Steve Allen (1921-2000) was an American author, in addition to being a late night talk show host, comedian, TV personality, musician and composer and more. After starting out in radio, Allen was the first host of The Tonight Show. Allen wrote a series of mystery novels featuring himself and his wife, Jayne Meadows, as amateur sleuths (although in actuality they were ghostwritten by Walter J. Sheldon and later Robert Westbrook).

Although he had written several books prior to having any novels published, Steve Allen’s first novel was The Talk Show Murders in 1982. Below is a list of Steve Allen’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Steve Allen Mysteries Books

The Talk Show Murders(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder in Hollywood(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder on the Glitter Box(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder in Manhattan(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder in Vegas(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Murder Game(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder on the Atlantic(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wake Up to Murder(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Die Laughing(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder in Hawaii(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Fourteen for Tonight(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Public Hating(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wry on the Rocks(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Girls on the 10th Floor and Other Stories(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man Who Turned Back the Clock(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tasting the Fruit(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Mark It and Strike It(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Steve Allen Synopses: In Murder on the Glitter Box by Steve Allen (book 3 in the Steve Allen Mysteries series), Steve Allen has agreed to step into the breach when Terry Cole, king of the late-night talk shows, takes a much-needed vacation. But he gets more than he bargained for when one of his guests drops dead on stage – and suddenly, Steve is in the middle of a sensational murder case.

Murder in Vegas by Steve Allen is book 5 in the Steve Allen Mysteries series. While rehearsing a routine with legendary crooner Buddy Hamilton, Steve Allen is shocked to discover that Buddy’s glamorous young wife, Christie, has been strangled in a sauna.

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