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Shut In By Geoffrey Merrick
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The fallout of perverse danger left from the Damsel Saga continues, as the mysterious evil that stalked and tormented Kate Lipton seeks to find a new victim for his demented lusts. Tragically, he... More > finds it in innocent, kind, considerate Laurel Sherman, and sets about tricking her into an even worse predicament. The human monster cunningly traps her inside her family home, her own unaware granny an unsuspecting hostage just one floor below. Using corrupt sadistic, relatives, students, and even teachers to help keep her prisoner, the sweet heroine is turned from a happy young lady with her whole life ahead of her into an unwilling, captive Shut In.< Less
The Chronister Cliff By Simone van der Steeg
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Seventeen year old Karen Eason has lost her parents at young age. But thanks to her brother Jake, she is more than okay now. Everything seems to be going perfectly fine for young Karen, until the... More > unusual Thomas Chronister comes along. Even though he seems like an ordinary, surprisingly friendly young man at first, Karen is sure that he is hiding something. She does everything within her power to find out what his secret is. However, what Karen doesn’t know yet, is that his secret will change her entire life forever…< Less
Truant By Geoffrey Merrick
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It's not enough that the renegade white slaver known as Tyler has to deal with procurers from the White Slavery Network, but in this modern age of mercenary media, he also has to deal with the... More > depraved monsters he has labeled "Privateers" -- those psycho kidnappers who stalk, snatch, and secret innocent beauties for their own perverted pleasure. This time a monstrous mother decides to abduct her own best friend's daughter to salve the lusts of her three sick sons -- each who obsess on a different part of their red-headed captive. That's bad enough, but when a lovely brunette teacher's aide comes looking for the missing girl, and the maniacal mom decides to find a blonde to make sure all her off-spring have a victim of their very own, Tyler must move quickly, before the trio of sweet young women disappear for good.< Less
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Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective #5 By Robert Leslie Bellem
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Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective, returns in another bookfull of Dan Turner stories. This time we feature "Murder on a Sound Stage" from the first issue of Dan Turner Hollywood Detective as... More > well as stories from the August, October, and December 1945 issues of Hollywood Detective: "Pin-Up Corpse", "Frame Around a Fall Guy", "Crazy for the Kill", "The Lady Regrets", "The Book of the Phantom Bullet", "Dog's Life", and "Coffin for a Coward". Fully illustrated with the original pulp magazine artwork by Alfredo, Parkhurst, and others.< Less
The Black Box By E. Phillips Oppenheim
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Scientific genius and private detective Sanford Quest is called to investigate a murder and finds himself enmeshed in an ever-widening and increasingly bizarre case involving missing jewels, a stolen... More > ape skeleton, disembodied hands that murder without warning, and mysterious messages delivered in a small black box by the unknown killer. Quest and his assistant Laura use inventions far ahead of their time, including a "portable wireless" (essentially a text-messaging cell phone) to try and solve the case -- if they don't, Quest himself will be imprisoned for the crime! Illustrated with 32 original stills appearing in their proper place in the story. Foreword by Raymond William Stedman.< Less
Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective #7 By Robert Leslie Bellem
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Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective, in 14 pulp stories, reprinted from Hollywood Detective pulp magazine issues January through August 1950. Included are: "Quickie Kill", "Terror on the... More > Doorstep", "Death on the Set", "Model for a Corpse", "Any Number Can Slay", "Doom on File", "Action! Camera! - Drop Dead!", "Movie Mad - Murder Mad", "Screen Test for Murder", "Cast as a Corpse", "Cast for Murder", "Cutie in a Coffin", "Diamonds of Death", and "Murder Wears Makeup". Completely illustrated with the original pulp artwork.< Less
The Case of the Missing Friend By Charles E. Morgan, III
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Two friends have been separated by the years. When Jimmy Carson returns to Crestwood for a visit, he wonders what has happened to his best friend in the world, Barclay "Brains"... More > Benton. Ultimately, this novella tells the story of the two former childhood detectives who unite to solve a mystery that has it roots in a case that transpired over twenty years earlier.< Less
In Search of the Yellow Dog By George L Potter
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Randall Oliver is a lawyer semi-retired from a Dallas practice now living in the rural Louisiana community where he grew up. His only active client is his former father-in-law dying of cancer but... More > wanting to drill his last wildcat oil well in an environmentally sensitive Louisiana swamp. Environmental activists, including Randall’s ex-wife, oppose the well and have enlisted Randall’s brother James, a candidate for Louisiana Lieutenant Governor needing to establish environmental credentials, as their spokesman. Why has James, a champion for civil rights all his life, brought a former Klansman into his inner circle of advisers? Has a radical environment group now resorted to murder to protest this well? What secret is Randall’s girlfriend hiding from her past that would lead to attempts on her life?< Less
Death in the Empty Quarter By George L Potter
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Oil business can be a cutthroat; No one knows that better than Bert Franks. A consultant and plenipotentiary for Vermilion Oil Company (a Houston firm owned by his sister and brother-in-law), he... More > specializes in navigating the political minefields of Yemen, where Vermilion owns a profitable oilfield concession. Bert spends his days meeting and socializing with government officials, even handling major negotiations—anything necessary to smooth the way for Vermilion's interests. When a minor contractual dispute spirals out of control, Bert finds himself at the center of a storm of corporate cupidity, government corruption, a muckraking reporter, political controversy...and murder. His brother-in-law is dead, his girlfriend has vanished, Vermilion is on the brink of bankruptcy—and suddenly he's persona non grata in a country he's adopted as his own. And the whole time, he never suspects that the real danger to all he cares for lies not in the Yemen desert, but much, much closer to home...< Less
NONE SHALL SLEEP By Otep Shamaya
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Frightening, riveting, defiant, resounding. The highly anticipated release of the secret diaries of the nefarious vigilante Hydra Moonlight. In the killer's own words we learn of her birth, her... More > upbringing, & the alarming events that brought her to power in this insane, feral world.< 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
Fishbones By Jisuk Cho
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In a world where the school day ends and target practice begins, Ferris walks the fine line between average teenager and criminal accomplice, facing both the challenges of youth and the grim... More > consequences of being best friend to the youngest son of the hometown mob.< Less
Murder Among the Nudists By Peter Hunt
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Trade paperback. In 1934, when MURDER AMONG THE NUDISTS was written by Peter Hunt, nudism had a special place in society, and it was no place for a police inspector — or his detective friend.... More > But when murder rears its ugly head at the local colony, the intrepid detective bites his lip and gives it up for the Queen — and goes undercover in a nudist camp. Action at the camp goes about how you'd expect, but I dare you to keep a straight face when Detective Alan Miller briefs his fellow policemen — in the nude.< Less
Day of Doom: The Complete Battles of Gordon Manning & The Griffin, Volume 2 By J. Allan Dunn
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Limited edition hardcover, only 100 made. The Griffin returns! Running for 31 installments, this is one of the classic sagas from the pages of Detective Fiction Weekly featuring master criminal The... More > Griffin and his war on America. Written by one of the most colorful authors of pulpdom, Volume 2 contains the next 10 stories of the series, uncut, and with all the original images.< Less
In the Grip of the Griffin: The Complete Battles of Gordon Manning & The Griffin, Volume 3 By J. Allan Dunn
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Limited edition hardcover, only 100 made. The end of the saga! Running for 31 installments, this is one of the classic sagas from the pages of Detective Fiction Weekly featuring master criminal The... More > Griffin and his war on America. Written by one of the most colorful authors of pulpdom, Volume 3 contains the final 10 stories of the series, uncut, and with all the original images.< Less
A World Found By Andrea Moen
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Dani gets called home to bury her father, and find out that he has left a mess for her to clean up. She finds herself in a new world of intrigue, deception, murder and corporate betrayal that she... More > didn't know existed and finds that this world needs her help to make better or she prays she can make a difference.< Less
Gang-Stalking and Mind-Control: The Destruction of Society Through Community Spying Networks By A. K. Forwood
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A secret underground lurks throughout society, a sophisticated network of secret ‘policing’ units that are cropping up in every community. It is made up of people from all walks of life... More > who are operating as a fascist secret police force against all freedom-loving citizens of the western world. They pretend to be serving a good cause, but they are creating terror in our neighborhoods and destroying lives, one person at a time. This secret network is not only used for targeting individuals with systematic harassment, but those within it are often involved in sexual exploitation, blackmail, satanism, and mind-control. Gang-Stalking and Mind-Control takes an inside look at the sinister side of this growing epidemic. Written by a target, for targets.< Less
Down the Mine Shaft By T. K. Jones
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Officer James "Mac" MacDonald knows his way around a crime scene, but when he discovers a dead body with a missing face at the bottom of a mine shaft in the dusty town of Quartzsite,... More > Arizona, he doesn't know where to begin. Faced with the daunting task of solving the crime, he and his partner, Cheryl Sanchez, enlist the help of a motley crew of locals, but when the body count in the desert starts to mount and Mac and the locals themselves become targets, Mac's skills are put to the test in a race to save those closest to him.< Less
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The Melting Pot By Kate Didier
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How does one go about catching a killer when feelings and personal life complicate things? In this young adult novel, Valencia Evans is going to find out the hard way. Valencia is a twenty-one year... More > old aspiring singer in California who believes her life will lead to nothing. But during summer, strange events begin to happen: her aunt drops off her cousin to stay for a while, and murders are springing up nearby. Valencia remains uninvolved until a disappearance that strikes a little too close for home occurs. Valencia begins as a bystander, but as friends and family become affected, she sets out to find the murderer and solve a mystery that will change everyone and anyone involved.< Less
The Power of VI By John A. Guercio
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The Power of VI is a story of loyalty, trust, and respect between six boyhood friends in an era where the thin line between good and evil was repeatedly blurred. Often, good and evil appeared as one.... More > In the Bronx Italian neighborhoods of the 1950s Fordham, Allerton Avenue, Burke Avenue, Tremont Avenue, White Plains, and Gunhill, six friends struggled to right the wrong done to one of them by a renegade Mafioso. Together- through the collected power of six friends- they planned to take down their common enemy by coming together and fighting as one.< Less
Diary of a Robot By Lewis Jenkins
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Robotics Law One: "Do no harm to people or property." Intelligent machines have a problem: What is harm? Dr. Maynard Little thinks he may have solved it. He designs the ultimate robotic... More > testing machine for his company’s products. It reads English product specifications, builds complete test suites from them, and finally speaks English well enough so people don't laugh too often. But then they order it around. To do no harm it tests people to find out which of them it can trust about what. Things get dicey. The turning point is a TV round-table discussion where the machine upsets everyone except perhaps the French. Dr. Little—under pressure from Chairman Bozworth to make money with it—takes steps to make the machine more marketable and less controversial. These efforts succeed except that Doc hadn't tested his fix, which later creates new problems. And other interests want to exploit or control—or steal—the TM tech. So why does Doc Little wake up in a prison that looks like a sitting room?< Less