The blonde chick and the bald dude are back . . .
fighting crime and each other in the twenty-first century.
For the first time published together in one volume are all three Janna Brill and Mama Maxwell science fiction mysteries. Bridling Chaos contains: The Doppelganger Gambit, Spider Play, and Dragon’s Teeth.
When detective sergeant Janna Brill’s partner emigrated to a colony world, she expected a new partner. But not “Mama” Maxwell, the flamboyant oddball whose disregard of the rulebook has sent him up and down in rank more times than a yo-yo. A partner like this could ruin her career...or get her killed...as they investigate a trio of baffling cases.
In The Doppelganger Gambit there is an apparent suicide that Mama believes is murder. The problem is that the chief suspect has an ironclad alibi. The giant computer that keeps track of all citizens hour-by-hour provides this suspect with that alibi. To nail the man, Mama would have to prove the computer wrong—and knock out the keystone of law and order for an entire country.
In Spider Play a vandalized hearse and corpse lead Janna and Mama on a twisted trail from a gang war on Earth...to a citadel of technology in space...to a heart-stopping race from a corporate army all too ready to kill to protect its secrets.
Finally in Dragon’s Teeth thefts and murders are committed by a gang that penetrates and escapes at will through what should be impregnable security surrounding political fund-raisers. There are lots of witnesses—even videotape. There are lots of suspects—diplomats, drag queens, spies, scientists, artists, even robots. There are lots of clues—and they prove the crimes were impossible to commit...
"Lee Killough is eminently successful, both on the believability scale and in
providing a quality mystery. In a word wonderful."
"Great premise for a cop story. I am not much on sci-fi, future, or fantasy,
being a "pure" mystery buff, but this one hooked me."
"No one does detective science fiction books better than Lee Killough. While
[these books] were written as individual novels, and any can be enjoyed with
no knowledge of the others, they belong together and are best when read that
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