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 Glory Jumpers

The Glory Jumpers By Delano Stagg

Eleven American prisoners from an Army Stockade are freed for a dangerous mission: parachute behind enemy lines in advance of the Normandy invasion and secure a vital bridge in a remote village until the troops arrive. The men include the sadistic Sergent Mungo, the cruel Sergeant Nolan, the idealistic Dana, the beatnik romantic Cadillac, and the brutal hillbillies Reb and Swampy. Outnumbered and outgunned, they must battle their own hatreds and personal demons while facing relentless enemy attacks to prevent the German column from reaching the beach before the invasion.

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Author Bloodroots Manor

Bloodroots Manor By Claudette Nicole/Jon Messmann

Young interior decorator Nancy Hazleton is still reeling from the shock of her husband's fatal accident when she is hired by the Howells, a mysterious family in Kentucky, to redecorate Bloodroots Manor, their ancestral home. She arrives from New York very late at night, in middle of a brutal storm, and things only get worse from there. She finds herself amidst a strange family inexplicably seething with resentment towards her...including Old Sam, the ruthless power behind everything, and his daughter Jodie, who has a burning look of madness that Nancy knows far too well...like her own reflection. She begins to suspect she was brought here for something more than decorating...and they will let her leave is in a pine box.  

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Author The Mistress of Orion Hall

The Mistress of Orion Hall By Claudette Nicole/Jon Messmann

Lisa is living a quiet life in Vermont when she's asked by her Aunt, who lives in England, to help her move to Orion Hall ancient, ocean-front castle in Cyprus that's steeped in legend...and mysterious secrets. There Lisa meets Demetrius, the strong, dark, classically handsome young Greek...and Michael, an uninhibited archaeologist. Both men share with her stories about the haunted castle. At first, Lisa is enchanted and intrigued. But she soon realizes to her horror that someone is trying to destroy her...and that she's being stalked at night by a wailing, shrouded figure who may have risen from the dead.

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Author Gun Hell

Gun Hell By Riley Ryan

The pack of armed desperados rode onto Johnny Burr's land at night, tied him to a fence post, then made him watch while they violated and killed his wife. He only saw one man's face.  Johnny vowed to track him down, across a thousand miles of lawless, gunslinging wilderness, and kill him. But his quarry finds him first...

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Author Double Agent

Double Agent By Gene Stackelberg

Bill McLean is an unjustly disgraced CIA agent who desperately tries to clear his name by hunting down a rogue Russian spy in London. To pull it off, McLean must navigate a mine field of  foreign agents, betrayals, conspiracies, lies, and murder.

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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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