Nick and Nora Charles are Hammett s most enchanting creations, a rich, glamorous couple who solve homicides in between wisecracks and martinis At once knowing and unabashedly romantic, The Thin Man is a murder mystery that doubles as a sophisticated comedy of manners.
It was the 1930s The avarice of the elite had plunged the country into the Great Depression Class warfare was being waged, and someone was about to snap Young Betty McDougal discovered how hard life could be when her family was evicted from their farm and forced to live in a Citadel City shelter.
Alternate cover for this ISBN can be found here The first volume of the crime comic megahit that introduced the now infamous character Marv and spawned a blockbuster film returns in a newly redesigned edition, with a brand new cover by Frank Miller some of his first comics art in years It s a
Supernatural fantasy has a new antihero in Sandman Slim, star of this gripping, gritty new series by Richard Kadrey Life sucks and then you die Or, if you re James Stark, you spend eleven years in Hell as a hitman before finally escaping, only to land back in the hell on earth that is Los Angeles.
In his introduction to the The Best American Noir of the Century, James Ellroy writes, noir is the most scrutinized offshoot of the hard boiled school of fiction It s the long drop off the short pier and the wrong man and the wrong woman in perfect misalliance It s the nightmare of flawed souls
Nick Corey is a terrible sheriff on purpose He doesn t solve problems, enforce rules or arrest criminals He knows that nobody in tiny Potts County actually wants to follow the law and he is perfectly content lazing about, eating five meals a day, and sleeping with all the eligible women.Still,
Marlowe s about to give up on a completely routine case when he finds himself in the wrong place at the right time to get caught up in a murder that leads to a ring of jewel thieves, another murder, a fortune teller, a couple murders, and corruption than your average graveyard.
Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid.He is the hero he is everything He must be a complete man and a common man and yet an unusual man This is the Code of the Private Eye as defined by Raymond Chandler in his 1944 essay The Simple
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 powerful than a freight train a bullet couldn t pass through it Here are the
Mysterious doom hovers menacingly over the members of the Gargoyle Club Follow the world s greatest sleuth as he pits brain and brawn against a vicious criminal Ripped from the pages of The Phantom Detective magazine, here is the lead novel from the January, 1938 issue
Burned out private detective and self styled shit magnet Michael McGill needed a wake up call to jump start his dead career What he got was a virtual cattle prod to the crotch, in the form of an impossible assignment delivered directly from the president s heroin addict chief of staff It seems the
The Debut novel from the Untamed State Montezuma The Untamed State True now than ever, since the Thunderbird Highway closed and civilization fled Now Montezuma is a ghost state, a haven for the lawless where only the most savage thrive Mai is on the run from the law herself, driving down
Even in Empire City, a town where weird science is the hope for tomorrow, it s hard for a robot to make his way It s even harder for a robot named Mack Megaton, a hulking machine designed to bring mankind to its knees But Mack s not interested in world domination He s just a bot trying to get by,
Chuck Palahniuk showed himself to be his generation s most visionary satirist in this, his first book Fight Club s estranged narrator leaves his lackluster job when he comes under the thrall of Tyler Durden, an enigmatic young man who holds secret after hours boxing matches in the basement of bars.