The Petals of Lao-Tze – The eighth “petal”, is the final piece needed to recreate the complete golden talisman that is said to have given Lao-Tze long life, perhaps even immortality. Retrieving it from a dead man deep in the Himalayas is the easy part. Bringing it back to a wealthy benefactor is another story.
The Lanson Screen and Other Stories – Four stories of conflict, war, espionage, and the end of the world.
Sleep With The Devil – Ferron was part hoodlum, part gigolo, a guy who’d break your arm as quick as he’d look at you. Suddenly his whole world began to shatter with unspeakable savagery.
The Masked Woman – Professor James Xenophon Salwick, holding the chair of physics in the university, and an authority on anthropology jumps into the middle of a gang fight and is rescued by the (soon to be) infamous masked woman, Madam Madcap, “one of those clever Continental women of whom I have read.”
The Exile of Time – Time traveling robots go back to 1935 New York City and destroy it, killing thousands. The chase to get the evil one behind the destruction takes our heroes both to the beginning and the end of time on earth.
Stolen jewels, double crosses and murder star in Don’t Meddle With Murder – Two Johnny Castle Novelettes by C.S. Montanye.
Death Has An Escort – Three hard-boiled stories about love and pleasure and blackmail and murder by Roger Torrey.
The Secret of the Tong by Hugh Clevely
Having just returned to New York after 18 months in South America, Martin Kerr is mistaken for another man. After being threatened in a restaurant and stalked by sinister Chinese men, Martin needs to find out why – and fast!
Wings For An Angel- Three Johnny Castle Novelettes by C.S. Montanye
Johnny Castle was a New York sports reporter. 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.
School For Murder – Special Agent Dan Fowler takes a lesson in Death from the Masked Dean’s course in crime—while Murder and Pillage, smashing through state lines on a rampage of wholesale lawlessness, cringe from the onslaught of the G-Men…
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.
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.