SYKM


Richard Prather
[1921-2007]
Shell Scott, an ex-Marine private investigator, in Los Angeles, California:

Case of the Vanishing Beauty (1950)

Find This Woman (1951)

Everybody Had a Gun (1951)

Bodies in Bedlam (1951)

Way of a Wanton (1952)

Ride a High Horse (1953)
APA: Too Many Crooks (1956)

Darling It’s Death (1954)

Always Leave ’em Dying (1954)

Pattern for Panic (1954)

Strip for Murder (1955)

Three’s a Shroud (1957)

Slab Happy (1958)

Take a Murder, Darling (1958)

Over Her Dead Body (1959)

Double in Trouble (1959)
[written with Stephen Marlowe]

The Wailing Frail (1956)

Dance With the Dead (1960)

Dig That Crazy Grave (1961)

Seven Slaughters (1961) [SS]

Kill the Clown (1962)

Dead Heat (1963)

The Trojan Hearse (1964)

Joker in the Deck (1964)

The Cockeyed Corpse (1964)

Dead Man’s Walk (1965)

Meandering Corpse (1965)

Kill Him Twice (1965)

The Kubla Khan Caper (1966)

Gat Heat (1967)

The Shell Scott Sampler (1969) [SS]

The Cheim Manuscript (1969)

Kill Me Tomorrow (1969)

Dead-Bang (1971)

The Sweet Ride (1972)

The Sure Thing (1975)

The Amber Effect (1986)

Shellshock (1987)

Hot Rock Rumble and the Double Take (1994) [SS]

Non-series:

Lie Down, Killer (1952)

Pattern for Murder1 (1952)
APA: The Scrambled Yeggs (1958)

The Peddler2 (1952)

Dragnet: Case No. 5611 (1956)

Have Gat — Will Travel (1957) [SS]