A relentless, hard-boiled classic…back in print for the first time in 60 years.
Detective Sgt. Walter Patterson is one of the few cops in the dark, miserable, corrupt city who can’t be bought or scared off, who isn’t a puppet of ruthless mobster Vince Ballanca. But Patterson is in a worse hell. He’s in love with the fat mobster’s wife…and to take her away from Ballanca, and survive, he’ll have to become a killer.
“Garrity was one of several old army buddies and cronies of Mickey Spillane who slid into the writing game on Spillane’s coattails. Plenty of blood, guts and broads in the best Mike Hammer tradition.” Lee Server, The Encyclopedia of Pulp Writers
They stripped him of his badge, framed him for murder, and tossed him into the middle of a gangland war.
Max Carey is a hard-nosed NYC cop who takes bribes to satisfy his wife’s expensive tastes. But when his corruption is exposed, and he’s thrown off the force, his wife leaves him and runs away. He spends several years chasing her down. When he finally finds her in Florida, she’s murdered and the crime is pinned on him by the underworld, who also send some killers to rub him out. Now Carey is out for bloody revenge and his own brand of tough justice.
“Garrity’s roughly-hewed writing style saves the day. The book is filled with action…but what Garrity does is make you feel it.” Mystery File
“Very much in the Spillane vein. Carey is hardboiled and tough, the book is full of action.” Bill Crider, author of the bestselling Sheriff Dan Rhodes novels.
About the Author
Garrity aka David J. Garrity aka David J. Gerrity (1923-1984) was in the Merchant Marines and, without giving up his day job, wrote his first two novels, Kiss Off the Dead and Cry Me a Killer, in a style and voice very similar to Mickey Spillane, his good friend and mentor. He wrote six more books over the years, including a crime novel based on a Spillane story and two ghost-written memoirs, one for a stripper and another for a private eye.
An epic, never-before-published western in the grand tradition of True Grit and Lonesome Dove
“The best western I’ve read in a long, long time. Though a first novel, Daniels writes with the sure hand of an old-pro. His voice is authentic and riveting, and he’s created a character in sixteen-year-old Jane to ride the river with. I can’t recommend this one more highly!” Peter Brandvold, author of over 70 westerns, including 15 Sheriff Ben Stillman novels.
Out of nowhere Comanches attack—and sixteen year-old Jane narrowly survives the slaughter of her family and the kidnapping of her baby sister. Driven by grief and fury, she rides headlong into Indian territory, seeking vengeance. But the odds are stacked against a young girl on the trail, and Jane soon realizes she must disguise herself as a boy to join forces with a tough company of cowhands on a cattle drive to Dodge City. The harrowing trek pits her against tough drovers, raging rivers, ruthless soldiers, and ends in a bloody reckoning that forces Jane to discover her surprising capacity for love, survival—and revenge.
“Daniels has crafted a mercilessly taut, masterfully paced, heart-pounding western that conjures such classics as Death Rides a Horse and True Grit.” -Jonathan Evison, New York Times Bestselling author of West of Here.
“This authentic-feeling, exciting Western has elements of True Gritmixed with Red River and The Searchers, but it succeeds on its own terms. Like the spirited horses, its heroine prefers, it’s quite a ride.” David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of First Blood
“The Comanche Kid is playwright/actor James Robert Daniels’ first novel, but you’d never know that by reading this magnificent, bigger-than-life tale. Making use of traditional Western elements—the vengeance quest, the coming-of-age story, the trail drive yarn, the epic clash of cavalry and Indians—Daniels’ evocative prose lifts the odyssey of sixteen-year-old Jane into something special as she searches for her younger sister, who is kidnapped in the same Comanche raid that wipes out the rest of Jane’s family. With echoes of True Grit, The Cowboy and the Cossack, and Lonesome Dove, this is a big, thrilling, tragic, and ultimately uplifting portrait of the American West.” James Reasoner, author of more than 350 westerns, many under a variety of pseudonyms, including 41 Longarm novels and 20 books in the Trailsman series.
“What a thundering ride! I started this crackerjack novel over my morning coffee and finished it with my evening bourbon sundowner. In between I lived through Indian attacks, trail drive stampedes and white-knuckled my worry for a sixteen-year-old girl as she searches for her little sister kidnapped by a Comanche war chief. James Roberts Daniels has penned a superbly crafted Western novel as breathtakingly authentic and exciting as any I have ever read.” –Joseph A. West, New York Times best-selling author of 20 Ralph Compton westerns and six Gunsmoke novels among many others.
“James Robert Daniels’ debut novel, The Comanche Kid, is a boisterous romp through the wild and woolly Old West as desperate, determined young Jane pounds the vengeance trail in high-dudgeon. Echoing True Grit and The Searchers, with a shot of Huckleberry Finn on top, readers will ride hard and fast as they taste the trail grit in their teeth and hear the crack of gunfire in this fresh take on familiar frontier themes.” Matthew P. Mayo, Spur and Wrangler Award-winning author
A secluded resort where passions run wild…and anything goes.
It’s the early 1960s. A tormented couple desperate to escape their troubled pasts and to satisfy their carnal desires run off to a secluded, very exclusive, lake-front resort where clothing is optional.. the staff are experts at all the sensual pleasures, and savage lusts are stoked until they are raging infernos that devour reason, torch propriety, and incinerate the boundaries of human ecstasy. And, on top of that, there’s free parking and an all-you-can-eat buffet.
A pulp fiction classic, lost for nearly 60 years, by the author of Commuter Widow, The Cheating Game, Reckless Wives and The Split-Level Game among many other sizzling novels of suburban angst and physical yearning.
To Sarine, sex was weapon, to be used whenever she wanted.
Cabaret singer Sarine Duvall’s style and voice are sultry, sexy and magnetic…and it drives reasonable men wild with lust. That is Sarine’s power, and she knows how to wield it, using it to move to bigger and better New York clubs, and more attractive, possessive, and deadly men. No one wants her more than Paul, a married musician whose wife isn’t about to let him out of her matrimonial grip, and is willing to fight tooth and claw, lips and breasts, to keep him.
A raw, sensual, classic of pulp fiction noir, back in print for the first time in over 60 years.
Hard-hitting, realistic, western action in the scorching hell-lands of Arizona in the 1870s, when violent bloodshed could be punishment, justice or redemption…but was always inevitable.
Former Yankee and Confederate soldiers, still bitter enemies years after the Civil War, must fight together against the rampaging Apache in the unforgiving Arizona Territory…or face certain, brutal death.
“Roaldus ‘Roe’ Richmond died without ever receiving his due as a unique voice in western fiction. Richmond had a sort of off-hand style — he played against melodrama far more than he used it — this allowed him to be more realistic about the west and the people who settled it. A strong book.” Ed Gorman, Cedar Rapids Gazette
“A tale of frontier warfare between U.S. Cavalry and the Apaches in Arizona Territory. Fast-paced, hard-hitting action against a colorful background.” Newport Daily Express
About the Author
Roaldus “Roe” Richmond (1910-1986) was a prolific western author. His many novels include The Wild Breed, Montana Bad Man, Death Rides the Dondrino, Crusade on the Chisholm, Mojave Gun, Lash of Idaho, the Lashtrow series and a novelisation of the Henry Fonda TV series The Deputy. During the Depression, Richmond traveled across Vermont for the Works Progress Administration, interviewing over a hundred miners about their lives and struggles, articles that were later collected in the 2004 book Men Against Granite.
If you’re like us, you first read this chiller when you were a kid…and never forgot it this timeless classic of mounting, subtle horror that has haunted generations of readers.
A woman is trapped in her own body. She’s speechless, paralyzed, and truly helpless, cared for by her seemingly loving family. But she knows with chilling certainty that one of them is trying to kill her…and will soon strike again…and she is unable to tell anyone or defend herself. Or is she? This became a classic episode of ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS.
“A scary one. Lawrence at her best, with a surprising plot and a baffling mystery. ” Los Angeles Daily News
“Tense, taut and terrific…will disturbingly charge the atmopshere and chill the marrow of your bones. Lawrence is quite successful in capturing mood, character, and a unique situation. Subtle horror that’s hard to beat.” Montgomery Advertiser
“Expertly written, filled with suspense. It will make the reader look over his shoulder and turn on every light in the house.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“This is on a different plane of horror. The comfort and luxury of the suburban home bring out in striking contrast the evil that pervades the sickroom and closes in on its helpless victim. A Grade-A shocker…inspires hair-raising fear in a genteel, immensely effective way” New York Times
“Whacking good, written with delicate subtlety and guaranteed to chill the blood.” Boston Globe
“Hilda Lawrence is more skilled than average in the writing of suspense novels, in creating moods of terror and horror. [This] is excellent fare for the fan who is tired of conventional mystery.” Capitol Times (Madison, Wis)
A violent, fast-moving, western classic, back in print for the first time in 70 years
“A saga of swift, violent action, clear, raw courage, and a tribute to the pioneer emigrants who opened up the great American west,” Vermont Caledonian-Record
A gunman fleeing his past in a whisky-gorged, lawless Missouri town joins a wagon train in a brutal journey across the plains and over the perilous Rockies, to a dusty, dying speck of desert hell in Utah, where he faces a vicious, bullwhip-wielding enemy.
Originally published in 1949 as Conestoga Cowboy, it was the first, break-through novel by Roaldus “Roe” Richmond (1910-1986). His many other westerns include The Wild Breed, Montana Bad Man, Death Rides the Dondrino, Crusade on the Chisholm, Mojave Gun, Lash of Idaho, the Lashtrow series and a novelisation of the Henry Fonda TV series The Deputy. During the Depression, Richmond traveled across Vermont for the Works Progress Administration, interviewing over a hundred miners about their lives and struggles, articles that were later collected in the 2004 book Men Against Granite.
“An entertaining novel about an attempt to stir a revolt in the troubled west during the Indian Wars. It brings history to life.” San Francisco Examiner
In the aftermath of the Civil War on a Missouri riverboat, a group of bitter, fanatical southern rebels and renegades, plan an insidious scheme against the Yankees who defeated them — joining with the Sioux and other warring, Indian tribes in a devastating strike against the North. As part of their plot, they snatch Branch McCabe, a southerner who gave up his birthright to fight for the north, to pilot their riverboat, once sunk in battle and raised from the depths for a new fight, northward against the roiling currents of the Missouri into Indian country. Now McCabe must risk his life again, and thwart a boatload of killers, to save the country he loves, and a woman who no longer loves him, from violent, bloody doom.
“One of the toughest range wars in western fiction, told with Tom West’s inimitable dry humor and versatility in the cowpoke vernacular. The reader is assured of several hours of complete relaxation — if he can find it in murder, massacres and shootings.” Chicago Tribune
Crawler Connor raised his son Bill to become the fastest gunslinger in west for one purpose — vengeance. Now the time has come and Bill rides straight into a bloody range war to face his violent, bloody destiny.
“Prolific author Tom West follows the usual pattern of the better gunfighting and hard-riding novels. A range war, assorted bandits, and a mystery make this a good yarn.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram
“A western with plenty of shooting, action and suspense.” Galveston Daily News
“Tom West has provided western fans with gunplay, thrills and romance in this book.” The Lincoln Star