Part One: The Killings

Morgan Crew and his friend, Detective Bob Sommers, travel to Paris, France to attend the funeral of a college friend of theirs.  LeRoy Manns was a musician playing in a jazz band in a Paris Jazz Cellar.  His death was reported as an accident, but Morgan soon discovers that he was murdered.  Despite his better judgement – and that little voice in the back of Morgan’s head that tells him to run away from trouble – Morgan stays in Paris to find LeRoy’s murderer.

 

That seemingly simple task, at least simple for Morgan Crew, turns into an international incident involving terrorists and professional killers.  In Part One of this mystery, Morgan is successful in finding the killer, but the reader will have to wait for Part Two in order to find out if Morgan’s task is finished.

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Book Cover: Wait Until The Dark Of Night
Part of the Art Lee Mystery and Adventure Series series:
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ISBN: 978-0-9895073-5-6
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Wait Until The Dark Of Night - Book 2 of the Art Lee Mystery and Adventure Series by Author and Investigator Art Lee.

Wait Until The Dark Of Night is a spin-off from Lee's popular "Morgan Crew Murder Mystery Series." Joseph Cross, who helped Morgan Crew in A Deadly London Fog, is an American ex-patriot who owns a luxurious casino in London. He is high up in the criminal world of the UK, running smuggling operations and dealing in illegal diamonds.

His worst enemy, a Member of Parliament, asks for his help to rescue her son, who was kidnapped by an African warlord while doing mission work in Uganda. Cross sees this as an opportunity to get her and the police off his back and agrees to help. He makes use of his criminal contacts in Switzerland, Amsterdam, and Tenerife and hires a French mercenary group to back up his plans. He then travels deep into Africa, risking death and imprisonment again and again, never knowing if he or the young man will ever make it out alive.

And, despite his criminal reputation, Cross maintains he is willing to put his life at risk because 'It is the right thing to do.' The character is what Lee likes to describe as the "good bad guy."

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Reviews:Anonymous on Barnes and Noble wrote:

This book is well worth reading and is a different flavor than Arthur Lee's other books. It is intense. The main character Joseph Cross is more of a man's man. He is not afraid to face death to do what needs to be done. But I found myself liking him and fearing what might happen next. The book is a thriller that is so packed with action that it is hard to put down. There are three female characters, all very different, strong, and sensual - excellent characterization.


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The Top Secret Murders - Book 9 of the Morgan Crew Murder Mystery Series by Author and Investigator Art Lee.

Morgan Crew is hunting terrorists who have stolen a top secret file from one of the Crew Family businesses. And the terrorists are hunting Morgan Crew.  A small group of Communists and Arabs from Al Qaida have formed an alliance to get what they need and will kill anyone who gets in their way.  Federal Agents demand answers, but they leave Morgan and his family unprotected as he begins to piece the clues together.  Morgan goes a step too far and is kidnapped, and when the Agents seem indifferent, Sandy is left to put her own life in peril to find him.

This exciting spy novel takes the reader from Morgan's home in California to New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Texas, Colorado, the Mexican Chihuahuan Desert, and Cuba, through gripping action and suspense to a surprising conclusion.  And the young and beautiful terrorist, Tamara, will grab your heart.

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The Hawaiian Island Murders - Book 8 of the Morgan Crew Murder Mystery Series by Author and Investigator Art Lee.

It is the middle of winter, and it has been bitter cold and snowing in San Marcos, the Northern California home of Morgan and Sandy Crew. They decide to take Caroline on a warm, relaxing vacation to sun and sand of the Big Island of Hawai'i. Caroline's nanny, Betsy, a college student, chooses to stay home and study for upcoming exams.

The Crews have just settled into an elegant suite in their family owned beach-side resort, when an old friend asks for help. A young Hawaiian man who was unknowingly working for the Mafia, has been murdered, and a young, beautiful, and sensuous, pure Hawaiian woman, the mother of the dead man's child, needs to know how and why. Experience the true beauty of the Island and its people, along with the suspense and terror that Morgan goes through as he unravels the mysterious details of the man's death.

Meanwhile, Betsy becomes deeply involved in a search for a missing fellow student, a co-ed from a well-to-do family. Fearing that the young student is in trouble, Betsy defies the advice of Police Lt. Sommers, who tells her to leave the Missing Persons Investigation to him. But she has learned a great deal from Morgan. She perseveres, forcing herself to continue in spite of the fear she feels. She finds herself in one chilling and horrifying situation after another, which may finally cost Betsy her own life.

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Reviews:Bernyce on Barnes and Noble wrote:

Suspenseful mystery with great characters in a beautiful setting. I love to read books about Hawaii, and it is obvious that the author knows the islands and the people.

*****

Billie Jean White on Amazon wrote:

Fun, easy book to read

Haven't read first 4 but intend to now. Fun, easy book to read. Love to read about Hawaiin culture & landmarks.

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ELAINE R PAIGE on Amazon wrote:

4.0 out of 5 stars a good mystery book!

read this book if you like mysteries

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The West Texas Murders - Book 7 of the Morgan Crew Murder Mystery Series by Author and Investigator Art Lee.

Morgan and Sandy are trapped in the isolation of the West Texas desert along the border with Mexico, where they are again faced with danger and death. They confront the violent and hate filled Sheriff of a small desert border town, where murder is as ordinary as the desert heat. The locals all seem to be hiding something massive and grim. A giant of a bounty hunter and a woman, the Comanche Indian pilot of a scraped together biplane, may be their only friends.

They risk their lives to save their friend - their child's nanny - Betsy Concanon, who has been charged with murder. Killings, mystery and more danger than they have seen before lie ahead of each step they take. And, with an ever changing story, you will be surprised at virtually every turn of the page.

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Reviews:Anonymous on Barnes and Noble wrote:

Love each of the Morgan Crew books. Sure wish Arthur Lee would write more.

*****

Andrea M. Gerich on Amazon wrote:

Morgan Crew Mysteries

This is a great series, I hope tht Arthur Lee writes more in the series, always a surprise ending and just when you think you have figured it out... another twist comes your way.

*****


The Spy Who Would Not Speak - Book 6 of the Morgan Crew Murder Mystery Series by Author and Investigator Art Lee

A compelling, suspenseful drama, spy novel and murder mystery - you won't be able to put it down! Once again Morgan and Sandy Crew are thrown into life threatening danger. A web of intrigue is spun around them as spies, mercenaries, and a mysterious killer threaten Morgan and Sandy. Some of these dangerous people are hunting a traitor who is selling secrets, and some want to protect that traitor from being exposed. Morgan and Sandy are in the middle of this and must expose the traitor to save themselves.

The highest ranking people in American Intelligence seem to be depending on Morgan and Sandy to solve the mystery and stop the murders. The story takes the reader from a top secret CIA facility in New York State to California, to Virginia, to Colombia, to Seattle, and to Washington, DC. This fast paced espionage mystery takes you for a thrilling ride you will not forget.

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Reviews:Anonymous on Barnes and Noble wrote:

Love each of the Morgan Crew books. Hope Arthur Lee has plans to write more for the series.

*****

MarySue Topper on Amazon wrote:

An Excellent Descriptive and Detailed Spy Activity Novel Involving Govt Agencies

The synopsis printed on the back cover of this book reads; A compelling, suspenseful drama, spy novel and murder mystery - you won"t be able to put down! That's exactly what I experienced from the beginning of the first chapter. The thorough descriptive and detailed events captured during this "fiction" novel made me believe that yes there was perhaps some imagination by the author as in most fiction novels, but when you read this book you may have second thoughts as to what is and what isn't fiction. This is especially noted when various government agencies are involved during the complex operations involving spy activity.

Based on the authors descriptive background it seems very possible to tie his career experiences to many of the events published in this book. I have personally read most of the novels by this author and each is excellent but, The Spy Who Would Not Talk is at the top of my list for being the very best. The book is an excellent read. Mr Arthur Lee please continue the good work. Les Bunting

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The Hawaiian Sunset Murders - Book 5 of the Morgan Crew Murder Mystery Series by Author and Investigator Art Lee.

A powerful, suspenseful mystery, and one of Lee's best sellers! Morgan travels to the exotic Hawaiian Islands but not for pleasure. He is once again sent by his family, accountants, and lawyers to save a family investment. He is challenged by a Hawaiian family of power and influence who use murder as easily as they use political manipulation.

And he is forced to face the wrath of the ancient Hawaiian gods who will protect a centuries old altar of human sacrifice. Surrounded by death and mystery and the very real nightmares of demons and ghosts from centuries in the past, Morgan must also live with the fear of having lost his wife, Sandy. She has, for the first time, not traveled with him and Morgan cannot reach her by phone. She seems to have disappeared, but to where and for what purpose? This chilling mystery will hold the reader spellbound to the very end.

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Reviews:Anonymous on Barnes and Noble wrote:

Love each of the Morgan Crew books. I read each book in order and it left me wanting more.

*****

Piemaker on Amazon wrote:

My first Morgan Crew Mystery

Very enjoyable reading. Always enjoy the back ground of Hawaii. So good I bought another in the series right away.

*****

joni on Amazon wrote:

Everlasting Beauty

I enjoyed this book so much, I couldn't put it down. I was captured by the Hawaiian Island spirit. I could smell the ocean , feel the island breeze, visualize the colorful flowers as the story unfolded. I've lived on the islands and also have traveled to other islands . It never gets old it is always a welcome adventure. You will be drawn into the mystery and suspense as I was.Any one who enjoys Hawaii can appreciate this Island mystery.

*****

Andrea M. Gerich on Amazon wrote:

This is a great series, I hope that Arthur Lee writes more in the series, always a surprise ending and just when you think you have figured it out... another twist comes your way.

*****


The Four Seasons Murders - Book 4 of the Morgan Crew Murder Mystery Series by Author and Investigator Art Lee.

In a compilation of four murder mystery short stories, Morgan and Sandy Crew travel around the country chasing the seasons as the seasons change and face dangers as never before. In WINTER KILL they are snowed in at a Montana resort and must solve two murders. In SPRING KILL they are the hostages of Caribbean drug smugglers. In SUMMER KILL Morgan and Sandy must solve a series of murders in their home town, all the while trying to keep Federal Intelligence agencies at bay. In AUTUMN KILL they are trapped in a small New England town. They are accused of murder and are faced with blackmail and extortion.

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Reviews:Anonymous on Barnes and Noble wrote:

Love each of the Morgan Crew books. Sure wish Arthur Lee would write more.

*****

ELAINE R PAIGE on Amazon wrote:

read this book if you like mysteries!!!

another good mystery book!

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A Deadly London Fog - Book 3 of the Morgan Crew Murder Mystery Series by Author and Investigator Art Lee.

A Crew family friend, someone Morgan has thought of since childhood as an Uncle, has committed suicide at his family's ancestral home south of London. Once again Morgan's family sends him off, this time to attend the funeral and find out what drove the old man to kill himself.

A vicious criminal from London's underworld demands control of a bank owned by Morgan's 'Uncle'. A tempest of overwhelming mystery envelopes Morgan and his wife after they enlist the aid of an American expatriate to fight their fight. The scenes shift from the darkest criminal haunts of East London to the luxury of the Cote d'Zur in this spellbinding mystery that will keep you wondering just who is the bad guy and who isn't.

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Reviews:Anonymous on Barnes and Noble wrote:

superb

Great insight into criminal workings within exciting plot that keeps you reading

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Anonymous on Barnes and Noble wrote:

I read each book in the series in order and thoroughly enjoyed each one. Hoping Arthur Lee will write more.

*****

joni on Amazon wrote:

The Right Thing To Do

Once again Arthur Lee has spun a vivid tale of imagination. I very much enjoy reading his books and am excited to read another story. This cast of " Characters" had intrigue & Wild Adventures till the very end ! You want the good guys to win the underdogs. Just when it seems all is lost , Victory becomes very Real.

*****

Andrea M. Gerich on Amazon wrote:

This is a great series, I hope that Arthur Lee writes more in the series, always a surprise ending and just when you think you have figured it out... another twist comes your way.

*****


The Las Vegas Murders - Book 2 of the Morgan Crew Murder Mystery Series.

(Previously published as "A Hot Desert Moon") A series of murders at an exclusive High Rollers casino in Las Vegas has one of Morgan's cousins in jail, accused of one of the deaths. Morgan is sent by his family to help the boy. He discovers massive thefts from the casino which he and his family own.

At the turn of every page Morgan and his wife are drawn deeper into the morass, mystery and danger. The heat of the desert, throughout the day and dark nights, add to the environment of peril in a novel you won't want to put down until the very surprising and shocking ending.

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Reviews:Anonymous on Barnes and Noble wrote:

Great characters

Love the action and smart dialogue

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Anonymous on Barnes and Noble wrote:

Love each of the Morgan Crew books. Sure wish Arthur Lee would write more.

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Anonymous on Barnes and Noble wrote:

Well Written

I love all the twists and turns - some predictable - some not. Mr. Lee does a great job weaving them together in the end.

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Andrea M. Gerich on Amazon wrote:

This is a great series, I hope tht Arthur Lee writes more in the series, always a surprise ending and just when you think you have figured it out... another twist comes your way.

*****

J. Belcher on Amazon wrote:

A Roller Coaster of Twists and Turns

With each new book Morgan Crew welcomes you into his world of unbelievable wealth, exotic travel, true romance and deadly peril. The Morgan Crew mystery series pulls you into the fascinating lives of Morgan and his wife Sandy as they stumble into danger and excitement. The reader feels an instant bond with the likeable main characters. From the first page until the last you'll be an active participant trapped in the fantasy that is Morgan Crew. It's a great ride!