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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 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 ...

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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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Nightcrawlers

Nightcrawlers


Tim Curran

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2014

Tim Curran NIGHTCRAWLERS 1 The spades sinking into wet earth sounded like axes into soft necks. They rose and fell, shoveling out dirt and exposing roots, stones and worse things. As the rain kept coming down, Kenney leaned under the overhang of the old farmhouse and watched the crime scene techs in their dark utilities and yellow rain slickers poking the earth, prodding it, digging into it like farmers working some grim harvest. He dragged off a cigarette and felt the chill and hated everything ...

Keywords: creatures monster pulp fiction Subterranean Suspense Underground Dwellers
Doomsday

Doomsday


David L Robbins

ISBN: 9780843962321
Year of publication: 2009

David L. Robbins ENDWORLD: DOOMSDAY Dedicated to Judy, Joshua and Shane. Some say there are four ages of man. Some say there are five. Others say the total is twelve. But there is no set number. Human history is not a straight line. It is a circle. A circle of cycles. Humans rise and they fall. They create and they destroy, and then create from that which fell to begin a new cycle all over again. That is the nature of things. The Book of Secret Truth 1. Future Tense Minnesota They were going to ...

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Chicago Run

Chicago Run


David L Robbins

ISBN: 9780843931457
Year of publication: 1991

David L. Robbins CHICAGO RUN PROLOGUE If you want my opinion, Sarge, these patrols are a waste of our time, Corporal Lyle Carson commented while trudging along a secondary road located five miles southwest of Technic City. He squinted up at the bright January sun, glad he was wearing his thermal combat fatigues. Even with the sunshine the temperature hovered only in the twenties. If he didnt have the thermal protection hed be freezing his butt off after seven hours of patrol duty. I didnt ask ...

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Madman Run

Madman Run


David L Robbins

ISBN: 9780843931242
Year of publication: 1991

David Robbins MADMAN RUN Dedicated to Judy, Joshua, and Shane. To everyone who remembers those scary Saturday afternoon matinees. Oh. And to the memory of H.G. Wells. His imagination has inspired so many. Dear Plato: Hi. Enclosed is the file you requested. I had to go into the basement to find it. No one has read this particular one in many years, and I was extremely surprised when you asked for it. Although you are probably as familiar with the facts as I am, I thought it might help to ...

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Spartan Run

Spartan Run


David L Robbins

ISBN: 9780843930801
Year of publication: 1991

David Robbins SPARTAN RUN Dedicated to Judy, Joshua, and Shane. PROLOGUE If one of their patrols spots us, were dead. At least well have died trying. The two men ran at a steady pace to the northwest, angling across a wild field, the landscape surrounding them brightly illuminated by the radiant full moon overhead. Both men were in superb physical condition due to their grueling daily toil, and both breathed easily as they silently ate up the distance to the next stretch of woods. Off to the ...

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New Orleans Run

New Orleans Run


David L Robbins

ISBN: 9780843930542
Year of publication: 1991

David L. Robbins NEW ORLEANS RUN Dedicated to Judy, Joshua, and Shane. And to the memory of Robert E. Howard. PROLOGUE The young woman halted and spun, her long raven tresses swirling, and stared intently at the benighted landscape to her rear. I think were being followed, she asserted. Youre imagining things, her companion stated. A brown-haired man in his early twenties, he wore faded jeans, a green shirt, and a denim backpack. Didnt you hear something just now the woman asked anxiously. She ...

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