Madman pianist Vince escapes mental hospital, then takes former manager hostage to get back at an old friend for “stealing” his dream girl away. An early thriller by the master Matheson.
Young author is caught in a love triangle with a beautiful, frightened woman-child and his old college rival, a shady lawyer with mob connections. One of those two is a killer. But which one?
Detective Ed Noon falls into a get-rich-quick scheme planned by two circus giants, the towering Dolores (client) and her husband (corpse). Hijinks ensue.
Self-destructive gun for hire kills a man, triggering a moral quandary; he sets out on journey to discover who wanted the man dead and enact revenge.
Broke and broken ex-football star is enticed by a plot to find $120,000; all he has to do is sneak into a dead man’s mansion and find the hidden cash. Easier said than done.
“When it’s time to say goodbye… Say It With Bullets!” A basic, if entertaining, little revenge tale from 1953, filled with light wit and hard action. (Because I haven’t dealt with Hard Case enough this month.)