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Agreement to Kill

by Peter Rabe

Two incisively written noirs from 1960 and 1957 about whom Keir Graff of Booklist has said, "Noir addicts looking for the fix of the good stuff will find it here. "

Anatomy of a Killer

by Peter Rabe

Anatomy of a Killer: Sam Jordan never lets emotion interfere with his work as a precise, ruthless killing machine. That is, until the day that Sandy sends him out on the Kemp job where there is Betty, the waitress, a willing brown-haired girl who doesn't

Benny Muscles In

by Peter Rabe

Benny Tapkow has worked as a crime boss Pendleton's chauffeur for seven years, but he's itching to get ahead. He feels like he serves a piece of the action, but Pendleton won't budge. So Benny strikes a deal with Big Al Alverato to kidnap Pendleton's daughter Pat to get him in with the rival gang. But the snatch doesn't come off as planned, and now Benny is stuck with Pat, a hellion with a temper and plenty of mood swings. Pendelton's men are after him and he has to dope her just to keep her in line. The last thing he figured on was falling in love.

Blood on the Desert

by Peter Rabe

Anthony Wheeler didn't want the job. When Major Pitt called him into the London office, Wheeler was trying to track down his old mentor, Fairchild. It had been Fairchild who had pulled him into the business. Not everyone is cut out to be a spy - Wheeler excelled at it. And Pitt would simply not accept his refusal. Now he is off to Kaden in North Africa, where three Arab chieftains who had been feuding for years are suddenly acting very friendly. Wheeler's mission - find out why. The last person he expects to run into is Fairchild. It is good to see his old friend - so why did it feel so wrong?

The Box

by Peter Rabe

Quinn thought he had all the angles figured. After all, taking over the Organization should be a piece of cake for such a smart guy. But what he didn't figure was that boss Ryder would stuff him in a large crate with enough food and water to sustain him - and ship him around the world. When the freighter ports at the North African town of Okar, the captain of the boat decides it's time to unload the box. It's starting to make noises, and it smells bad. What emerges from this wooden coffin looks barely human. But once Quinn recovers, he starts to look around. Is this a new chance at life, or an opportunity to cash in on another racket, halfway around the world?

Hard Case Crime: Stop This Man!

by Peter Rabe

SOME MEN AND SOME MERCHANDISE ARE JUST TOO HOT TO HANDLE... All Tony Catell knew when he broke into the university science lab was that they had a gold ingot on the premises for some sort of experiment. So he stole it. What he didn't know was that the experiment involved nuclear power - and that the gold was dangerously radioactive. Now the cops and the FBI are on Tony's trail, Tony's underworld contacts don't want anything to do with him, and the loot he's lugging around is leaving a swath of radiation sickness and death in his path. And since he's just come from his third stint in prison, if they catch him, he's not going back to jail - he's going to the electric chair...

A House in Naples

by Peter Rabe

Charley and Joe make a good life for themselves smuggling and hijacking in post-War Italy. But it isn't a true friendship, and things get more complicated when love enters the picture.

Journey Into Terror

by Peter Rabe

There was a robbery that went bad and a girl was accidentally shot dead. Just an accident. But to John Bunting, it was the end of all his hopes. The girl was his fiance. What could he do? The cops weren't looking. He had to find the killers himself. And that's when he ran into Linda. She had lost her husband, had stopped caring. But she knew the men responsible for the killing. She could get Bunting close to them while he figured out who fired the actual shot. They were two wounded souls, one filled with hate, the other trying to find a reason to live. It's funny how much they needed each other . . .

Murder Me for Nickels

by Peter Rabe

Waler Lippit makes music all over town. He owns the juke boxes that play the tunes that keep the bars and the diners hopping. Jack St. Louis works for Lippit, smoothing the customers and keeping the nickels coming. But then along comes Benotti and the Chicago syndicate to louse up the operation. It's everything Jack can do to stay one step ahead. One step ahead of Benotti's gang, Lippit, and Lippit's willing wife Patty, who wants to be a singer and is convinced that Jack can make that happen too. And maybe he can. It's all in a week's work.

My Lovely Executioner

by Peter Rabe

Jimmy Gallivan is a glum fellow in jail, with three weeks to go on a seven-year term for attempted murder, when he's caught up in a massive jailbreak. He doesn't want to leave, but another con forces him to come along. Gallivan gradually realizes the whole jailbreak was meant to get him out, but he doesn't know why. Why him? Why couldn't they wait three weeks until he'd be released anyway?

The Return of Marvin Palaver

by Peter Rabe

Marvin Palaver dies at the worst possible moment in life, just when he is coming out even with his nemesis, fellow scrap seller Sidney Minsk. He is so close. The contract is signed and Sydney has just bought back his own scrap, the deal of a lifetime. Marve knows happiness supreme. But as the tears of joy make his eyes swim, there comes a bump in his chest, and he is dead before he hits the floor. But death doesn't stop Marvin. His masterful schwindel must be complete. So Marve finagles his way back to the material plane for a bit of artful ghosting. Sidney has hidden the contract away, confident that he's the only one who knows about it. All Marve needs to do is get him to reveal it - he should live so long!

A Shroud for Jesso

by Peter Rabe

Anatomy of a Killer: Sam Jordan never lets emotion interfere with his work as a precise, ruthless killing machine. That is, until the day that Sandy sends him out on the Kemp job where there is Betty, the waitress, a willing brown-haired girl who doesn't

The Silent Wall

by Peter Rabe

Matty Matthews has been to the town of Forza d'Aguil before. Stationed there with a small group of soldiers during WWII, it was here that Matty fell in love with Rosanna. It was a sweet, short-lived affair until the soldiers unexpectedly got orders to pull out. Matty never got to say goodbye. Now he's back in Sicily, drawn to the mountain town after all these years. But the citizens of Forza d'Aguil are easy to offend, and when Matty inadvertently crosses Pino, the Mafioso sabotages his leaving. Trapped in Forza d'Aguil, hemmed in on all sides by the oppression of the town and its silent citizens, he's stuck in the middle of Mafia country with no way out. He has only the help of the innkeeper Vinciguerra, a man he can't understand, and the passion of the sweet Sophia. Or is she part of the sinister web, too?

Stop This Man!

by Peter Rabe

SOME MEN AND SOME MERCHANDISE ARE JUST TOO HOT TO HANDLE All Tony Catell knew when he broke into the university science lab was that they had a gold ingot on the premises for some sort of experiment. So he stole it. What he didn't know was that the experiment involved nuclear power - and that the gold was dangerously radioactive. Now the cops and the FBI are on Tony's trail, Tony's underworld contacts don't want anything to do with him, and the loot he's lugging around is leaving a swath of radiation sickness and death in his path.And since he's just come from his third stint in prison, if they catch him, he's not going back to jail - he's going to the electric chair...

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