Keywords: Pulp

Catch the Brass Ring

Catch the Brass Ring


Stephen Marlowe

ISBN: 9781596541443
Year of publication: 2004

Stephen Marlowe CATCH THE BRASS RING CHAPTER ONE IT WAS A STICKY hot carnival day, the sun sweating down on Surf Avenue, Coney Island, through a murky sky and wringing people out like wet washrags. Even the fat blue-bellied flies swam through the heavy air in slow circles before homing in on the watermelon rinds and corn cobs in the gutter. It was the kind of day you wanted to shut your ears to the clattering el trains, the carousel organs brassily gargling Lathi music and waltzes, the clanging ...

Keywords: pulp fiction
He Fell Among Thieves

He Fell Among Thieves


Milton Lesser

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1952

Milton Lesser HE FELL AMONG THIEVES The little green man was bewildered. This was a world he couldnt comprehend CHAPTER I NICK SKINNER buried his parachute just outside the city of Pinsk, which lies well within the Pripet Marshes, deep in Russian-occupied Poland and not a hundred miles from the Soviet border. His mouth was very dry and his palms clammy, and for a moment he listened as the plane droned away overhead. From the direction of Pinsk, a big anti-aircraft searchlight stabbed up ...

Keywords: anti-Soviet propaganda cold war pulp fiction
The Smiling Dogs

The Smiling Dogs


Kenneth Robeson

ISBN: 0446741426
Year of publication: 1973

Kenneth Robeson The Smiling Dogs CHAPTER I The Smiling Dogs The setting for the scene was a little like the setting for a nightmare. It was about the time to have nightmares, too almost twelve oclock at night. You know how, in nightmares, you sometimes seem to see long vistas, with horror at the other end Or endless lines of walls around you, shutting you in with fear Or interminable flights of stairs with some devil coming up them a step at a time after you Well, it was the latter with Spencer ...

Keywords: Action Action and Adventure Adventure Pulp Pulp Fiction Science Fiction Superheroes
Tuned for Murder

Tuned for Murder


Kenneth Robeson

ISBN: 044674025
Year of publication: 1973

Kenneth Robeson Tuned for Murder CHAPTER I Dollars on Wings The man stood on the downtown corner doing things that no one had ever seen done before. Outrageous, crazy things you might have expected to see done in an institution where the windows are barred and the walls are padded, but never on a street corner in the financial section of a respectable city. Garfield City was extremely respectable, as towns go. It was in southern New York State in a hill region where quarries, mines and farming ...

Keywords: Action Action and Adventure Adventure Pulp Pulp Fiction Science Fiction Superheroes
The Glass Mountain

The Glass Mountain


Kenneth Robeson

ISBN: 044674008
Year of publication: 1972

Kenneth Robeson The Glass Mountain CHAPTER I Lightning Bolt Old Joe Bass was commonly called Fish-eyes. That was partly because of his name, and partly because he had that kind of eyes. They stuck out a little, were far apart in his rather narrow face, didnt ever seem to blink, and had a glazed look. Joe Bass dressed in overalls that were ninety percent patches faded to all different shades of blue, had skin like leather from years of exposure to sun and wind, and left an almost unbroken trail ...

Keywords: Action Action and Adventure Adventure Pulp Pulp Fiction Science Fiction Superheroes
Stockholders in Death

Stockholders in Death


Kenneth Robeson

ISBN: 0446649856
Year of publication: 1972

Kenneth Robeson Stockholders in Death CHAPTER I Stockholders in Death It was after one oclock in the morning, but Joseph Crimm, semi-retired lawyer, was just walking home from his office on Lexington Avenue. It was the latest he had worked for a long time. Joseph Crimm, dapper and elderly and kindly-eyed, very seldom had anything important enough to work that late on. He did now. Something very important. He was extremely thoughtful about it. Now and then he frowned a little. It was dark here. ...

Keywords: Action Action and Adventure Adventure Pulp Pulp Fiction Science Fiction Superheroes
The Blood Ring

The Blood Ring


Kenneth Robeson

ISBN: 0446649635
Year of publication: 1972

Kenneth Robeson The Blood Ring CHAPTER I Shades of the Past Just off Massachusetts Avenue, in Washington, D.C., squatted the great, dark-red bulk of the Braintree Museum. It had plenty of grounds around it, shaded by huge old trees. It was beautiful in daylight. But at night, with none too many street lamps around there anyway, it looked pitch-dark, grim, filled with whispering shadows. On this particular night, it was darker than ever around Braintree Museum. The big trees seemed actually to ...

Keywords: Action Action and Adventure Adventure Pulp Pulp Fiction Science Fiction Superheroes
The Frosted Death

The Frosted Death


Kenneth Robeson

ISBN: 0446649392
Year of publication: 1972

Kenneth Robeson The Frosted Death CHAPTER I The Glass Capsule The man was a perfect example of the way in which fate sometimes selects obscure persons for great historic roles. He was certainly obscure enough. His name was John Braun, pronounced Brown. He was average in height, average in weight, average in brain power, and average in earning capacity. Mr. John Q. Public, himself. Yet fate chose him as the first one. Braun worked on the night shift at the Laddex Rubber Co. on lower Eighth ...

Keywords: Action Action and Adventure Adventure Pulp Pulp Fiction Science Fiction Superheroes
The Devil’s Horns

The Devil’s Horns


Kenneth Robeson

ISBN: 0446649201
Year of publication: 1972

Kenneth Robeson The Devils Horns CHAPTER I Murder Trap The apartment building did not cover much ground space, but it loomed ten stories up into the frosty winter night. Some others in Ashton City were larger, but this was the most ornate and commanded the biggest rents. The surrounding streets were very dark. The shadows seemed blackest right around the building. And that was as it should be. For that building had a dark reputation. Its owner had an even darker one. At the corner of the ...

Keywords: Action Action and Adventure Adventure Pulp Pulp Fiction Science Fiction Superheroes
The Sky Walker

The Sky Walker


Kenneth Robeson

ISBN: 0446648981
Year of publication: 1972

Kenneth Robeson The Sky Walker CHAPTER I The Noise From The Sky It was half past three in the afternoon. That is a little early for the cocktail hour, so there werent many people in Mikes Tavern. There were enough to provide plenty of witnesses, however. And all were witnesses, because all saw the crazy thing that happened, that day in Chicago. Mikes Tavern is on Belmont Avenue, not far from Lincoln Park. Probably the location was the reason why the thing happened there, because the source of ...

Keywords: Action Action and Adventure Adventure Pulp Pulp Fiction Science Fiction Superheroes
Kings Of Crime

Kings Of Crime


Maxwell Grant

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1932

Maxwell Grant Kings Of Crime CHAPTER I THE SHADOW LISTENS A WEIRD, mellow light pervaded the somber, black-walled room. The glow had a purplish tinge, and its strange rays centered themselves in a single corner, where they reflected the shining surface of a polished tabletop. All was silent in that room. It bore the semblance of a chamber of death and most mysterious of all was the spectral figure that sat before the table. Clothed in a cloak of jet-black hue, with visage obscured by the broad ...

Keywords: Hard-Boiled Pulp Fiction
The Romanoff Jewels

The Romanoff Jewels


Maxwell Grant

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1932

Maxwell Grant The Romanoff Jewels CHAPTER I. A MILLIONAIRE ENTERTAINS As the huge limousine swung up the gravel drive and stopped beneath the porte-cochere of a large, graystone mansion, it would have seemed to the casual observer that there was no one in the rear seat of the car. But the chauffeur opened the door as though he expected some one to get out. We are here, Mr. Cranston, he announced. This is Mr. Waddells home, sir. Shadows in the back seat resolved themselves into a figure which ...

Keywords: Hard-Boiled Pulp Fiction
Dead Men Live

Dead Men Live


Maxwell Grant

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1932

Maxwell Grant Dead Men Live Chapter I A Man with a Message The glaring headlight of the big locomotive came to a slow stop as the West Shore Express pulled into the Weehawken Terminal. A station attendant pulled open the exit gate. Dim figures of alighting passengers appeared upon the platform and became an advancing throng. The attendant idly watched the approaching group. Two men were standing a short distance from the gate. Away from the glimmer of the locomotive headlight, they were obscure ...

Keywords: Hard-Boiled Pulp Fiction
The Five Chameleons

The Five Chameleons


Maxwell Grant

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1932

Maxwell Grant The Five Chameleons Chapter I A Squealer Dies The Shadow The hoarse, frightened cry came from a man who cowered beside the wall of the little room. His beady, blinking eyes were staring wildly at a tall form clad in black. Yes, I am The Shadow The reply came in a mocking whisper, from unseen lips. A cold pause followed then the sinister voice repeated its taunting statement. I am The Shadow. I bring you doom, Hawk Forster The cornered crook could only stare in terror. Hawk was ...

Keywords: Hard-Boiled Pulp Fiction
The Ghost Makers

The Ghost Makers


Maxwell Grant

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1932

Maxwell Grant The Ghost Makers Chapter I The Laugh of a Ghost I am Little Flower A thin, piping voice was babbling amid the eerie darkness. As the shrill tones ended, a spectral silence prevailed. I am Little Flower The repeated cry was like a weird echo of the first ghostly call. Then, when the call was no longer uttered, a low, quavering question came from among the sitters in the darkened circle. Have you a message for me It was a woman who made the query. Her tone was one that denoted a ...

Keywords: Hard-Boiled Pulp Fiction

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