"...all the slam-bang anyone might want."
132 profiles of classic paperback original (PBO) era authors. In addition to editing the book and compiling the Pseudodex, a comprehensive (I hope) listing of authors by real name and pseudonyms, giving the reader a chance to look up any byline and see not only the author's real name but the other pseudonyms that he or she may have used.
"...an essential reference book for lovers of hard-boiled/noir paperbacks of the 1930s through the mid-1960s..."
A cop in departmental trouble knows his wife is being stalked, but feels helpless to do anything about it. Does he report it and bring undue attention to himself, or should he take matters into his own hands, and damn the consequences? A new thriller from the author of Turnabout and Shallow Secrets.
Turnabout: Ex-cop Frankie O'Neil is caught in the middle of a murder and money laundering scheme in Florida, forced to fight for his family while trying to survive in a world he thought he'd left behind. Shallow Secrets: An unsatisfactory conclusion to a series of crimes cost James Robinson his career eight years later, a new wave of murder may finally redeem him.
A taut, hard crime thriller that harkens back to the best of the pulp days.
--Gary Lovisi, editor Paperback Parade
A moody novel with sullen authority. A quality read but not a light one.
Scott Porter owns a PI agency, the kind that helps the guys with money fight the resources of the authorites. He catches a case worth a lot of money but the problem is the whole thing is vague, and soon he's dealing with shady cops and crooked FBI agents. Is the key in the mysterious letter found in a rare book? Or is it something more understandagle--like the mob? And things grow more complicate the closer he gets to his married co-worker, whose husband works for the Sarasota PD when he's not fooling around on his wife....
Stack this one on the top shelf next to the other big boys. The pantheon grows. Thompson, Chandler, Hammett, Cain, Collins … and Ollerman.