The New Mammoth Book of Pulp Fiction

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Maxim Jakubowski
is a London-based novelist and editor. He was born in the UK and educated in France. Following a career in book publishing, he opened the world-famous Murder One bookshop in London. He now writes full-time. He has edited over twenty bestselling erotic anthologies and books on erotic photography, as well as many acclaimed crime collections. His novels include
It’s You That I Want to Kiss, Because She Thought She Loved Me
and
On Tenderness Express
, all three recently collected and reprinted in the USA as
Skin in Darkness
. Other books include
Life in the World of Women, The State of Montana, Kiss Me Sadly, Confessions of a Romantic Pornographer
,
I Was Waiting For You
and, recently,
Ekaterina and the Night
. In 2006 he published
American Casanova
, a major erotic novel which he edited and on which fifteen of the top erotic writers in the world collaborated, and his collected erotic short stories as
Fools For Lust
. He compiles two annual acclaimed series for the Mammoth list:
Best New Erotica
and
Best British Crime
. He is a winner of the Anthony and the Karel Awards, a frequent TV and radio broadcaster, a past crime columnist for the
Guardian
newspaper and Literary Director of London’s Crime Scene Festival.

 

 

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THE NEW MAMMOTH BOOK OF

PULP FICTION

EDITED BY
MAXIM JAKUBOWSKI

 

 

Constable & Robinson Ltd.
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Some material from this book first published in the UK
as
The Mammoth Book of Pulp Fiction
, 1996

This revised edition published in the UK by Robinson,
an imprint of Constable & Robinson Ltd., 2014

Copyright © Maxim Jakubowski, 2014
(unless otherwise stated)

The right of Maxim Jakubowski to be identified as the
author of this work has been asserted by him in accordance
with the Copyright, Designs & Patents Act 1988.

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Data is available from the British Library

UK ISBN: 978-1-47211-112-8 (paperback)
UK ISBN: 978-1-4721-1180-7 (e-book)

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Contents

Acknowledgements

INTRODUCTION
Maxim Jakubowski

THE DIAMOND WAGER
Samuel Dashiell

FLIGHT TO NOWHERE
Charles Williams

THE TASTING MACHINE
Paul Cain

FINDERS KILLERS!
John D. MacDonald

THE MURDERING KIND!
Robert Turner

CIGARETTE GIRL
James M. Cain

THE GETAWAY
Gil Brewer

PREVIEW OF MURDER
Robert Leslie Bellem

FOREVER AFTER
Jim Thompson

THE BLOODY TIDE
Day Keene

DEATH COMES GIFT-WRAPPED
William P. McGivern

THE GIRL BEHIND THE HEDGE
Mickey Spillane

ONE ESCORT – MISSING OR DEAD
Roger Torrey

DON’T BURN YOUR CORPSES BEHIND YOU
William Rough

A CANDLE FOR THE BAG LADY
Lawrence Block

BLACK PUDDING
David Goodis

A MATTER OF PRINCIPAL
Max Allan Collins

CITIZEN’S ARREST
Charles Willeford

SLEEPING DOG
Ross Macdonald

THE WENCH IS DEAD
Fredric Brown

SO DARK FOR APRIL
Howard Browne

WE ARE ALL DEAD
Bruno Fischer

DEATH IS A VAMPIRE
Robert Bloch

THE BLUE STEEL SQUIRREL
Frank R. Read

A REAL NICE GUY
William F. Nolan

STACKED DECK
Bill Pronzini

SO YOUNG, SO FAIR, SO DEAD
John Lutz

EFFECTIVE MEDICINE
B. Traven

NICELY FRAMED, READY TO HANG!
Dan Gordon

THE SECOND COMING
Joe Gores

PALE HANDS I LOATHED
William Campbell Gault

THE DARK GODDESS
Schuyler G. Edsall

ORDO
Donald E. Westlake

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Introduction and collection © 1996, 2014 by Maxim Jakubowski.

THE DIAMOND WAGER by Samuel Dashiell, © 1929 by Samuel Dashiell. First appeared in
Detective Fiction Weekly.
Copyright not renewed.

FLIGHT TO NOWHERE by Charles Williams, © 1955 by Charles Williams. First appeared in
Manhunt
. Reproduced by permission of Abner Stein. Appeared in
The Mammoth Book of Pulp Fiction
edited by Maxim Jakubowksi (Robinson, 1996).

THE TASTING MACHINE by Paul Cain, © 1949 by Peter Ruric. First appeared in
Gourmet
as by Peter Ruric.

FINDERS KILLERS! by John D. MacDonald, © 1953 by John D. MacDonald. First appeared in
Detective Story Magazine
. Reproduced by permission of Vanessa Holt Ltd. Appeared in
The Mammoth Book of Pulp Fiction
edited by Maxim Jakubowksi (Robinson, 1996).

THE MURDERING KIND! by Robert Turner © 1953, Robert Turner. First appeared in
Detective Tales.

CIGARETTE GIRL by James M. Cain, © 1952 by Flying Eagle Publications, Inc. First published in
Manhunt
. Reprinted by permission of Harold Ober Associates. Appeared in
The Mammoth Book of Pulp Fiction
edited by Maxim Jakubowksi (Robinson, 1996).

THE GETAWAY by Gil Brewer, © 1976 by Gil Brewer. First appeared in
Mystery
. Reproduced by permission of A. M. Heath & Co. Ltd. Appeared in
The Mammoth Book of Pulp Fiction
edited by Maxim Jakubowksi (Robinson, 1996).

PREVIEW OF MURDER by Robert Leslie Bellem, © 1949 by Robert Leslie Bellem. First appeared in
Thrilling Detective Magazine
. Appeared in
The Mammoth Book of Pulp Fiction
edited by Maxim Jakubowksi (Robinson, 1996).

FOREVER AFTER by Jim Thompson, © 1960 by Jim Thompson. First appeared in
Shock
. Reproduced by permission of Vanessa Holt Ltd. Appeared in
The Mammoth Book of Pulp Fiction
edited by Maxim Jakubowksi (Robinson, 1996).

THE BLOODY TIDE by Day Keene, © 1950 by Day Keene. First appeared in
Black Mask Magazine
. Reproduced by permission of Al James on behalf of the Estate of Day Keene. Appeared in
The Mammoth Book of Pulp Fiction
edited by Maxim Jakubowksi (Robinson, 1996).

DEATH COMES GIFT-WRAPPED by William P. McGivern, © 1950 by William P. McGivern. First appeared in
Black Mask Magazine
. Reproduced by permission of Maureen Daly McGivern on behalf of the Estate of William P. McGivern. Appeared in
The Mammoth Book of Pulp Fiction
edited by Maxim Jakubowksi (Robinson, 1996).

THE GIRL BEHIND THE HEDGE by Mickey Spillane, © 1954 by Mickey Spillane. First appeared in
Manhunt
. Reproduced by permission of the author. Appeared in
The Mammoth Book of Pulp Fiction
edited by Maxim Jakubowksi (Robinson, 1996).

ONE ESCORT - MISSING OR DEAD by Roger Torrey, ©1940 by Roger Torrey. First appeared in
Detective Aces.

DON’T BURN YOUR CORPSES BEHIND YOU by William Rough, © 1954. First appeared in
Detective Story Magazine
.

A CANDLE FOR THE BAG LADY by Lawrence Block, © 1968 by Lawrence Block. First appeared in
Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine
. Reproduced by permission of the author. Appeared in
The Mammoth Book of Pulp Fiction
edited by Maxim Jakubowksi (Robinson, 1996).

BLACK PUDDING by David Goodis, © 1954 by David Goodis. First appeared in
Manhunt
. Reproduced by permission of A. M. Heath & Co. Ltd. Appeared in
The Mammoth Book of Pulp Fiction
edited by Maxim Jakubowksi (Robinson, 1996).

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