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April 6, 2022

Spring Has Sprung

And so have we. We start this month's newsletter on a note of defiance. We've been having a lot of trouble with Facebook and we've finally had enough. Long story, short: Facebook keeps "disappearing" our FB catalog listings. For a more detailed statement you can read our recent post Banned By Facebook.

However, YOU get the benefit of FB's ridiculous nonsense with this private newsletter-only sale. You can go to this Banned By Facebook page and get these ebooks for 10% off all year long. Just enter the coupon code BannedByFacebook at the checkout to get the discount. And if we have more problems with Facebook we'll add those books to the list also.

In other news, we're very pleased with the release of The Continental Op -1925-26 by Dashiell Hammett. We restored the stories Mike or Alec or Rufus and Corkscrew back to their original versions. You might be interested in this third book in the series of Hammett's unnamed private detective. We sure have been.
The Continental Op -1925-26 by Dashiell Hammett
The seven Continental Op stories that Dashiell Hammett wrote during 1925 and 1926 for The Black Mask magazine.

Mike or Alec or Rufus was published in the January 1925 issue.

The Whosis Kid was published in the March 1925 issue. A novelette of thirteen chapters.

The Scorched Face was published in the May 1925 issue. A novelette of eleven chapters.

Corkscrew was published in the September 1925 issue. A novella of seventeen chapters.

Dead Yellow Women was published in the November 1925 issue. A novelette of eleven chapters.

The Gutting of Couffignal was published in the December 1925 issue. A novelette of nine chapters.

The Creeping Siamese was published in the March 1926 issue. A novelette of two chapters.
So what's on SALE this month?

On Sale This Month.

Dark Lore by Nictzin Dyalhis
Dark Lore – The Eternal Conflict between good and evil, and the fates of people in different incarnations are explored in these stories.

For Wounding — Retaliation (1922) – The Border— Inez, the Pima squaw uses strategy.

He Refused To Stay Dead (1927) – Are innocent babes born into the world, imbued with the spirit of some restless ghoul come back to earth to fulfill its destiny? Eric Marston thought so, when—

The Eternal Conflict (1925) – Complete Novelette of Cosmic Spaces—of Heaven and Hell

The Red Witch (1932) – A tale of atavism, a thrill-story which links the past and present—a fascinating weird tale about a red-headed woman

The Dark Lore (1927) – A tale of the outer spaces and the lurid hells through which the soul of Lura Veyle was hurled

Scalp Harvest and Other Stories by William Heuman
Life on the frontier from fighting a battle against the rampaging Sioux, to fighting to keep a town from being overcome by a tinhorn’s greed and intimidation.

Gunsmoke On The Arrow (1946) – Rank-proud Major George Brandon led his troops down a redskin glory-trail. And only a renegade shavetail knew that trail ended in bloody Sioux massacre on the open prairie! A four chapter novelette.

Scalp Harvest (1946) – Only one man could keep the seething caldron of the Sioux Reservation from spilling over and becoming a whooping, blood-crazed torrent threatening to drown the little settlement. Only one man, and Sergeant Morgan Carr knew where to find him—in the biggest gambling hell in town, a bottle near his shaking hands! A five chapter novelette.

There’s Blood On His Star (1948) – Golden Billy Smith, Marshal of Clover City, backed the law with a soft voice and a loud Colt, until a bust-head boom-town honky-tonk bouncer tried to prove that two hard fists could beat two fast guns! A four chapter novelette.
Lord of the Lamia by Otis Adelbert Kline
A colorful weird mystery-tale of an American archeologist in the eon-old city of Cairo. An American archeologist faces a weird and deadly mythic ancient creature in the eons-old city of Cairo. Modern day thieves wish to control it but somehow he becomes the Lord of the Lamia.
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M Is For Murder by Roger Torrey
Three stories of crime, corruption and murder by a master of hard-boiled crime fiction.

Justice Borrows Bullets (1937) – The tragic, cowardly finish of his pal’s career, and the spirit of a small boy who might some day meet a like fate, lashed Special Agent John Archer on to follow a microscope hunch that could earn him a fool’s name or death—or both.

Gun Trap for a Money-Killer (1938) – The trap O’Malley set for that shakedown slayer was baited with death — boomerang death!

M Stands For Murder (1944) – Playing watchdog all night in a warehouse isn’t much fun, but it’s a little different when it’s war stuff. As a matter of fact, most everything is, directly or indirectly, war stuff these days. And when it’s war stuff in a warehouse, that spells d-a-n-g-e-r. An eight chapter novellette.
Phony Shakedown – Four Stories of Dan Turner – Hollywood Detective by Robert Leslie Bellem

Phony Shakedown (1943) – At first, Dan thought the girl had shot at him and it didn’t make him any the less mad because she had missed. But before he could make her talk, another bullet closed her mouth. That sort of interference in Dan’s business was the last straw! Somebody was going to pay—and plenty.

Beyond Justice (1935) – Dan didn’t like this beauty contest, even though he was a judge. He liked it even less when the winning beauty was knifed. Was the dead girl’s murder an act of vengeance—or a legacy of love?

Monster’s Malice (1943) – It was a screwy assignment. The bogey-man thought he was going crazy! “I want you to save me from myself, Mr. Turner,” he said. “I’m turning into a werewolf. And I want you to keep me from hurting my wife . . .”

Half-Size Homicide (1943) – Dan wasn’t even working for the movie star when she slapped his face and fired him in the most public way possible! To make matters worse, the whole thing was right under the nose of the gabbiest gossip columnist in Hollywood.
Doom Trails a Buckeroo – Three Novelettes by Ed Earl Repp

Doom Trails a Buckeroo (1941)
Men called Kirby a fool for betting his outfit against that of a border-hopping rustler, but he knew that unless he could beat Deacon Evans at his own crooked game, there was no place for him in the cow country. A five chapter novelette.

Hurricane Hellion (1943)
Would that half of a copper plate engraved with the secret of a fortune in gold mean peace and prosperity to the strange youth and the gigantic rancher-or would it mean grim bushwack death?

Killers’ Cattle-Drive (1945)
When Tom Lincoln finally found the scarfaced murderer he had sought so long, he knew that the cards were stacked against him, and instead of roaring Dodge City at trail’s end, he’d meet the same bitter fate as had his cowman dad-a bullet in the back from a gunman no one could kill! A six chapter novelette.
In this Age of Cancel Culture, get in on the Banned By Facebook sale and get a few great stories that Facebook disapproves of. Come see us at The Pulp Fiction Book Store and check out some of the culture that Facebook would like to cancel.
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