“Pull back the curtain on the dark and seedy history of Craw County and its most famous and feared resident, the high school football coach turned backwoods crime lord Euless Boss.”
“Welcome to Craw County, Alabama, home of Boss BBQ, the state champion Runnin’ Rebs football team…and more bastards than you’ve ever seen. When you’re an angry old man like Earl Tubb, the only way to survive a place like this…is to carry a really big stick.”
Pursued by a homicide detective, a Chicago hood heads to a small desert town to extort money from his crooked ex-boss. Amid the town’s festivities, the three form a deadly dance of death.
A collection of Hap Collins’ younger days growing up in East Texas, and some of his earliest adventures with pal Leonard Pine.
Conned out of $1500 by a trio of wanted studs, Jackson asks his brother for help—but his brother is a informant to Harlem’s deadly detective duo Coffin Ed Johnson and Gravedigger Jones.
Hap and Leonard are hired to exchange a sack full of money for a mummified dog corpse; things go wildly amiss from there as the job flops and the duo unearth age-old murders…
Four tales from Lawrence Block’s early days, living on the border between sleaze and crime: south-o-the-border short novel Border Lust, two short stories, and the detective novella “Stag Party Girl.”
“He got on the Trailways bus in Galbraith, North Dakota, booked all the way through to Spokane. But the Help Wanted sign at the diner in Cross Creek was calling his name.”
Zach Blake and his daughter Penny return to Martha’s Vineyard, seeking the truth behind the “accidental” death of their wife/mother Mary.
Scott Henderson is on death row for a crime he didn’t commit. The one person whose testimony can clear him? A woman nobody, not even Henderson, remembers.
Three of Hammett’s early Continental Op stories from October, 1923 issues of the Black Mask pulp: “Arson Plus,” “Crooked Souls,” and “Slippery Fingers.”