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The Name Is Malone

(1958)
(Book 12 in the John J. Malone series)
A collection of stories by

 
 
From suburban cocktail parties to music halls to the precarious ledge of a high-rise, Chicago attorney John J. Malone is willing to take on any case - as long as it'll pay his bar tab. In this ten-story collection of murder most offbeat, a wedding anniversary party turns deadly for an unlucky housewife; a client's supposed innocence hangs by a thread after a suicide attempt; a forlorn ballad may contain the key to a mystery; a relatively harmless lady wrestler gets pinned for cracking her husband's skull; an old flame's diary reveals a poisonous past; and a surprising obituary forces Malone to investigate his own suspicious death. The hero of fourteen novels, more than three-dozen short stories, three feature films, a radio show, and a television series, "Malone is an inspired creation . . . [of] deductive brilliance, malaprop speech, diminutive stature, rumpled appearance, fiscal imprudence, and Irish romanticism . . . closer in spirit to John Mortimer's Rumpole of the Bailey than to his contemporary Erle Stanley Gardner's Perry Mason, whose clients are always innocent" (Jon L. Breen, Edgar Award - winning author).

Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

1967 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Name is Malone
Author(s): Craig Rice
ISBN: 1-01-550350-0 / 978-1-01-550350-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pyramid
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Kindle Editions

November 2018 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Name Is Malone (The John J. Malone Mysteries)
Author(s): Craig Rice
Publisher: mysteriouspress.com
Availability: Amazon UK