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Call Number: PS3562.E55 B35 1987
Publication Date: 1987-01-01
Shills Can't Cash Chips by From the world-famous creator of PERRY MASON, Erle Stanley Gardner, at his death the best-selling American writer of all time, comes another baffling case for the Cool & Lam detective agency. Return to the 1960s as a simple insurance investigation into a car accident puts Bertha Cool and Donald Lam on the trail of murder, and Donald hip-deep in danger when he poses as an ex-con to infiltrate a criminal gang. It's Gardner's twistiest caper ever, and a fitting conclusion to Hard Case Crime's revival of this classic (and long unavailable) detective series.
Call Number: PS3513.A6322 S49 2020
Publication Date: 2020-11-24
Wallace Wood Presents Shattuck by 1972, Wallace Wood created Shattuck, a rarely seen Western comic strip, assisted by soon-to-be great cartoonists Dave Cockrum (X-Men) and Howard Chaykin (Star Wars, Punisher). It's full of gun-toting femmes fatale, fast-drawing lawmen, and snarling outlaws.
Call Number: PN6727.W663 S3388 2016
Publication Date: 2016-06-07
The Cisco Kid by
Call Number: PN6728.C5 C55 2011
Publication Date: 2011-10-24
The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries by Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler collects sixty of his all-time favorite holiday crime stories--many of which are difficult or nearly impossible to find anywhere else
Call Number: PN6071.C6 B515 2013
Publication Date: 2013-10-22
So Many Doors by It begins on Death Row, with a condemned man refusing the services of the lawyer assigned to defend him. It begins with a beautiful woman dead, murdered - Vassilia Caroline Baird, known to all simply as V. That's where this extraordinary novel begins. But the story it tells begins years earlier, on a struggling farm in the shadow of the Great Depression and among the brawling "cat skinners" of Southern California, driving graders and bulldozers to tame the American West. And the story that unfolds, in the masterful hands of acclaimed author Oakley Hall, is a lyrical outpouring of hunger and grief, of jealousy and corruption, of raw sexual yearning and the tragedy of the destroyed lives it leaves in its wake. Unpublished for more than half a century, So Many Doors is Hall's masterpiece, an excoriating vision of human nature at its most brutal, and one of the most powerful books you will ever read.
Call Number: PS3558.A373 S67 2018
Publication Date: 2018-11-20
Call Number: PS3562.E55 G54 1986
Publication Date: 1986-03-01
L. A. Noir by A single-volume edition of three of the novels featuring Detective Sergeant Lloyd Hopkins of Los Angeles. The first involves the apparently random killings of 20 women, the second a multiple murder committed with a pre-Civil-War revolver, and the third a conspiracy of police corruption.
Call Number: PS3555.L6274 A6 1998
Publication Date: 2000-11-01
American Tabloid by
Call Number: PS3555.L6274 A8 1997
Publication Date: 1997-06-23
Double Down by Veteran thieves Nolan and Jon discover that their flight home with their ill-gotten spoils is being skyjacked while a mob-connected family in Iowa believes the thieves and stop the plane from being rerouted for a six-figure fee.
Call Number: PS3553.O4753 A6 2021
Publication Date: 2021-06-08
The Dain Curse by Miss Gabriel Dain Leggett is young and wealthy, with a penchant for morphine and religious cults. She also has an unfortunate effect on the people around her. They die -- violently. Is she the victim of a family curse? The Continental Op, the best private detective around, has his doubts.
Call Number: PS3515.A4347 D3 1972
Publication Date: 1978-05-12
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by With this brilliant novel, the bestselling author of The Mysteries of Pittsburgh and Wonder Boys gives us an exhilarating triumph of language and invention, a stunning novel in which the tragicomic adventures of a couple of boy geniuses reveal much about what happened to America in the middle of the twentieth century. Like Phillip Roth's American Pastoral or Don DeLillo's Underworld, Michael Chabon's The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay is a superb novel with epic sweep, spanning continents and eras, a masterwork by one of America's finest writers. It is New York City in 1939. Joe Kavalier, a young artist who has also been trained in the art of Houdini-esque escape, has just pulled off his greatest feat to date: smuggling himself out of Nazi-occupied Prague. He is looking to make big money, fast, so that he can bring his family to freedom. His cousin, Brooklyn's own Sammy Clay, is looking for a collaborator to create the heroes, stories, and art for the latest novelty to hit the American dreamscape: the comic book. Out of their fantasies, fears, and dreams, Joe and Sammy weave the legend of that unforgettable champion the Escapist. And inspired by the beautiful and elusive Rosa Saks, a woman who will be linked to both men by powerful ties of desire, love, and shame, they create the otherworldly mistress of the night, Luna Moth. As the shadow of Hitler falls across Europe and the world, the Golden Age of comic books has begun. The brilliant writing that has led critics to compare Michael Chabon to John Cheever and Vladimir Nabokov is everywhere apparent in The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. Chabon writes "like a magical spider, effortlessly spinning out elaborate webs of words that ensnare the reader," wrote Michiko Kakutani of The New York Times about Wonder Boys-and here he has created, in Joe Kavalier, a hero for the century.
Call Number: PS3553.H15 A82 2000
Publication Date: 2000-09-19
Fifty-To-One by It's 1958, and a sleazy New York pulp-fiction publisher finds himself in trouble after publishing a supposedly non-fiction account of a heist at a Mafia-run nightclub which was actually written by an 18 year-old showgirl with ambitions of writing for the New Yorker. With both the cops and the crooks after them, our heroes are about to learn that reading and writing pulp novels is a lot more fun than living them.
Call Number: PN3448.D4 A7 2008
Publication Date: 2011-05-10
Scorchy Smith by
Call Number: PN6728.S37 S53 1977 v.1
Publication Date: 1977-01-01
Lobster Johnson Volume 3: Satan Smells a Rat by After years of captivating fans from the pages of Hellboy and B.P.R.D., the pulp-style adventures of Lobster Johnson take the limelight in this collection of the Lobster's first solo series. Written and featuring a cover by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, Lobster Johnson is a wild ride full of fearsome monsters, mad scientists, and threats from the world beyond.
Call Number: PN6727.M53 L637 v.2
Publication Date: 2014-02-25
The Ten-Cent Plague by In the years between World War II and the emergence of television as a mass medium, American popular culture as we know it was first created--in the pulpy, boldly illustrated pages of comic books. Comics spoke to young people and provided the guardians of mainstream culture with a big target. No sooner had this new culture emerged than it was beaten down by church groups, community bluestockings, and a McCarthyish Congress. This book opens up the lost world of comic books, its creativity, irreverence, and suspicion of authority, showing how--years before rock 'n' roll--comics brought on a clash between children and their parents, between prewar and postwar standards.
Call Number: PN6725 .H33 2008
Publication Date: 2008-03-18
Thieves Fall Out by Follows the exploits of a down-on-his-luck American as he tries to smuggle an ancient relic out of Cairo during a time of revolution.
Call Number: PS3543.I26 T37 2015
Publication Date: 2016-04-12
Derby Dugan's Depression Funnies by The 1930s world of strip cartoons through the eyes of Al Beady, a lightning-fast pulp fiction writer. He writes text for "Derby Dugan," a cartoon on an orphan boy and his smart-aleck talking dog, serving as comic relief for hard times. By the author of Funny Papers.
Call Number: PS3554.E1116 D4 1996
Publication Date: 1996-06-01
The Long Goodbye by Marlowe is constantly on the move with a case involving a war-scarred drunk and his nymphomaniac wife. A psychotic gangster is on his trail; he is in trouble with the cops; and an unequaled number of corpses turn up.
Call Number: PS3505.H3224 L6 1992
Publication Date: 1988-08-12
The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps by 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 and more powerful than a freight train - a bullet couldn't pass through it. Here are the best stories and every major writer who ever appeared in celebrated Pulps like Black Mask, Dime Detective, Detective Fiction Weekly, and more. These are the classic tales that created the genre and gave birth to hard-hitting detectives who smoke criminals like packs of cigarettes; sultry dames whose looks are as lethal as a dagger to the chest; and gin-soaked hideouts where conversations are just preludes to murder. This is crime fiction at its gritty best
Call Number: PS648.C7 B585 2007
Publication Date: 2007-11-06
Double Feature by In New York City, a movie critic has just murdered his girlfriend - well, one of his girlfriends (not to be confused with his wife). Will the unlikely crime-solving partnership he forms with the investigating police detective keep him from the film noir ending he deserves? On the opposite coast, movie star Dawn Devayne - the hottest It Girl in Hollywood - gets a visit from a Navy sailor who says he knew her when she was just ordinary Estelle Anlic of San Diego. Now she's a big star who's put her past behind her. But secrets have a way of not staying buried...
Call Number: PS3573.E9 E5 2020
Publication Date: 2020-02-04
Men of Tomorrow by Animated by the stories of some of the last century's most charismatic and conniving artists, writers, and businessmen, Men of Tomorrow brilliantly demonstrates how the creators of the superheroes gained their cultural power and established a crucial place in the modern imagination. "This history of the birth of superhero comics highlights three pivotal figures. The story begins early in the last century, on the Lower East Side, where Harry Donenfeld rises from the streets to become the king of the 'smooshes'-soft-core magazines with titles like French Humor and Hot Tales. Later, two high school friends in Cleveland, Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel, become avid fans of 'scientifiction, ' the new kind of literature promoted by their favorite pulp magazines. The disparate worlds of the wise guy and the geeks collide in 1938, and the result is Action Comics #1, the debut of Superman. For Donenfeld, the comics were a way to sidestep the censors. For Shuster and Siegel, they were both a calling and an eventual source of misery: the pair waged a lifelong campaign for credit and appropriate compensation.
Call Number: PN6710.J664 M46 2005
Publication Date: 2005-10-11
Call Number: PN6727.C66 P37 2011
Publication Date: 2011-12-06
Somebody Owes Me Money by When cab driver Chet Conway goes to collect his winnings on a horse race, he finds his bookie lying dead on the living room floor.
Call Number: PS3573.E9 S66 2011
Publication Date: 2011-07-12
Phantom - The Inexorables 1942/1943 Daily Strips by " During World War II, The Phantom and his tribal allies join the fight as Axis forces seek a foothold in their land of Bengali. They want to cut off Allied supply lines, but they weren't expecting resistance fighters led and organized by The Phantom." --MyComicShop.com
Call Number: PN6728.P47 S47 1992
Pulp by Max Winters, a pulp writer in 1930s New York, finds himself drawn into a story not unlike the tales he churns out at five cents a word--tales of a Wild West outlaw dispensing justice with a six-gun. But will Max be able to do the same when pursued by bank robbers, Nazi spies, and enemies from his past?
Call Number: PN6727.B78 P85 2020
Publication Date: 2020-08-04
The Black Lizard Big Book of Black Mask Stories by An anthology culled from "Black Mask" magazine is a tribute to its mastery of the pulp noir genre that includes such stories as "Murder Is Bad Luck" and "Diamonds Mean Death" as well as two full-length novels including Paul Cain's "Fast One."
Call Number: PS648.N64 B57 2010
Publication Date: 2010-09-21
The Goon: Fancy Pants Edition Volume 1 by This volume collects issues one and two of The Goon originally published by Albatross Exploding Funy books, as well as issues one, three, five and nine of the Dark Horse Comics series The Goon
Call Number: PN6728.G66 P694 2005 v.1
Publication Date: 2005-10-25
Joyland by Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever.
Call Number: PS3561.I483 J69 2013
Publication Date: 2014-05-27
Turn on the Heat by Erle Stanley Gardner was not just the creator of Perry Mason -- at the time of his death, he was the best-selling American author of all time, with hundreds of millions of books in print. Among those books were the 29 cases of the brash, irresistible detective team of Bertha Cool and Donald Lam. Last year, Hard Case Crime brought out the first new Cool and Lam novel in decades, THE KNIFE SLIPPED, lost for 77 years after Gardner's publisher refused it. Now, we're bringing you the book Gardner wrote to replace it, often considered the best in the series: TURN ON THE HEAT. Hired by a mysterious 'Mr. Smith' to find a woman who vanished 21 years earlier, Donald Lam finds himself facing a sadistic cop, a desperate showgirl, a duplicitous client, and one very dogged (and beautiful) newspaper reporter -- while Bertha Cool's attempts to cut herself in on this lucrative opportunity land them both hip-deep in murder ...
Call Number: PS3513.A6322 T87 2017
Publication Date: 2017-11-14
Gone Fishin' by A novel exploring the early years of Easy Rawlins and Mouse Alexander, protagonists in a current black PI series. The setting is Texas, the time the 1930s, and the two embark on a car ride which will engulf them in the bayou world of voodoo, sex and murder.
Call Number: PS3563.O88456 G66 2002
Publication Date: 2002-09-17
Grave Descend by Diver James McGregor is used to exploring sunken ships. But there's something strange about the wreck of the Grave Descend. No one aboard tells quite the same story about what happened. Then there's the mysterious cargo they were carrying ... In one of the most beautiful places on Earth, a sinister plot is about to unfold. And if McGregor's not careful, he may find himself in over his head.
Call Number: PS3553.R48 G73 2013
Publication Date: 2013-10-29