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Richard Aleas - book author

Richard Aleas is a pen name of Charles Ardai.

Richard Aleas is the author of books: Little Girl Lost (John Blake #1), Songs of Innocence (John Blake #2), Tod einer Stripperin, Silent Night, Deadly Night

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Miranda Sugarman was supposed to be in the Midwest, working as an eye doctor. So how did she wind up shot to death on the roof of New York s seediest strip club? It s up to detective John Blake to uncover his ex-girlfriend s secret life as a striptease queen. But the deeper he digs, the darker the secrets he uncovers, until a shattering face-off in an East Village tenement changes his life forever.
First time in paperback--a stunning debut novel from an author whose stories have been selected for BEST MYSTERY STORIES OF THE YEAR and THE YEAR S BEST HORROR STORIES, as well as short-listed for the Shamus Award by the Private Eye Writers of America.
Ah, the Christmas season. The scent of roasting chestnuts fills the air, turkeys cook in every household oven, and mistletoe is hung in every unsuspecting doorway. But beneath this cheerful Yuletide veneer, a seedier reality lurks, as a criminal element continues to ply its dastardly trade in secret, disguised by the joyous songs of carolers young and old… At least, that’s the case in the pages of this volume, in which some of crime fiction’s biggest names offer a playful take on the holiday’s most beloved melodies, including such soon-to-be classics as “Arrested Merry Gentleman,” “How Come You’re Not Faithful,” and “I Saw Mommy Killing Santa Claus.”