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VALENTINO: FILM DETECTIVE, by Loren E. Estleman

Valentino Loren D. Estleman is so prolific that he has many series characters: Detroit private eye Amos Walker (MOTOR CITY BLUES, 1980), hitman Peter Macklin (KILL ZONE, 1984), Deputy U.S. Marshall Page Murdock (THE HIGH ROCKS, 1979), The Four Horsemen (exclusively for Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine), and Valentino.

The (No First Name) Valentino series started in a short story exclusively published in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and now there are two Valentine novels: FRAMES (2008) and ALONE (2009, both from Forge Books). Valentino is a film detective who locates lost movies and often comes across crimes and mysteries. VALENTINO: FILM DETECTIVE is the first Valentino collection with 14 short stories as follows:

"Dark Lady Down," first published in the March 1998 issue of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine [=EQMM]
"The Frankenstein Footage," first published in the July 1998 issue of EQMM
"Director's Cut," first published in the December 1998 issue of EQMM
"The Man in the White Hat," first published in the May 1999 issue of EQMM
"Picture Palace," first published in the July 2000 issue of EQMM
"The Day Hollywood Stood Still," first published in the March 2001 issue of EQMM
"Greed," first published in the May 2002 issue of EQMM
"Bombshell," first published in the August 2003 issue of EQMM
"Shooting Big Ed," first published in the May 2005 issue of EQMM
"Garbo Writes," first published in the February 2007 issue of EQMM
"The Profane Angel," first published in the September/October 2007 issue of EQMM
"Wild Walls," first published in the December 2007 issue of EQMM
"Preminger's Gold," first published in the July 2009 issue of EQMM
"The List," first published in the May 2010 issue of EQMM

This collection comes in two editions: the hardcover edition ($43) limited to 200 copies, and signed and numbered by Estleman; and the trade softcover edition ($17). Each limited hardcover copy contains a separately printed pamphlet, "Who's Afraid of Nero Wolfe?" first published in June 2008 issue of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. Order from Crippen & Landru by e-mailing to info@crippenlandru.com, or by sending a letter to Crippen & Landru, Dept. G, P. O. Box 9315, Norfolk, Virginia 23505, USA. They honor Visa, MasterCard and Amex.

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