Ranging from classic whodunits to bone-chilling suspense, here are twenty-eight adventures of Nevins’s popular series characters: lawyer-sleuth Loren Mensing, scamster Milo Turner, lady cop Gene Holt, along with a bevy of stand-alones, including “Open Letter to Survivors.”
Fittingly, as many of the stories appeared first in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Nevins provides an introduction recalling fondly his early mentoring by EQMM’s founding editor Fred Dannay. The author adds historical notes in an afterword to each story. NIGHT FORMS by Francis M. Nevins 378 pages. $16.95 ISBN: 978-1-935797-00-5
"Tricky, stark, brutal." Publishers Weekly
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"This isn't a book you'd want to give to your best friend who loves cozies . . . a collection full of the real hardboiled thing."
Bill Crider, Mystery Scene
Here, from an extraordinary writer equally at home in California noir and bayou dope deals (with zombies), is a sharp, profane and stunning collection of short fiction.
As NPR said, some of these crime stories would cause Nancy Drew to faint into her plate of cucumber tea sandwiches.
"Highly entertaining selections . . . spotlight the hip urban scene Phillips has made his own. . . . Those looking for a fun romp amid crime and killers will be satisfied." Publishers Weekly "" TREACHEROUS GARY PHILLIPS 230 PAGES TRADE PAPERBACK $14.95 ISBN: 978-1-935797-20-3
I Love a Mystery
"What a treasure! . . . literally a blow-by-blow account of the creation of three of the strongest Queen novels." Francis M. Nevins
The writing team of Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee (better known by their joint byline of Ellery Queen) produced some of the most ambitious mystery novels of the mid-20th Century.
Yet their relationship was acrimonious, marred by pain, financial and professional dependency and mistrust.
Here, culled from the Dannay archives by author and dramatist Joseph Goodrich, is the selected correspondence of these two volatile men during a period of their most important creative achievements.
With a Foreword by longtime television producer-writer William Link (Columbo, Ellery Queen, Murder, She Wrote).
"A superlative book . . . jaw-dropping revelations." William Link
BLOOD RELATIONS: The Selected Letters of Ellery Queen 1947-1950 JOSEPH GOODRICH, EDITOR WILLIAM LINK, FOREWORD 150 PAGES TRADE PAPERBACK $14.95 ISBN: 978-1-935797-38-8
"Fans of hard-edged spy novels will hope that this outing for disgraced Wall Street banker Patrick McCarry is but the first of many from Ross (Long Pig). . . . Twists straight out of a John le Carré novel . . . [and ] sardonic wit."
Patrick McCarry, a down-on-his-luck Wall Street banker, can't expect much sympathy back home. A hedge fund has blown up, and McCarry looks just the right size for a federal prison cell.
Hanging out in Europe, he hooks up with a folksy Midwesterner who wants help picking through failed businesses. Chester Holt and his ample wife Charity have a homily for every occasion.
One of them is "Don't be a doom and gloomster!"
That means: If you're right on the doorstep of the Balkans, pretty soon somebody is going to want to buy guns from you. DEATH IN BUDAPEST JAMES L. ROSS 180 PAGES TRADE PAPERBACK $12.95 ISBN: 978-1-935797-17-3
"One of suspense fiction's best storytellers," says Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine.
Dean Koontz adds: "Gorman's writing is strong, fast and sleek as a bullet."
In the deep woods, a well. In the well, a Voice . . .
The Voice speaks of lust, and blood, and murder to any who listen.
Under the spell of Cindy Brasher, almost every young man will listen.
CAGE OF NIGHT ED GORMAN 192 PAGES TRADE PAPERBACK $9.95 ISBN: 978-1-935797-18-0
"Fun through the last wry line." Publishers Weekly
Two capers by the suave (and if he does admit it, handsome) scam artist Milo Turner, who has been entertaining readers of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine for decades.
In THE 120 HOUR CLOCK, the love of Turner's life (a scamstress, of course) dies in the middle of a complicated scheme. Suspecting murder, Milo sets out for revenge . . . and money.
In THE NINETY MILLION DOLLAR MOUSE, Milo Turner takes on a religious cult, hoping to prove a high-tech mogul's handwritten will is a forgery. All he has to do is walk into the cult's home town and snatch a bundle of love letters the mogul supposedly wrote as a teenager. Easy enough.
It's not as though anyone would try to kill him . . .
These new editions contain Afterwords by the author, two-time Edgar winner Francis M. Nevins, as well as reprints of the early short stories that inspired the novels.
THE 120 HOUR CLOCK
FRANCIS M. NEVINS 134 PAGES $8.00 ISBN: 978-1-935797-37-1
THE NINETY MILLION DOLLAR MOUSE
FRANCIS M. NEVINS 134 PAGES $8.00 ISBN: 978-1-935797-36-4
Publishers Weekly Starred Review:
"Superior science thriller. . . . Boland's taut atmospherics are top-notch, and the evolutionary themes he explores are easily accessible to nonscientists."
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine:
4 Stars "A tightly written thriller."
Mystery Scene Review:
"A riveting scientific suspense novel on the order of the popular Preston and Child thrillers. . . . Boland makes complicated theories about DNA and genetically linked illnesses easily understood. And in contrast to many science-heavy suspense novelists, Boland also has the ability to create three-dimensional characters. [The hero's] love life is a mess; Silas Merton, the island's mayor and only clergyman, is also the town drunk; and even brutish Luther turns out to be much, much more than your average killer. . . . Hominid never fails to make for exciting reading." (Betty Webb)
Three coffins . . .
Archaeologist David Isaac joins a team excavating a crypt on a remote island where a colonial-era family lies buried. By local lore, the family were "devils." The expedition's leader hopes to revive his career by proving they were murdered by neighbors in a burst of religious hysteria.
But these cadavers harbor an older and deadlier secret. And nobody is prepared for what is about to emerge.
HOMINID JOHN C. BOLAND 350 PAGES $15.95 ISBN: 978-1-935797-16-6
"Roars along like a BMW in heat." Kirkus on DEATH IN JERUSALEM
LOVE AND NIGHT Unknown Stories by Cornell Woolrich Edited by Francis M. Nevins 192 PAGES $12.00 ISBN: 978-1-935797-35-7
Down on the bayou . . . murder
In steamy Shreveport, Louisiana, two musical legends-in-the-making come together: a whiskey-soaked country singer named Hank Williams and blues artist Muddy Waters. What they've got in common, over several hectic days of drinking, singing and whoring, is an interest in staying alive despite local mobsters, bent cops, a truckload of Ku Klux Klansmen, and a bayou full of alligators. (Did we mention a bankrobber's lusty daughter?)
HANK & MUDDY arrives with advance praise: “A terrific novel!One of my favorite writers . . . a born storyteller . . . Enjoy!”
MAX ALLAN COLLINS (ROAD TO PERDITION, QUARRY) Booklist lauded Mertz's earlier novel, THE KOREAN INTERCEPT, as
“An adrenaline rush!”
HANK & MUDDY STEPHEN MERTZ 214 PAGES $12.95 ISBN: 978-1-935797-13-5
* Booklist Starred Review:
"Chess Hanrahan, the book-loving New York City gumshoe who's prone to tunnel vision when something gets under his skin, deserves a much wider readership. . . .
"Hanrahan is a great character, a guy who values literature, loves movies, despises stupidity and duplicity, and, when he gets working on a puzzle, absolutely will not stop until he's solved it.
"Fans of detective fiction . . . will love this novel-- and all of Cline's work." David Pitt, Booklist May 2011
The new Nick Delvecchio mystery
* Starred Review: Booklist "The final entry in Randisi's Brooklyn trilogy is dark, brooding, and thoroughly compelling [with] . . . clever plotting and an engaging narrative voice. Randisi has written hundreds of crime stories and earned numerous awards. This is among his finest efforts." Wes Lukowsky, Booklist May 2011
"Like a great twelve-bar blues--the comfort of a familiar form jazzed by a fresh key and an exciting new voice." Lee Child on NO TIME TO MOURN
The Pink Tarantula A Novel in 9 Episodes Tim Wohlforth
Crip and Henrietta aren't your typical California private eyes. Crip's real name is Tom Bateman. His sometime sidekick with body piercings and spiked green hair, Henrietta, calls him "Crip" because he rides a wheelchair. When she isn't mocking him, Henrietta grows marijuana, hangs with jailbirds, and brings in cases that reek of trouble--and weed--at first sniff.
In nine closely related episodes, we watch their relationship grow as both characters struggle to bridge chasms of bitterness and mistrust.
"One of our finest contemporary short story writers regardless of genre."
Jon Breen Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine
250 pages $14.95 ISBN: 978-0-9825157-5-4
13 dark tales of murder and revenge _______________________________
"The Baby Store" "Comeback" "Flying Solo" "Aftermath" "A Little Something to Believe In" (with Larry Segriff) "Loose Ends" "Killing Kate" "Favor and the Princess" "Heritage" (with Terence Butler) "The Long Way Back" "Rafferty's Comeback" "That Day at Eagle's Point" "Such a Good Girl"
Two-time Edgar-winner Nevins's 28 tales of mystery and suspense
Ranging from classic whodunits to bone-chilling suspense, here are twenty-eight adventures of Nevins’s popular series characters: lawyer-sleuth Loren Mensing, scamster Milo Turner, lady cop Gene Holt, along with a bevy of stand-alones, including “Open Letter to Survivors.” Fittingly, as many of the stories appeared first in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Nevins provides an introduction recalling fondly his early mentoring by EQMM’s founding editor Fred Dannay. The author adds historical notes in an afterword to each story. NIGHT FORMS by Francis M. Nevins 378 pages. $16.95 ISBN: 978-1-935797-00-5
The Best Writers . . . The Best Private Eyes . . . The Toughest Cases
The SHAMUS WINNERS
America's Best Private Eye Stories _________________________ "If you're a fan of private eye short fiction, these books are must-have items." James Reasoner
Volume I (1982-1995) 336 pages $14.95 ISBN: 978-0-9825157-4-7
Volume II (1996-2009) 282 pages $14.95 ISBN: 978-0-9825157-6-1
Ideas that kill . . .
Chess Hanrahan is back in a challenging new novel. It's 1987 and a cabal of social scientists are shaping American thought, while Soviet agents make a grab for an obscure computer company. When a woman working undercover is murdered, the FBI is ordered to keep "hands off" the politically charged case.
Enter Chess Hanrahan, a "thinking man's Mike Hammer."
Chess doesn't like dictatorships, or social theorists, or devious intellectuals. (He's not sure about a sexy short-story writer who has dropped into his life.)
The Russians and their friends are about to run smack into a private detective who uses both his mind and his fists. Because Hanrahan knows the cold truth:
Ideas can kill.
PRESENCE OF MIND TRADE PAPERBACK 198 PAGES $14.95 ISBN: 978-0-9825157-0-9
With a new preface by the author.
A brilliant novelist wins a literary award and disappears. Private investigator Chess Hanrahan, a "thinking man's Mike Hammer" who reads books andpeople, turns up more than murder in this sharp-edged, provocative tale by the author of the popular Sparrowhawk series.
"A striking tale."
Allen J. Hubin The Armchair Detective
198 Pages $11.95 ISBN: 978-0-9825157-7-8
The Guilt Edge
15 hard-boiled stories by "one of the last true pulp writers" (Booklist)