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Collections & Anthologies

No, not all of these are P.I. novels, even by my loosey-goosey standards.
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August 2018 Collections and Anthologies

July 2018 Collections and Anthologies

June 2018 Collections and Anthologies

May 2018 Collections and Anthologies

  • Brown, Carter, No Harp for My Angel/Booty for a Babe/Eve, It's Extortion (non-P.I.; Al Wheeler)...Buy this book

April 2018 Collections and Anthologies

  • Brewer, Gil, Flight to Darkness/77 rue Paradis (non P.I.)...Buy this book...Kindle it!
    Two classic noirs by a master, courtesy of Stark House.
  • Kelter, Lawrence, editor, The Black Car Business, Volume One...Buy this book...Kindle it!
    The ominous, infamous trope gets its own abnthology, with contributions by Eric Beetner, J. Carson Black, Cheryl Bradshaw, Diane Capri, Lawrence Kelter, Dana King, Simon Wood,, Vincent Zandri and others.

March 2018 Collections and Anthologies

  • Halo for HirePaul Pine.. Buy this book
    At long, long last the best Chandler this side of Raymond Thornton is duly collected, signed, sealed and delivered in one brand new volume, collecting all four of Howard Browne four Paul Pine novels (Halo in Blood, Halo for Satan, Halo in Brass and the stone cold P.I. classic The Taste of Ashes), the one short story and The Paper Gun, the last, uncompleted novel. Just an essential collection, too long out of print. Significant.
  • Mahannah, Floyd, The Broken Angel/Backfire and Other Stories (collection).. Buy this book
    Hard, fast tales (and a novel) by a pulp master.
  • Spillane, Mickey, The Last Stand (non-P.I.)...Buy this book...Kindle it!
    Spillane's last novel, and an unpublished early discovered short story.
  • Various, Black Mask (Spring 2018)...Buy this book
    Latest edition of classic pulp mixes new stories and classic reprints, including ones by Frederic Nebel and Paul Ernst.

February 2018 Collections and Anthologies

  • Brewer, Richard, & Gary Phillips, eds., Culprits: The Heist Was Just the Beginning (non-P.I.; anthology)
    Buy this book ...Kindle it!
    Series of linked stories about a heist gone wrong, by Brett Battles, Gar Anthony Haywood, Zoê Sharp, Manuel Ramos, Jessica Kaye, Joe Clifford & David Corbett.
  • Mandys, Pavel, editor, Prague Noir (Akashic noir).. Buy this book ...Kindle it!

January 2018 Collections and Anthologies

December 2017 Collections and Anthologies

  • Daly, Carroll John, Shooting Out of Turn (Race Williams)....Buy this book
    More short stories and serialized novels from the mighty pulpster, featuring fast-shooting P.I. Race Williams, the original NRA pin-up boy. Plus, another great cover photo by our man Krajnak.
  • Duncan, Glenn W., Three-in-a-Box (Rafferty)...Kindle it!
    Collects the first three novels.
  • McKimmey, James, Perfect Victim/Winner Take All (non-P.I.; fifties noir)....Buy this book
  • Robinson, Peter, Not Safe After Dark, and Other Stories (non-P.I., collection)....Buy this book ...Buy the audio ...Kindle it!

November 2017 Collections and Anthologies

  • Hammett, Dashiell, The Big Book of the Continental Op (The Continental Op)....Buy this book
    Here it is! The long awaited COMPLETE collection of all twenty-eight stories and two serialized novels (Red Harvest and The Dain Curse), and some previously unpublished material. Also featuring an introduction byRichard Layman, who co-edited this must-buy with the aid of Julie M. Rivett, Hammett's granddaughter.
  • James, P.D. Sleep No More: Six Murderous Tales (collection)....Buy this book ...Kindle it!
  • McFetridge, John, & Jacques Filippi, eds, Montreal Noir (Akashic noir).. Buy this book ...Kindle it!
  • Mallo, Ernesto, editor, Buenos Aires Noir (Akashic noir).. Buy this book ...Kindle it!
  • Mofina, Rick, The Tom Reed Thriller Series (Tom Reed)...Kindle it!
    Rounds up all five novels about the hard-charging newshawk.

October 2017 Collections and Anthologies

  • The Usual Santas: A Collection of Soho Christmas Capers (collection).. Buy this book ...Kindle it!
    A feisty little collection of stories by feisty little globespinning Soho Crime, featuring holiday tales that range from laugh-out-loud, spit out-your-turkey hilarious to heart-breaking, cry-until-New-Years misery and woe, from such stalwart contributors as Cara Black, Timothy Hallinan, Tod Goldberg, Henry Chang, James R. Benn, Sujata Massey and Peter Lovesy.
  • Brown, Carter, The Wench is Wicked/The Blonde/Delilah Was Deadly (non-P.I.; Al Wheeler) (r)...Buy this book
  • McKimmey, James, Cornered!/The Long Ride (non-P.I.; noir standalones) (r)...Buy this book

September 2017 Collections and Anthologies

  • Grady, James, & Keir Graf, eds., Montana Noir (Akashic noir).. Buy this book ...Kindle it!
  • Faherty, Terence, The Hollywood Op (Scott Elliott).. Buy this book
    Collects eight stories featuring the Hollywood dick.
  • Macdonald, Ross, The Ross Macdonald Collection: Eleven Classic Lew Archer Novels ..Buy this book
    Collects all three of the Library of America editions, housed in an attractive slipcover, and annotated by Tom Nolan.

August 2017 Collections and Anthologies

  • Bloom, Amy, editor, New Haven Noir (Akashic noir).. Buy this book ...Kindle it!
  • Jones, Tayari, editor Atlanta Noir (Akashic noir).. Buy this book ...Kindle it!
  • Penzler, Otto, editor, Bibliomysteries (anthology).. Buy this book
    A collection of mysteries with books as the main ingredient: as weapons, as McGuffins, as bait, possibly even as suspects. Penzler, the Grand Poobah of New York's legendary Mystery Book Store, rounds up all the usual suspects (and a few outliers), including Laura Lippman, Ken Bruen, Reed Farrel Coleman, Loren D. Estleman, & Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins, Nelson DeMille, Anne Perry, Jeffery Deaver, C. J. Box and Thomas H. Cook, and gets them to deliver the goods. Among the highlights is Lippman's ode to the joys of reading, featuring P.I. Tess Monaghan and her daughter, and a surprise short story featuring television's Columbo, courtesy of co-creator William Link.
  • Pugmire, John, and Brian Skupin, editors, The Realm of the Impossible (anthology).. Buy this book ...Kindle it!
    It's a small world after all, and also one possibly without any visible way in or out, in this globe-spinning, ground-breaking collection of twenty short stories built around locked room mysteries and other impossible crimes, most never before collected, or even published in a English. Plus a foreword by Otto Penzler.

July 2017 Collections and Anthologies

  • Brown, Frederic, Murder Draws a Crowd (collection)...Buy this book
    Long-delayed first volume of the Fredric Brown Mystery Library, collecting all the much-beloved writer's mystery and crime short stories and novellas.
  • Brown, Frederic, Death in the Dark (collection)...Buy this book
    Second volume of the Fredric Brown Mystery Library, spotlighting his mystery and crime short stories and novellas.
  • Macdonald, Ross, Four Later Novels (Lew Archer)...Buy this book
    Collects Black Money, The Instant Enemy, The Goodbye Look and The Underground Man.

June 2017 Collections and Anthologies

  • Child, Lee, editior, MatchUp (anthology)...Buy this book ...Buy the audio ...Kindle it!
    Short story collection pairing top male and female crimewriters and some of their most famous characters. Contributors include Sandra Brown, C.J. Box, Kathy Reichs, Charlaine Harris, David Morrell, Michael Koryta, Val McDermid, Gayle Lynds, John Sanford, Lee Child and more.
  • Robinson, Peter, The Price of Love (short story collection) (r)...Buy this book...Buy the audio...Kindle it!

May 2017 Collections and Anthologies

April 2017 Collections and Anthologies

March 2017 Collections and Anthologies

  • Lansdale, Joe R., Hap and Leonard: Blood and Lemonade (Hap & Leonard).. Buy this book.. Kindle it!
    A sort of serialized novel; a collection of vignettes as Hap' recalls his past, growing up in East Texas. Lansdale calls it a "mosaic novel."

February 2017 Collections and Anthologies

  • Bruen, Ken, A Fifth of Bruen: Early Crime Fiction of Ken Bruen (collection) (r) ...Kindle it!
  • Lister, Michael, The Big Noir Library (Jimmy "Soldier" Riley) (r).. Kindle it!
    Collects all five novels about 1940s hard-boiled Florida P.I.
  • McDonald, Gregory, Snatch (non-P.I.) ...Buy this book ...Kindle it!
    Contains two classic novels by McDonald about kinappings gone awry: Snatched and Safekeeping.

January 2017 Collections and Anthologies

  • Millar, Margeret, Collected Millar: The Tom Aragon Novels (anthology)... Buy this book
    Third of an ambitoius series of seven volumes, collecting all of Millar's novels. This one collects all three novels featuring private eye Tom Aragon: Ask for Me Tomorrow, The Murder of Miranda and Mermaid.



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