Fright

Prescott Marshall is about to tie the knot, but a drunken misadventure shortly before his big day sees him wind up in bed with another woman.  It isn’t long before the young woman shows up and begins to blackmail Marshall for money in exchange for keeping her mouth shut.  The situation comes to a head…

Sunburn

In a small town in Delaware, Polly is having a drink at a bar when Adam walks in and takes notice. She’s gorgeous and he’s handsome; a spark of mutual attraction. They each tell the other that they’re just passing through with no intention of putting down roots. However, plans are abandoned when the two…

Queenpin

Queenpin is the story of a young woman, who remains unnamed throughout, plucked from a two-bit nightclub where she’s cooking the books for a pair of half-wits and placed under the wing of the powerful Gloria Denton, a big player in the world of organized crime. Under Gloria, our narrator develops into a student of…

Sinner Man

Sinner Man tells the story of small town insurance-peddler Don Barshter, and how after a few too many drinks, inadvertently murders his wife following an errant strike.  Rather than call the police and turn himself in, Don decides to cram his wife’s body into a closet and flee town.  It’s during his aimless travels that…

Midnight Sun

After crossing Oslo’s drug kingpin The Fisherman, low-level thug Jon flees to a tiny mountain town a stone’s throw from the North Pole.  Careful not to get too comfortable as his enemies are just over the horizon, Jon takes up the temporary alias of “Ulf”, a hunter from the city, and befriends a single mother,…

Red Harvest

No, this book isn’t about farming in communist Russia. The Continental Op travels to Personville, USA following an invite from the editor of the local newspaper, but upon the Op’s arrival, he finds out that his host had been gunned down in cold blood.  Just another day in Poisonville.  When Personville’s most powerful man enlists…

The Black Eyed Blonde

Marlowe is tasked with tracking down a man who up until recently was believed to be dead.  However, it’s those who are also on the missing man’s trail that will prove to be Marlowe’s biggest challenge.  Can Marlowe find his man before two mean Mexicans do or did ol’ Phil bite off more than he…

Playback

“Wherever I went, whatever I did, this was what I would come back to. A blank wall in a meaningless room in a meaningless house.” Philip Marlowe is tasked with tailing a young, rich and beautiful woman.  The catch?  He has no idea why and neither does the shady lawyer who hired him. That is…