(From the publisher):
Harlan Ellison introduces a collection of 16 taut and muscular tales starring some of fiction's hardest-boiled criminals, crooks, deperados and rogues. Anti-heroes to a man, these are the guys who can be guaranteed to outwit the cops, make off with the dough and get the girl. Just don't get in their way.
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, James M. Cain, Norbert Davis, Leslie Charteris, C. S. Montayne and Raoul Whitfield 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.
Edited by Otto Penzler.
- Foreword by Otto Penzler
- Introduction by Harlan Ellison
- The Cat Woman by Erle Stanley Gardner
- The Dilemma of the Dead Lady by Cornell Woolrich
- The House of Kaa by Richard B. Sale
- The Invisible Millionaire by Leslie Charteris
- Faith by Dashiell Hammett
- Pastorale by James M. Cain
- The Sad Serbian by Frank Gruber
- You'll Always Remember Me by Steve Fisher
- Finger Man by Raymond Chandler
- You'll Die Laughing by Norbert Davis
- About Kid Deth by Raoul Whitfield
- The Sinister Sphere by Frederick C. Davis
- Pigeon Blood by Paul Cain
- The Perfect Crime by C. S. Montanye
- The Monkey Murder by Erle Stanley Gardner
- The Crimes of Richmond City by Frederick Nebel
Original title: Pulp Fiction: The Villains
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Crime/Caper
Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Hardboiled
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