Book List in Order:58 titles

  • MADBALLIt starts with a bank robbery. That’s where the $42,000 comes from. Then the two carnies who pull it off get in a car accident, and one of them is killed. The other guy, Mack Irby, waits it out in his hospital room until he’s recovered eno...


  • Maybe a woman's place was in the home in 1949 -- but then again, maybe it wasn't for a woman sheriff! A classic mystery by Fredric Brown, ripped from the pages of the Summer, 1949 issue of Mystery Book Magazine....


  • A collection of stories from a master of the form. Imagine . . . Ghosts, gods, and devils--heavens and hells--cities in the sky and cities beneath the sea. Time machines, spaceships--certainly you can imagine Martians, but what about interplaneta...


  • Fredric Brown (1906-1972), one of science fiction's greatest masters from the Golden Age, is famous for his many classic short stories - quite a few of which are presented here, including "Arena," "Knock," "Earthmen Bearing Gifts," "The Star Mouse," ...


  • PERIL PRESS presents: Thrilling Wonder Stories, June 1949 MOUSE by Fredric Brown The spaceship from Somewhere carried strange cargo! 4000 Words Weird Tales, January 1950 THE LAST TRAIN by Fredric Brown Illustrated by John Giunta It wasn’t a quest...


  • The Anthology of Sci-Fi V27 is a collection of ten Sci-fi stories from some of the best writers of the past century. Included are: Zen By Jerome Bixby, Of Stegner's Folly By Richard S. Shaver, Hall of Mirrors By Fredric Brown, Two Timer By Fredric Br...




  • First published in 1943, THE FREAKSHOW MURDERS is a classic, but long-neglected, 9-chapter mystery novella by the king of twisted crime fiction, Fredric Brown.Set in the shadowy confines of a travelling carnival, complete with its own fre...






  • MISS DARKNESS collects the finest short crime fiction of Fredric Brown. Included in this generous collection are some hard to find gems, such as The Case of the Dancing Sandwiches, The Jabberwocky Murders and The Pickled Punks. Brown’s reputation h...




  • StardusterYes, I'm Max Andrews. I'm one of the guys who fought and bled and worked to get to Mars. I figure what I gave up in those early years gave me the right to pilot the next big jump.I've lied and stolen for that right. I'd have killed, too, bu...


  • "HE" was really an "IT"He was incapable of love or mercy, or hate. And he certainly never felt the lack. He was almost pure thought.He was just doing what he had to do - looking for the right body to play host to him. Once he found it and moved in, h...


  • BUG-EYED MONSTERS ON BROADWAYPulp SF magazine editor Keith Winton was answering a letter from a teenage fan when the first moon rocket fell back to Earth and blew him away.But where to? Greenville, New York, looked the same, but Bems (Bug-Eyed Monste...


  • This is an exciting tale of the approach to the climax to end the temporal secular world where there is both wisdom and folly. There is a touch of sadness and joy, seriousness and silliness, brilliance and stupidity, thoughtfulness and forgetfulness,...


  • A world had collapsed around this mana world that would never shout his praises again. The burned-out cities were still and dead, the twisted bodies and twisted souls giving him their last salute in death. And now he was alone, alone surrounded by me...



  • An undercover reporter. An elaborate ruse to get committed in an asylum to discover the story of lifetime. It should be a simple enough assignment; pretend to be crazy, get inside, observe, have someone to certify you are cured, and then get out. The...


  • Written late in his career and while at the height of his powers, KNOCK-THREE-ONE-TWO is Fredric Brown's tour de force of suspense. Taking place over the span of a single evening, we find a city enflamed by fear. A serial killer is on the loose, and ...


  • Crag was a no good drunk and deviant, now facing life in prison. But the good judge Jon Olliver offers him his freedom—plus a million credits!—in exchange for a small favor: steal a harmless tool from a rich scientist in Mars. Crag suspects a cat...


  • Peter Kidd should have suspected the shaggy dog of something, right away. He got into trouble the first time he saw the animal. It was the first hour of the first day of Peter Kidd's debut as a private investigator. Specifically, ten minutes after ni...


  • Mystery and science fiction writer Fredric Brown (1906-1972) remains best-known for his short fiction. His story "Arena" (in this volume) became the basis for a "Star Trek" episode of the same title. "Arena" was also voted by the membership of the Sc...


  • Mr. Henry Smith, agent for the Phalanx Life and Fire Insurance, will stop at nothing to protect the interests of his company.... A classic mystery from the March 22, 1941 issue of Detective Fiction Weekly....


  • "Close to the perfect psycho thriller...a relentless dance of death tempo... hand-tailored terror. The New York Times About: Ground-breaking and innovative novel from Brown. Here Comes a Candle is the story of Joe, a young man trying to get in with t...


  • Ed and Am have gotten away from the Carney life. These days, they're working for the Starlock Detective Agency. Ed's first case is a wealthy client trying to sound out whether an investment's worth it. But then he finds a body with its throat cut, an...


  • Three murders were too many for Ed Hunter. Not even a dazzling redhead from the carnival's girl show could keep Ed altogether happy--not with a murderer running loose. Then Ed found it was up to him and his Uncle Am to find the killer among the freak...



  • A collection of all 118 short science fiction and fantasy stories of one of the masters of the vignette, all his short works except two which were rewritten into parts of a novel. Introduction by Barry N. Malzberg. Dustjacket art by Bob Eggleton....







  • Once upon a time, a girl named Jenny Ames was murdered in a lonely house. No one knew where she had come from, or why she had died, or who killed her. Years later a man moved into the same house and discovered that nothing is more seductive than an u...


  • The title comes from Revelations 6:8, which in the King James Version says, "And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him." Hook is that each section starts with "His name was" or "Her nam...



  • A novel about an ex-reporter who, disenchanted with his career writing a radio soap opera, looks to create a new show, dubbed "Murder Can Be Fun," and change genres. Things get dicey when killings happen, using our hero's unpublished scripts as a tem...


  • Bill Sweeney is a down-and-out lush. He is also a top-notch reporter. Aroused by the naked beauty of the Ripper's fourth victim--or near-victim--Sweeney pulls himself together and goes after the killer. As he puts questions and answers together, he f...







  • 1985, trade paperback edition, Dennis McMillan Publications, Volume No. 1 of the author's appearances in the Detective Pulps series. 194 pages. Presents 7 short stories that originally appeared in the 1930's and 1940's....





  • The story starts with the death of a child at an amusement park. Immediately, the situation sparks the classic 'could it be an accident? Of course not...' and it isn't long before newspaperman Sam Evans begins to sense that something is wrong. But wh...




  • Call him Crag: misfit, loner, thief. Killer. He'd man once and had a metal hand to show for it. He knew good from evil but cared not a grain of Martian sand for either. Until rogue met rogue......


  • in Bloodsuckers: The Vampire Archives Volume 1

    The Vampire Archives is the scariest, hungriest, undeadliest collection of vampire stories ever assembled. Dark, stormy, and delicious, once you're in its clutches there's no escape. From the first to last bite, it's a bloody good read. Featuring:...






  • Howard Perry has become a drunk—a skid row bum. It wasn't always so and he has hopes of returning to be a respected university student. But now he spends his days washing dishes to buy enough booze to hopefully blackout at night. His only friend is...


  • Mystery icon and original Dutton Guilt Edged Mysteries author Fredric Brown’s inventive and shocking novel We All Killed Grandma, first published in 1952, is available as an eBook for the first time! In We All Killed Grandma, Rod Britten’s f...


  • in There Will Be War, Vol. II: Men of War
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    HIGH TECH WAR -- AND HOW TO AVOID IT The answer is simple: you would have peace? Then prepare for war. This wisdom is as old as armies. Yet after a few generations, the peace that was paid for with soldiers' blood comes to seem the normal thing, t...


  • 1948 Edgar Award Winner! Ed Hunter is eighteen, and he isn't happy. He doesn't want to end up like his father, a linotype operator and a drunk, married to a harridan, with a harridan-in-training stepdaughter. Ed wants out, he wants to live, he wants ...


  • in Master's Choice: Volume II

    An outstanding array of crime fiction by some of today's leading authors is accompanied by short stories from the acclaimed writers who inspired them and features works by Ian Rankin, Joyce Carol Oates, Mary Higgins Clark, Evan Hunter, Edgar Allan Po...


  • in Murderous Schemes

    When plotting a murder (figuratively speaking), the mystery writer has at hand any number of M.O.'s including such tried and true conventions as the locked room, the unbreakable alibi, the double bluff, the mistaken identity, and many others. Indeed,...


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    But this is a Fredric Brown story -- and you know that a perfect setup doesn't follow through in a Fredric Brown story. Something really and truly terrible is about to happen. Like, maybe the end of the world. Or worse!...


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    For an instant you think it is temporary blindness, this sudden dark that comes in the middle of a bright afternoon. It must be blindness, you think; could the sun that was tanning you have gone out instantaneously, leaving you in utter blackness? Th...


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    For fifty years he had tried to colonize Mars and all his efforts had failed. Besides this dome which had been built for us there was only one other outpost, another glassite dome much smaller and less than a mile away. It had looked as though mankin...