Poisons Unknown

12388277444_3742677d91_o thumbnail
12625658085_7f51d4193d_o thumbnail

Johnny Liddell investigates a weird cult in the murderous New Orleans underworld…

via via

Seeing Red


Trapped between two lies — and only a corpse knew the truth!


Death Has Three Lives

31815707-4973823811_14e40b9308_o thumbnail
10592654805_5c7f9b9649_h thumbnail

via via

The Crooked Hinge (1955)


A master detective’s most challenging puzzle

This story was also published in Detective Mystery Novel magazine.


Run To Death (1943)

24421066110_6c5f67cf80_o thumbnail
39436407-7017844361_8eb14c736c_o[1] thumbnail

The 1957 cover can be seen here, and the Mystery Book magazine cover, here.

via via

Gold Comes in Bricks

26167014-[pulpfairgold thumbnail
26167015-3028591342_c57cc8c159_z thumbnail

One dame was loaded with it. She had so much she didn’t seem to mind giving it away in ten thousand dollar chunks. But Donald Lam suspected blackmail…

A mining company claimed they’d found tons of the stuff. Lam knew their stock was phony — but he invested a thousand bucks worth of sucker money…

The girl at the cigar counter had hair that color. But every time Lam saw the light glint along her wavy tresses, he was reminded of the strands in a hangman’s rope…

via via

The Second Happiest Day


The Big Novel Of Today’s Gilded Youth, Sated With Too Much Money, Jaded Because Everything Is Too Easy. Here Are The Reckless Loves, The Wild Gaiety, The Bitterness Of A New Lost Generation


Rogue’s Holiday

29791598-5987036577_71fe6ba35e_o[1] thumbnail
36389183-6623478833_0b2ec45a70_b[1] thumbnail

When pirates lusted for women and gold…

… instead of free movies.

From the back:

Blackbeard’s thirteenth wife…

Her name was Raquel. The fire of her Latin beauty burned in her eyes. She was taunting, irresistible… Robert Maynard felt her dark eyes upon him, beckoning. Yet he knew that to succumb to her charms was death… For Maynard was Blackbeard’s prisoner, and he had seen the pirate’s own glittering eyes — the eyes of a ruthless killer who would give no mercy and ask no name… And then Raquel was beside Maynard in the dark hold of the ship, her voluptuous body against his own. “I shall not give you up,” she said, “never…”

via via