Staccato Crime is a series that offers affordable paperback editions of difficult-to-find noir fiction and true crime from the Jazz Age, 1899-1939.



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  • Men, Women, and Rattlesnakes / Sin is Man's Twin by Franklin P. Collier, Jr.
  • 979-8-88601-038-1
  • "While not a horror novel per se, Collier's first novel is a bizarre, grotesque account of small‐town life; calling it a strange book is an understatement…"—Bookseller. New introduction by David Rachels. Staccato Crime Classics #9

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  • Stealing Through Life by Ernest Booth
  • 979-8-88601-037-4
  • Booth was an American criminal and screenwriter who got his start in writing while an inmate of San Quentin Prison. This is his story. Staccato Crime Classic #8

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  • Room Service by Alan Williams
  • 979-8-88601-012-1
  • A faithful husband decides to take action when his adulterous wife boasts once too often of her affairs. "One of those modern and brutally frank stories…"—The Boston Globe. Staccato Crime Classic #7.

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  • How to Commit a Murder by Danny Ahearn
  • 978-1-951473-90-7
  • A long-forgotten true crime gem. Includes a new introduction by editor/author Gary Lovisi. Staccato Crime Classic #6. June 2022.

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  • Fully Dressed & in His Right Mind by Michael Fessier
  • 979-8-88601-009-1
  • A whimsical story of murder and mayhem featuring the little old man with the malevolent green eyes and the naked nymph with a heart of gold. Staccato Crime Classic #5. Nov 2022.

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  • Grimhaven by Robert Joyce Tasker
  • 979-8-88601-007-7
  • "A notable, a keen and intensely moving account of what happens to a man in prison…"—The New York World. Introduction by Woody Haut. Staccato Crime Classic #4. Sept 2022.

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  • Round Trip / Criss-Cross by Don Tracy
  • 978-1-951473-70-9
  • "Don Tracy's second novel Criss-Cross is about as hard-boiled as they come. It gets my vote for one of the best novels of the 1930s, right up there with the books by James M. Cain, Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler."—Jeff Vorzimmer. Staccato Crime #3. March 2022.

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  • I Was a Bandit by Eddie Guerin
  • 978-1-951473-69-3
  • The memoirs of Eddie Guerin, famous international criminal who escaped from the French penal colony of Maroni, near Devil's Island. First new edition in over 90 years! New introduction by Jeff Vorzimmer. Staccato Crime #2. November 2021.

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  • Bodies are Dust by P. J. Wolfson
  • 978-1-951473-47-1
  • "…out-Hammetts Hammett. Same detached style, but the emotions are extraordinarily powerful. Astonishingly poignant dénouement."—Allan Guthrie. New introduction by David Rachels. First book in a new series of classic noir: Staccato Crime. August 2021.

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