Basil Copper

Biography

Basil Copper became a full-time writer in 1970. In addition to horror and detective fiction, Copper was perhaps best known for his series of Solar Pons stories continuing the character created as a tribute to Sherlock Holmes by August Derleth. He also wrote a series of hard-boiled thrillers featuring the Los Angeles private investigator Mike Faraday, an obvious and acknowledged homage to Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe.

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Books

Don't Bleed on Me (Mike Faraday P.I.) #6
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Pre-release—available September 30, 2014. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 49,690. Language: English. Published by Piccadilly Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Mad President Trygon is Mike Faraday’s principal opponent in his sixth adventure, in which the laconic Californian private eye is pitted against a state within a state. The story moves at a rattling pace to match the machine-gun and tank finale, which surpasses spectacle in Mike’s previous cases. April Dawn is the new girl, but Stella is against firmly in control of the office.
Die Now, Live Later
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Series: Mike Faraday P.I., Book 5. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 52,810. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014 by Piccadilly Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Tough private investigator Mike Faraday is about to expose a racket in the macabre setting of the freezer cemeteries of California, whose motto is Die Now, Live Later. Mike couldn’t resist Merna Freeman’s appeal for help — but the sardonic ex-Nazi concentration camp criminal Dr Krug has other plans for him . . .
Scratch on the Dark
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Series: Mike Faraday P.I., Book 4. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 43,220. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2014 by Piccadilly Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
Zarah Fayne is missing. When Dr. Nathan Crisp asks Mike Faraday to trace his nymphomaniac movie-star wife, the sardonic L.A. private investigator uncovers a million-dollar Hollywood racket in pornographic films. The trail takes him from Jet Studios to Caribou Lake and, as always, bullets fly and murder will out. Fourth in the Mike Faraday series.
No Flowers for the General
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Series: Mike Faraday P.I., Book 3. Price: $1.43 USD. Words: 51,440. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2014 by Piccadilly Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
A corpse a night was pretty good going, even by Mike Faraday’s standards, especially as they turned up in ‘the friendliest town in the world’. The life of General Diaz was threatened, and then three turned up from Cuba out of the past. With Stella on the other end of the phone, and Patti Morgan in his arms, Faraday was in his element, as events mounted to the goriest climax he could remember.
Night Frost (Mike Faraday #2)
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Series: Mike Faraday P.I., Book 2. Price: $1.43 USD. Words: 59,060. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014 by Piccadilly Publishing. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(5.00 from 1 review)
In the deceptively mild atmosphere of the Bahamas, Mike Faraday, the wisecracking P.I., is involved with his most sinister adversary, Mr. Mandrake. A refrigerated corpse, an underwater duel to the death, ordeal by fighting fish, and a finale ‘like Macbeth’ are some of the specialties of the story in which Faraday’s wry brand of humor enlivens the tension of the desperate situation.
The Dark Mirror (Mike Faraday 1)
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Series: Mike Faraday P.I., Book 1. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 64,940. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2014 by Piccadilly Publishing. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(5.00 from 1 review)
For private eye Mike Faraday it was just another routine case, until his client was shot dead right before his eyes. Mike found himself involved in a web of intrigue and murder that eventually became all too personal. He found an ally in Police Chief Dan Tucker. But there were enemies, too; like MacNamara, and the sadistic Captain Jacoby. 1st in the series of Marlowesque-PI novels set in L.A.

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