Posts Categorized: Crime Fiction

The Perfectionist By

The Perfectionist Martin Pryor is a perfectionist who stages a meticulously-plotted accident to kill his wife...and just when it seems like he's committed a flawless crime, he gets a note from a blackmailer demanding money not to expose the details of the murder.

"A meticulous study of a man who is convinced of his own superiority. The murderer finds the puzzle of identifying the blackmailer stimulating, feeling confident of winning the battle of wits. The careful development of the mystery story and the skill with which the murderer is turned into a sympathetic character makes Kauffmann appear something of a perfectionist in the field of writing." Sydney Morning Herald

Dangerous Harem By

Dangerous Harem This novel, originally published in 1952, was substantially rewritten and re-released nine years later under the title TEXAS TRAMP by a different publisher. Both versions are available from Cutting Edge Books.

Ex-G.I. Frank Barden is an unlicensed investigator hired by a millionaire to be his personal, in-house detective, unearthing the secrets of his family and his investors. It's a pursuit that reveals the powerful passions of the woman in the tycoon's life: Little Dene, who has sex, murder and money on her mind...and in that order. Big and beautiful Prett, who can brawl almost as viciously as she can love, and there's Marlo, whose cunning and lust were more than a match for any man.

Lady Cop By

Lady Cop Her badge and her gun can't protect her from herself. Police officer Peggy Malone's gun is not her only weapon...so is her astonishing beauty, which she shrewdly uses to invade hell-holes and dives, hoping to lure the deviants, rapists, flesh-peddlers and predators from the shadows into the light...and take them down. But Peggy isn't only at war with the twisted and the lawless, but with her own desperate needs...and raging desires, which she stokes with every lurid temptation she boldly offers on the dark streets.

The Deadly Game By

The Deadly Game Mike Sloan is a jewel thief who has tired of being doggedly pursued by a cop. So he beds the cop's wife and sets her up to take the fall for his next heist. And that's only the beginning of the brutal, cat-and-mouse game, between cop and criminal, in this noir classic.

"The book has a promising premise. It's revenge to the nth degreeā€”cuckold the cop, further humiliate him by succeeding with the crime, then railroad his wife to prison. We're talking cruel. It's probably worth taking the plunge." Pulp International