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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 ...

Keywords: Hard-Boiled Pulp Fiction
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 ...

Keywords: Hard-Boiled Pulp Fiction
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 ...

Keywords: Hard-Boiled Pulp Fiction
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, ...

Keywords: Hard-Boiled Pulp Fiction
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, ...

Keywords: Hard-Boiled Pulp Fiction
The Adventures of Gravedigger, Volume Two

The Adventures of Gravedigger, Volume Two


Barry Reese

ISBN: 8708344022
Year of publication: 2014

Barry Reese The Adventures of Gravedigger, Volume Two Chapter I: Voyagers on the Sea of Death Sovereign City Harbor, 1937 Bulky and foreboding in the thick night fog, the steamship Geischler loomed over the pier to which she was moored, where busy ship hands were loading the last pieces of cargo into her hold. The dim lights cast from the pier were kind to the Geischler, hiding the scratched and unpainted hull of the ship. In fact, the lighting combined with the fog to give the false impression ...

Keywords: Pulp Fiction
The Adventures of Gravedigger, Volume One

The Adventures of Gravedigger, Volume One


Barry Reese

ISBN: 9781483927633
Year of publication: 2013

Barry Reese The Adventures of Gravedigger, Volume One PROLOGUE Sovereign City, October 28, 1776 The Hessian spat out the blood that filled his mouth, hefting his saber for another attack. He was standing in ankle-deep mud, his uniform stained with grime and gore, and the men he faced were poorly trained Revolutionaries. Their main advantage was the fact that they knew the territory well but the Hessian also knew that a man fighting for his home and family was given extra strength and ferocity. ...

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Heartland

Heartland


Ana Simo

ISBN: 9781632061508
Year of publication: 2018

Ana Simo HEARTLAND 1 Blue Ribbon It all began in the summer of 1976 when I won the Blue Ribbon at Elmira Countys Junior Progymnasmata with Benbassa, an inadvertently anti-Semitic fable. In the first of a long series of obfuscations about my person, I pretended to be fifteen to qualify for the contest, when I was just eleven years, seven months, three days and seventeen hours old. At the time I composed Benbassa, I didnt know any Jews, unless one counted the sweltering Rafael Cohen, which no one ...

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Overlord

Overlord


David Wood
Alan Baxter

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2018

David Wood, Alan Baxter Overlord Praise for the Sam Aston Investigations Renegade marine biologist Sam Aston is back for a second outing in what is shaping up to be a must-read aquatic adventure series Danger and intrigue lurk both above and below in this action-filled, white-knuckle romp with a breathtaking conclusion Rick Chesler, author of Sawfish Everything youd want from a monster story great characters, a remote location and a creature with bite Mixing history and lore with science and ...

Keywords: Adventure Aquatic Monster Creature Horror Mystery Pulp Thriller Underwater Adventure
Warrior

Warrior


Matt Rogers

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2017

Matt Rogers Warrior In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity. Sun Tzu 1 July 8, 2007 Port of Mogadishu Somalia Abdullahi stepped out of the inspection sheds shadow, offering himself to the relentless heat of the Somali sunshine. He had been a dock worker for eight years now. The constant exposure to the elements had hardened his skin to the point where little affected him hours under the cloudless sky were routine, as was the exertion and strain that came with handling the heavy ...

Keywords: Assassinations Crime Military Mystery; Thriller & Suspense Pulp Spies & Politics Thriller Thrillers & Suspense Vigilante Justice
Isolated

Isolated


Matt Rogers

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2016

Matt Rogers Isolated Man is the cruelest animal. Friedrich Nietzsche PROLOGUE Officer William Brandt of the Jameson Police Department unlocked his front door and stepped into a cozy living room furnished with a plain couch, a small flat-screen television and a glass coffee table. Ordinarily at the end of the work day he would relish the peace and quiet of the evenings final hours. Then he would head to bed, alone. Just as he had for the last year, ever since he and Georgia had parted ways. ...

Keywords: Assassinations Crime Military Mystery; Thriller & Suspense Pulp Spies & Politics Suspense Thriller Thrillers & Suspense Vigilante Justice
Project StrikeForce: Exodus

Project StrikeForce: Exodus


Kevin Lee Swaim

ISBN: 9781542590990
Year of publication: 2017

Kevin Lee Swaim Project StrikeForce: Exodus ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Thanks to all the active and retired military members who helped with this endeavor. Any mistakes contained herein are entirely mine. Special thanks to my beta readers. Your feedback was invaluable. Chapter One Zrich, Switzerland John Frist glanced around the dining room. Shouldnt she be here by now The woman at the nearby table glanced up from her wineglass. A few strands of silver threaded their way through her shoulder-length black ...

Keywords: Contemporary Fiction Literature & Fiction Military Mystery Pulp Spies & Politics Technothriller Terrorism Thriller & Suspense Thrillers Thrillers & Suspense
The Syndicate

The Syndicate


Ernest Dempsey

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2015

Ernest Dempsey The Syndicate 1 Dsseldorf, Germany Adrianas phone danced on the glossy wooden surface of the hotel room nightstand. Shed been watching the device all afternoon, waiting impatiently for it to ring. Each time she received a text message, an email, or a random call none of which arrived very often she leaned over and checked to see if it was the mysterious Belgian. Each time, shed been disappointed. Not now. She knew it was him from the blocked caller ID on the screen. No one else ...

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