FAST ACTION: Two Car Racing Novels by Lee Goldberg and Jim Bosworth

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Two high-octane car racing novels in one volume: Fast Track by Lee Goldberg, #1 New York Times bestselling author, and Speed Demon, the classic novel by Jim Bosworth. Buckle up, friends. It’s a hell of a ride.

FAST TRACK
Speed. It’s exhilaration. It’s freedom. It’s risk. It’s escape. It’s sex. And it’s money… fast money, quickly won and quickly lost.
But for four young urban street racers in L.A., speed is something else entirely. It’s a way of life… and the only way they know that they’re alive. And they need to prove it to themselves…every second of every day. Not just in their cars. Not just on the streets. (And if you like the book, don’t miss the hit feature film version, loaded with street racing action and breathtaking stunts, starring Hallmark movie superstars Erin Cahill and Andrew Walker, now available on Amazon Prime and on DVD).

SPEED DEMON
Car racing in 1958 is not just a sport for Martin Janis… it’s his life. After a series of deadly triumphs melting California asphalt with his speed in a quick-silver, Italian-made car, driving for a wealthy sportsman, Martin accepts a dream offer from an Italian car-maker to race on the man-killing tracks of Europe. The battles Martin has to fight within the legendary car company are almost as dangerous as the curves of the track…and the curves of Anna, a glamorous, beautiful and hot-blooded woman who is using every tool she has to seperate Martin from Charlotte, his home-town love who travels with him from the U.S. His personal and professional challenges come to a fiery climax at the German Grand Prix on the treacherous Nuremburg Ring in an unforgettable, heart-pounding race.

This is one of the most authentic, powerful, and exciting novels ever written about car racing…the first book by Jim Bosworth, author of the epic and enduring western The Long Way North.

PURE PASSION VOLUME TWO: Four Complete Novels

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Four daring, sizzling hot novels of searing passion, violent crime, and insatiable desire.

HOT BLOOD * THE FIRE THAT BURNS * GIRLS OF THE FRENCH QUARTER * THE AWAKENING OF JENNY

HOT BLOOD by John Burton Thompson
Some on the bayou say Karen Snowden was a good girl… others say she was born bad. Either way, the men all seemed to want her. Perhaps that’s why everyone wondered…. did she ask for what happened to her, or was she an innocent victim of violent lust? Dick Gamble knew all the answers…and as far as willing Jenny and tempting Annette were concerned, he did. He divided his time between their lavish charms. It became more difficult when he met Karel…but he wasn’t the only one who wanted her. And then, in one savage hour, everything changed…as if a bomb had been dropped on their town.

THE FIRE THAT BURNS by Mark Tryon
The “female form divine” is photographer Pat Mulroney’s specialty. He’s one of the best glamor photographers in the business. Then he meets the depraved and voluptuous Nell, who takes her carnal pleasures in many ways..and who introduces him to Tony, the sensual and lusty lesbian stripper… .Matta, the shy girl who loses her shyness, and so much more, entirely in front of the camera, and Janey, Nell’s lovely daughter, who wants Pat almost as much as her mother does.

THE GIRLS OF THE FRENCH QUARTER by John Burton Thompson
The story of three girls who run a household of the dubious yet sprightly kind in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Their purpose is to love when and how they chose, their habit is to follow their desire wherever it leads. Favre experiments with a father but settles for his sons. Arden seeks the caressses of an artist…but also longs for Favre’s kisses. And there’s T’Ling, a sweet girl with golden skin, who takes love where she finds it.

THE AWAKENING OF JENNY by Lillian Colter
The scandalous bestseller about a woman desperate for love… and for the physical release she’s never experienced. Jenny Adams fears men…and is disgusted by sex…and yet longs to experience true love and searing, physical bliss. So she gives herself to men in the violent hope that it isn’t an empty dream. Through a disasterous marriage and multiple relationships, she desperately searches for a man she can truly love and who can, finally, unlock and satisfy her deepest carnal desires…something she fears is a cruel, unattainable myth. Or is it? Her journey to find out is an unforgettable saga of romance, passion and hope

THE CHEAT by Robert Dietrich

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Robert Webster goes to Paris to find himself, and his creative soul, after doing hack-work as a Hollywood screenwriter. He finds Hildreath instead — rich, beautiful, dissolute, who fled to France to satisfy deep, carnal desires no American woman would dare admit to feeling. They begin an affair that’s comfortable and warm… until he makes a shocking discovery that reveals her raw, naked lust. There’s no love in what she’s doing. It’s coarse and cruel and undeniable. .and it will shatter their lives.

BRUTE MADNESS by Ledru Baker Jr.

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A wild, hard-boiled, pulp novel that will leave you breathless. Once the action starts, it doesn’t let up…

Mark Mitchell is a playboy atomic rocket scientist who marries the wrong woman…and is betrayed in the worst possible way. He is quickly arrested, convicted of treason, and sentenced to life in prison. But that’s only the beginning of his nightmare in this lightning-fast, insanely unpredictable, brutal Cold War noir thriller. 

FRISCO FLAT by Stuart James

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When his father is beaten-to-death, Korean War vet and ex-prize fighter Frankie Cargo returns to his home in the small, northern California waterfront town of Frisco Flat. Cargo has inherited his father’s fishing boat business and trouble from Sam Barlow, the vicious local cannery owner who rules the town with fear…and with the iron fist of the psychopathic and corrupt Sheriff. If that wasn’t bad enough, Barlow gets involved with the Sheriff’s lover, the voluptuous Tosca Sorrento, who wants more than any man can give. But Barlow won’t be pushed…and never backs down from a fight.

“Pretty darned good. Frisco Flat moves along well. The book is a little better written, a little more literary, than many hard-boiled novels.” James Reasoner, author of Texas Wind

“The pacing is brisk and the action sequences are exciting.” The Reading California Fiction Blog

STUART JAMES grew up in rural Pennsylvania and at 15 went to work as a sports reporter for the Delaware Valley Advance. Later. while attending Temple University, he was a copy boy for the Philadelphia Record, then served a stint in an intelligence unit in the Army. Newspaper work took him all across the country before he abandoned journalism, invested in a used Royal typewriter. and wrote adventure stories “by the pound”—meanwhile holding down such jobs as hunting guide, truck driver, bartender, rough carpenter, carnival barker, cannery worker, and ice cream salesman—as the rejections flooded in. At age 28, while working on a tuna boat out of Monterey, California, he sold his first story to a pulp magazine for $100. Several hundred stories later, when the short fiction markets started drying up, he became a staff writer, then executive, for a series of magazines. including Popular Mechanics and True. Finally, he quit magazines to become a a PR copywriter as well as ghostwriter and scriptwriter. “All the stuff any writer does,” he said. Many of his professions inform the milieus and character portraits in his novels. In 1992, the year of his last known published book, he was making his home between residences in Greenwich, Connecticut, and Cedar Key, Florida. At this writing (October, 2020), there is no further information known as to his whereabouts (he would be 98 if still alive) or passing. (Biography courtesy of David Spencer)

The Best Pulp Noir Fiction Volume Four: Four Hard-Boiled Novels

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Four complete novels of raw, hard-boiled, pulp noir greatness by four masters of the genre, back-in-print for the first time in sixty years.

I Like It Tough by James Howard * Killer Take All by Philip Race * Be My Victimby Robert Dietrich * And Be My Love by Ledru Baker Jr.

I LIKE IT TOUGH
It’s 1955 in Neon City, USA. The vice syndicate’s slimy tentacles stretched everywhere through the corrupt city and only reporter Steve Ashe knows the dark story behind the multi-million dollar traffic in dope and white slavery. And because he knows…he’s a walking dead man.

KILLER TAKE ALL
They call him Johnny Berlin and he has an instinct for cards… for trouble…and for women. He’d dealt at all the biggest tables in Reno and Vegas. He’d told the head of the gambling syn­dicate to go to hell–and repeated the message to his hired killers. He’d had women throwing themselves at him at every turn… and he loved it. That was Johnny Berlin. Who would have thought he’d find the dice loaded against him in a peanut-sized town off a back road in northern California? Who would have thought he’d fall for a nice girl? And who would have thought he’d risk his life for her? Nobody…least of all Johnny Berlin himself.

BE MY VICTIM
Coral City, Slade County, Florida in 1956. By day, the tourist robbery is genteel… practiced by scrubbed and bowing clerks, merchants, and restauranteurs who wait all year to gouge and swindle out-of-town customers. But it’s at night that the real money is made… at tourist cabins, at cockfights, and at plush, private clubs where the only winner is the house and nobody seems to care. Nobody except Pop Seegar, who owns everything that makse money and ruins lives in Slade County. But now Bruce Kendall, a stubborn, ex-Navy man & local building contractor, is unwilling to play Seegar’s lucrative, rigged game of graft and corruption… and that is unacceptable to the mob boss. When an attempt murder Kendall goes explosively wrong, and Kendall goes on a rampage of retribution, Seegar finds a woman to lure Kendall to his doom and restore the natural order of vice and corruption once and for all…

AND BE MY LOVE
The blockbuster, million copy bestseller of 1951, a beloved Gold Medal classic, is finally back-in-print to enthral a new generation with it’s raw, powerful description of a passionate love affair that had no limits. She belonged to one man…a violent gangster…but she wanted another, a womanizing writer. So she seduces the writer and tricks him into a quickie Las Vegas wedding that puts them both in mortal danger.

The Best Pulp Noir Fiction Volume Three: Four Hard-Boiled Novels

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Four complete novels of raw, hard-boiled, pulp noir greatness by four masters of the genre, back-in-print for the first time in sixty years.

The Scarlet Venus by Chalmers Green * I’ll Find You by Richard Himmel * The Lusting Drive by Ovid Demaris * The Judas Hour by Howard Hunt

THE SCARLET VENUS
A wickedly subversive, unpredictable and powerful hard-boiled masterpiece…lost for generations, now rediscovered. Soldier McQuade is a prizefighter in New York who goes back to his rural home when his widowed sister-in-law dies, leaving behind two kids. He’s accompanied by Tennessee Bell, his other sister-in-law, who is on the run from a violent lover. But that simple, seemingly conventional starting point doesn’t begin to do this story justice… and to say more would spoil the stunning plot twists that veer shockingly away from every cliche.

I’LL FIND YOU
Johnny Maguire is a struggling lawyer who falls into a passionate affair with the widow of one of his clients. She disappears… supposedly taking a suicide dive into the ocean. But Maquire doesn’t buy it and starts searching for her…a quest that pits him against the mob and spirals into a twisted story of sex and murder.

THE LUSTING DRIVE
Guy Hill is pure evil, a washed-up movie star who returns to his hometown, seduces & marries the owner of the furniture company that is the life blood of the entire community, and then he murders her. He takes over the business and becomes the local King, holding everyone in the thrall and terror of his lusting drive for sex and power. His only adversary is his one-armed brother, the local Sheriff, who is powerless to stop him…until the car belonging to Guy’s “missing” wife is pulled from the cold depths of a local resevoir. Now Guy’s grip on power begins to erode, exposing the dark passions, deep corruption, and the lusting drives of everyone in the town.

THE JUDAS HOUR
He had to destroy this evil woman. This woman he had once wanted with an animal passion. She brought him back from a living death, rescued him from degredation. But that had been no act of kindness and love. It had been, instead, part of a deliberate and fiendish plan. For now she felt that she owned him, that his life was hers. And she would use him as a piece of machinery, to be discarded on the junk heap the minute his usefulness was over. Yes, he’d been allowed to live… only so he could die.

The Best Pulp Noir Fiction Volume Two: Four Hard-Boiled Novels

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Four complete novels of raw, hard-boiled, pulp noir greatness by four masters of the genre, back-in-print for the first time in sixty years

One For The Road by Robert Dietrich * The Captive by Norman Daniels * Self-Made Widow by Philip Race * The Chinese Keyhole by Richard Himmel

ONE FOR THE ROAD
It’s 1954. The man’s name is Larry Roberts. His home is the highway, working the rich widow racket from Miami to L.A. Now he gets into bed with a lusty young socialite who is plotting her own deadly twist on double indemnity…and the sucker this time might just be him.

THE CAPTIVE
World War II veteran Jeff Castle is living a quiet life as a big game hunter in Africa…until he’s called to the bedside of his dying, estranged grandfather in New York, where he learns he’s the sole heir to the man’s business: sixty hotels throughout the state. Castle barely has a chance to absorb the news when he’s seduced by a woman… who is murdered shortly after he leaves her bed. Now, instead of tracking game, he’s hunting for the woman’s killer in the concrete jungle. But the hunter is also the hunted, being stalked by vicous prey — the NY mob, who want to take the empire that he’s inherited, which isn’t what it seems.

SELF-MADE WIDOW
Johnny Babcock was the name on the life insurance policy for $100,000. Johnny Babcock was the name on all the identification found on the crumpled, burnt body found at the body of a ravine. Johnny Babcock’s grieving widwow gratefully accepted the cashier’s check from the insurance company. And all the while, Johnny Babcock lived on Skid Row, doubled-crossed by the wife he loved…and facing murder charges if he ever revealed his true identify. Is there a way out for Johnny that doesn’t put him in the grave…or behind bars?

THE CHINESE KEYHOLE
Ex-spy-turned-lawyer Johnny Maguire hadn’t visited Chinatown in a long time, and now he wasn’t there for the tourist attactions. Not that the Chinese Keyhole didn’t have plenty to offer–if you liked that sort of thin. Behind its pseudo-Oriental facade, the strip-club provided unusual entertainment for its off-beat clientele…and the performers were weirder than those who paid to watch them. Somewhere amongst the lust, sadism, and brutality there was the key to a Communist spy ring. And Johnny had to find it…through a mess of murder, mayhem, lust, and sadism he smashed his way to the Chinese Keyhole, where hell was set to music.

The Best Pulp Noir Fiction Volume One: Four Hard-Boiled Novels

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Four complete novels of raw, hard-boiled, pulp noir greatness by four masters of the genre, back-in-print for the first time in sixty years

The Violent Ones by E. Howard Hunt * The Sharp Edge by Richard Himmel * Root of Evil by James Cross *
Fare Prey by Laine Fisher

THE VIOLENT ONES
Paul Cameron walks out of prison after a stint for assault…and heads straight to Paris to find a lost shipment of gold that was smuggled in by the U.S. during WWII to fund the resistance. From the instant he lands in France, he’s plunged into a maelstrom of intrigue, violence, and murder.

THE SHARP EDGE
From the bright lights of fame, they fled into the a darkness with their burden of guilt. They loved, but the disease of hate ate into their love, twisting and torturing it. They fled into the bypaths of love, and found they could run from everything but themselves.

ROOT OF EVIL
Jim McCabe was just another ex-GI trying to scribble a living as a writer in Hollywood until he discovers a chest of century-old gold coins buried in his backyard…and decides to keep it, smuggle the coins to Europe, and sell them for a fortune. But there are plenty of people who want to take his treasure from him and are willing to kill the people he loves to do it in this chilling tale of lust, greed and murder.

FARE PREY
He Stole a Ticket on a Train to Hell….

When Mike Gavin rolled the corpse in the Union Station, it was an act of desperation. For Mike hadn’t eaten in three days and the only remnant of human emotion he had left was hunger. But when a few minutes later Mike stepped on a train in the dead man’s hat and coat, carrying his bag and using his ticket, he also stepped into the dead man’s world…

Lesbian Pulp Fiction Classics: Four Lost Novels

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Four lesbian pulp fiction classics, scandalous and salacious novels in their day, back in print for the first time in sixty years

MIMI by Lee Morell

Two couples pause in their pursuit of kicks and thrills to concoct a wild scheme. Leyra can’t bear children, so Mimi lends her body to Phil, Leyra’s husband to conceive a child. The baby will go to Leyra and Phil, who in return will give Mimi and Griff enough money to get married. There’s just one catch: Leyra and Phil both want Mimi for themselves… and Griff finds himself falling for another man. And then there’s the wild card… the lovely, dark-skinned Asia, who is half-everything, and whose sultry body knows strange hungers.

THE GIRLS OF THE FRENCH QUARTER by John Burton Thompson
The story of three girls who run a household of the dubious yet sprightly kind in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Their purpose is to love when and how they chose, their habit is to follow their desire wherever it leads. Favre experiments with a father but settles for his sons. Arden seeks the caressses of an artist…but also longs for Favre’s kisses. And there’s T’Ling, a sweet girl with golden skin, who takes love where she finds it.

Previously published under the title Love and the Wicked City

TWISTED LOVE by Mark Tryon
Nym was so beautiful that she could have any man she wanted… if she’d wanted a man. The shocking story of a woman who hated men and used her body to lure them to disaster…while seducing women to satisfy her own carnal desires. A banned classic, back in print for the first time in sixty years!

Nym O’Sullivan, the daughter of a lesbian, grew up hating men. But she’s far too sexy a woman to avoid their attentions, and one even forces her into marriage. In revenge, she makes him a slave to her incredible body…using him, taking what he has, then laughing at his ruination. And with that same, beautiful body, she lures her young lover, Johnny Martel, into a scheme to destroy him and reward her with vast wealth.

At the same time, Nym seduces women, innocent girls like Lynn Rawlins, a little blonde who will never be the same after her caresses…

But will it all come crashing down on Nym?

Previously published under the title The Twisted Loves of Nym O’Sullivan

THE FIRE THAT BURNS by Mark Tryon

The “female form divine” is photographer Pat Mulroney’s specialty. He’s one of the best glamor photographers in the business. Then he meets the depraved and voluptuous Nell, who takes her carnal pleasures in many ways..and who introduces him to Tony, the sensual and lusty lesbian stripper… .Matta, the shy girl who loses her shyness, and so much more, entirely in front of the camera, and Janey, Nell’s lovely daughter, who wants Pat almost as much as her mother does.