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The old man sitting in the corner of the Aerated Bread Company tea room had some interesting ideas about the solutions to crimes that had baffled the best efforts of Scotland Yard and other police agencies. Unfortunately for the cause of justice, the only person he confides in is a young newspaperwoman named Polly Burton. She listens intently as he presents his answers to a dozen of the most spectacular crimes in Britain and abroad. Are his deductions correct, or are they just the ramblings of. . . The Old Man in the Corner?

When the manager of a small bank in the English village of Scarnham failed to appear to open the bank on a Monday morning, it was assumed to be a matter of a missed train. But when the bank’s owners reported missing securities and Lady Ellersdeane’s jewels – worth a hundred thousand pounds – can’t be found, things take a more serious turn. Has the manager, formerly a pillar of honesty, absconded with the missing items, or has something more sinister occurred? When a body is found at the bottom of an abandoned lead mine, the latter seems more likely. Wallington Neale, the bank’s assistant manager, must discover whether it is a case of embezzlement or if the events the result of… The Chestermarke Instinct!

When a body dressed only in a pair of pince-nez glasses is found in the bathtub at 59 Queen Caroline Mansions in Battersea, the only thing that becomes obvious is that it is not the body of the financier, Sir Reuben Levy. But whose body is it, and how did it get into the apartment of middle-aged architect Alfred Thripps? And by the way, what has become of Sir Reuben? These are the questions Lord Peter Wimsey must resolve in order to solve the mystery of… Whose Body?

When Ronald Tower, one of New York’s wealthy elite, is pulled into the river, it at first seems to be a simple case of robbery gone wrong. But as the case unfolds it proves to involve blackmail and political intrigue at the highest levels of the American government. With the fate of a U. S. senator and the young woman he loves in the balance, Rex Carshaw must unravel… The Bartlett Mystery!

Robert Sheckley was one of the most interesting science fiction authors of the 50’s and 60’s. While he wrote in the same language of aliens and spaceships as many of his contemporaries, he used his works as a mirror in which he showed us a reflection of society with all its flaws and foibles.

Space Pirates, spaceship graveyards, Martian monsters, Vestan mind parasites, these are just a few of the things contained in this collection of stories drawn from the pages of Astounding, Amazing Stories, and Weird Tales. Edmond Hamilton was one of the most popular writers during the 30’s and 40’s, the period that saw the first flowering of modern science fiction. Resurrected Press is delighted to bring you this collection of some of his most intriguing works in Edmond Hamilton Resurrected.

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It’s a big, bad galaxy out there, and there are plenty of ways for Earthmen to fall afoul of the local natives. Whether its by crash-landing on an alien world, violating the customs of a puritanical religion, ending up as a specimen in an inverted aquarium, or reasons unknown, Earthmen could find themselves imprisoned on an alien world with no way out. But when that happens there is one agency they can turn to, the super-secret D-99. A small group of men and women who one way or another attempt to rescue those who normal diplomatic means have failed. Though, technically, they don’t even exist, you can always count on… D-99!

When the Old Galactics disappeared thirty thousand years earlier, they left behind the plasmoids, organic machines capable of amazing feats that will bring power and wealth to whoever controls them. Trigger Argee, a young, beautiful agent in the Precolonial Department, finds herself drawn into the efforts to keep the plasmoids from falling into the wrong hands. Caught up in a swirl of espionage and intrigue that sweeps across the Galaxy, she must face new dangers at every turn, unable to distinguish friend from foe. But the greatest danger she faces just might be the Old Galactics’… Legacy!

Marscorp wants to preserve its lucrative control of the trade between worlds. The rebel group The Phoenix wants to break that stranglehold either by developing psychic powers or adapting humans so that they survive Martian conditions. But the real Martians, the “children of the past”, have their own agenda if only Dark Kensington and Maya Nome can figure it out and determine what their own place is in the scheme of things as they become… Rebels of the Red Planet

There was nothing unusual about the traffic accident victim with a broken leg until intern Frank Corson found he had two heartbeats. He thought that strange, but not as strange as passing the identical man in the street a few minutes later. One by one eight identical strangers are discovered, five dead, and each with two hearts. Eight artificial creatures, identical in every respect down to the fingerprints, and none of them human. They claim they are the vanguard of an alien invasion. And there are two more on the loose. To stop the destruction of the human race, we must stop the… Ten From Infinity.