Books by William L. DeAndrea

FATAL ELIXIR by William L. DeAndrea
Released: April 30, 1997

"A colorful, generously plotted slice of period Americana whose veteran author's recent death makes you wonder whether Lobo, like the figures on Keats's Grecian Urn, will spend eternity pursuing the scoundrel who crippled him."
Like Ironside, Lobo Blacke (Written in Fire, 1995) lives for the day he can nail the man—he's convinced it was wealthy rancher Lucius Jenkins—who knocked him out of the US Marshal's office and into a wheelchair. Read full book review >
KILLED IN THE FOG by William L. DeAndrea
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Matt's eighth (Killed in Fringe Time, 1995, etc.) is labored, sketchy, and well below average for the series."
To oblige Lady Pamela Arking, his network's imperious partner in TV Strato, troubleshooter Matt Cobb, on leave in London, agrees to a cloak-and-dagger scheme to exchange envelopes with a mysterious courier in a crowd—and the next thing you know, he's talking to Scotland Yard about how they could prove that he never fired the murder gun if they'd just give him a test. Read full book review >
WRITTEN IN FIRE by William L. DeAndrea
Released: Dec. 15, 1995

"Booker's bright, chatty style is perfect for his frontier Ironside's unassuming debut."
DeAndrea (Killed in Fringe Time, p. 1310, etc.) inaugurates a third series starring US marshal Lobo Blacke, sidelined by a bullet in his spine, and his former amanuensis Quinn Booker, a New York dime novelist he's brought to Le Four, Wyoming, to work on his newspaper, the Witness. Read full book review >
KILLED IN FRINGE TIME by William L. DeAndrea
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Fans of the traditional whodunit will gobble it up."
More trouble for the already much-troubled TV vice-president (in charge of ``Special Projects'') Read full book review >
THE MANX MURDERS by William L. DeAndrea
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"If you're counting clues, you'll find this puzzle ingenious, fair (almost too fair—it's easier to solve than the average crossword), but also so thinly imagined, it's instantly forgettable."
It's hard to stay busy when you're a philosopher of evil whose theories are based exclusively on the face-to-face study of serial killers, so it's not surprising when Professor Niccolo Benedetti (The Werewolf Murder, 1992, etc.) intervenes in the feud between Clyde and Henry Pembroke, twin government contractors who can't agree to release specifications on a revolutionary new smokescrubber one of their employees has invented. Read full book review >
Released: June 1, 1992

"For retro fans, a pleasant enough couple of hours."
Mysterious killings at the Olympique Scientific Internationale (an eminent astronomer, an investigating police officer, an annoying scientist turned amateur sleuth)—committed by what sounds, from the one surviving witness's account, like a werewolf—flush out formidably brainy Niccolo Benedetti and his Nick-and-Nora satellites Ron Gentry and Janet Higgins (The Hog Murders). Read full book review >