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There are hundreds of great, cutting edge mysteries, westerns, thrillers, and literary fiction novels that were published between the 1940s and 1970s that have been out-of-print for decades, lost to generations of readers who either never knew those books even existed… or aren’t willing to slog through used bookstores to find tattered copies. Or, in some cases, the books have become so rare, only collectors can afford to own copies. We’re changing that. We’re publishing new, outrageously affordable digital and trade paperback editions of these long-lost, forgotten, and rare books that even today, are still on the cutting edge of their genres. But that’s not all. We’re also publishing selected non-fiction classics as well as some new, never-before-published titles. Whether the books are reprints or brand-new, our titles all share one thing in common—they are all fantastic, boundary-pushing stories that will entertain, thrill, shock, captivate and excite you.

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Author Men of War: Four Full Novels

Men of War: Four Full Novels By Delano Stagg/Hans Werner Richter/Lee Gifford/Robert Wernick

Four classic, highly-acclaimed war novels by four military veterans, back in print for the first time in over sixty years and collected in one ebook edition for the first time ever.

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Author Gambler's Girl

Gambler's Girl By John Tanner

When the trail herds rode into Dodge City, she was there... ready to play any game the cowboys wanted, as long as it was a gamble for very high stakes.

When a man has been on the trail for months, he builds an appetite no ordinary girl or game can satisfy. Johnny Blaise, trail-boss, lover, gunfighter and gambler knows this well. He whetted his hungers in the saloons of Dodge City, and satisfied them in the rooms upstairs...all except his hunger for revenge against the queen of Dodge City saloons. 

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Author Comanche Captives

Comanche Captives By Fred Grove

1961 Winner of the Oklahoma Writing Award.
1961 Winner of the Spur Award for Best Western Novel.
1961 Winner of the Levi Strauss Golden Saddleman Award for Best Western Writing.

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Author At Passion's Tide

At Passion's Tide By Jon Messmann/Pamela Windsor

LADY OF FLAME...
From the wild Cornish coast to Boston's mist-shrouded shores, she was a living legend -- the beautiful Rosaleen Powell, heiress to a shipping empire -- and victim of a cutthroat rival. Frank Shields would stop at nothing to gain control of the shimmering Atlantic corridor. But she never imagined he would strike so close to the heart.

LADY OF ICE...
Niles Brewster had made her love again, live again, until she discovered the truth about his connection to Frank Shields. Now she would crush them both, fight them with everything in her power -- beauty, brains, iron will, and wealth that would be hers -- even if she had to marry it. But the final satisfaction would come only when she took the helm herself in the race for the pot of gold on the other side of the ocean. Then, and only then, would she settle a debt that had been scaled in tears -- and blood.

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Author Winter of the Sioux

Winter of the Sioux By Robert Steelman

The Sioux were among the greatest of Indian nations. Strong, proud and unequaled as fighters. And to the white settlers in the plains, they were predators, a nightmare-made-real. There were few white men who survived an encounter with the Sioux, even fewer who earned their respect and their friendship. One man did, a professional gambler and gunfighter named Beau Mannix. This is his story.

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Author The Dark Mill

The Dark Mill By Claudette Nicole/Jon Messmann

Valery Curtis is hired by an old dowager named Carlotta Van Dyne to go to Verdolet, the family estate in Maine, to be a nanny for her grandchild Tansy. But Valery soon discovers, to her horror, that this is no ordinary child...she is death cloaked in beauty, consummate evil wrapped in the gauze of innocence. She's also a killer. And it's Valery who will pay for those crimes... if she isn't killed first.

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Author The Joy of Sets: Interviews on the Set of 1980s Genre Movies

The Joy of Sets: Interviews on the Set of 1980s Genre Movies By Lee Goldberg

Go back in time to the 1980s, and visit the sets of movies like Back to the Future, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and A View To a Kill, where young journalist Lee Goldberg, years before he was a #1 New York Times bestselling author (Lost Hills, True Fiction, etc) and TV writer/producer (Monk, Diagnosis Murder, SeaQuest, etc), interviewed Michael J. Fox, William Friedkin, Wes Craven, Chevy Chase, Robert Zemeckis, Roger Moore, and many others actors, directors, producers and screenwriters.

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Author Canyon Killers

Canyon Killers By Bradford Scott

Walt Slade is a relentless Texas Ranger... the mere sight of this tall lawman, with his lightning-fast draw, astride his great black horse Shadow, is enough to send most outlaws running for their lives. Not this time. Slade takes on a ruthless bandit in a bullet-lashed battle that turns a Texas countryside into an inferno of violence and retribution. 

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Author The Thrill Club

The Thrill Club By Edward Gregory Carroll

It's the early 1960s. Stu Harmon's ex-wife is knifed to death by her lesbian lover...and it nearly destroys him. To understand the tragedy, and what led to it, he delves into the twisted world of love and sex among the beatniks in Malibu and Topanga Canyon.

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Author The Telltale Tart

The Telltale Tart By Peter Duncan

Reporter Laura Ames and magazine photographer Pete Farrell fly out to rich novelist John Hope Hamilton's private, tropical island to interview him.  But as soon as they arrive, they discover that the novelist's secretary Mary Belle has died under mysterious circumstances and that Cuba, his voluptuous new secretary, is doing a lot more for him than taking dictation. The real story here could be murder... and  the killing might not be over. 

"There are a lot of sexual hijinks of the 1950s Playboy variety, including a couple of pretty funny sex scenes. Duncan's touch is light, and his style is smooth. This one's fun to read." Bill Crider

"Self-deprecating and making humorous hay out of his sexual frustration, Pete is a fun narrator and it’s his voice that makes The Telltale Tart a comic romp." Strange Type

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