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New Releases–Science Fiction, Romance & a Rex Stout Mystery

Three new eBook releases this week in three different genres. Including our first vintage nurse romance (with a name like Dude Ranch Nurse, you know its got to be good!).

Double For Death by Rex Stout

Double For Death by Rex Stout

Double For Death by Rex Stout

AMAZON KINDLE | FICTIONWISE

A corpse in a secluded hide-out–a millionaire who thinks he is discreet (but isn’t)–a panicky girl whose uncle is accused of murder–are some of the odd angles in the most curious case in Tecumseh Fox’s career as a private detective. But these are only the first of a series of surprises–including another grim killing–and Fox has to do some fast talking and acting himself to outfox a deadly determined murderer.
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The Green World by Hal Clement

The Green World by Hal Clement

The Green World by Hal Clement

AMAZON KINDLE | FICTIONWISE

Four scientists, one guide–and a dangerous beast following their trail. Nothing unusual from the looks of things, except that they are all in a planet far away from Earth. Robin Lampert, Take Mitsuitei, Hans Krendall and Ndomi Sulewayo, and their guide John McLaughlin, get together to scour the wilds of Viridis and take what scientific information the land can offer. They discover puzzling yet wondrous mysteries, yet little do they know that the the land itself is unwilling to give them the answers.
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Dude Ranch Nurse by Arlene Hale

Dude Ranch Nurse by Arlene Hale

Dude Ranch Nurse by Arlene Hale

AMAZON KINDLE | FICTIONWISE

It would have been simple for Jan to stay there in Jackson City, to work at General Hospital in Monroe, to settle down to two dates a week with Tom and an eventual marriage, to fall into a dull, humdrum routine. It would have been safe, secure. But no, she had to chase her rainbows and satisfy her dreams and search for that elusive thing called happiness. So Jan Gordon came to Deer River, with its dude ranches deep in the Rockies, in order to thrust aside all the unpleasant memories of the past and rediscover herself. But Jan found that as a nurse and as a woman, she couldn’t turn her back on conflict. There were two young doctors in Deer River; Jan owed loyalty to both. To Dr. Coe, Jan was bound by her conscience, but it was Dr. Noel Lester who held her heart. Nurse Jan suddenly felt happy and lighthearted as she drove young Dr. Noel Lester home. Her doubts about coming to Deer River to work for the summer began to disappear. He is nicer than I thought he would be, she thought, as they pulled up in front of the house. Helping her out of the car, he took her hand. “Come in and have dinner with me,” he said. She had not hoped for this much, but she knew she wanted to stay with him. Perhaps it was all a reaction to the things that had been happening to her. Noel Lester was exciting. Handsome. The unknown. She had come here looking for something. Happiness. Love. Fulfillment. Who was to say that it wasn’t right here in Noel’s outstretched hand?

New Releases–John D. MacDonald & Fletcher Flora

Two new releases from WPG (Wonder Publishing Group). I love these covers and had a lot of fun designing them. Both writers are best known as mystery writers, but John D. MacDonald wrote a lot of Science Fiction back in the 50s. This new collection reprints many of his stories for the first time.

 

Death Quotient and Other Stories by John D. Macdonald

Death Quotient and Other Stories by John D. Macdonald

 

Death Quotient and Other Stories by John D. MacDonald

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Martin Rhode, a distinguished soldier of one of Earth’s warring states, has been unwittingly captured by aliens after innocently exploring a hole caused by what was perceived to be enemy warfare. As it turns out, the aliens are being pursued by natives of an enemy planet and they have sought refuge on Earth. They do not plan on staying long, however, but actually intend to lure their rivals in so that they may all be destroyed along with everyone else on the planet, by a special weapon they are at that moment creating. Martin Rhode appeals to the aliens, and they allow him to send a warning to all Earth people that it will soon be the end of the world. At first disbelieving, warring states and individuals afterwards realize their mistakes and immediately reconcile with each other, and make plans on solving the imminent problem that they face–that of expelling the alien presence in their midst! Also includes the stories: ALL OUR YESTERDAYS, DELUSION DRIVE, THE GREAT STONE DEATH, MINION OF CHAOS, COMMON DENOMINATOR, THE MINIATURE

 

Heels Are For Hating And Other Stories by Fletcher Flora

Heels Are For Hating And Other Stories by Fletcher Flora

 

Heels Are For Hating and Other Stories

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Jackie Brand is a small-time middleweight boxing professional just barely trying to make ends meet. The week before a fight with one of Jay Paley’s boys, he comes home to his wife Peg daydreaming again about her much-coveted motor court out on Highway 66, and guiltily he goes out to have a drink. At the bar, he is met by the competition’s manager, and the latter makes a proposal: lose the fight and get paid ten thousand dollars. The amount would actually cover the downpayment for Peg’s house, so Jackie decides to accept the offer. But what price will it cost him? Also includes the stories: SHE ASKED FOR IT, POINTS SOUTH

Fletcher Flora (1914-1968) wrote various “sensational” stories during the 40’s and 50’s. Flora started writing right at the end of the pulp era, for magazines like ‘Dime Detective’. Then he moved on to do some 60 stories for the digests (Pursuit, EQMM, Suspect, etc). His mystery output includes over sixty short stories and sixteen novels. The Hot Shot and Strange Sisters are among his credits.

New Releases – Delany, Ward Moore, Luke Short and more!

I mentioned our goal of 100 eBook releases for 2010. Well here’s Wonder Publishing Group first entry for the year, and it’s a good one.

The Jewels of Aptor [MultiFormat]
eBook by Samuel R. Delany

The Jewels of Aptor by Samuel R. Delaney

The Jewels of Aptor by Samuel R. Delaney

QUEST AMID FUTURITY’S RUINS What was the strange impetus that drove a group of four widely different humans to embark on a fear-filled journey across a forbidden sea to a legendary land? This was Earth still, but the Earth of a future terribly changed after a planet-searing disaster, a planet of weird cults, mutated beasts, and people who were not always entirely human. As for the four who made up that questing party, they included a woman who was either a goddess, a witch, or both, a four-armed boy whose humanity was open to question, and two more men with equally “wild” talents. The story of their voyage, of the power-wielding “jewels” they sought, of the atomic and post-atomic terrors they encountered, is a remarkable science-fiction Odyssey of the days to come.

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Bold Rider [MultiFormat]
eBook by Luke Short

Bold Rider by Luke Short

Bold Rider by Luke Short

Getting the gold was easy–as easy as riding his horse up that mountain. But getting down again was another story. Set up by his partner, ambushed by his ally, left for dead in an avalanche, Poco St. Vrain had a long trail ahead. He had to recover the gold and clear his name. To do that meant tracking down not one gang of desperadoes but two. It would take a good horse, a fast gun, and the steady nerve of a … BOLD RIDER!

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A Matter of Faith [MultiFormat]
eBook by Robert A.W. Lowndes

A Matter of Faith by Robert W. Lowndes

A Matter of Faith by Robert W. Lowndes

Among an infinite multitude of worlds, almost any type of culture is possible. But all science requires that cause and effect be related. To the fellahin culture of the worlds of Ein, no real science was possible. There was only the will of Ein. Yet Dondyke found that both their religion and their peculiar science could be horribly effective!

FICTIONWISE | AMAZON KINDLE

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Skip A Beat [MultiFormat]
eBook by Henry Kane

Skip a Beat by Henry Kane

Skip a Beat by Henry Kane

One of the great men of the country, Adam Woodward, has just hired Peter Chambers to be his bodyguard. Woodward, a famous newspaper columnist, is about to expose someone as a Communist. But before can start to do his job, Woodward is gunned down in the street. And Chambers is the only witness to the murder. The solution to Woodward’s murder was carefully written down–but Woodward had hidden it where Peter Chambers couldn’t find it. A Peter Chambers mystery by Noir Master, Henry Kane.

FICTIONWISE | AMAZON KINDLE

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Bodyguard and Other Stories [MultiFormat]
eBook by Evelyn Smith

Bodyguard and Other Stories by Evelyn E. Smith

Bodyguard and Other Stories by Evelyn E. Smith

Gabe Lockard had it all–a beautiful wife, lots of money, social connections, and most of all, a great face in a great body. Only problem was, inside that body wasn’t Gabe Lockard. The real Gabe Lockard was a wanderer, a dutchman–a zarquil addict, who regularly plays the galaxy’s most dangerous tournament just to be encased in another man’s anatomy. But even that was a lie. For the truth was that Gabe Lockard wanted his body back. He followed it to the ends of the earth and outer space, playing zarquil to exchange dying bodies for new ones, just so he can make sure no harm comes to it. And so that, when the right moment comes, he can maneuver the impostor into joining him for another deadly game– Also contains the stories, BODYGUARD, MAN’S BEST FRIEND, WOMAN’S TOUCH, THE MAN OUTSIDE, ONCE A GREECH, TERAGRAM

FICTIONWISE | AMAZON KINDLE

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Transient [MultiFormat]
eBook by Ward Moore

Transient by Ward Moore

Transient by Ward Moore

How does one react when he’s been to hell and back–and doesn’t even know it? Governor Almon Lampley doesn’t know what’s going on. It started out as an innocent business trip, but when he decides to spend the rest of the day–and night–in an out-of-the-way hotel, things begin to go horribly wrong. While it’s almost always true that nothing is always as it seems, Lampley is finding it extremely difficult to separate truth from reality in this kind of place!

FICTIONWISE | AMAZON KINDLE

New Releases — 5 Noir Masters, 1 Classic Western & 1 SF Short

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! All of these new releases are available at Fictionwise.com. Most are also available for the Kindle at Amazon.

Mona by Lawrence Block

Mona by Lawrence Block

Also published as Grifter’s Game. The living was high and the pickings came easy–till my one wild love became my sweet, slow death. Clip artist, reamer, pigeon plucker–take your pick. They all spell confidence man. Hell–they all spell me, Joe Marlin. But then, by any other name I’d smell as sweet to bored women on the prowl–rich ladies with their baby blues tight shut and their pocketbooks wide open. That was my game–devil-may-care conning, fly-by-night living, skipped checks at plush hotels, fleeced suckers wherever I could make a touch, a well developed string of aliases. A great old life–the rolling stone gathering no moss, just the green stuff that counts. Then I met Mona–and fell like a ton of bricks, like some legendary lover ready to fight demons and dragons. Beautiful, wicked Mona–the girl who gave me a dream of a rose-covered cottage, and straight arrow living–and a nightmare involving the biggest clipping of them all–murder!
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A is for Android by Milton Lesser

A is for Android by Milton Lesser


The question is asked: Are the famous Dancing Girls of the Hyperion Club androids? Michael Carmody, Special Investigator for Android Service, especially wants to know, and his work takes him all the way to Saturn’s seventh moon just to find out. But will the answers be as important as his own life?

FICTIONWISE | AMAZON

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Shave by Jack Shaefer

Shave by Jack Shaefer


Joe Starrett is a humble farmer, loving husband and father, and law-abiding citizen, but a rancher such as Luke Fletcher can get the worst out of even him. The Starrett family and others like them are having land conflicts with the notorious cattle owner, and they seem to be at the losing end. But then Shane comes into the picture–and their lives change forever. What seemed to be a simple political issue turns out to be a lesson in life.

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One Minute Past Eight by George Harmon Coxe

One Minute Past Eight by George Harmon Coxe

A suspense thriller from Mystery Grand Master, George Harmon Coxe. At approximately eight o’clock private detective Harry Baker stumbled onto something big. At exactly one minute past eight, Baker was dead. The local police had figured that out for themselves. Now they wanted to know the rest from Jeff Lane. But what could Jeff tell them? He had sent Baker to locate his missing step-brother in Caracas. When Baker cabled he had news, Jeff went to Venezuela himself. Now Baker was dead. And, a few days later, so was Lane’s step-brother. Jeff was struck b a sudden cold conviction. He was in a strange land, among strange people and up to his neck in murder. The search for a missing heir leads to two murders and too many suspects.

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Wake Up to Murder by Day Keene

Wake Up to Murder by Day Keene

What had he done? Jim took a quick shot of whiskey and stood eyeing the girl in the bed–She was all too real, too warm, and entirely too luscious–but last night was a blank–The answer came in 24 hours when Jim Charters, nice guy and home-loving type, went home to his wife to find himself the fugitive from a grisly game of death–a nightmare that had started with a “night on the town” and wound up with multiple murders!

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The Thrill Kids by Vin Packer

The Thrill Kids by Vin Packer


The Thrill Kids by Vin Packer A Classic Novel of Juvenile Delinquency from 1955. Four kids from decent homes, roaming the streets and looking for kicks. Four kids who–one lovely summer night–wandered into Central Park, first molested a girl, and then brutally murdered an old vagrant they found asleep in a gully there! Author of Spring Fire and Look Back to Love.

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The Hinges of Hell by Stewart Sterling

The Hinges of Hell by Stewart Sterling


Expect the unexpected? A hotel fire. A murdered million dollar heiress. A missing priceless sapphire. A pyromaniac newly-wed-husband-turned-widower. All the elements and the accompanying evidence point to an open-and-shut-case, but for some reason, seasoned Chief Fire Marshall Ben Pedley doesn’t think so. His investigation brings him in circles, but in the end he realizes the first place to go to is always the last place anyone ever looks!

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New Print Book Release – John D. MacDonald, A Bullet for Cinderella

A Bullet For Cinderella6 X 9 Trade Paperback

6 X 9 Trade Paperback


New Releases- Theodore Sturgeon and Swamp Babe

Two new ebook releases from Wonder Publishing Group.

Fantasy Classics by Theodore Sturgeon

Fantasy Classics by Theodore Sturgeon

Two stories by Theodore Sturgeon that were first published in Weird Tales and Amazing Stories in the 40s.

Blabbermouth & Abreaction by Theodore Sturgeon

Eddie Gretchen meets Maria Undergaard. They fall madly in love with each other and get married. But like any decent fairy tale, there is a wicked witch, yet who would have thought that the princess herself and witch would be one and the same? Eddie is frustrated. How can he successfully parade his beautiful wife if she turns out to be an ugly monster at parties. Could there still be a happy ending for them both?


Best book title ever :)

Best book title ever :)

Swamp Babe by Paul Faherty

Wild and beautiful–she was as deadly as the untamed swamp that had spawned her. Sylla was young in years. But what she had stacked into those tender years was there for all to see–the fullness of the breasts that strained against the faded shirt–the skin-tight jeans that clung to her firm young thighs–the tempting deliberateness of her walk. She spread desire like a fever among the rough, reckless, hard-drinking fishermen of the Florida Keys. They couldn’t keep their eyes off her–or their hands–And it drove one man to murder!

New Releases – Fritz Leiber, Harry Harrison, Luke Short, Henry Kane,

Four new eBook titles have just been released on Fictionwise and Amazon (for the Kindle).

Poor Superman and Others

Poor Superman and Others by Fritz Leiber

Poor Superman and Others by Fritz Leiber

Veritable Classics and Forgotten Gems! A fantastic collection containing some of the most thought-provoking stories by science fiction and fantasy great, Fritz Leiber. From the strange shared universe of Poor Superman and Coming Attraction to forgotten gems like the Chthulu Mythos story, The Dreams of Albert Moreland. Diverse stories like No Great Magic (A story of the Change War) to the fan favorite, A Pail of Air. Tales from the darkly disturbing–A Bit of the Dark World–to the hilarious and bizarrely erotic–The Night He Cried. Over 100,000 words that promise to entertain as well as a gateway into the unique, genius mind of a Science Fiction Grand Master.

Gunman's Chance by Luke Short

Gunman's Chance by Luke Short

Gunman’s Chance by Luke Short

A tale of big Texas, of cattle, ranges and saloons; of punchers, cowboys and Ute Indians; and where the possibilities of fulfillment are as endless as the desert, and just as unpredictable. Jim Garry is a hard, embittered cowboy, who believes there is no hope left for his soul. But the headstrong and impulsive Amy Lufton proves him wrong! His erstwhile friend Tate Riling, prodded by greed, invades Sun Dust with the perfect rip-off scheme involving extortion, bribery, coercion and deceit. The target is wealthy cattle owner John Lufton, whose beautiful daughter Carol is his for the taking–and using. Both men come to Sun Dust seeking fortune; both women have stayed waiting for love. In the end, will they find redemption?


Hang by Your Neck By Henry Kane

Hang by Your Neck By Henry Kane

Hang by Your Neck by Henry Kane

Peter Chambers is a private richard who has a real affinity for trouble. He hasn’t any notion at all who polished off the nasty blonde with the round hole between her eyes–or the little man swinging by the neck from a bedroom window. Peter has strong incentives for finding out the answers–partly because the only thing he can do is break the case wide open before the going gets too rough; but mainly because his fee is Miami Moonbeam, six feet of ravishing, red-haired woman.



Web of the World by Harry Harrison & Katherine MacLean

Web of the World by Harry Harrison & Katherine MacLean

Web of the Worlds by Harry Harrison and Katherine MacLean

This must be another world altogether, separate from his own in time and space. He wasn’t sure about the details―it had been a long time since he had read H. P. Lovecraft―but this theory seemed the most tenable.” Grant O’Reilly was not the adventurous type. A sheltered invalid as a child, who used books for accompaniment, he had barely begun to live his life before the great change occurred. Suddenly, about to be married, he is taken by a seizure to wake in a land like none he had known before. Plucked by accident by the fates, he is carried away to a medieval world of wintry weather and barbaric battles. Berl-Cats, fire salamanders and Al’kahar ghouls, existed in this world. He will have to toughen to this strange, brutal world–or die in it!


Noir Masters Series from Wonder Publishing Group

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Somebody asked me how many titles did we have in the Noir Masters series, published by Wonder Publishing Group. And my answer was I didn’t know. You see, my business websites are woefully lacking at this time. I’m looking to hire someone to propagate them with all the titles we have out. Anyways this posting will get me to at least see how many titles in the Noir Masters I have.

You can find a listing of all these books and more at Fictionwise and for the Kindle at Amazon.

And the audiobooks can be found at Audible.

Coming Soon:

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eBook Novels:

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eBook Short Stories:

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Audiobooks:

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So I guess I’ve got 22 Noir Masters titles. Yahoo!

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