Vengeance is Mine!

by Mickey Spillane "Cut it out." "No." She drew the word out. Her eyes were half closed. "It's me that wants you, Mike. I'll do what I can to get you. I won't stop. There's never been anyone else like you." "Later." "Now." Sex! Gorgeous, naked women feature heavily in this novel, and that’s saying something... Continue Reading →

The Dain Curse

by Dashiell Hammett "Kill yourself into a hole, and the chances are a time comes when you have to kill yourself out." In the author's second novel the Continental Op feature in Red Harvest is dispatched to the investigation of a few stolen diamonds. He quickly discovers the theft has elements which don't add up... Continue Reading →

The Grifters

by Jim Thompson Where had it all started? she wondered. Where the beginning of this detour which had sidetracked civilization into mixing drinks with one hand and stirring up bombs with the other? Roy’s a grifter, born to a 14-year-old mother and a world where thinking fast and moving faster isn’t a con, it’s just... Continue Reading →

The Terror

by Dan Simmons With luck he'd get almost two hours of a drunkard's sleep before the next day of darkness and cold began. With luck, he thought as he drifted off, he wouldn't wake at all. The Terror is the fictionalized true story of Francis Crozier’s disastrous attempt to find a passage through the polar northern... Continue Reading →

My Gun is Quick

by Mickey Spillane He couldn't lose me now or ever. I was the guy with the cowl and the scythe. I had a hundred and forty black horses under me and an hourglass in my hand, laughing like crazy until the tears rolled down my cheeks. Our ultra-violent, hard as rock private detective Mike Hammer... Continue Reading →

Vacation

by Matthew Costello The guns neatly nested in the foam. Boxes of shells on the side. The small, timed explosives. A larger flashlight. Crazy, he thought, to be traveling with this. But then he thought, Crazier not to. The world has been overrun by Can Heads (zombies), and no one knows how it started. Jack... Continue Reading →

A Swell-Looking Babe

by Jim Thompson That had been almost a year ago, back before he had lost his capacity for being insulted, before he had learned  simply to accept... and hate. Dusty Rhodes is a bellhop at a high end hotel, a job that has him involved in all manner of hijinks and pays well, and he needs... Continue Reading →

Queen of Blood

by Charles Nuetzel What looked like a history-making meeting is turning into a nightmare. A signal from outer space has recently been discovered, and soon after evidence of an alien ship landing on Mars follows. An expedition is launched to recover what is thought to be an alien spacecraft and rescue any survivors. The already... Continue Reading →

I, the Jury

by Mickey Spillane Maybe I'll even give the rat a chance to get me. More likely not. I hate too hard and shoot too fast. Mickey Spillane’s first published novel introduces the iconic private investigator, Mike Hammer. As the book opens Hammer is standing over the body of his best friend Jack who’s been shot... Continue Reading →

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