“No Vacation for Murder”

By Ron Miller
Featuring Velda Bellinghausen
Summer 2004

The Thrilling Detective Web Site is pleased to offer, as a small token of our appreciation for your support and as a special summer treat, another pdf goodie from the warped mind (and nimble fingers) of the stupendously talented Ron Miller and Velda Bellinghausen, everyone’s favourite stripper-cum-private eye.

It’s a mini-issue of Velda’s Detective Files, the “World’s Largest Detective Magazine.” This little teaser comes with a complete Velda story (“No Vacation for Murder“), a letters column and even some ads from way back when. 10 cents then, completely free now! And yes, that is somebody’s tongue in somebody’s cheek.

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All you need to download and enjoy this holiday treat is to click on the cover above.
Of course, you may need Adobe Acrobat to read it, but if you don’t have it, it’s available to download for free.



Ron Miller is the author/illustrator of more than 30 books, including the 2002 Hugo Award-winning The Art of Chesley Bonestell. Most recently he received the American Institute of Physics Award for Excellence in Science Writing for his series of illustrated books about the solar system for young adults. He has also designed US postage stamps, worked as the production illustrator for several major SF motion pictures and had his artwork included in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institution, the Pushkin Museum and NASA. His five novels to date have included an historical fantasy based on a character from Orlando Furioso and a tetralogy of steam-punk fantasies. Velda, featuring stripper-turned-detective Velda Bellinghausen, is his first hard-boiled novel.

Copyright (c) 2003 by Ron Miller.


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