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 The Last Snow

The Last Snow By Jon Messmann

The final, western masterpiece by Jon Messmann, aka Jon Sharpe, creator of the legendary Trailsman series of western.

Mountain Man Daniel Culver knew when the storms blew down soon from the North Country, the frontier town of Stoddard would be cut off from the world. He also knew what the Cheyenne war drums meant that he heard echoing in the hills. A massacre was coming unless the townspeople fled...and they had to do it now, because nobody had ever made it alive over Snowshoe Pass once the snows began. But no one would listen to the buckskin-clad loner except one tough, independent woman. Together these two had to make a choice: either stay and face certain death battling the Cheyenne, or attempt to escape into a snowbound wilderness that no man had ever come out of alive.

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Author Logan

Logan By Jon Messmann

The first of two fast-moving, thrill-packed novels by Jon Messmann, writing as "Alan Joseph," about the man-of-action known simply as Logan, a sea-faring adventurer with a dark, mysterious past...and a hair-trigger temper. He can't be scared. He can't be bought. And he's as turbulent and dangerous as the seven seas.

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Author Killers at Sea

Killers at Sea By Jon Messmann

The second and final Logan adventure by Jon Messmann, writing as "Alan Joseph." The sea-faring man-of-action finds a corpse on the beach...and is drawn into a hurricane-force storm of danger, diamonds, and death.

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Author Crow

Crow By Donald Stewart

A bold, stunning, and critically-acclaimed novel of struggle, injustice, violence and lust, now rediscovered and back in print for the first time in over sixty years.

"The story is intense, dramatic and powerfully built. Stewart has drawn characters convincingly and well. He demonstrates the consequences of harsh, unthinking actions on an inherently good man." Washington Post

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Author Killer Take All & Johnny Come Deadly

Killer Take All & Johnny Come Deadly By E.M. Parsons/Philip Race

They call him Johnny Berlin and he has an instinct for cards… for trouble… and for women. Two novels in one big ebook: KILLER TAKE ALL and JOHNNY COME DEADLY

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Author The Pursuit of Agent M

The Pursuit of Agent M By DeWitt Copp

"From cliff-edge to cliff-edge -- a relentless thriller." Buffalo Evening News

It's 1961, the height of the Cold War. Mark Costain is a deep-cover U.S. intelligence agent working in a Czech aircraft plant when his true identity is exposed. He kills the security chief and escapes, fleeing into the treacherous mountains in a desperate bid to reach the Austrian border, relentlessly pursued by the ruthless Secret Police.

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Author The Skin Game

The Skin Game By Frank Bonham

Ex-cop turned parole officer Sam Garrett's latest case hits close to home -- a paroled sex offender and ex-cop named Gene Foreman, who he worked with on the force and who was imprisoned for statutory rape. Was she a honey-trap...and was Gene set-up for a fall?
"There are some unexpected twists along the way, and the novel isn’t always about what it seems. There's plenty of sexual titillation, and characters who aren’t what you think they are. This book is something really special." Paperback Warrior

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Author Bride of the Sword

Bride of the Sword By Homer Hatten

The epic historical novel by one of America's most acclaimed western writers. 

Manette was torn from her wealthy birthright to be the weapon of a ruler's revenge. In Spanish Harlem, she danced by torchlight, a dance so savage and ecstatic that the men who watched cried out to possess her. At a pirate's secret haven, she was put up for auction, cut-throats bidding and fighting for the chance to make her their own. And in New Orleans, a Governor tried to trade her for an empire, the great Constancia plantation. Through it all, she was determined to not only to survive, but to conquer...or die trying.

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Author The Big Bold West 11: Four Classic Western Novels

The Big Bold West 11: Four Classic Western Novels By Chuck Martin/Homer Hatten/Les Savage

FOUR classic western novels in ONE huge, action-packed ebook.


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Author The Integration of Maybelle Brown

The Integration of Maybelle Brown By Bonnie Golightly

It's 1959. A small town in the deep south is rocked to its racist core when Maybelle Brown arrives from Philadelphia and becomes the first black, female student ever enrolled in the local college. But that's only the beginning. Soon Maybelle becomes romantically involved with a white man, crossing a unthinkable line among a community terrified by the "rising tide of color." 

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