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A new revolution was underway at the start of the 1940s in America--a paperback revolution that would change the way publishers would produce and distribute books and the reading public would consume them. In 1939 a new publishing company--Pocket Books--stormed onto the scene with the publication of its first paperbound book. Unlike hardback books, these pulp paperbacks were available in drugstores,… (more)

 

The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps: The Best Crime Stories from the Pulps During Their Golden Age--The '20s, '30s & '40s

by Otto Penzler

The biggest, the boldest, the most comprehensive collection of Pulp writing ever assembled.

 

Weighing in at over a thousand pages, containing over forty-seven stories and two novels, this book is big baby, bigger...


The Night Before Murder

by Steve Fisher

Dorothy was a talented young actress struggling for recognition and Rhea had the power to place her in a starring role in a Broadway play. When she arrived at Rhea's country home Dorothy found Rhea dying of...


Lost Lady

by Octavus Roy Cohen

For just the fraction of an instant, surprise held me motionless. Then I got slugged by a carload of biology. I forgot I was a cop, forgot that this was a girl from another league, forgot I was supposed to be...


Lady In Dread

by Ryerson Johnson

Her name was Tessie Cullen and she was beautiful... and she shook the dice in a joint in Coalfield--the most sinful city south of Chicago. The hoods owned Coalfield, owned its corrupt, neon body and soul and...


Secret Agent X: The Assassins' League: The Assassins' League

by Brant House

Ripped from the pages of the October, 1937 issue of Secret Agent "X" magazines comes this sensational novel, The Assassins' League! When a wealthy arms manufacturer and a powerful gang lord both kill themselves...


The Phantom Detective: Fangs of Murder: Fangs of Murder

by Robert Wallace

Mysterious doom hovers menacingly over the members of the Gargoyle Club! Follow the world's greatest sleuth as he pits brain and brawn against a vicious criminal! Ripped from the pages of "The Phantom Detective"...


The Avenger

by Matthew Blood

Morgan Wayne knew that the peddlers of vice and dope were untouchable. He knew that the Mafia's arm was long and its hand held a killer's knife. He knew the willing women they would send to tempt and betray...


High Red For Dead

by William L. Rohde

Railroad detective, Mohawk Daniels, knows his way around railroad yards. Fast with the dames and quick to figure out a scam, Daniels is the perfect foil for the corrupt and greedy operators looking to make a...


Year of the Dog

Detective Jack Yu #2

by Henry Chang

He’s been transferred to a different precinct, but Detective Jack Yu cannot get away from Chinatown’s criminals—his old friends—who have hooked up with the Hong Kong-based triads in an elaborate nationwide...


The Bamboo Blonde

by Dorothy B Hughes

When Con Satterlee picked up the half-intoxi­cated blonde in the Bamboo Bar, Griselda was annoyed. When he walked out with the blonde, leaving Griselda flat, she was furious. She was frightened, too, returning...


A Private Party

by William Ard

When Timothy Dane is hired by a ruthless gang of hoodlums to find the killer of their chief, the tough private eye finds himself caught in a crossfire between vicious mobsters, gun-happy cops, and men living...


Killer Take All

by Philip Race

They called him Johnny Berlin and he had an instinct for cards, for trouble... for dames. He'd dealt at all the biggest tables in Reno and Vegas. He'd told the head of the gambling syn¬dicate to go to hell--and...


The Deadly Game

by Norman Daniels

"Gems fascinate me . . . the way women do. Like women, each gem is different. Each has its own individual coloring and shape. It can be a glittering thing, full of fire--or it can be cold and forbidding." Mike...


The Heel

by William Rohde

Up from the Chicago slums, schooled in sin and violence, Ray Hitchcock understood only three words-self-preservation, avarice and lust. He had a mind like a steel trap; ice-water in his veins; dynamite in his...


Monte Carlo Mission

by Vivian Connell

Vivian Connell, master of the sophisticated suspense novel, brings you his finest in Monte Carlo Mission. Meet Corinna Lang, a goddess of the movies, who was bored with mammoth swimming pools, small MG's, fat...


Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective in DEAD ENDS: 2 Hardboiled Detective Tales

by Robert Leslie Bellem

This volume collects two stories featuring Dan Turner, hardboiled Hollywood detective. In "Death Ends the Scene," a washed-up movie-director is going to knock himself off in order to give his no-good bride a...


The Paperback Show Murders

by Robert Reginald

When bookdealer "Freddie the Cur" is murdered at a paperback show, Police Lt. Pfisch is forced to close the con. After all, this is the third untimely death of a show attendee in as many days. First there was...


Secret Agent X: Legion of the Living Dead: Legion of the Living Dead

by Brant House

Ripped from the pages of the September, 1935 issue of Secret Agent "X" magazines comes this sensational novel, Legion of the Living Dead! From nowhere hurtled that black death car. And from nowhere came its...


Charlie Chan in The Pawns of Death

by Bill Pronzini, Jeffrey M. Wallmann & Earl Derr Biggers

"Checkmate!" That was the last word uttered to Charlie Chan and Prefect of Police Claude DeBevre by a dying reporter. The man had been murdered . . . stabbed to death and left to die in a vacant hotel room....


Tales of Thubway Tham

by Johnston McCulley & John Betancourt

Thubway Tham is a small, short-tempered gnome of a man, a professional pickpocket with an annoying lisp. But he is no mere thief . . . he is the king of his chosen profession, a master "dip" who works only in...


The Crimson Rambler

The Phantom Detective: Tycoon of Crime: Tycoon of Crime

by Robert Wallace

A diabolical fiend uses the weapons of modern science to threaten humanity! Follow the Phantom as he embarks on one of the most exciting manhunts of his entire career -- and answers fire with fire! Ripped from...


The Empty Coffins

by John Russell Fearn & Philip J. Harbottle

In the village of Payling, England, the bodies of a farmer and builder are found drained of blood, their throats slashed with two deep puncture wounds over the jugular veins. The local police call in Scotland...


What Happened to Hammond? A Scientific Mystery

by John Russell Fearn

How could a dead body travel some fifty miles almost instaneously through a mist-enshrouded winter night? The dour British police Inspector Garth can deal effectively enough with more mundane problems, but the...


Adventure Tales #5

by Achmed Abdullah & Vincent Starrett

The fifth issue of Adventure Tales salutes pulp legend Achmed Abdullah, popular writer in the pulp magazines in the early 20th century, with two long stories -- "Their Own Dear Land" and "The Remittance Woman."...


These Curious Pleasures

by Sloane Britain

• First Digital Edition • Includes an Afterword on the history of pulp paperbacks • Grier Rating: A* Sloane works as a secretary to a New York television producer. She lives in the Village and enjoys cruising...


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