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The Fourth Horseman Hardback - New
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Author - Alan E. Nourse

A riveting fictional account by a medical doctor on how the Black Plague can spread from the animal world to the human one.  Title is from the Biblical account of plagues by one of the horsemen in Revelation, chapter six..
Clouds of Witness Paperback - Used
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Author - Dorothy L. Sayers

Sayers is one of the last British authors to make a clear statement about definite connections between police and private detectives and the Biblical requirements for a safe society.  In this book, one of her heroes, Lord Peter Winsey, rushes to the aid of his brother who has been accused of murder.  In the background, one can see economic and denominational conflicts between British upper class "nobility," and the lower middle servant classes, who have flocked to the Methodist Church, while dukes, lords, and other nobles remain Anglicans.
The Golden Spiders Paperback - Used
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Author - Rex Stout

One of the basis for the Christian detective novel genre is to exhibit the truth of the verse in Jeremiah 17: 9, "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked:  who can know it?"  In this full-length novel, a coven of criminals were so protective of their system of thievery, that their leader murdered three people, including a pre-teen young boy.  No society is free if such networks are no shut down.  Wolfe and Archie work with the police to not only catch the murderer, but to shut down the whole operation. Like several of Stout's novels and short stories, A & E made this one into a T.V. film.
A Hazard of New Fortunes Paperback - Used
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Author - William Dean Howells

An American literary classic that illustrates the class warfare between new money and old money in the relatively new age of American wealth, Howells ultimately proves the Bible axiom, “the love of money is the root of all evil.”  A very necessary text for those who wish to understand the constant tension between capitalism and
American protestant work and family ethics.
Prisoner’s Base Paperback - Used
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Author - Rex Stout

Like so many of Stout’s murder mysteries, this one reveals the often-dangerous struggles the wealthy goes through trying to protect their money.  As he was reared a in a strict conservative Quaker household, Stout was very well acquainted with the sin of covetousness.  In this novel, that sin is taken to the extreme case of triple murders.  Only because he knows the depths of evil the human heart is capable of, Stout leads his hero detective, Rex Stout, to reveal a murderer and impostor.  Like other Stout novels and short stories, this one is available on DVD by A & E Network.
Trio For Blunt Instruments Paperback - Used
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Author - Rex Stout

In these contrasts of ages and between American and European worlds backgrounds, Nero Wolfe's "leg man," Archie Goodwin seems to attract all sorts of women.  And this collection of three short stories is a grand illustration of the clashes.  And, one of them, "Murder is Corny," was made into a television movie for A & E.  As always these two men aid police in finding out the truth, protecting society against evil.
The Brotherhood of The Rose Hardback - Used
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Author - David Morrell

In his Biblical epistle, Apostle James says that those who have pure and undefiled religion should care for widows and orphans (James  1: 27).  Providing supportive proof in his novel, David Morrell illustrates why such Christian service is necessary.  A very evil man pretends to care for orphans by bringing them gifts and as they grow up, he trains them to be assassins.  As the three main characters grow up, they discover that he has trained orphans in several places to carry out his evil deeds.
The Crucible Paperback - Used
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Author - Arthur Miller

Practiced Christianity that does not include the love and grace of The LORD Jesus Christ is precisely the pseudo-religious attitude that the Pharisees had when they crucified The LORD.  Miller does a stupendous job of illustrating the self-righteous suspicious behavior of people who confess Christianity without spiritual commitment or born-again transition.  Like so many who claim to be Christian today, those who accuse the unmarried pregnant heroine––including the father of her coming child––have absolutely no love for mother or child.
Three For The Chair Paperback - New
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Author - Rex Stout

Three short stories by America's master sleuth, one of which, Immune to Murder, was made into an A & E television episode.  Stout, of course, is a depicter of the nation's second line of defense against major criminal activity, of which murder ranks highest.
Champagne for One Paperback - Used
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Most people want to hide their sins, but the rich can afford to pay millions to cover up their sins.