Sid Fleischman was no newcomer to adventure and mystery when he first began to write as A. S. Fleischman in the late 1940’s. He began professional life as a vaudeville magician and adventured around the far east in the U.S. Navy during World War II. A novelist, screenwriter and playwright, he is notable as well as a Newbery prize winning author of children's books. Sid lived in Santa Monica, California, and passed away there in 2010.

  • Shanghai Flame / Counterspy Express
  • 978-1-944520-14-4
  • Two novels of exotic adventure and intrigue from the 1950s. "[Fleischman] doesn't waste any time dropping the reader right into the middle of the action... highly recommended." –James Reasoner, Rough Edges. Introduction by George Kelley. December 2016.
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  • The Sun-Worshipers / Yellowleg
  • 978-1-933586-40-3
  • A never-before-published mystery by Sid Fleischman set in the Southern California desert, and a story of western vengeance which Sam Peckinpah filmed as The Deadly Companions in 1961. Includes an interview the author conducted with Gary Lovisi for Paperback Parade and a new introduction by the author's son, Paul Fleischman.

  • Danger in Paradise / Malay Woman
  • 1-933586-28-1
  • Two south sea, cinematic adventure thrillers, with a new introduction by the author.
    “Filled with a colorful cast of characters and wonderful noir dialog.” Michael Cart, Booklist

  • Look Behind You, Lady / The Venetian Blonde
  • 1-933586-12-5
  • “Action and excitement in exotic locations were his specialties, and the two novels in this new Stark House volume are top-notch examples, not to be missed.” Bill Crider. Includes an introduction by Steve Lewis as well as the author himself!
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