It takes a murder for the celluloid sheen to begin to fade.A strange pair of Arizona blackmailers takes up residence in a van outside Grange's house. Grange and his new lady friend disappear, and a few days later, his agent is found dead. Though it breaks his heart, Callahan is forced to investigate the man who has given him so much joy. And it will take more than swordplay for this aging daredevil to escape the chair.
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Bad Samaritan

Bad Samaritan

William Campbell Gault

Mystery & Thrillers / Young Adult / Sports

Newly rich, married, and bored, Brock investigates an upper-class tragedyPrivate detective Brock Callahan, onetime star of the Los Angeles Rams, is racing toward a touchdown when the morgue's phone call wakes him up. His only rich relative, Uncle Homer, has just flown through the windshield of his midlife-crisis Ferrari, and Brock will never have to work again. The private detective hangs up his license, marries his longtime girlfriend, and decamps for the California hills—where he finds life among the nouveau riche to be duller than he ever imagined.However, there is one old lady—the quick-witted Maude Marner—who charms the old jock. But the day after she drops hints that she might have some work for him, she is found dead, having choked to death on her car's exhaust in a gruesome apparent suicide. As Brock digs into the dark corners of upper-crust suburbia, he finds that no matter how you dress it up, murder is always déclassé.
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Sweet Wild Wench

Sweet Wild Wench

William Campbell Gault

Mystery & Thrillers / Young Adult / Sports

"She was slim and she was stacked and the gold of her hair matched the gold of her bank account. In a word, she had everything. The trouble was she was too eager to give it away. The money too. I'm Joe Puma. I was hired to investigate some crackpot cult she was playing around with. The crackpots were mixed up with thugs, the blonde got mixed up in murder and I got mixed up with the blonde. And somewhere a mixed-up killer was waiting to strike again."
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Dead Pigeon

Dead Pigeon

William Campbell Gault

Mystery & Thrillers / Young Adult / Sports

In his final case, Brock investigates the murder of his troubled college roommateMaybe Mike Gregory was too smart for football. When he and Brock Callahan roomed together at Stanford University, Mike was a second-stringer with the skill to go pro. But he squandered his talent and drifted after college, briefly working as a stockbroker before descending down society's ladder, becoming a drunk, then an addict, and finally a snitch. The police aren't surprised when they find him in Santa Monica, face blown off with a sawed-off shotgun, but Brock is puzzled. Even at his lowest, Mike was too smart to go out like that.Though he's been retired for years, Brock's investigative instincts kick in at Mike's funeral. As he plumbs the depths of his old friend's broken life, he uncovers a toxic cocktail of cultists, mobsters, and corrupt law enforcement. Caught in the middle, this unlucky snitch had nowhere to turn.
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Shakedown

Shakedown

William Campbell Gault

Mystery & Thrillers / Young Adult / Sports

A corrupt P.I. will do anything to make a buck and save his own skinJoe Puma didn't kill Albert Target, but he is happy the pimp is dead. A small-time creep whose niche was recruiting wannabe actresses, Target perjured himself for Puma's sake, and the detective was afraid he might decide to talk. The cops know that Puma's crooked, but they can't prove a thing. He's a slick operator with an itchy trigger finger and a flimsy moral code—two things he'll need if his next case is to end as happily as his last.Fallen starlet Jean Roland comes to Puma with a plan to blackmail her lesbian lover's father—a dangerous scheme that would put Puma off if Roland weren't the most stunning woman in Los Angeles. Joe Puma likes money and he likes being alive, but he likes women even more. He'd die for a girl like Jean Roland—but he'd prefer it if someone else died first.
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Fair Prey

Fair Prey

William Campbell Gault

Mystery & Thrillers / Young Adult / Sports

A golf ace on the verge of glory stumbles over a country-club corpseDenny Burke knows that a golfer's best resource isn't a putter or a three iron, but the ability to shut out the rest of the world and focus on the game. Burke has been doing that since he was a kid, rising from poverty to a scholarship at the University of Southern California. After graduation, he takes a job at a country club's pro shop, to rake in easy money while he considers joining the professional tour. It's here that he falls in love with Judy Faulkner, and his ability to ignore the outside world disappears.Burke is hunting for a ball in the rough when he finds Bud Venier, priggish scion of one of the town's wealthiest families, lying dead in the chaparral. As the murder investigation turns the club upside down, Burke doesn't know if his next stop will be on the pro tour, or in the electric chair.
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