Posts Categorized: Crime Fiction

Who Dies There? By

Who Dies There? A hard-boiled classic, back in print for the first time in over 60 years.

Tough, cynical private eye Johnny Phelan is hired by a teenage girl's wealthy father to recover sexually-explicit photos of her that are being used by blackmailers to extort the family. But things get complicated when the hot-blooded girl's lover in the pictures is murdered...

"The story has many twists and turns. Fans of hard-boiled fiction won't be disappointed." Reading California Fiction

The Fraudulent Broad By

The Fraudulent Broad A twisty, pulp noir classic -- doubling down on Double Indemnity -- back in print for the first time in over 60 years.

Cleo McGowan is all of a man’s desires wrapped in a tight fitting dress...she's also greedy, fiendish and sexually insatiable. Her older husband Clifton hires door-to-door vacuum cleaner salesman Danny Slick to seduce her and create the grounds for a clean divorce. Meanwhile, Cleo wants Danny to kill Clifton, her brutal and rich spouse, so they can get all of his money and run off together. Just another sinfully sunny day in Southern California...

Crown Vic By

Crown Vic From Lee Goldberg, #1 New York Timesbestselling author, comes the darkest, most hard-boiled work of his career...

This hand-grenade of pure noir features two, never-before-published crime stories about Ray Boyd, an ex-con traveling the open road in a used, black-and-white, Ford Crown Vic Police Interceptor. Ray is the anti-Reacher. He doesn't help people in trouble. He helps himself.  

Take it Out in Trade By

Take it Out in Trade Upon its release in 1957, "Take It Out in Trade" was immediately declared “objectionable” by the Roman Catholic Church’s National Office of Decent Literature. Now the incendiary novel is finally back after over sixty years... and you can decide if it is irredeemable trash, or  pulpy, harmless entertainment…or even genuine literature.

Thunderclap By

Thunderclap The first time Britt saw Marcy, the girl in the tight, thin dress, he knew damn well that he was going to have her, or go to hell trying. But he hadn’t reckoned on Rigger, the girl’s  husband, a sadistic runt of a guy who’d smash in a man’s skull as happily as blink at him. And he hadn’t reckoned on Newt, the lecherous, broken man who lusted after his brother's wife.  As the three men fight for Marcy, human emotions are swept up, tossed in the harsh, bitter winds of the Texas panhandle, and shattered into dust.

To Hell Together By

To Hell Together A noir classic back in print for the first time in over 65 years.

Lee Burke carried the hell of war back to Carmel, California with him...and everyone he touched him felt his torment. Except, perhaps, for Sharon, a wealthy, hard-partying widow, who married him and tried to battle his brutal, insatiable demons with all of her love and money until they became her own, too. Now they're trapped in a passionate struggle that could destroy them both, body and soul.

"Although the story is more thoughtful than the average noir novel, its typically simple prose and fast pace are likely to please fans of the genre." Reading California Fiction