Bio: Fletcher Flora (1914-1968), creator of the detective Gaspar Vane, penned over 60 mystery stories and 16 novels during the 1940's and 50's, as well as "sensational" fiction of various kinds. Though his name sounds like a pseudonym, no other name is known for him.
Jackie Brand is a small-time middleweight boxing professional just barely trying to make ends meet. The week before a fight with one of Jay Paley's boys, he comes home to his wife Peg daydreaming again about her much-coveted motor court out on Highway 66, and guiltily he goes out to have a drink. At the bar, he is met by the competition's manager, and the latter makes a proposal: lose the fight and get paid ten thousand dollars. The amount would actually cover the downpayment for Peg's house, so... more info>>
She knew it was dangerous, but she knew it had to be this way. No other way was normal--to her. From the moment she fell in love as a teenager with Stella, Kathy knew her life would take a difficult path. She tried to resist her feelings--tried to be the person her family wanted her to be--but the lure of another woman's love was too powerful. And so Kathy strayed the dark and hidden path among the twilight women, doing things her body urged her to do, until one night she made a choice that w... more info>>
Skimmer was the Hotshot--handsome, smart, arrogant ?. He had everything personality, looks, women. He was ready for success--regardless of the cost ? And then he met a girl and a gangster--and something went wrong! Hotshot is Skimmer's story--a unique candid portrait not of the knife-wielding delinquents who capture headlines but of today's troubled youth as they really are. The unforgettable story of a generation battling to find its way in a world it never made. Originally published in 195... more info>>