The late Reginald Bretnor (1911-1992) was never a prolific writer -- he wrote only a handful of books and about 100 short stories (and more than 120 short-short "Feghoots" under his Grendel Briarton pseudonym) -- over a 45-year writing career.
In addition to wars, weaponry, and science fiction, Bretnor's broad interests included cats. (And puns. Did we mention the horrible puns?) These... [click here for more]
An innocent man is arrested for a murder committed by a woman. A guilty killer confesses to a murder--but the police arrest an innocent woman. A man finds the woman of his dreams--only to discover that he's entrapped in a nightmare. The tenants of a new block of flats are so delighted with their home that they don't ever want to leave--little realizing that they CAN'T leave. A husband and wife find... [click here for more]
A beautiful blonde with something to hide... A youthful and puzzled doctor... A pretty -- and frightened -- teenager... A very rich, very angry young man...
Each set out that night, unaware that at least one of them had a bizarre date with death. Once you start, you won't be able to stop reading this irresistible mystery by "that consummate artist LESLIE FORD." (Philadephia Bulletin).
"High... [click here for more]
Once upon a time, Richard Blakemore led a double life. Hardworking pulp writer by day and the masked vigilante only known as the Silencer by night. But those days are over, for Richard Blakemore, in the guise of the Silencer, was found guilty of murdering mafia boss Antonio Tortelli and sentenced to death. But now, with Richard Blakemore on death row in Sing Sing and the date of the execution drawing... [click here for more]
In the Adirondacks, a grandfather is killed while deer hunting.
On New York City’s East Side, two boys are kidnapped and a retired doctor is gunned down in the getaway.
In midtown Manhattan, a former governor is abducted and viciously butchered, his throat slit.
The killing has just begun…
The crimes seem unrelated until maverick newspaper reporter Todd Paige, on a hot tip from... [click here for more]
Morgan Wayne knew that the peddlers of vice and dope were untouchable.
He knew that the Mafia's arm was long and its hand held a killer's knife.
He knew the willing women they would send to tempt and betray him.
He knew his own nerve and strength and skill.
He knew the white hate within him for the crime lords and their gunmen.
So he walked alone into the very heart of gangland to deal justice... [click here for more]