Brassy actress Delta Manning's husband Dan has been abducted. Johnny scours the city from piano bars and juke joints to a gymnasium in Astoria to find him. Along the way, Johnny and Delta uncover inconvenient truths about Dan.
A promising young architect and friend of Johnny's is accused of murder and takes it on the lam. Johnny and sidekick Joe Marshall travel far and wide to find him, dogged each step by the determined Lt. Harmon.
Johnny is on the case when the leading lady of his play is murdered and the rap is pinned on his pal Joe Marshall. Suspects include a mollycoddled mama's boy, a mild-mannered sculptor, and a mercenary understudy. Whodunit?
Murder on the stage of the Midnight Theater, prefaced by a cryptic warning about imperious show producer Michael Damon. Donning a disguise and summoning his showmanship, Midnight plots to catch the conscience of a killer.
Pity Quinn Rawlins: his daughter is engaged to a playboy actor twice her age and his wife is being blackmailed over nude photographs snapped a decade ago. Then add murder to the mix. Johnny sifts the suspects and outs the killer.
A beautiful young woman romantically linked to several show business personalities is found dead in a gas-filled apartment with a handwritten suicide note. Lt. Harmon says the case is closed, but Johnny Midnight just isn't buying it.
In a shootout Lupo and Sanchez kill the wayward son of Johnny's friend, a distinguished actor but a derelict father. He vows revenge on the police officers, putting Johnny between a rock and a hard place.
Johnny and friends are blindsided by a plagiarism suit that threatens to scuttle their new hit play. A registered letter containing the script is offered as proof. When the murder happens, the suspects are many and the clues few.
A beautiful and talented Swedish actress is the talk of the town, so why did she attempt suicide? And what hold does her tyrannical manager have over her? Johnny isn't afraid to pull back the rug and expose ugly secrets.
A young woman engaged to be married overdoses on sleeping pills. Suicide - or murder? Lt. Geller rules it a suicide, but the grieving fiancé hires Johnny, who visits the gloomy mansion of Gina's reclusive sister and Jamaican housekeeper.
Johnny goes undercover in Spanish Harlem to find his friend Lupo, who vanished while busting an immigrant extortion scam. Johnny must work fast, because the police are also searching for Lupo--to charge him with murder.