Series: Alex anthologies

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Alex by Charles Peattie1987
The Unabashed Alex by Charles Peattie1988
Alex II: Magnum Force by Charles Peattie1989
Alex III: Son of Alex by Charles Peattie1990
Alex IV: The Man with the Golden Handshake by Charles Peattie1991
Alex V by Charles Peattie1992
Alex Calls the Shots by Charles Peattie1993
Alex Plays the Game by Charles Peattie1994
Alex Knows the Score by Charles Peattie1995
Alex Sweeps the Board by Charles Peattie1996
Alex Feels the Pinch by Charles Peattie1997
The Alex Omnibus by Charles Peattie1992
The Best of Alex 1998-2001 by Charles Peattie2001
The Best of Alex 2002 by Charles Peattie2002
The Best of Alex 2003 by Charles Peattie2003
The Best of Alex by Russell Taylor2004
The Best of Alex 2005 by Russell Taylor2005
The Best of Alex 2006 by Russell Taylor2006
The Best of Alex 2007 by Russell Taylor2007
The Best of Alex 2008 by Charles Peattie2008
The Best of Alex 2009 by Charles Peattie2009
The Best of Alex 2010 by Charles Peattie2010
The Best of Alex 2011 by Charles Peattie2011
Best of Alex 2012 by Charles Peattie2012

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