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Fourteen tales of crime and retribution from the Great, the Good and the Unknown: a landmark anthology from the 1930s, when pulp fiction gave birth to the detective working the mean streets of the big city

Harlan Coben introduces a collection of the greatest of the great from the Golden Age of pulp fiction. Here are 14 classic tales of virtue versus villainy that will keep you riveted to your seat.

Legendary writers you’ve already heard of like Dashiell Hammett, Erle Stanley Gardner, Cornell Woolrich and Raymond Chandler are here. Legendary writers that you should have heard of like Frederick Nebel, Paul Cain, Carroll John Daly, George Harman Coxe, Horace McCoy and Thomas Walsh are also where they should be – with the greats.

Tailor-made for pulp novices and hard-boiled fans with a soft spot for the masters, this collection shows that some writing has an edge that time just can’t dull.

Reviews

Pulp fiction is a rich and glorious genre. Such is the intelligence of the selection that there's ne'r a dull piece here.' Good Book Guide
Good Book Guide
This collection shows that some writing has an edge that time just can't dull.' Yorkshire Evening Post
Yorkshire Evening Post