Posts Categorized: Ovid Demaris

Best Pulp Noir Fiction Super Pack: 25 Hardboiled Novels By ///////////

Best Pulp Noir Fiction Super Pack: 25 Hardboiled Novels 25 hard-boiled, pulp noir novels written by 13 masters of the genre, back-in-print for the first time in 60 years, in one thrilling, action-packed collection.

The Violent Ones – Howard Hunt
The Sharp Edge – Richard Himmel
Fare Prey - Laine Fisher
Root of Evil – James Cross
One for the Road - Robert Dietrich
The Captive – Norman Daniels
Self-Made Widow – Philip Race
The Chinese Keyhole – Richard Himmel
The Scarlet Venus – Chalmers Green
I’ll Find You – Richard Himmell
The Lusting Drive – Ovid Demaris
The Judas Hour – Howard Hunt
I Like It Tough – James Howard
Killer Take All – Philip Race
Be My Victim – Robert Dietrich
And Be My Love – Ledru Baker Jr.
The Long Night – Ovid Demaris
The Cheaters – Ledru Baker Jr.
Johnny Come Deadly – Philip Race
Die on Easy Street – James Howard
The Hoods Take Over – Ovid Demaris
Beyond Desire - Richard Himmel
Frisco Flat – Stuart James
Brute Madness – Ledru Baker, Jr.
Kiss or Kill - John Burton Thompson

THE ENFORCER By

THE ENFORCER When someone needs bribing, beating or killing, the L.A. mob sends The Enforcer to do the job. He drives the flashiest cars, he wears the most expensive clothes, and he beds the hottest women. He has the connections and the money to buy just about anything… or anyone… that he wants.

But now The Enforcer is being hunted… by a young, ambitious cop. The Enforcer knows there’s only one way this can end… with one of them in a grave. That’s fine with him.

CALIFORNIA CRIME: FOUR COMPLETE NOVELS By

CALIFORNIA CRIME: FOUR COMPLETE NOVELS Four brutal, hard-charging crime novels set in Los Angeles in the late 1950s… when the East Coast mob was making a big move to the West Coast and leaving a trail of bodies and blood in their wake…. by international bestselling author Ovid Demaris, an expert on organized crime.

RIDE THE GOLD MARE By

RIDE THE GOLD MARE Corrupt LAPD cop Vince Fusco crosses a big line when he executes a drug dealer for his drugs and his woman… but things get worse when he realizes there were witnesses. Now he’s violently raging through the sordid alleys and back streets of L.A.’s drug culture, searching for the witnesses and a big shipment of heroin, aka horse, aka the gold mare. The only one standing in Fusco’s way is a lowly reporter on the crime beat… a guy who has more bourbon than blood running through his veins… chasing a story that could be his final byline.

THE LONG NIGHT By

THE LONG NIGHT Vince Slader is an ex-cop-turned-PI who is hired by a casino to hunt down a gambler with a $28,000 tab in return for a percentage of the debt. It seems like a straight-forward job until Slader winds up framed for murder. As if that isn’t bad enough, he becomes a target of hard-charging politicians and the West Coast mafia.

THE LUSTING DRIVE By

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 reservoir. Now Guy’s grip on power begins to erode, exposing the dark passions, deep corruption, and the lusting drives of everyone in the town.