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  • John Lawrence

    New York-based private investigator Cass Blue is a morally flexible tough guy who backs up his hard-boiled rhetoric with frequent applications of the blackjack he carries in a hip pocket. No case is too seedy or sordid for him to take, and he's capable of taking as much as he dishes out when it's necessary. The cops don't trust him much more than they do the criminals, but that doesn't keep him from giving clients full value for their retainers. With the dubious assistance of speakeasy owner Al Lascoine, Cass sasses and slugs his way through a succession of Depression-era...read more

  • Norbert Davis

    Enjoy the adventures of Max Latin, the detective who doesn't want to be a detective! Author Norbert Davis mixed the classic hard-boiled style with humor, making Max Latin unique in pulp fiction. Appearing for five screwball stories in Dime Detective, this new edition includes an authoritative introduction by fellow Dime Detective scribe, John D. MacDonald. Includes the stories, Watch Me Kill You!", Don't Give Your Right Name", Give the Devil His Due", You Can Die Any Day", and Charity Begins At...read more

  • Paul Bishop

    With the unit she leads facing a run of unsolved cases, Los Angeles homicide detective Fey Croaker is under intense pressure to solve the murder of a woman with multiple IDs, a million dollars in cash hidden in her dryer, and only brand new clothing and furniture in her brand new condo. When fingerprints inexplicably reveal the mystery woman was murdered eighteen years earlier in San Francisco, Fey feels her career crashing down around her. Complications in the twisted case compound when investigation reveals the woman's husband-the man convicted of killing her the first time-was released on parole only weeks before she was killed again. However, the victim has many more surprises for...read more

  • Paul Bishop

    Her Personal life is a shambles. But no cop does it better than Fey Croaker - as she fights for respect in the L.A.P.D. ... and for justice in a city on the edge. All of Los Angeles is thrust into chaos when a popular NBA athlete is charged with a series of gruesome murders. The evidence against the defendant appears overwhelming, but old evils die hard. For L.A.P.D. homicide detective Fey Croaker and her appealing crew, the race for the truth will tax each of them to the limit. Under the scorching light of media attention, Fey's own demons are brought into sharp focus with the life of her wayward brother literally hanging in the balance. It's a race to get to the truths hidden beneath...read more

  • James Clay

    Devil's Due is a lawless town populated by outlaws and ruled by the savage Beau Rawlins. The town provides a refuge for a band of vicious killers who are murdering nesters in nearby Capstone, Texas. The villainous Rawlins is using one of Capstone's respected citizens in his plan to frame a wealthy rancher for the killings and instigate a land war. Range Detective Rance Dehner must uncover the identities of those responsible for the deadly assaults before an armed conflict between ranchers and nesters leads to a river of innocent blood being shed. But is it too late for...read more

  • Brad Smith

    In the style of Cormac McCarthy, a gritty tale of justice and revenge in the Wild West The year is 1910. Nate Cooper is an old-school cowboy. He sees the change brought by the turn of the century-horses giving way to motorcars, his girlfriend marrying his best friend, and his nemesis running for governor-and reckons none of it to be good. The west is being tamed, and with progress, some things are lost. But people? They tend to stay the same. Even after spending nearly thirty years in a Montana prison for a wrongful murder conviction, Nate's moral compass is true and unwavering: he does all the wrong things for all the right reasons. So when he returns to his northern Montana ranching...read more

  • James Clay

    In the dusty town of Creekside, bullets fly and crooked men walk the streets. Wes Torveen, the notorious gunfighter known as One Arm Savage, has been wreaking havoc on the town, killing the men who terrorized him throughout his youth. After Wes saves Maddie Johnson - a young woman claiming to be a witch - from a vicious gang attack, the two fall in love and make a promise to leave behind their troublesome lives and start anew. They vow to keep their promise secret until after they wed. But they don't know about a shady deal going on behind closed doors that threatens to rip their newly envisioned world apart. Scared witless of their eventual fates, the remaining men who face Wes Torveen's...read more

  • D. L. Champion

    I'll be glad when you're dead! Brilliant, decisive, and hard-charging, Deputy Inspector Allhoff was the NYPD's ace detective until bullets from a mobster's machine gun robbed him of his legs, his career, and-in the opinion of an associate-his sanity. Yet Allhoff was too good a man to be put out to pasture, so New York's police commissioner found a way to keep him employed and refer to him such cases as the department couldn't or wouldn't handle. Confined to a wheelchair and operating from a seedy tenement flat, Allhoff is assisted by two cops: Battersly, the rookie patrolman whose brief moment of cowardice cost the inspector his legs, and Simmonds, the bitter career cop who detests Allhoff...read more

  • D. L. Champion

    Turn in your badge! Brilliant, decisive, and hard-charging, Deputy Inspector Allhoff was the NYPD's ace detective until bullets from a mobster's machine gun robbed him of his legs, his career, and-in the opinion of an associate-his sanity. Yet Allhoff was too good a man to be put out to pasture, so New York's police commissioner found a way to keep him employed and refer to him such cases as the department couldn't or wouldn't handle. Confined to a wheelchair and operating from a seedy tenement flat, Allhoff is assisted by two cops: Battersly, the rookie patrolman whose brief moment of cowardice cost the inspector his legs, and Simmonds, the bitter career cop who detests Allhoff but sticks...read more

  • Paul Bishop

    With her special abilities, top LAPD robbery-homicide detective Calamity Jane Randall thought she knew all about interrogation until she was partnered with detective Ray Pagan. Wielding a suspect's vocal intonations, emotions, and physical gestures like a scalpel, Pagan's empathetic lie catching abilities are legendary. Both detectives are scarred by past tragedies, but together they threaten to tear the city apart searching for a duo of missing children - a search where the right answer to the wrong question can mean sudden...read more

  • Curtis Steele

    A happy crowd, inspired by the spirit of Christmas, was milling joyously in Times Square, New York. Suddenly, cutting through the sounds of gayety, came a shrill whine. It became louder, and at the very second of midnight, a gigantic shell exploded, killing, maiming, destroying! At twelve hour intervals thereafter - no man knew in advance where - another shell burst devastatingly. Two great powers were openly accused in the newspapers. War - savage and bloody - was imminent, and Operator #5 realized that he had encountered his most cunning foe, the clever woman spy - Radi Havara! Go with crack Secret Service agent Jimmy Christopher as he meets the challenge of The Red Invader, torn from the...read more

  • Curtis Steele

    A group of bitter men - a secret League of War - was ready to plunge the world into a new, earth-wide conflict. They issued orders, and bloody organized murder was loosed in the heart of Europe! And behind this carnage, a single man was scheming to make himself the Dictator of the World! Never before had a single person conceived such a colossal plan for profiting from the slaughter of humans. He had overcome all obstacles - except one lone avenger, Operator #5, America's secret service ace. Can Jimmy Christopher, keep the nations of the world from hurling themselves into a war which can bring nothing but universal defeat, misery, and slavery? Go with crack Secret Service agent Jimmy...read more

  • Curtis Steele

    The news spread like wild-fire. A man had solved the problem of the ages - he was bringing the dead back to life! Operator #5, ace of the American Secret Service, recognized the grave menace. He realized the danger if the gigantic advances of modern science were employed selfishly by unscrupulous men. And that precisely was the danger facing his native land! The Master of Death, using the promise of life everlasting, was cunningly building an army of fanatic, half-mad followers, men who were burning, pillaging and slaying at the will of the man-monster they worshipped! Go with crack Secret Service agent Jimmy Christopher as he meets the challenge of The Army of the Dead, torn from the pages...read more

  • Curtis Steele

    Oil - black gold - the blood of Mother Earth! America had squandered its precious reserves and a syndicate of skilled saboteurs was destroying the remaining store! With all National defense rendered helpless for want of it, bitter despair gripped the hearts of the country's millions. Pillage, slaughter, and slavery - misery and death - threatened each American! And Jimmy Christopher, Operator #5 of the United States Intelligence, was gambling his life recklessly in a valiant effort to save his native land from extinction! Go with crack Secret Service agent Jimmy Christopher as he meets the challenge of March of the Flame Marauders, torn from the pages of Operator #5 magazine, April...read more

  • Curtis Steele

    By plague and fire, bribery and chicanery, terrorism and extortion, the insane dictator Ursus Young has established himself as the supreme ruler of America. Who is left with sufficient strength to thwart him? Already he has scattered far and wide the organization of which Operator #5, America's Secret Service Ace, forms so important a part. Against such tremendous, dictatorial power Jimmy Christopher finds himself battling with a desperation such as he has never felt before... Go with crack Secret Service agent Jimmy Christopher as he meets the challenge of Blood Reign Of The Dictator, torn from the pages of Operator #5 magazine, May...read more

  • Curtis Steele

    By land and by sea the ferocious Hordes descend upon the United States, dealing destruction with new and horrifying weapons: with viscid poisons, with lethal gases, with flaming thermite - and with an invisible death-force more fearful, more annihilating than any weapon yet known to man. Before the ruthless Asiatic Invaders even Operator #5, America's Secret Service Ace, stands helpless - hunted like a rat, harried and set upon by those who should be striving shoulder to shoulder with him to turn back the greatest Threat ever to assail the bulwarks of Western Civilization! Go with crack Secret Service agent Jimmy Christopher as he meets the challenge of Invasion of the Warlords, torn from...read more

  • Curtis Steele

    Like the tentacles of a gigantic and loathsome octopus, the ends of that infamous international espionage ring had stretched out across the United States. Lusting for power, the fiendish leader of that ring was stripping the country of its entire armaments; butchering, in the very capital of the nation, the patriots who pleaded for adequate war-strength. Operator #5, America's Secret Service Ace, tried to oppose that ruthless Death Master - but Jimmy Christopher fought a power that scattered his own helpers, crippled the Intelligence, and threatened invasions that would have spelled utter annihilation! Go with crack Secret Service agent Jimmy Christopher as he meets the challenge of Legions...read more

  • Curtis Steele

    Gold - the mineral which fosters war! - threatened to plunge America into a chaos of revolt, misery and death. In Washington, the fortified vaults of the nation's Treasury lay empty - stripped of wealth. A madman, obscured in mystery, his face concealed by a mask of the precious metal, had allied himself with powerful foreign magnates to deliver the United States into misery and bondage. Robbed of her riches, her plans for military security disrupted, her strategic stores destroyed and her armament factories wrecked, the most powerful nation in the world seemed inevitably doomed. Go with Jimmy Christopher as he faces the Hosts of the Flaming Death, torn from the pages of Operator #5...read more

  • Curtis Steele

    Mysterious happenings - cloudbursts in the arid desert, churches and skyscrapers horribly destroyed, priests and pastors oddly maddened, Intelligence agents craftily slaughtered - all these heralded the attack on America by the Son of Kasma - spokesman for a vicious, Oriental cult. The populace flocked to the new religion in self-defense. Our country seemed helplessly doomed... And Operator #5, charged with treason by a power-drunk authority; his best friend's honor, and his own, held forfeit; his beloved Diane captive to the Messiah, must battle alone against a more cunning invader than ever menaced America before! Go with Jimmy Christopher as he meets the challenge of Invasion of the...read more

  • Curtis Steele

    As suddenly as Death, the bitter cold came, and with it, the armored tanks, sleek submarines and mailed warriors of the invading legions! An international syndicate, fearing America's greatness and strength in war, had unleashed savage war-dogs to win the conflict before it fairly began... The greatest military genius of modern times commanded the enemy, and Operator #5 of the United States Secret Service - known to his dearest friends as Jimmy Christopher - was America's choice to oppose him... But with the Intelligence slaughtered, with Diane in the camp of the enemy, the federal government in hiding, Operator #5 faced the stiffest battle of his career, and the Gods tossed dice to...read more