Joyland (Glen Orbik Cover)

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Who Dares Enter The Funhouse Of Fear?

When this novel is published in June 2013, there will also be a cover by Robert McGinnis.

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The Wounded and the Slain

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Their vacation in paradise became a descent into hell.

Their marriage on the rocks, James and Cora Bevan flew to Jamaica for a last chance at patching things up. But in the slums of Kingston James found himself fighting for his life—while Cora found her own path to destruction, in the arms of another man.

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The Valley of Fear

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They all answered to…the BODYMASTER!

Years ago, a P.I. out of Chicago brought justice to a dirty town. Now he’s going to pay.

A sawed-off shotgun blast to the face leaves one man dead–and reveals a secret that has pursued another across an ocean and set the world’s most ruthless criminal on his trail. The man needs the help of a great detective…but could even Sherlock Holmes save him now?

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Songs of Innocence

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Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.

LITTLE GIRL…FOUND.
Three years ago, detective John Blake solved a mystery that changed his life forever—and left a woman he loved dead. Now Blake is back, to investigate the apparent suicide of Dorothy Louise Burke, a beautiful college student with a double life. The secrets Blake uncovers could blow the lid off New York City’s sex trade…if they don’t kill him first.

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Memory

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The Crime Was Over In A Minute— The Consquences Lasted A Lifetime

Hospitalized after a liaison with another man’s wife ends in violence, Paul Cole has just one goal: to rebuild his shattered life. But with his memory damaged, the police hounding him, and no way even to get home, Paul’s facing steep odds—and a bleak fate if he fails…

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Blackmailer

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She Was Born Bad

What did a gorgeous Hollywood starlet have to do with the disappearance of a Nobel Prize winner’s last manuscript?

IT’S THE STORY of a big-game hunter, fisherman, fighter, visitor to Cuba, drunk, and Nobel Prize-winning author, recently deceased of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, whose final unpublished manuscript could fetch a mint…

IT’S THE STORY of a short, balding man with a high-pitched voice and a vicious wit, whose cocktail parties are the talk of the town, especially when a beautiful woman dies at one of them…

IT’S THE STORY of Hollywood’s sexiest starlet, who manages to conceal things even when she’s wearing nothing but a towel… …and it’s the story of Dick Sherman, intrepid New York publisher, on the trail of the literary find of the century—and the killer who will stop at nothing to keep it from being found.

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Quarry In The Black

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This is the final cover Glen Orbik worked on before he died in 2015

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American Century #26

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This is a pulp-cover-style painting with pulp covers in it! Meta-Pulp!

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The Colorado Kid

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Would She Learn The Dead Man’s Secret?

Who was the dead man, and what was he doing so far from home?

On an island off the coast of Maine, a man is found dead. There’s no identification on the body. Only the dogged work of a pair of local newspapermen and a graduate student in forensics turns up any clues, and it’s more than a year before the man is identified. And that’s just the beginning of the mystery. Because the more they learn about the man and the baffling circumstances of his death, the less they understand. Was it an impossible crime? Or something stranger still…?

By Stephen King. This book is the basis for the SyFy original show Haven.

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Joyland (McGinnis Cover)

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Beyond The Lights, There Is Only Darkness

This is the extremely limited hardback edition. The paperback cover by Glen Orbik is here.

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Seduction Of The Innocent

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Comic Books Are Corrupting America’s Youth!

Or so the esteemed Dr. Werner Frederick would have people believe—people like the Congressmen holding hearings on banning violent crime and horror “funny books.” And when the crusade provokes a most un-funny murder, Jack Starr—comics syndicate troubleshooter—has no shortage of suspects. Was it the knife-wielding juvenile delinquent or the naked seductress? Perhaps a frustrated publisher or an outraged cartoonist. Or was it a comic book reader…?

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The Max

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Caged… and Dangerous!

When last we saw Max Fisher and Angela Petrakos, Max was being arrested by the NYPD for drug trafficking and Angela was fleeing the country in the wake of a brutal murder. Now both are headed for eye-opening encounters with the law—Max in the cell blocks of Attica, Angela in a quaint little prison on the Greek island of Lesbos…

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False Negitive

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There’s no glamour in the grave.

Newspaperman Adam Jordan’s byline ran above two big articles in the early editions. One of them got him fired. The other landed him a job writing true crime pieces for Real Detective magazine. The story he’s working on now—a beauty contestant found strangled on an Atlantic City beach—is one that boardwalk power brokers would rather see covered up then covered. And if Adam keeps digging, he may find that he’s digging his own grave…

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50-To-One

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When it came to crime, she wrote the book.

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF HARD CASE CRIME! Okay, not really. But what if, instead of having been founded 50 books ago, Hard Case Crime had been founded 50 years ago, by a rascal out to make a quick buck off the popularity of pulp fiction? Such a fellow might make a few enemies—especially after publishing a supposed non-fiction account of a heist at a Mob-run nightclub, actually penned by an 18-year-old showgirl. 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…
Told in 50 chapters, each chapter named after one of the first 50 books in the series.

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The Automatic Detective

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If there was an awesome tagline, this would be the best retro sci-fi neo-noir robot detective cover ever. Submit one in the comments!

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