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One other stroll at the wild part! during this sequence of collections of gritty Noir and Hardboiled tales, you'll locate the very best writers of the craft writing of their best. the next tales are integrated during this moment quantity of Masters of Noir: eco-friendly EYES by way of HAL ELLSON, large thieve via FRANK KANE, NECKTIE celebration through ROBERT TURNER, THE crimson COLLAR by way of JONATHAN CRAIG, I DON'T idiot round through CHARLES JACKSON, great BUNCH of men by means of MICHAEL FESSIER, vegetation TO THE reasonable through CRAIG RICE, DIE LIKE A puppy through DAVID ALEXANDER, construct one other COFFIN through HAROLD Q. MASUR, SOMEBODY'S GOING TO DIE via TALMAGE POWELL.
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