An Orange For The Killer – Three Novelettes by J. Lane Linklater.
From the California orange groves, to the melon fields around Mexicali, to the quiet neighborhoods off the main drags of Hollywood, there’s plenty of murder to go around.
Homicide Hunch – Four Dan Turner Hollywood Detective stories by Robert Leslie Bellem (1902-1968).
Ring Twice For Laura by Vera Caspary (1899-1987) is the 1942 serialized novel that would become famous as the 1944 Otto Preminger movie ‘Laura.’ Serialized over seven weeks in Collier’s Weekly Magazine, it is the story of a New York City career woman mistakenly thought murdered in her own apartment and the three men most affected: her narcissistic former lover, her philandering fiancee, and the hardboiled detective assigned to investigate her case.
Stories From The Big House by Convict 12627
Four stories of life inside prison and how men get there, from Convict 12627. Convict 12627 was the pseudonym of Robert Arnold. His stories ran as features in several pulp mystery and crime magazines during the late 1930s.
Coffin Customer and Other Stories by Harold Q. Masur
Murders, frameups, double crosses and greed star in these three stories from Harold Q. Masur (1909-2005).
Highway Homicide and Other Stories by Carl G. Hodges (1902-1964) – three Dwight and Gail Berke novelettes of greed, revenge and murder!
Dwight Berke was the sports editor of the Journal and his wife Gail was the photographer for the paper. The Berkes found themselves in the middle of various crime mysteries but somehow
Sleeping Dogs and Other Stories by Robert Leslie Bellem
Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective was a typical hardboiled private eye, who just happened to work the back lots and bedrooms of Hollywood. The vain film stars, the arrogant producers, the scheming agents and an endless array of glamorous female “starlets” were his clientele. Here are four stories from the casebook of Dan Turner by Robert Leslie Bellem (1902-1968).
Phony Shakedown – Four Stories of Dan Turner – Hollywood Detective by Robert Leslie Bellem
Dan Turner was a hard-boiled gumshoe who worked the mean streets and back lots of the film studios of Hollywood, encountering murderers, blackmailers, greedy producers, seductive starlets, desperate has-beens and immoral grifters.
Publicity for the Corpse – Two Johnny Castle Novelettes by C.S. Montanye
Johnny Castle was a New York sports writer. Castle was tougher than most sports writers and it’s a good thing he was – he always seemed to wind up in the middle of a murder.