Book List in Order:8 titles

  • A fledgling private detective tries to make ends meet when Opportunity seems to present itself. Then he learns the scope of the case. That $250 seemed like such an easy payday ... The paint hasn’t dried on the door to Ken Sligo’s detective agency...


  • The Shamus Award finalist PI returns in another 1940s noir thriller! An all new novella from multiple mystery award nominee author Jack Bludis. Page is called in when decade old pornographic photos of a major silver screen star, taken when the star w...


  • 5 OUT OF 5 STARS! "Fans of the hardboiled good old stuff should rejoice. Jack Bludis is a true Keeper of the Flame, and The Last Sellout is a more than worthy addition to the PI canon. Five out of five stars!" -Richard Helms, two-time Derringer Award...


  • "Treacherous characters, two-fisted action, and an inside knowledge of the mid- and late-Twentieth Century. Jack Bludis has a handle for dark fiction. These are stories not to miss. Check 'em out!" -Dave White, Two Time Shamus Nominated author of The...


  • The Shamus Award Nominee Back in Print! "Mystery, adventure and a tad of romance. Well done and recommended." -Shirley Johnson, Senior Reviewer MidWest Book Review. Every cop in L.A. Robbery-Homicide is trying to find out who killed Elizabeth Short, ...


  • in Baltimore Noir

    Akashic Books charges forth with its award-winning series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with BROOKLYN NOIR. Each book is comprised- of all-new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book. ...


  • Brian Kane, Hollywood P.I. is back in this exciting sequel to THE BIG SWITCH. A routine studio security job turns deadly when a star is ambushed, a mysterious kidnapping occurs, and suddenly Kane's swept up in a maze of Hollywood bigwigs' adulterous ...


  • Hollywood, 1951. This is Kane's turf. Hired by a mega-star's wife to catch her cheating husband with another casting-couch hopeful. Till one starlet winds up dead. Then another. When Kane's client turns out to be an imposter, and thugs are trying to ...