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The Spicy Mystery Megapack: 25 Tales from the "Spicy" Pulps

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The pulp magazines of the early to mid 20th Century are often "politically incorrect" by modern standards. However, the "Spicy" magazines — Spicy-Adventure StoriesSpicy MysterySpicy Western, etc. — were politically incorrect by their own contemporary standards as well. With the occasional passing glimpse of a creamy-smooth thigh (or other womanly part!), and often filled with sexism, racism, and over-the-top plots and language, they nevertheless manage to titillate with more innuendo than anything else.

If you find such things offensive, this is definitely not the right MEGAPACK™ for you. But if you enjoy the occasional stroll down the back alleys of pulp publishing, here’s a walk on the seamy side of the 1930s! Included are:

  • THE SHANGHAI JESTER, by Robert Leslie Bellem
  • BLACK MURDER, by Carl Moore 
  • SUEZ SOUVENIR, by Jerome Hyams
  • THE HOUSE OF WEIRD SLEEP, by Charles R. Allen 
  • CAVE OF THE CRISS-CROSS KNIVES, by C.C. Spruce
  • HOT BLOOD, by Arthur Wallace
  • THE MOON GOD TAKES, by Robert Leslie Bellem
  • SMUGGLER’S ISLAND, by Atwater Culpepper
  • TALISMAN OF DOOM, by James W. Marvin
  • TATTOOED BLONDE, by Ellery Watson Calder
  • WHITE MEAT, by Don King
  • RED BAMBOO, by Jason Lyttell
  • THE BLACK , by Ellery Watson Calder
  • THE ISLE OF MONSTERS, by Jane Thomas 
  • TUFFY AND HIS HAREM, by Nick Anderson 
  • QUEEN OF THE FLAMING ARROWS, by Frank E. Marks
  • VALLEY OF BLOOD, by Victor Rousseau
  • LUST TO KILL, by Jose Vaca
  • MARRIAGE FOR MURDER, by C.A.M. Donne
  • MESSAGE TO MORGAN, by Guy Russell 
  • RIVER OF FIRE, by Ken Cooper
  • SKY GODDESS, by Clive Trent
  • LEAF OF THE LOTUS, by Guy Russell 
  • THE DEVIL’S DAUGHTER, by Clark Nelson 
  • ADVENTURE’S END, by Robert Leslie Bellem

    If you enjoy this volume of classic mysteries, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see the 220+ other entries in this series, including mysteries, adventure, science fiction, fantasy, horror, westerns -- and much, much more!

    Note: This digital edition includes the PDF, EPUB and MOBI (Kindle) versions of the book.

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