Brown, Fredric, The Complete Ed & Am Hunter Mysteries (Ed & Am Hunter)| Buy this book Deluxe two-volume set collecting all the novels and short stories. Edited by Stephen Haffner, with an intro by Jack Seabrook and original cover art by Lynton Parmar-Hemsley.
January 2024 Collections & Anthologies
Rosten, Leo, The Dark Corner/Sleep, My Love (Bradford Galt/non-P.I.) The inspiration for two classic noirs, finally in print again.
December 2023 Collections & Anthologies
Heller, Lorenz, Wild is the Woman/Lovers Don’t Sleep (non-P.I.) (r) | Buy this book
Phillips, Gary, The Unvarnished Gary Phillips: A Mondo Pulp Collection | Buy this book | Kindle it! Seventeen blasts of pure pulp from the master, from noir to sci-fi to WTF?: superheroes, Aztec vampires, astral projecting killers, oxygen-sucking bombs, undercover space rangers, aliens occupying Los Angeles (who could tell?), and more mad scientists and evil geniuses than you could fit in a city bus.
Bracken, Michael, editor, Prohibition Peepers: Private Eyes During the Noble Experiment| Buy this book| Kindle it! A round of stories set in the Prohibition era, all featuring private eyes of one kind or another, with contributions from Michael Bracken, Susanna Calkins, David Dean, Jim Doherty, John M. Floyd, Nils Gilbertson, Richard Helms, Hugh Lessig, Steve Liskow, Leigh Lundin, Adam Meyer, Penny Mickelbury, Joseph S. Walker, and Stacy Woodson.
Dent, Lester, The Devils Smelled Nice: The Complete Adventures of the Gadget Man, Vol. 2 (Click Rush) | Buy this book
Oates, Joyce Carol, editor, A Darker Shade of Noir: New Stories of Body Horror by Women Writers (collection)| Buy this book | Kindle it! I’m not even sure of it’s even noir or even crime in some cases, and I don’t think there’s a P.I. in the bunch, but these stories are shocking, disturbing and frightening. A perfect gift for that Incel nephew of yours.
West, Holly, editor, Killin’ Time in San Diego (collection)| Buy this book | Kindle it! The official collection for Bouchercon 2023, featuring San Diego-set new stories by C.J. Box, Naomi Hirahara, Ann Cleeves, Mary Keenan, C.W. Blackwell, J.R. Sanders, John M. Floyd, Kathy A. Norris, Kathleen L. Asay, L.H. Dillman, Richie Narvaez, Wesley Browne, Désirée Zamorano, James Thorpe, Kim Keeline, Victoria Weisfeld, Anne-Marie Campbell, Jennifer Berg, Tim P. Walker, and Emilya Naymark.
Brocklebank, Katherine, White Talons: The Complete Black Mask Cases of Tex of the Border Service (non-P.I.)| Buy this book Brocklebank was one of handful of women writers to crack the Black Mask market, and her serialized novel White Talons, featuring a hard-charging woman border guard, was the only series in that iconic pulp’s history to feature a female lead character. Includes two other hard-boiled detective stories from the author.
Champion, D.L., Murder Pays 7 to 1: The Complete Black Mask Cases of Rex Sackler, Vol. 2 (Rex Sackler)| Buy this book
Constiner, Merle, The Hound with the Golden Eye: The Complete Black Mask Cases of Luther McGavock, Vol. 2 (LutherMcGavock)| Buy this book
Coyle, Matt, Naomi Hirahara, & Tammy Kaehler, editors, Crime Under the Sun (anthology)| Buy this book | Kindle it!
From the San Diego chapter of Sisters in Crime come fifteen stories casting shadows on the fun, fun, myth of SoCal life.
Hammett, Dashiell, Zigzags of Treachery: The Complete Black Mask Cases of the Continental Op, Vol. 1 (The Continental Op)| Buy this book Collects the first ten stories, as well as an all-new introduction by Bob Byrne.
Torrey, Roger, The Case-Hardened Samaritan: The Complete Black Mask Cases of Dal Prentice, Vol. (non-P.I.)| Buy this book
Derleth, August, The Arrival of Solar Pons: Early Manuscripts & Pulp Magazine Appearances of the Sherlock Holmes of Praed Street (Solar Pons) | Buy this book| Kindle it!
January 2023 Collections & Anthologies
Block, Lawrence (editor), Playing Games (collection) | Buy this book| Kindle it! Oh, the games people play now… Gar Anthony Haywood, S.A. Cosby, David Morrell, Patricia Abbott, Joe R. Lansdale, Charles Ardai, Jeffery Deaver, Robert Silverberg and the dude himself all ante up with tales of those who spin the wheel, roll the dice, and play the games, be it poker or Candyland.
December 2022 Collections & Anthologies
Kinmman, Gay Toltl, & Andrew McAleer, editors, Edgar & Shamus Go Golden| Buy this book| Kindle it! There’s a lot of talk about mystery’s “Golden Age,’ and a lot of praise for Christie, Crofts, Sayers, Van Dine and all those muckety-mucks in the introduction, but this collection by assorted Edgar and Shamus winners actually leans heavily towards the harder-boiled end of the street, with contributions by assorted P.I. writers, including P.J. Parrish, John Floyd, Kristen Lepionka, Brendan DuBois, Lori Armstrong, Carolina Garcia-Aguilera and O’Neil De Noux, the last three all receiving Shamus noms for their stories in this one.
Footner, Hulbert, The Under Dogs: The Complete Cases of Madame Storey, Volume 3 (Madame Storey)| Buy this book Contains “The Steerers” and “The Under Dogs,” along with the original pulp illustrations and an intro by Robert Sampson.
Hammett, Dashiell, The Continental Op (The Continental Op) | Buy the collection Illustrated edition of the first five Continental OP short stories, featuring ten drop-dead gorgeous art plates by John K. Snyder.
Phillips, Gary, & Gar Anthony Haywood, editors, Witnesses for the Dead (anthology) | Buy this book | Kindle it! What if you saw what they saw? New stories by Christopher Chambers, Richie Narvaez, Gary Phillips, Sarah M. Chen, Cara Black, Tod Goldberg, SJ Rozan, and more.
Jakubowski, Maxim, editor, Black is the Night (anthology)| Buy this book| Kindle it! A solid collection of new stories inspired by noir master Cornell Woolrich, with contributions by Neil Gaiman, Joe R. Lansdale, Kim Newman, Martin Edwards, Donna Moore, James Grady, Barry N. Malzberg, James Sallis, Charles Ardai, Bill Pronzini, Maxim Jakubowski,
O’Neil De Noux, William Boyle and more.
September 2022 Collections & Anthologies
Christie, Agatha, Marple: Twelve New Stories (collection; non-P.I.) | Kindle it! All new stories from Naomi Alderman Leigh Bardugo, Alyssa Cole, Val McDermid, Kate Mosse, Ruth Ware and others.
Edwards, Martin, (editor), Murder by the Book: Mysteries for Bibliophiles (anthology) | Buy this book |Buy the audio| Kindle it! Books. As motive. As maguffin. As weapon. Sixteen nefarious nuggets from the Golden Age of British Crime, perfect for savoring on a cold winter’s night, perhaps accompanied by a hot cuppa. Among the suspects? Nicholas Blake, G.D.H. Cole and M. Cole, A.A. Milne, Julian Symons, Ngaio Marsh, E.C. Bentley, Christianna Brand and John Creasey all contribute bibliographic mayhem (there are even a few private detective tales) that will have you turning the pages… and looking over your shoulder.
Phillips, Gary, editor,South Central Noir (anthology) | Buy this book| Kindle it! Featuring all-new stories by Gar Anthony Haywood, Naomi Hirahara, Roberto Lovato, Penny Mickelbury, Gary Phillips, Jeri Westerson, Steph Cha and others.
June 2022 Collections & Anthologies
Cudmore, Libby, & Art Taylor, editors, Lawyers, Guns & Money (anthology) | Buy this book | Kindle it! The shit has hit the fan. Short stories inspired by the music of Warren Zevon, by the likes of excitable boys & girls such as William Boyle, Dana Cameron, Libby Cudmore, Hilary Davidson, Paul D. Marks, Josh Pachter, Charles Salzberg, Laura Ellen Scott, Alex Segura, Kevin Burton Smith (who?) and Brian Thornton.
Jakubowski, Maxim, editor, The Book of Extraordinary Femme Fatale Stories: The Best New Original Stories of the Genre Featuring Female Villains, Detectives, and Other Mysterious Women (anthology) | Buy this book | Kindle it! Contributors include Claude Lalumière, O’Neil De Noux, Bev Vincent, Robert Lopresti and Joseph S. Walker.
Niles, Steve, Criminal Macabre (collection; Cal McDonald)| Buy this book | Kindle it! Collects the prose stories featuring Steve Niles’s ghost-and-monster-busting private eye: “Savage Membrane;” “Guns, Drugs, and Monsters,” “Dial M for Monster” and “All My Bloody Things,” plus two new stories: “The Dead Son,” “Out of Water” and an introduction by horror legend John Carpenter. (May 2022)
Powell, William Dylan/Vilharo, Will, Dixon Guidry Gets Lost/All Souls are Final (1: Roughneck Mike/1: Vic Valentine) | Buy this book | Kindle it!
Spillane, Mickey, Stand Up and Die!: A Crime Fiction Collection (collection) | Buy this book | Kindle it! Ten hard to find tales, including a Mike Hammer story. With an intro by Max Allan Collins (of course).
Bracken, Michael, editor, Groovy Gumshoes: Private Eyes in the Psychedelic Sixties(anthology) | Buy this book | Kindle it! Tune in and turn on with this trippy collection of original stories by the likes of Jack Bates, C.W. Blackwell, Michael Bracken, N.M. Cedeño, Hugh Lessig, Steve Liskow, Adam Meyer, Tom Milani, Neil S. Plakcy, Stephen D. Rogers, Mark Thielman, Grant Tracey, Mark Troy, Andrew Welsh-Huggins, and Robb White.
Daly, Carroll John, Unremembered Murder: The Collected Hard-Boiled Stories of Race Williams Vol. 7 (Race Williams) | Buy this book 16 from 1944–55, as Daly closed out his most popular series with a bang, plus an all-new intro by Professor Brooks E. Hefner of James Madison University.
Rozan, S.J.,editor, Crime Hits Home (MWA anthology) | Buy this book |Buy the audio | Kindle it! The latest from the Mystery Writers of America includes new stories from Naomi Hirahara, Sara Paretsky, Gary Phillips, Walter Mosley and S.J. Rozan, among others.