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A new printing of this hardboiled gangster novel, first published in 1951 and the 32nd in the highly successful Hank Janson series, complete with an outstanding cover by Reginald Heade, today considered the premiere pin-up paperback artist of his day. Hard-as-nails gangster "Big Nick" Fenner and his associate Joey have known one another since childhood, when Fenner stood by as Joey was injured by a gunshot that left him metally impaired. But will they end up following one another to the grave?
This grim, violent entry from the third series of classic Hank Janson novels comes complete with its stunning original cover art, which was censored on the book's first publication in 1951. Includes an introduction by pulp historian and writer Steve Holland.
In the 1940s and 1950s, these novels, with their sleazy covers and no-holds-barred tales, were a guilty pleasure for millions of readers, but incurred the wrath of the establishment! Prosecutions under Britain's then-harsh obscenity laws dealt them a severe blow and today they are highly sought-after by collectors. Telos Publishing in England is bringing selected novels back into print to be enjoyed by long-time fans and new readers alike.
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Item Code BRODO Publisher Telos Publishing Publish Date 2017 ISBN 9781845838768 Binding Soft Cover Dimensions 5x8 # Pages 194pg Color Text Only