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Hands in the Dark

Hands in the Dark


Maxwell Grant

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1932

Maxwell Grant Hands in the Dark CHAPTER I The strange characters of the cryptic message were a blood red hue. They were vivid and mysterious beneath the oval light of the desk lamp. A dead mans message Reynold Barker looked about him as he spoke. The silence of his gloomy surroundings worried him. His fingers trembled. The paper crinkled. Even that slight sound was startling. The dark-paneled walls of the room were oppressive to Reynold Barker. He felt that he was in their grip that he could ...

Keywords: Hard-Boiled Pulp Fiction
The Mobsmen On The Spot

The Mobsmen On The Spot


Maxwell Grant

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1932

Maxwell Grant The Mobsmen On The Spot CHAPTER I THUGS IN THE NIGHT SIX men sat sullen and silent in the old touring car as it rumbled swiftly through the night-shrouded street. With curtains tightly drawn, the car twisted between elevated pillars, turned sharply to the right, and then, skidding, slued about, broadside to the road, before a row of sinister-looking houses. The heavy-set man, who sat beside the driver up front, grunted. His coat collar was turned up. His hat was jammed over his ...

Keywords: Hard-Boiled Pulp Fiction
The Silent Seven

The Silent Seven


Maxwell Grant

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1932

Maxwell Grant The Silent Seven THE SILENT SEVEN was originally published in the February, 1932 issue of The Shadow Magazine. This is only the seventh of the 325 Shadow magazine stories to be published, and as such the character of The Shadow isnt fully realized yet. But its still an amazing story, so good it was selected for reprint in paperback form, in the early 1970s. The story you are being offered, however, is not the paperback reprint version. This is the complete, unedited magazine ...

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The Death Tower

The Death Tower


Maxwell Grant

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1931

Maxwell Grant The Death Tower CHAPTER I. THE PURPLE SAPPHIRE THE doorman of the Marimba Apartments on Park Avenue stared long and hard at the face of the stranger. As the man turned in toward the apartment entrance, the doorman uttered a stifled exclamation. There was something about the visitors appearance to startle any one. The features of the gentleman were haggard with fear, terror-torn and gray, and his lips trembled in spite of his efforts to keep hold on himself. It was fully five ...

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Gangdom's Doom

Gangdom's Doom


Maxwell Grant

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1931

Maxwell Grant Gangdoms Doom As originally published in The Shadow Magazine, December 1931 CHAPTER I AN INTERRUPTED FLIGHT TWO MEN sat facing each other in a luxurious penthouse atop one of the Boulevards newer apartment houses. One was pale and nervous. His face twitched as he puffed his cigar with great rapidity. His companion was a sharp contrast. Short, chubby-faced, and calm, he bore the air of a man who seldom became perturbed. The roar of Chicagos night traffic seemed far away, yet it ...

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The Red Menace

The Red Menace


Maxwell Grant

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1931

Maxwell Grant The Red Menace As originally published in The Shadow Magazine, November 1931 CHAPTER I A DESPERATE FLIGHT A TAXICAB stopped at a corner in upper Manhattan. As it pulled to the curb, the passenger thrust his hand through the open window beside the driver and pressed a ten-dollar bill into the taximans glove. Keep the change, came a low, quick voice with a foreign accent. Keep the change, and drive away. Tell no one that you brought me here. Before the astonished driver could reply, ...

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The Most Dangerous Dame

The Most Dangerous Dame


Bard Constantine

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2015

Bard Constantine The Most Dangerous Dame After the Cataclysm nearly wiped out humanity, the remnants of mankind survived in Havens: city-sized constructs built to reboot society and usher in a new age of mankind. However the new age was not the type the architects envisioned. The same greed and lust for power that existed before the Cataclysm resurfaced, and the Havens quickly became quagmires of political and economic conflict that threatened to destroy the future envisioned by the Havens ...

Keywords: Detective Dieselpunk Dystopia Hard-Boiled Noir Science Fiction
New Haven Blues

New Haven Blues


Bard Constantine

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2012

Bard Constantine New Haven Blues DEDICATION To my mother: Beverly Harris, for introducing me to the world of books at a young age, inadvertently opening the doors to the universe ACKNOWLEDGMENTS There are a myriad of online readers and tutors who have in one way or another aided me in accomplishing this task. There are too many to name, but I greatly appreciate you all. Special thanks goes to Mark Krajnak of Jersey Style Photography, who was kind enough to shoot his mug for the cover image, and ...

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Hard Luck Grift

Hard Luck Grift


Bard Constantine

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2017

Bard Constantine Hard Luck Grift After the Cataclysm nearly wiped out humanity, the remnants survived in Havens: city-sized constructs built to reboot society and usher in a new age of mankind. However, the new age was not the type the architects had envisioned. The same greed and lust for power that existed before the Cataclysm resurfaced, and the Havens quickly became quagmires of political and economic conflict that threatened to destroy the future envisioned by the Havens founders. This is ...

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Red-Eyed Killer

Red-Eyed Killer


Bard Constantine

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2012

Bard Constantine Red-Eyed Killer DEDICATION To the dieselpunks ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Stefan Prohaczka and Mark Krajnak of Jersey Style Photography continually give of their time and talent to make sure that the visual aspects of The Troubleshooter are top rate and bring the world of Mick Trubble to life. Gentlemen, consider yourselves owed a favor After the Cataclysm nearly wiped out humanity, the remnants of mankind survived in Havens: city-sized constructs built to reboot society and usher in a new ...

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The Troubleshooter

The Troubleshooter


Bard Constantine

ISBN:
Year of publication: 101

Bard Constantine The Troubleshooter After the Cataclysm nearly wiped out humanity, the remnants of mankind survived in Havens: city-sized constructs built to reboot society and usher in a new age of mankind. However the new age was not the type that the architects had envisioned. The same greed and lust for power that existed before the Cataclysm had resurfaced, and the Havens quickly became quagmires of political and economic conflict that threatened to destroy the future envisioned by the ...

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The Shadow Laughs

The Shadow Laughs


Maxwell Grant

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1931

Maxwell Grant The Shadow Laughs CHAPTER I DEATH INTERRUPTS A taxicab skirted around the corner. Violently, brakes clamped on before the third house in the row. An odd, elongated figure stepped briskly to the sidewalk, hurriedly thrust a bill into the drivers hand, and then, looking neither to right nor left, hurried up the steps to the house. Within the hallway, the man stood for a moment, as though enjoying a sense of security for that brief interval. The dim light revealed his thin, pale face, ...

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Stopping World War Three

Stopping World War Three


Stan Mason

ISBN: 9781306383479
Year of publication: 2013

Stan Mason STOPPING WORLD WAR THREE Chapter One If it wasnt for Primar I would never have been involved at all. The odd fact was that I hardly knew the man. He was a casual acquaintance who had cross my path on a foreign holiday nothing more. Nonetheless, Primar was the kind of man to cash in on a friendship however slender the meeting might have been. I had regarded him as a pleasant individual, generous to a fault, who always insisted on buying the drinks as well as paying for excellent meals. ...

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Slide

Slide


JASON STARR
Ken Bruen

ISBN: 9780857683564
Year of publication: 2014

Ken Bruen, Jason Starr Slide One Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must live. CHARLES BUKOWSKI Max Fisher opened his eyes, looked at the blurry mess around him, thought, Where the fuck am I He managed to turn his head, stare at a wall. It was a white wall. The walls in his apartment were white-okay, he was probably home. What day was it He thought it was Monday because yesterday was Sunday, right Didnt he see a football game on TV, at the bar he was drinking at Or was ...

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Death of a Nightingale

Death of a Nightingale


Agnete Friis
Lene Kaaberbol

ISBN: 1616953047
Year of publication: 2013

Also by Lene Kaaberbl and Agnete Friis The Boy in the Suitcase Invisible Murder Copyright 2013 by Lene Kaaberbl and Agnete Friis English translation copyright 2013 Elisabeth DyssegaardPublished by Soho Press, Inc. 853 Broadway New York, NY 10003Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication DataKaaberbl, Lene. Nattergalens Doed. English Death of a nightingale Lene Kaaberbl Agnete Friis Translated from the Danish by Elisabeth Dyssegaard. p cm Originally published as Nattergalens Doed, in ...

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