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  1. [+]
    Book Review: Stiff Competition (7 Reviews)
    Madman at My Door, by Hillary Waugh
    1. Madman at My Door by Hillary Waugh
    2. Asterisk Destiny by Campbell Black
    3. The Unexploded Man by Leslie Watkins
    4. Azor! by Jim Henaghan
    5. Annerton Pit by Peter Dickinson
    6. The Detectives by Frank Smyth and Myles Ludwig
    7. The World of Raymond Chandler by Miriam Gross
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, June 1979, pp. 100-102
  2. The Cool Cottontail (1966)
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  3. Five Pieces of Jade (1973)
  4. Full Circle
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, November 1976, pp. 22-35
  5. Full Circle
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, March 1980, pp. 225-237
  6. In Her Defense (1999 Film)
  7. In the Heat of the Night (1965)
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  8. The Man Who Liked Baseball
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, October 1977, pp. 60-67
  9. The Murder Children (1979)
    A Novel
    1 Review
  10. The Mystery Story (1976)
    1 Review
  11. Night Vision
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, July 1977, pp. 118-130
  12. One for Virgil Tibbs
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, February 1976, pp. 6-21
  13. Operation Springboard (1958)
    A True-to-Life Adventure of the Spage Age
    1 Review
  14. Police Chief (1977)
    1 Review
  15. Shakespeare (1909)
  16. Singapore (1986)
    1 Review
  17. [+]
    Stiff Competition (8 Reviews)
    Prince Jack, by Frank Spiering
    1. Prince Jack by Frank Spiering
    2. Reverend Randollph and the Fall from Grace, Inc. by Charles Merrill Smith
    3. X Marks the Spot by Michael Butterworth
    4. Sherbourne's Folly by Nora Barry
    5. Sergeant Verity and the Imperial Diamond by Francis Selwyn
    6. Out of the Mouths of Graves by Robert Bloch
    7. Keeper of the Children by William H. Hallahan
    8. Murder by Microphone by John Reeves#2
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, August 1979, pp. 126-132
  18. [+]
    Stiff Competition (8 Reviews)
    A Clutch of Vipers, by Jack S. Scott
    1. A Clutch of Vipers by Jack S. Scott
    2. The Ampersand Papers by Michael Innes
    3. The Fields of Eden by Michael T. Hinkemeyer
    4. Wycliffe and the Scapegoat by W.J. Burley
    5. The Burgos Contract by Angus Ross
    6. The Great Detectives by Otto Penzler
    7. Dance of the Dwarfs by Geoffrey Household
    8. The Tell-Tale Heart by Julian Symons
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, December 1979, pp. 126-132
  19. [+]
    Stiff Competition (9 Reviews)
    Thursday the Rabbi Walked Out, by Harry Kemelman
    1. Thursday the Rabbi Walked Out by Harry Kemelman
    2. No Sign of Life by Michael Delving
    3. The Pro-Am Murders by Patrick Cake
    4. False Flags by Noel Hynd
    5. Singled Out by Steven Whitney
    6. The Rembrandt Decisions by Anne V. Badgley
    7. Salvage Job by Michael Kirk
    8. Code Z by Joel L. Swerdlow
    9. True Confessions by John Gregory Dunne
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, July 1979, pp. 80-84
  20. [+]
    Stiff Competition (6 Reviews)
    Spence at the Blue Bazaar, by Michael Derek Allen
    1. Spence at the Blue Bazaar by Michael Derek Allen
    2. Lions at Night by Richard Himmel
    3. The Case of the Gilded Fly by Edmund Crispin
    4. The Killer Breath by John Wyllie
    5. The Edge of the Tightrope by John H. Drew
    6. Dorothy L. Sayers: A Literary Biography by Ralph E. Hone
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, November 1979, pp. 127-132
  21. [+]
    Stiff Competition (12 Reviews)
    The Old Man in the Corner, by Emmuska Orczy
    1. The Old Man in the Corner by Emmuska Orczy
    2. Murder from the East by Carroll J. Daly
    3. Norgil the Magician by Maxwell Grant
    4. A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters
    5. Guaranteed to Fade by George Bagby
    6. Deadly Trap by Hugh Pentecost
    7. The Nighttime Guy by Tony Kenrick
    8. Spore 7 by Clancy Carlile
    9. My Brother, the Druggist by Marvin Kaye
    10. Fire in the Barley by Frank Parrish
    11. The Deadly Piece by Pete Hamill
    12. The Fan by Bob Randall
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, October 1979, pp. 127-132
  22. [+]
    Stiff Competition (11 Reviews)
    Lazarus Man, by John Lutz
    1. Lazarus Man by John Lutz
    2. Random Track to Peking by Austin Ferguson
    3. Verdict of Thirteen by Julian Symons
    4. Death Stalk by Bob Langley
    5. Pandora Man by Kerry Newcomb and Frank Schaefer
    6. In at the Kill by E.X. Ferrars
    7. Acts of Mercy by Bill Pronzini and Barry N. Malzberg
    8. The Caliph Intrigue by Leigh James
    9. Cold Turkey by Timothy Childs
    10. The Unicorn Group by Lee R. Bobker
    11. Live Bait by Bill Knox
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, September 1979, pp. 90-92
  23. [+]
    Stiff Competition (11 Reviews)
    Hawks, by Joseph Amiel
    1. Hawks by Joseph Amiel
    2. Tunnel War by Joe Poyer
    3. Tunnel by Hal Friedman
    4. Port Arthur Chicken by Tony Chiu
    5. Good Night and Good-Bye by Timothy Harris
    6. The Eleventh Little Indian by Jecquemard-Senecal
    7. Point of Honour by Alan Scholefield
    8. Nightmare by Richard Owen
    9. The Mozart Score by Edwin Leather
    10. The Bibliography of Crime Fiction, 1749-1975 by Allen J. Hubin
    11. Murder by Mail by Michael L. Cook
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, April 1980, pp. 127-130
  24. [+]
    Stiff Competition (9 Reviews)
    Looking for Rachel Wallace, by Robert B. Parker
    1. Looking for Rachel Wallace by Robert B. Parker
    2. The Attending Physician by R.B. Dominic
    3. The Master Sniper by Stephen Hunter
    4. The Casebook of the Black Widowers by Isaac Asimov
    5. Then Came Violence by John Ball
    6. Eastwind/Westwind by James J. Nordhoff
    7. Black Aura by John Sladek
    8. Kill Claudio by P.M. Hubbard
    9. The Murder of My Aunt by Richard Hull
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, August 1980, pp. 126-128
  25. [+]
    Stiff Competition (7 Reviews)
    And Always a Detective, by R.F. Stewart
    1. And Always a Detective by R.F. Stewart
    2. Liars and Tyrants and People Who Turn Blue by Barbara Paul
    3. The Chameleon Variant by Carol K. Mack and David Ehrenfeld
    4. The Door to Doom, and Other Detections by John Dickson Carr
    5. The Killing of Katie Steelstock by Michael Gilbert
    6. Solo by Jack Higgins
    7. A Pint of Murder by Alisa Craig
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, December 1980, pp. 127-132
  26. [+]
    Stiff Competition (12 Reviews)
    The Formula, by Steve Shagan
    1. The Formula by Steve Shagan
    2. The Last Decathlon by John Redgate
    3. The Land of Leys by L.P. Davies
    4. Brainfire by Campbell Black
    5. The Doomsday Scroll by Barbara Rogers
    6. Falling Star by Lillian O'Donnell
    7. Angle of Attack by Rex Burns
    8. Gold by Gemini by Jonathan Gash
    9. Visa to Limbo by William Haggard
    10. Sherlock Holmes and the Golden Bird by Frank Thomas
    11. A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters
    12. Cassis: Resort to Vengeance by Mark Walker
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, February 1980, pp. 127-132
  27. [+]
    Stiff Competition (4 Reviews)
    The Rolling Heads, by Aaron Marc Stein
    1. The Rolling Heads by Aaron Marc Stein
    2. Tomorrow's Ghost by Anthony Price
    3. Over the Edge by Sarah Kemp
    4. As Her Wimsey Took Her by Margaret P. Hannay
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, January 1980, pp. 121-123
  28. [+]
    Stiff Competition (7 Reviews)
    Slay Me a Sinner, by Pierre Audemars
    1. Slay Me a Sinner by Pierre Audemars
    2. Sting of the Honeybee by Frank Parrish
    3. Counterflood by Kit Thackeray
    4. The Adam Sleep by Winfred Van Atta
    5. The Lure by Felice Picano
    6. Minor Murders by Joe L. Hensley
    7. Mystery Stranger Than Fiction by Leo Grex
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, July 1980, pp. 126-132
  29. [+]
    Stiff Competition (6 Reviews)
    The Koberg Link, by Arthur Maling
    1. The Koberg Link by Arthur Maling
    2. An Incident in Iceland by Bill Knox
    3. Celebration for Murder by Ruth H. Wissmann
    4. The October Cabaret by Erica Quest
    5. A Golden Fleecing by Robert Upton
    6. Treachery in Type by Josephine Bell
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, June 1980, pp. 117-119
  30. [+]
    Stiff Competition (8 Reviews)
    The Glow, by Howard Kaminsky and Susan Kaminsky
    1. The Glow by Howard Kaminsky and Susan Kaminsky
    2. Ransom Town by Peter Alding
    3. The Homicidal Horse by Hugh Pentecost
    4. Mugger's Day by George Bagby
    5. Holy Disorders by Edmund Crispin
    6. Murder for Pleasure by Howard Haycraft
    7. The Murder Book by Tage La Cour and Harald Modensen
    8. A Catalogue of Crime by Jacques Barzun and Wendell Hertig Taylor
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, March 1980, pp. 127-132
  31. [+]
    Stiff Competition (7 Reviews)
    The Deadly Document, by Michael Bar-Zohar
    1. The Deadly Document by Michael Bar-Zohar
    2. Backfire by Clive Egleton
    3. Lincoln Diddle by Barbara Steward and Dwight Steward
    4. The Wolves Came Down from the Mountain by Michael Strong
    5. The Lord Mayor of Death by Marian Babson
    6. Cover Stories by Robert Rosenblum
    7. The Third Identity by Rosemary Gatenby
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, May 1980, pp. 159-164
  32. [+]
    Stiff Competition (4 Reviews)
    The Slasher, by Michael Collins
    1. The Slasher by Michael Collins
    2. The Spy Game by Marc Lovell
    3. Ciphered by Scott Keech
    4. The Bishop in the Back Seat by Clarissa Watson
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, November 1980, pp. 127-132
  33. [+]
    Stiff Competition (8 Reviews)
    Some Die Eloquent, by Catherine Aird
    1. Some Die Eloquent by Catherine Aird
    2. Five Minutes to Midnight by Sabi H. Shabtai
    3. Hand Over Mind by Marc Lovell
    4. Who Knows Julie Gordon? by Kage Booton
    5. The Lime Pit by Jonathan Valin
    6. Murder Murder Little Star by Marian Babson
    7. Epidemic 9 by Richard A. Lerner and Max Gunther
    8. The Deception by Celia Dale
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, September 1980, pp. 126-132
  34. [+]
    Stiff Competition (7 Reviews)
    Once a Spy, by Robert Footman
    1. Once a Spy by Robert Footman
    2. Runway to Death by Macartney Filgate
    3. A Tiger in Red Weather by John Wyllie
    4. A Choice of Crimes by Lesley Egan
    5. Consequence of Crime by Elizabeth Linington
    6. Motor City Blue by Loren D. Estleman
    7. The Chief Inspector's Daughter by Sheila Radley
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, April 1981, pp. 126-132
  35. [+]
    Stiff Competition (9 Reviews)
    False Witness, by Dorothy Uhnak
    1. False Witness by Dorothy Uhnak
    2. From Thunder Bay by Arthur Maling
    3. Suspect by B.M. Gill
    4. Send in the Lions by Eric Clark
    5. The Bride of Lowther Fell by Margaret Forster
    6. Drink This by Eileen Dewhurst
    7. A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters
    8. Fall from Grace by Victor Canning
    9. A Question of Inheritance by Josephine Bell
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, December 1981, pp. 126-132
  36. [+]
    Stiff Competition (11 Reviews)
    People of Darkness, by Tony Hillerman
    1. People of Darkness by Tony Hillerman
    2. Fen Country by Edmund Crispin
    3. Murder in Canton by Robert van Gulik
    4. The Monkey and the Tiger by Robert van Gulik
    5. Bullet Train by Joseph Rance and Arei Kato
    6. The Florentine Table by Paul Durst
    7. Dominoes by John William Wainwright
    8. Dashiell Hammett: A Descriptive Bibliography by Richard Layman
    9. Raymond Chandler: A Descriptive Bibliography by Matthew J. Bruccoli
    10. Improbable Fiction by Jan Cohn
    11. The Decoding of Edwin Drood by Charles Forsyte
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, January 1981, pp. 126-132
  37. [+]
    Stiff Competition (5 Reviews)
    The Blood of an Englishman, by James McClure
    1. The Blood of an Englishman by James McClure
    2. The Dead Side of the Mike by Simon Brett
    3. A Question of Quarry by George Bagby
    4. Cage of Mirrors by Robert J. Ray
    5. The Flight of a Dragon by Lee Bobker
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, May 1981, pp. 127-132
  38. [+]
    Stiff Competition (9 Reviews)
    The Shining Day, by Frank Ross
    1. The Shining Day by Frank Ross
    2. Now Dead Is Any Man by Pierre Audemars
    3. The Curse of the Pharaohs by Elizabeth Peters
    4. The Trade by William H. Hallahan
    5. All That Glitters by Elizabeth Powers
    6. Final Cut by Pamela Chais
    7. The Amateur by Robert Littell
    8. Blood Ties by Alexandra Roudybush
    9. A Killing in Antiques by Bill Knox
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, November 1981, pp. 126-132
  39. [+]
    Stiff Competition (7 Reviews)
    The Mordida Man, by Ross Thomas
    1. The Mordida Man by Ross Thomas
    2. The Third Grave by David Case
    3. A Body for a Buddy by Aaron Marc Stein
    4. Death of a Ship-Owner by Thomas Henege
    5. The Shadow Man by John Lutz
    6. The Pew Group by Anthony Oliver
    7. Dorothy L. Sayers: A Biography by James Brabazon
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, October 1981, pp. 127-132
  40. [+]
    Stiff Competition (7 Reviews)
    Six Nuns and a Shotgun, by Colin Watson
    1. Six Nuns and a Shotgun by Colin Watson
    2. Angel Death by Patricia Moyes
    3. Suicide Most Foul by J.G. Jeffreys
    4. Passing Strange by Catherine Aird
    5. Act of Love by Joe R. Lansdale
    6. What About Murder? by Jon L. Breen
    7. The Glass-Sided Ants' Nest by Peter Dickinson
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, September 1981, pp. 125-127
  41. [+]
    Stiff Competition (9 Reviews)
    A Man Condemned, by Peter Alding
    1. A Man Condemned by Peter Alding
    2. The Spy with His Head in the Clouds by Marc Lovell
    3. The Calling by Bob Randall
    4. Address Unknown by Malcolm Hutton
    5. Alfred Hitchcock's Tales to Make You Weak in the Knees by Eleanor Sullivan
    6. Saratoga Swimmer by Stephen Dobyns
    7. A Key to Fredric Brown's Wonderland by Newton Baird
    8. First You Have to Find Him by Eaton K. Goldthwaite
    9. Variation on a Theme by David E. Fisher
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, April 1982, pp. 85-87
  42. [+]
    Stiff Competition (9 Reviews)
    Angel Face, by Stanley Cohen
    1. Angel Face by Stanley Cohen
    2. The Dark Wind by Tony Hillerman
    3. Snare in the Dark by Frank Parrish
    4. Final Doors by Joe L. Hensley
    5. Edgar Allan Who--? by Peter Van Greenaway
    6. Hair of the Sleuthhound by Jon L. Breen
    7. Death of a Don by Howard Shaw
    8. The Scottish Decision by Alan Hunter
    9. Hangman's Row by Aaron Marc Stein
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, August 1982, pp. 126-132
  43. [+]
    Stiff Competition (9 Reviews)
    Missing Persons, by Jack Olsen
    1. Missing Persons by Jack Olsen
    2. True Confessions by John Gregory Dunne
    3. Position of Ultimate Trust by William Beechcroft
    4. A Ragged Plot by Richard Barth
    5. Roast Eggs by Douglas Clark
    6. Murder as the Curtain Rises by Judson Philips
    7. Go West, Inspector Ghote by H.R.F. Keating
    8. Death of a Perfect Mother by Robert Barnard
    9. And One for the Dead by Pierre Audemars
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, February 1982, pp. 126-132
  44. [+]
    Stiff Competition (9 Reviews)
    Twentieth-Century Crime and Mystery Writers, by John M. Riley
    1. Twentieth-Century Crime and Mystery Writers by John M. Riley
    2. Going for Gold by Emma Lathen
    3. Dark Blue and Dangerous by Jonathan Ross
    4. A Treasury Alarm by Jocelyn Davey
    5. The Grub-and-Stakers Move a Mountain by Charlotte MacLeod
    6. Dead Man's Tears by Joel Newman
    7. Run, Sara, Run by Anne Worboys
    8. Dark Flight by John Rossiter
    9. The Eisenhower Deception by Clive Egleton
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, January 1982, pp. 127-132
  45. [+]
    Stiff Competition (9 Reviews)
    Assault and Matrimony, by James Anderson
    1. Assault and Matrimony by James Anderson
    2. Heat by Ed McBain
    3. Gravedigger by Joseph Hansen
    4. Big Bear, Little Bear by David Brierley
    5. Monthly Murders by Michael L. Cook
    6. Promise to Keep by Hy Brett and Barbara Brett
    7. Wife Found Slain by Caroline Crane
    8. A Nice Sound Alibi by Philip Lauben
    9. The Rosary Murders by William Kienzle
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, July 1982, pp. 126-132
  46. Features
    Stiff Competition (7 Reviews)
    Dupe, by Liza Cody
    1. Dupe by Liza Cody
    2. Indemnity Only by Sara Paretsky
    3. Resurrection Row by Anne Perry
    4. Nothing To Do With the Case by Elizabeth Lemarchand
    5. The Long Dark Night of Baron Samedi by John Wyllie
    6. Murder at Moose Jaw by Tim Heald
    7. Tales from the Nightside by Charles L. Grant
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, June 1982, pp. 122-125
  47. [+]
    Stiff Competition (10 Reviews)
    The Baltic Emerald, by Edmund Ward
    1. The Baltic Emerald by Edmund Ward
    2. Caging the Raven by William Heffernan
    3. Malloy's Subway by R. Wright Campbell
    4. Fear Round About by George Blairs
    5. The Balloon Affair by Marion Margery Layne
    6. The Other Side of Silence by Ted Allbeury
    7. Killed in the Act by William L. DeAndrea
    8. The Shadow: Jade Dragon and House of Ghosts by Maxwell Grant
    9. The Villains by Charlotte Keppel
    10. The Valkyrie Project by Michael Kilian
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, March 1982, pp. 126-132
  48. [+]
    Stiff Competition (9 Reviews)
    Belshazzar's Feast, by Peter Way
    1. Belshazzar's Feast by Peter Way
    2. Green Grow the Dollars by Emma Lathen
    3. Death in a Cold Climate by Robert Barnard
    4. Death Under Sail by C.P. Snow
    5. Midnight Ferry to Venice by Ben Healey
    6. The Man from St. Petersburg by Ken Follett
    7. Wrack and Rune by Charlotte MacLeod
    8. The Dead of Jericho by Colin Dexter
    9. John D. MacDonald by David Geherin
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, September 1982, pp. 121-126
  49. [+]
    Stiff Competition (9 Reviews)
    Last Respects, by Catherine Aird
    1. Last Respects by Catherine Aird
    2. Death in the City by John Richard Lane Anderson
    3. Masterworks of Crime and Mystery by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle by Jack Tracy and Arthur Conan Doyle
    4. An Ad for Murder by John Penn
    5. Gun in Cheek by Bill Pronzini
    6. Brock and the Defector by John Bingham
    7. The Russian Enigma by Clive Egleton
    8. Bergerac by Michael Hardwick
    9. The Confucius Enigma by Margaret Jones
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, April 1983, pp. 125-127
  50. [+]
    Stiff Competition (13 Reviews)
    A Study in Scarlet, by Simon Goodenough and Arthur Conan Doyle
    1. A Study in Scarlet by Simon Goodenough and Arthur Conan Doyle
    2. Death Stalk by Richard Grindal
    3. Murder She Wrote by Patricia D. Maida and Nicholas B. Spornick
    4. The Baby Blue Rip-Off by Max Collins
    5. Anatomy of a Murder by Robert Traver
    6. Death of a Hit-Man by Frederick Davies
    7. Death of an Englishman by Magdalen Nabb
    8. Freak by Michael Collins
    9. The Game by Gerald Hammond
    10. Alfred Hitchcock's Death Reach by Cathleen Jordan
    11. The Detling Secret by Julian Symons
    12. Sherlock Holmes: A Study in Sources by Donald Aitcheson Redmond
    13. Five Rivers to Death by Melvin A. Casberg
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, August 1983, pp. 126-132
  51. Features
    Stiff Competition (11 Reviews)
    Lady Molly of Scotland Yard, by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
    1. Lady Molly of Scotland Yard by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
    2. Dashiell Hammett's Secret Agent X-9 by Dashiell Hammett
    3. Trail of the Reaper by Peter Fox
    4. A Taste of Treason by Arthur Maling
    5. Listen for the Click by Jon L. Breen
    6. The Defective Detective in the Pulps by Gary Hoppenstand and Ray B. Browne
    7. The Father Brown Omnibus by G.K. Chesterton
    8. A Gathering of Ghosts by J. Roy Lewis
    9. Pay Dirt, and Other Whispering Sands Stories by Erle Stanley Gardner, Charles G. Waugh, and Martin H. Greenberg, ...
    10. Designs of Darkness by Diana Cooper-Clark
    11. The Siskiyou Two-Step by Richard Hoyt
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, December 1983, pp. 126-132
  52. Features
    Stiff Competition (6 Reviews)
    Outrage, by Henry Denker
    1. Outrage by Henry Denker
    2. A Special Kind of Crime by Lawrence Treat
    3. Desire to Kill by Anna Clarke
    4. Murder and Chips by Laurie Mantell
    5. Murder in Paradise by Jocelyn Davey
    6. The Good Old Stuff by John D. MacDonald
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, January 1983, pp. 125-127
  53. [+]
    Stiff Competition (5 Reviews)
    Blue Flame, by Joseph Gilmore
    1. Blue Flame by Joseph Gilmore
    2. Blood Oath by David Morrell
    3. Backtrack by Joseph Hansen
    4. A Very Good Hater by Reginald Hill
    5. Ellery Queen's Eye Witnesses by Ellery Queen
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, June 1983, pp. 128-132
  54. [+]
    Stiff Competition (6 Reviews)
    The Ariadne Clue, by Carol Clemeau
    1. The Ariadne Clue by Carol Clemeau
    2. The Search for Anderson by I.I. Magdalen
    3. The Solar Pons Omnibus by August Derleth and Basil Copper
    4. Fatal Finish by Martina D'Alton
    5. The Year's Best Mystery and Suspense Stories, 1982 by Edward D. Hoch
    6. Ellery Queen's Book of First Appearances by Ellery Queen
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, March 1983, pp. 127-132
  55. Features
    Stiff Competition (10 Reviews)
    The Bibliography of Crime Fiction, 1749-1975, by Allen J. Hubin
    1. The Bibliography of Crime Fiction, 1749-1975 by Allen J. Hubin
    2. Operation 10 by Hardiman Scott
    3. Trotsky's Run by Richard Hoyt
    4. Dog in the Manger by Ursula Curtiss
    5. Murder at Tomorrow by Kara George
    6. Fellowship of Fear by Aaron Elkins
    7. Deadly Reunion by Jan Ekstrom
    8. Winter's Crime 14 by Hilary Watson
    9. Apple Spy in the Sky by Marc Lovell
    10. Inference of Guilt by Harris Greene
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, May 1983, pp. 126-132
  56. Features
    Stiff Competition (8 Reviews)
    Passage, by Dean Fuller
    1. Passage by Dean Fuller
    2. Big Bear, Little Bear by David Brierley
    3. Dime Novel Roundup by Michael L. Cook
    4. Yesterday's Faces, Vol. 1: Glory Figures by Robert Sampson
    5. Backlash by Martin Russell
    6. Banshee by Margaret Millar
    7. The Sting of Death by Jessica Mann
    8. Alfred Hitchcock's Fatal Attractions by Elana Lore
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, November 1983, pp. 127-132
  57. Features
    Stiff Competition (7 Reviews)
    A Six-Letter Word for Death, by Patricia Moyes
    1. A Six-Letter Word for Death by Patricia Moyes
    2. Eliza's Galiardo by James Gollin
    3. Lubyanka by James Burch
    4. Puppet for a Corpse by Dorothy Simpson
    5. The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo by Michael Butterworth
    6. The IFO Report by Thierry J. Sagnier
    7. The Dead Sleep Lightly, and Other Mysteries from Radio's Golden Age by John Dickson Carr
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, October 1983, pp. 127-132
  58. [+]
    Stiff Competition (7 Reviews)
    The House of Cain, by Arthur W. Upfield
    1. The House of Cain by Arthur W. Upfield
    2. Caroline Minuscule by Andrew Taylor
    3. Goodbye Goliath by Elliott Chaze
    4. The Virgin in the Ice by Ellis Peters
    5. Last Walk Home by Emma Page
    6. A Little Local Murder by Robert Barnard
    7. Through the Valley of Death by E.M.A. Allison
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, September 1983, pp. 127-132
  59. Feature
    Stiff Competition (7 Reviews)
    A Cold Mind, by David L. Lindsey
    1. A Cold Mind by David L. Lindsey
    2. The Portland Murders by Charles Larson
    3. The Night the Gods Smiled by Eric Wright
    4. Dead in the Water by Ted Wood
    5. Bindlestiff by Bill Pronzini
    6. 20 Solve-Them-Yourself Photo Crimes~~Twenty Solve-Them-Yourself Photo Crimes
    7. Ellery Queen's Lost Men by Ellery Queen
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, April 1984, pp. 127-132
  60. [+]
    Stiff Competition (7 Reviews)
    Spies, by Richard Ben Sapir
    1. Spies by Richard Ben Sapir
    2. The Brotherhood of the Rose by David Morrell
    3. Death at Charity's Point by William G. Tapply
    4. Murder at Mt. Fuji by Shizuko Natsuki
    5. The Story of Henri Tod by William F. Buckley, Jr.
    6. The Use of Disguise in Crime Detection by Val Andrews
    7. Firestorm by John Peel
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, December 1984, pp. 127-132
  61. [+]
    Stiff Competition (6 Reviews)
    At the Hands of Another, by Arthur Lyons
    1. At the Hands of Another by Arthur Lyons
    2. The House of the Wolf by Basil Copper
    3. A Free Range Wife by Michael Kenyon
    4. Practical Handbook of Sherlockian Heraldry by Julian Wolff
    5. Death of a Minor Character by E.X. Ferrars
    6. Time for Sherlock Holmes by David Dvorkin
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, February 1984, pp. 127-132
  62. [+]
    Stiff Competition (11 Reviews)
    Dead Man's Thoughts, by Carolyn Wheat
    1. Dead Man's Thoughts by Carolyn Wheat
    2. Buffet for Unwelcome Guests by Christianna Brand
    3. Exeunt Murderers by Anthony Boucher
    4. Mystery Fanfare by Michael L. Cook
    5. The Bay Psalm Book Murder by Will Harriss
    6. Murder in the Title by Simon Brett
    7. Blindfold by Antony Melville-Ross
    8. The Sound of Detection by Francis M. Nevins and Martin Grams, Jr.
    9. The Case of the Missing Bronte by Robert Barnard
    10. Bait on the Hook by Frank Parrish
    11. Bones of Contention by Edward Candy
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, January 1984, pp. 126-132
  63. [+]
    Stiff Competition (8 Reviews)
    The Red Citroen, by Timothy Williams
    1. The Red Citroen by Timothy Williams
    2. Ace of Diamonds by Mark Schorr
    3. Mayday from Malaga by Michael Kirk
    4. Putting Dell on the Map by William H. Lyles
    5. Dell Paperbacks, 1942 to Mid-1962 by William H. Lyles
    6. The Woman in Red by Paula Gosling
    7. The Dark Place by Aaron Elkins
    8. Coast Highway 1 by Elizabeth C. Ward
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, July 1984, pp. 127-132
  64. [+]
    Stiff Competition (9 Reviews)
    Metzger's Dog, by Thomas Perry
    1. Metzger's Dog by Thomas Perry
    2. Words for Murder, Perhaps by Edward Candy
    3. The Chinese Gold Murders by Robert Van Gulik
    4. McGarr and the P.M. of Belgrave Square by Bartholomew Gill
    5. Alfred Hitchcock's a Choice of Evils by Elana Lore
    6. Stag Dinner Death by John Penn
    7. Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines by Michael L. Cook
    8. The Emerald Illusion by Ronald Bass
    9. The Black Seraphim by Michael Gilbert
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, June 1984, pp. 126-132
  65. [+]
    Stiff Competition (7 Reviews)
    Death Wishes, by Philip Loraine
    1. Death Wishes by Philip Loraine
    2. The Case Files of Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective by Robert Bellem
    3. A Conflict of Interests by Clive Egleton
    4. Vampires Are by Stephen Kaplan
    5. The Doberman Wore Black by Barbara Moore
    6. The Keys of Death by George Sims
    7. An International Treasury of Mystery and Suspense by Marie R. Reno
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, March 1984, pp. 127-132
  66. [+]
    Stiff Competition (10 Reviews)
    A Death in China, by William D. Montalbano
    1. A Death in China by William D. Montalbano
    2. A Novena for Murder by Carol Anne O'Marie
    3. Murder on Ice by Ted Wood
    4. The Devil's Novice by Ellis Peters
    5. Eva by Ib Melchior
    6. Losing Bet by Mikhail Chernyonok
    7. Die for Love by Elizabeth Peters
    8. A Spy in Winter by Michael Hastings
    9. MacAllister by Ritchie Perry
    10. The Dirty Duck by Martha Grimes
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, November 1984, pp. 125-132
  67. [+]
    Stiff Competition (8 Reviews)
    To Live and Die in L.A., by Gerald Petievich
    1. To Live and Die in L.A. by Gerald Petievich
    2. The Pangersbourne Murders by J.G. Jeffreys
    3. Death Spiral by Meredith Phillips
    4. How Green Was My Apple by Marc Lovell
    5. Ten Years Beyond Baker Street by Cay Van Ash
    6. The Doomed Detective by Stefano Tani
    7. Lullaby of Murder by Dorothy Salisbury Davis
    8. Murder at la Marimba by Carson Wolfe
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, October 1984, pp. 126-132
  68. [+]
    Stiff Competition (8 Reviews)
    Stillwatch, by Mary Higgins Clark
    1. Stillwatch by Mary Higgins Clark
    2. Snowtrap by Colin D. Peel
    3. Corpse in a Gilded Cage by Robert Barnard
    4. Who Made Stevie Crye? by Michael Bishop
    5. Precinct 19 by Thomas Larry Adcock
    6. The Rites of Murder by Walter J. Sheldon
    7. The Leader and the Damned by Colin Forbes
    8. Victorian Masters of Mystery by Audrey Peterson
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, April 1985, pp. 125-132
  69. [+]
    Stiff Competition (12 Reviews)
    Live Bait, by Ted Wood
    1. Live Bait by Ted Wood
    2. Sweet Justice by Jerry Oster
    3. Detective and Mystery Fiction by Walter Albert
    4. Angel of Death by Anthea Cohen
    5. The Year's Best Mystery and Suspense Stories, 1984 by Edward D. Hoch
    6. Case with No Conclusion by Leo Bruce
    7. Brandstetter and Others by Joseph Hansen
    8. The Quality of the Informant by Gerald Petievich
    9. Faraday's Flowers by Tony Kenrick
    10. The Dutch Blue Error by William G. Tapply
    11. Just Another Day in Paradise by A.E. Maxwell
    12. A Trail of Ashes by Marian Babson
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, August 1985, pp. 126-132
  70. [+]
    Stiff Competition (8 Reviews)
    Year of the Gun, by Michael Mewshaw
    1. Year of the Gun by Michael Mewshaw
    2. Deadheads by Reginald Hill
    3. Top Crime - The Authors' Choice by Josh Pachter
    4. Always a Body to Trade by K.C. Constantine
    5. Death in Donegal Bay by William Campbell Gault
    6. Love All / Busman's Honeymoon by Dorothy L. Sayers
    7. Cheap Shot by Jay Cronley
    8. The Baker Street Reader by Philip A. Shreffler
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, January 1985, pp. 124-132
  71. [+]
    Stiff Competition (7 Reviews)
    When the Bough Breaks, by Jonathan Kellerman
    1. When the Bough Breaks by Jonathan Kellerman
    2. Speak No Evil by Mignon Warner
    3. Decorated Mr. Holmes by Michael Harrison
    4. Sherlock and Porlock by Kelvin I. Jones
    5. Rex Stout by David R. Anderson
    6. Sound Evidence by June Thomson
    7. Death Watch by Elleston Trevor
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, July 1985, pp. 126-132
  72. [+]
    Stiff Competition (10 Reviews)
    Troika, by Clive Egleton
    1. Troika by Clive Egleton
    2. Hercule Poirot's Casebook by Agatha Christie
    3. A Sense of Loyalty by Jeffrey Ashford
    4. The Case of the Murdered Mackenzie by E.V. Cunningham
    5. Trilogy of Death by P.D. James
    6. Banking on Murder by Emma Lathen
    7. The Illustrious Client's Case-Book
    8. The James Bond Bedside Companion by Raymond Benson
    9. The Darlington Jaunt by Angus Ross
    10. The Night of the Ripper by Robert Bloch
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, March 1985, pp. 126-132
  73. [+]
    Stiff Competition [350 B.C.-1980 A.D.] (8 Reviews)
    Aristotle Detective, by Margaret A. Doody
    1. Aristotle Detective by Margaret A. Doody
    2. One Corpse Too Many by Ellis Peters
    3. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Holmes, by John H. Watson, M.D. by Loren D. Estleman
    4. Murder in the Hellfire Club by Donald Zochert
    5. Felony File by Dell Shannon
    6. The Grail Tree by Jonathan Gash
    7. A Handbook for Spies by Wolfgang Lotz
    8. A Talent to Deceive by Robert Barnard
    Mike Shayne's Mystery Magazine, October 1980, pp. 127-132
  74. Then Came Violence (1980)
    A Virgil Tibbs Mystery
    2 Reviews
  75. Trouble for Tallon (1981)
    1 Review
  76. The Van (1989)
    A Tale of Terror
    1 Review
  77. Virgil Tibbs and the Cocktail Napkin
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, April 1977, pp. 6-15
  78. Virgil Tibbs and the Fallen Body
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, September 1978, pp. 96-104
  79. Virgil Tibbs and the Fallen Body
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, March 1983, pp. 252-259
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