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Dashiell Hammett Collection By Dashiell Hammett
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Contains the following short stories: Afraid of A Gun, Arson Plus, Bodies Piled Up, Death On Pine Street, Man Who Killed Dan Odams, Mike Alec Or Rufus, Nightmare Town, Night Shots, One Hour, Road... More > Home, Ruffian's Wife, Second Story Angel, The Assistant Murderer, The Tenth Clew, Who Killed Bob Teal, Zigzags of Treachery.< Less
Red Harvest By Dashiell Hammett
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Red Harvest is a novel by Dashiell Hammett. The story is narrated by The Continental Op, a frequent character in Hammett's fiction. Hammett based the story on his own experiences in Butte, Montana as... More > an operative of the Pinkerton Detective Agency (fictionalized as the Continental Detective Agency). The labor dispute in the novel was inspired by Butte's Anaconda Road Massacre. Nobel Prize-winning French author André Gide called the book "a remarkable achievement, the last word in atrocity, cynicism, and horror." The Continental Op is called to Personville (known as "Poisonville" to the locals) by Donald Willsson, who is murdered before the Op has a chance to meet with him. The Op begins to investigate Willsson's murder and meets with Willsson's father, Elihu, a local industrialist who has found his control of the city threatened by several competing gangs. He had originally invited those gangs into Personville to help him impose and then enforce the end of a labor dispute.< Less
Nightmare Town and Other Stories By Dashiell Hammett
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A special collection of short stories from the dean of hard boiled noir fiction.
Nightmare Town and Other Stories By Dashiell Hammett
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A special collection of short stories from the dean of hard boiled noir fiction.
Tough as Nails: The Complete Cases of Donahue By Frederick Nebel
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Presenting Tough Dick Donahue, the inter-state detective agency operative who replaced the Continental Op after Dashiell Hammett stopped writing for Black Mask Magazine. Collected for the first time... More > in a single volume is every one of the fifteen Donahue stories: "Rough Justice" (November, 1930), "The Red-Hots" (December, 1930), "Gun Thunder" (January, 1931), "Get A Load of This" (February, 1931), "Spare the Rod" (August, 1931), "Pearls Are Tears" (September, 1931), "Death’s Not Enough" (October, 1931), "Shake-Up" (August, 1932), "He Could Take It" (September, 1932), "The Red Web" (October, 1932), "Red Pavement" (December, 1932), "Save Your Tears" (June, 1933), "Song and Dance" (July, 1933), "Champions Also Die" (August, 1933), and "Ghost of a Chance" (March, 1935). This compendium also contains an all-new introduction by Will Murray and a complete bibliography of the works of Frederick Nebel as compiled by Rob Preston.< Less
The Complete Casebook of Cardigan, Volume 1: 1931-32 By Frederick Nebel
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Limited edition hardcover; only 100 made. Frederick Nebel's unforgettable character Jack Cardigan was one of the main reasons behind the success of the legendary Dime Detective Magazine. His... More > hard-boiled P.I. stories were a major influence to other writers of the era, yet only a handful have been reprinted since their original 44-story run eighty years ago. Volume 1 of this series contains the first 11 installments, complete and uncut, with an all-new introduction by Will Murray and the original illustrations by John Fleming Gould. "Death Alley (November, 1931)," "Hell's Pay Check (December, 1931)," "Six Diamonds and a Dick (January, 1932)," "And There Was Murder (February, 1932)," "Phantom Fingers (March, 1932)," "Murder on the Loose (April, 1932)," "Rogues' Ransom (August, 1932)," "Lead Pearls (September, 1932," "The Dead Don't Die (October, 1932)," "The Candy Killer (November, 1932)," and "A Truck-Load of Diamonds (December, 1932)."< Less
Street Wolf: The Black Mask Stories of Frederick Nebel By Frederick Nebel
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Petty crooks, gangsters, rum runners, hijackers, jewel smugglers, Chinatown tongs, hard-boiled cops, tramp gunmen, a prize fighter, and a private dick. These are just a few of the characters found... More > within the pages of this collection from master crime fiction writer Frederick Nebel. This book, the tenth volume in The Nebel Library, collects for the first time, the last sixteen remaining tales he wrote for Black Mask. Complete with their original illustrations.< Less
The Complete Casebook of Cardigan, Volume 2: 1933 By Frederick Nebel
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Limited edition hardcover, only 100 made. Frederick Nebel's unforgettable character Jack Cardigan was one of the main reasons behind the success of the legendary Dime Detective Magazine. His... More > hard-boiled P.I. stories were a major influence to other writers of the era, yet only a handful have been reprinted since their original 44-story run eighty years ago. Volume 2 of this series contains the next 11 installments, complete and uncut, with the original illustrations by John Fleming Gould. "The Murder Cure" (January, 1933), "Me—Cardigan" (February, 1933), "Doorway to Danger" (March 1, 1933), "Heir to Murder" (April 1, 1933), "Dead Man's Folly" (May 1, 1933), "Murder Won't Wait" (May 15, 1933), "Chains of Darkness" (June 15-July 1, 1933), "Scrambled Murder" (July 15, 1933), "Death After Murder" (August 15, 1933), "Murder & Co." (September 15, 1933) and "Murder a la Carte" (November 15, 1933).< Less
The Complete Cases of Inspector Allhoff, Volume 1 By D.L. Champion, Ed Hulse
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Limited edition hardcover, only 100 made. Brilliant, decisive, and hard-charging, Deputy Inspector Allhoff was the NYPD’s ace detective until bullets from a mobster’s machine gun robbed... More > 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 Simmons, the bitter career cop who detests Allhoff but sticks with the embittered cripple to protect his own pension.< Less
The Complete Cases of Vee Brown, Volume 1 By Carroll John Daly, Ed Hulse
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Limited edition hardcover, only 100 made. Vivian “Vee” Brown leads two lives. Delicate-looking and small in stature, he lacks physical strength and endurance. But that doesn’t... More > prevent him from being an effective special operative to the Manhattan District Attorney. In this capacity he often ignores the legal niceties of due process, shooting first and asking questions later. Many citizens view him as a hair-trigger gunman whose promiscuous killings make him little better than the vicious criminals he hunts. In his other life, Brown lives in a luxurious Park Avenue penthouse, paid for not with his modest civil-servant salary, but with the royalties he earns as a phenomenally successful composer of sentimental songs—a sideline he keeps secret. The creation of Carroll John Daly, father of the hard-boiled private eye, Vee Brown plied his trade in the page of Dime Detective, the classic crime pulp that was second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.< Less