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Pulp Fiction to Enjoy Again

Revisit some of the most famous hardboiled novels of the pulp genre.


The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps, edited by Otto Penzler
This anthology of over forty-seven stories and two novels include works of influential authors that have appeared in every notable Pulp magazine.
 
Burroughs, Edgar Rice
Tarzan of the Apes
Adapted innumerous times to radio, stage, film and television, the classic story of a feral boy turned heroic adventurer.
 
Cain, James M.
The Postman Always Rings Twice
A classic roman noir, Cain's first novel is fast paced and known to be provocative and startling for its time of publication in 1943.
 
Hammett, Dashiell
The Thin Man
Nick and Nora, a wealthy and glamorous couple, get entwined in solving Manhattan murders.
 
McCulley, Johnston
The Mark of Zorro
Published in 1920 and originally titled The Curse of Capistrano, this story of a mysterious masked hero debuted the famous character, Zorro.
 
Thompson, Jim
The Killer Inside Me
A small town Texan sheriff's deputy with a criminal mind narrates this disturbing classic underground noir.
 

Updated: June 5, 2009