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Pulp Fiction: The Villains

By Otto Penzler
Authors:
Otto Penzler
Sixteen tales of villainy versus virtue from the Golden Age of pulp fiction and the dawn of modern crime writing.Harlan Ellison introduces a collection of taut and muscular tales starring some of fiction's hardest-boiled criminals, crooks, deperados and rogues. Anti-heroes to a man, these are the guys who can be guaranteed to outwit the cops, make off with the dough and get the girl. Just don't get in their way. Legendary writers you've already heard of like Dashiell Hammett, Erle Stanley Gardner, Cornell Woolrich and Raymond Chandler are here. Legendary writers that you should have heard of like Frederick Nebel, James M. Cain, Norbert Davis, Leslie Charteris, C. S. Montayne and Raoul Whitfield are also where they should be - with the greats.Tailor-made for pulp novices and hard-boiled fans with a soft spot for the masters, this collection shows that some writing has an edge that time just can't dull.
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Pictures

By Robert Daley
Authors:
Robert Daley
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Pulp Fiction: The Crimefighters

By Otto Penzler
Authors:
Otto Penzler
Fourteen tales of crime and retribution from the Great, the Good and the Unknown: a landmark anthology from the 1930s, when pulp fiction gave birth to the detective working the mean streets of the big cityHarlan Coben introduces a collection of the greatest of the great from the Golden Age of pulp fiction. Here are 14 classic tales of virtue versus villainy that will keep you riveted to your seat. Legendary writers you've already heard of like Dashiell Hammett, Erle Stanley Gardner, Cornell Woolrich and Raymond Chandler are here. Legendary writers that you should have heard of like Frederick Nebel, Paul Cain, Carroll John Daly, George Harman Coxe, Horace McCoy and Thomas Walsh are also where they should be - with the greats.Tailor-made for pulp novices and hard-boiled fans with a soft spot for the masters, this collection shows that some writing has an edge that time just can't dull.
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The Pilo Family Circus

By Will Elliott
Authors:
Will Elliott
You have two days to pass your audition. You better pass it, feller. You're joining the circus. Ain't that the best news you ever got?When a bizarre incident on the road triggers a nightmarish chain of events, Jamie finds himself plunged into the horrific alternate universe that is the centuries-old Pilo Family Circus, a borderline world between hell and earth from which humankind's greatest tragedies have been perpetrated. Yet in this place peopled by the gruesome, grotesque and monstrous, where violence and savagery are the norm, Jamie finds that his worst enemy is himself - for when he applies the white face paint, he is transformed into JJ, the most vicious clown of all. And JJ wants Jamie dead . . .
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The Planets

By Giles Sparrow, Giles Sparrow
Authors:
Giles Sparrow, Giles Sparrow
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