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Don Pendleton waited many years before publishing his first hardcover novels. The series of six mysteries, featuring ex-cop/private eye Joe Copp, was published in hardcover by Donald I. Fine and in paperback by Lynx and Harper Paperbacks.

Typical of Pendleton's writing style, the stories are hard-hitting, fast-moving, gritty, filled with authentic dialogue, and capture keen insight into the inner-workings of the characters.


"Pendleton emphasizes fast-moving, gritty action."
–Library Journal


COPP FOR HIRE
Donald I. Fine, Inc., 1987
Lynx Books, 1988
iUniverse.com, Inc., 2000
Books in Motion

Pendleton Artists 2010

Copp for Hire by Don Pendleton

Tough, cagey, ex-cop turned private eye, Joe Copp, descends into the labyrinth of forbidden sex, corrupt politics, and multiple murders. It is a powerful story of gray and light and shifting shadows that conceal as much as they reveal about human nature. The fast moving story takes Joe Copp to the rough and tumble, down and dirty, anything-goes underbelly of Los Angeles and on to the deadly vice pits of Honolulu's Chinatown.

"Pendleton's Joe Copp is a dynamo."
–Roanoke Times and World News


COPP ON FIRE
Donald I. Fine, Inc., 1988
Harper Paperbacks, 1990
iUniverse.com, Inc., 2000
Books in Motion

Pendleton Artists 2010

Copp on Fire by Don Pendleton

Amazon Print and Kindle

From Hollywood's corporate halls to the famous back-lots, Private Investigator, Joe Copp acts his way through someone else's script until he's face to face with the ruthless star of the whole bloody show. Copp writes his own script and turns the production on its head in his search for truth and justice.

"This is the real thing...the charm of the Executioner books."
–ALA Booklist


COPP IN DEEP
Donald I. Fine, Inc., 1989
Harper Paperbacks, 1991
iUniverse.com, Inc., 2000
Books in Motion

Pendleton Artists 2010

Copp in Deep by Don Pendleton

Amazon Print and Kindle

In an adventure filled with high tension and intrigue, ex-cop turned Private Eye, Joe Copp, sinks into a world of greed and corporate corruption, treason, professional sex, and murder on demand. As the corpses pile up, Copp dodges the Feds, butts heads with traitors, romances women with questionable morals, and finds himself out in the cold, in deep, and getting deeper in his search for the truth.

"Pendleton mines another bestselling vein with the cases of ex-cop/private eye
Joe Copp, the toughest operator this side of Mike Hammer."
–ALA Booklist


COPP IN THE DARK
Donald I. Fine, Inc., 1990
Harper Paperbacks, 1992
iUniverse.com, Inc., 2000
Books in Motion
Pendleton Artists 2010

Copp in the Dark by Don Pendleton

Amazon Print and Kindle

A plea for help from a mysterious client plunges Private Eye, Joe Copp into the dark shadows of legitimate theater. The playbill includes multiple murders, kinky sex, illicit drugs, organized crime figures and corrupt politicians, and Copp, in a desperate struggle for survival, scrambles to fit the pieces together before the last bloody act.

"The latest Joe Copp adventure reads like an express train...
Pendleton knows how to keep us turning pages."
–Publishers Weekly


COPP ON ICE
Donald I. Fine, Inc., 1991
Harper Paperbacks, 1992
iUniverse.com, Inc., 2000
Books in Motion

Pendleton Artists 2010

Copp on Ice by Don Pendleton

Amazon Print and Kindle


Ex-cop turned Private Eye, Joe Copp, takes on the world of corrupt lawmakers and dirty cops. In the temporary role of Chief of Police of a force gone bad, Copp finds himself on an icy, downhill trail of murder, sex, drugs and dirty politics. The badge he wears offers little protection against the evil forces of corruption.


"Pendleton is the master."
–Kirkus Review


COPP IN SHOCK
Donald I. Fine, Inc., 1992
Harper Paperbacks, 1993
iUniverse.com, Inc., 2000
Books in Motion

Pendleton Artists 2010

Copp in Shock by Don Pendleton

Amazon Print and Kindle

Private Investigator, Joe Copp, is taken to the edge of insanity as his relentless plunge toward the devastating truth threatens to engulf him. It is Copp's darkest hour in the riveting adventure of murder and intrigue, and a man at war with his own mind and with those who would eliminate him.

"Pendleton has a great new character in Copp. His style is fresh, the pace is brisk,
and there are enough twists to please any mystery fan."
–St. Petersburg Times

Joe Copp Mysteries by Don Pendleton

 

Unabridged Audio Books, Available on CD and MP3 at Books in Motion

The Joe Copp novels were published in several foreign language editions.


For information regarding Film Rights and Screenplay Adaptations
on the Joe Copp Mystery Series contact Linda Pendleton.



Awards for:
Copp in Shock;
Copp on Ice;
Copp in Deep;




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