Synopses & Reviews
What you are about to read is a tribute to all of the writers who taught a whole generation of crime fiction authors not only the tricks of the trade, but a few tricks about living as well. Here gathered together for the first ime is a collection of unforgettable stories by the best contemporary writers who have extended and are continuing the tradition. this anthology is a summit meeting of the finest practitioners in the high art of suspense, a bridge connecting the masters of the past with the masters of today.
The Black Lizard Books are dedicated to the roman noir, the "black novel;" thrillers by masters of the American voice. Often satirical and maddening, always compelling and fascinating, all of them are powerful performaces unlike anything else being published in the United States today.
Table of Contents
Used / Loren D. Estleman -- Cold foggy day / Bill Pronzini -- Swamp search / Harry Whittington -- Take care of yourself / William Campbell Gault -- Matter of ethics / Robert J. Randisi -- Tough / John Lutz -- This world, then the firewords / Jim Thompson -- Soft monkey / Harlan Ellison -- Yellow gal / Dennis Lynds -- Scrap / Max Allan Collins -- Set 'em up, Jow / Barbara Beman -- Shut the final door / Joe L. Hensley -- Death and the dancing shadows / James Reasoner -- Killer in the dark / Robert Edmond Alter -- Perchance to dream / Michael Seidman --Horn man / Clark Howard -- Shooting match / Wayne Dundee -- Pit / Joe R. Lansdale -- Turn away / Edward Forman --Second coming / Joe Gores.