Welcome to Cutting Edge Books

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 Television Fast Forward

Television Fast Forward By Lee Goldberg

Did Gilligan and his fellow castaways ever get rescued? Is Dr. Marcus Welby still making house calls? Is Marcia Brady single? What kind of father did Beaver Cleaver grow up to be? Did Steve Austin and Jaime Sommers finally tie the bionic knot?

Those burning questions... and many, many more... about your favorite TV characters are finaly answered in the new, 2015 edition of this unique and entertaining book, which examines every TV series revival, sequel or remake that was made from the 1950s through the early 1990s.

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Author The Best TV Shows That Never Were

The Best TV Shows That Never Were By Lee Goldberg

This lively and entertaining book looks at the three hundred best and worst TV series ideas—known in the industry as "pilots"—that never made it to primetime from 1955-1990. From the adventures of a Samurai D.A. to the antics of an invisible alien baby, Lee Goldberg reveals the most astonishing, funny, and bizarre shows that never were.

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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.

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THE COMANCHE KID By James Robert Daniels

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.

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"Best cowhand in the whole state of Texas and he ain't afraid of hell fire, neither." That's how Bill Sanders, top trail bos of the Lone Star country, was known by his crew... a man of tact, skill and ingenuity who had a will of steel and a sentimental spot in his cowboy heart for the one-horned, outlaw steer Sancho, whose path he crossed many times. Rustlers, cow thieves, and bandits right roughshod through the pages of The Trail Boss, giving Walter Gann's story the same vivid, picturesque and authentic qualities as The Virginian.

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Author BANNED! Three Indecent Novels That Sent Booksellers to Jail & to the U.S. Supreme Court

BANNED! Three Indecent Novels That Sent Booksellers to Jail & to the U.S. Supreme Court By March Hastings/Mark Tryon

Three novels, banned as “indecent, lewd and obscene” in the late 1950s and early 1960s, that sent booksellers to jail for selling them and led to landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases… and that are tame by today’s standards.

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ARKANSAS GUNS By William MacLeod Raine

The proud and iron-willed Harvilles have been engaged in a bloody feud with the stubborn Logans, a neighboring family of bluebloods, since the recent end of the Civil War. But that doesn’t stop Larry Harville, returning to the family plantation after years away in England, from falling in love with a Logan woman…and when bloodthirsty, outlaw killers ride into their Arkansas town, the families must put their violent hatred aside to fight a common enemy.

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The compelling, action-packed history of cattle drives, from biblical times to the arduous journeys from Texas to points across the United States during the wild and wooly frontier days. Walter Gann has caught the surge and sweep, the drama and romance, the hard-ship and heart-break, of handling cattle and enduring the western way of life. Full of high adventure and astonishing facts, this classic non-fiction overview is a must-read for western writers and fans alike.

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WALK WITH EVIL By Robert Wilder

A terrifying story of unrelenting suspense, back in print for the first time in over sixty years.

There is little chance of redemption in Redemption Cay, a Florida town where a million dollars in stolen cash was buried decades ago… and now a brutal mob boss, recently released after twenty years in prison, is coming to find it. But he’s not alone. A young reporter is also on the trail… but telling the story could jeopardize the life of the innocent woman he loves.

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THE HOUSE By Hilda Lawrence

The return of a horror classic by a true master of terror.

"Hilda Lawrence writes a smooth, insidious kind of chiller, one that doens't need bangs and shrieks to achieve its effects. It sets up a rare atmosphere of unlocalized, disembodied terror." New York TimesIsobel Ford returns from a life spent almost entirely in boarding school to the remote, four-turreted house in the woods that has always frightened her...and only days later, her eccentric father kills himself by driving off a cliff. She's haunted by his shocking death...and by the house itself, which she knows in her bones hides terrifying secrets. And yet she is determined to discover the truth...no matter how horrifying it will be.

"A really literate thriller. Lawrence is one of America's finest tellers of suspense tales, She builds her story to a crashing finale. Absolutely tops in the field." Montgomery Advertiser

"One of the scariest yarns in many a cold moon. The plot is a honey and something really new." Los Angeles Daily News

"Lawrence can build up horror as well as anyone in the business. A real find." Boston Globe

"Emotional rather than deductive process, this has suspense for its most important ingredient. Quality class." Kirkus Reviews

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