[Free eBook] Racing Through Paradise: A Pacific Passage by William F. Buckley, Jr. [Ocean Sailing Travel Memoir]

Racing Through Paradise: A Pacific Passage by the late author William F. Buckley, Jr., an influential and controversial right-wing intellectual who founded the National Review and also happened to win a National Book Award for one of his spy thriller novels, is his ocean-going sailing travelogue memoir, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press.

This was originally published in 1987 by Random House and was a bestseller back in the day.

This is his travel memoir of a sailboat trip across the Pacific Ocean (his earlier memoir of a similar Atlantic Ocean voyage, Airborne: A Sentimental Journey, has previously been offered free as well) in the company of his son and friends, with many stops at various locations along the way, including the Galapagos, the Azores, and more, peppered with recollections of journeys past, as well as present experiences.

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[Free eBook] Hell Hath No Fury by Sydney J. Bounds [Vintage Mystery/Crime Thriller]

Hell Hath No Fury by the late English author Sydney J. Bounds is his vintage pulp noir-styled mystery/crime thriller, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press.

This was originally published in 1951 by John Spencer under the Rex Marlowe pseudonym.

The story stars a San Francisco P.I. who is hired to find a woman’s missing daughter, who has gotten involved with a dangerously unsavoury man who frames her for murder, in return for which she seeks not justice, but revenge, even as the P.I. tries to keep them both alive while figuring out exactly why the “killer” and victim were both targeted by the culprit.

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[Free eBook] Outlaw With a Badge by Stephen Wilson [Western]

Outlaw With a Badge by Stephen Wilson is the 3rd novel in his Frank Palmer series of western historical action adventure novels, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Pioneering imprint.

The series follows a man orphaned as a child as he grows into and out of a life of crime, having been snatched by a robber gang at a young age for his skills as a locksmith’s apprentice. This adventure finds him living under an alias to build a new life, when a blackmailer threatens to expose his reluctant outlaw past unless helped with a new string of robberies.

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[Free eBook REPEAT] Lawless Range by Hank Madison [Western]

Lawless Range by Hank Madison, a pseudonym for British author Donald S. Rowland is his standalone western historical action adventure novel, free again for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour’s Pioneering Press imprint.

This was originally published in 1980 by Robert Hale.

The story stars a visiting gunslinger for hire who is almost fatally mistaken for the murderous hireling of a greedy landowner using ruthless tactics to acquire smaller ranches, and finds himself championing the vengeful young woman taking aim in retaliation for the threats to her family’s ranch, in between tracking down cattle rustlers who may also be part of the landowner’s scheme.

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[Free eBook] Private Spies: The Secret World of Industrial Espionage by Ronald Payne [Vintage Business & Crime History]

Private Spies: The Secret World of Industrial Espionage by the late British author Ronald Payne, a journalist who was a foreign correspondent for the Daily Telegraph and considered a world authority on espionage and terrorism topics, is his vintage history and then-current affairs topical analysis of industrial spying, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press.

This was originally published in 1967 by Arthur Barker.

The book was a contemporary hot topic exploration (circa the 1960s), focusing primarily on then-recent case examples of industrial espionage, but also referring back to its roots among the historical attempts to uncover trade secrets of old silk and pottery industries, with some speculation and suggestions about methods, motivating rationale, prevention, and deterrence.

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[Free eBook] Caesar is Dead by Jack Lindsay [Vintage Historical Fiction]

Caesar is Dead by the late Australian expat UK-resident author Jack Lindsay, a prolific author and activist with an early specialty in the Greek and Roman classics, is his vintage historical political drama novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press.

This was originally published in 1934 by The Edinburgh Press.

The story takes place in ancient Rome, just after the assassination of Julius Caesar, and explores the reactions of the city in mourning, as well as the precarious positions of the competing allies and foes left behind as they scheme to fill the power vacuum against the resentment of common citizens.

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[Free eBook] Death in Oak Ridge by Chuck Mason [Historical Western Serial Killer Thriller]

Death in Oak Ridge by Chuck Mason, a pseudonym for British author Donald S. Rowland, is his vintage standalone western historical action adventure novel with strong mystery/crime thriller elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Pioneering imprint.

This was originally published in 1976 by Robert Hale.

The story is an Old West version of a serial killer thriller, featuring a string of mysterious killings and a race against time as the beleaguered town marshal attempting to solve the case learns that his own fiancée is the next intended victim.

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[Free eBook] Hideout at Mender’s Crossing by John Glasby [Western]

Hideout at Mender’s Crossing by the late British author John Glasby is his standalone western historical action adventure novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Pioneering imprint.

This was originally published in 2010 by Robert Hale as part of their Black Horse Western line ().

The story stars an undercover Army special operator who is sent to infiltrate a town taken over by outlaws who’ve grown bold enough to ruthlessly rob a gold train guarded by soldiers, who is tasked to stop them from carrying off further robberies as well as bring them to justice for the slaughter.

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[Free eBook] Seven Stages by Geoffrey Trease [Vintage Theatrical Figures Biography]

Seven Stages by the late English author Geoffrey Trease, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature who was known for his meticulous historical research and contributions to children’s literature, is his vintage artistic figures biography, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ The Odyssey Press imprint.

This was originally published in 1964 by William Heinemann.

The book was meant as a set of introductory biographical portraits for various notable contributors to the stage in various forms—theatre, opera, ballet, etc.—focusing on seven men and women from selected countries and centuries and associated professions, from Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe to Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, with suggested Further Reading (circa the 1960s, but some of the titles may have since become public domain and be readable via Project Gutenberg or The Internet Archive, if you are interested).

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[Free eBook] Wreath for a Lady by John Glasby [Vintage Murder Mystery/Crime Thriller]

Wreath for a Lady by the late British author John Glasby is his vintage standalone pulp murder mystery/crime thriller, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press.

This was originally published in 1959 by John Spencer & Co using the pseudonym Max Baroni and was later reprinted by Linford as part of its Linford Mystery Library line.

The story is set at a carnival, and stars an investigator looking into peculiar happenings which he thinks are a straightforward scheme to put the owner out of business, but soon escalate into an unexpected murder which puts the investigator at risk as well, as the unknown culprit targets him for seeming to know too much even as he tries to discover who it really is, with his own life at stake.

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The fun times are over…

Mike Torlin takes on the job of investigating the peculiar happenings at Pete Donati’s carnival ground.

He figures it must be a straight forward case of somebody wanting to put Donati out of business, but through multiple strange occurrences, he soon realises it’s going to take a lot more work to uncover the truth…

In the final act on stage, a peculiar chicken is produced out of an egg, when a dead girl, shot with slugs from her own shooting gallery is revealed instead.

The investigation is intensified when Torlin gets targeted twice and it is made clear that somebody must think he knows too much.

Whilst trying to save himself, discover the murderer and prevent anymore killings, Torlin is at high risk, feeling no closer to the truth.

Things are made even more difficult to understand when his attempted killer is revealed and it was not on his list of suspects…

It seems that no killer can sidetrack Torlin for long however, and when the final showdown comes, he is forced to stand his ground and face up to the killer…