Features Shamus Award finalist story. "Treacherous characters, two-fisted action, and an inside knowledge of the mid and late Twentieth Century. Jack Bludis has a handle for dark fiction. These are stories not to miss. Check 'em out!" —Dave White, Two-Time Shamus-Nominated author of The Evil That Men Do.
An enthralling collection of mysteries from a two-time Shamus Award finalist Jack Bludis that celebrates the pulp private eye story in a trio of cities famed for their noir settings and gritty streetscapes.
"From Baltimore to the mean streets of New York, to the smoke-and-gin-soaked Hollywood of the 1940s, Bludis presents a lineup of some of the finest hardboiled literature around. Page after page is filled with bullets, bucks, and broads. This is the good stuff, folks. Major high-fives for Munchies and Other Tales of Guys, Gals, and Guns!" —Richard Helms, Two-time Derringer Award winning author of Thunder Moon.
This masterful volume includes the author's first published story, "The Transfer," his Anthony and Shamus Award finalist tale, "Munchies," plus "Pigtown Will Shine Tonight," "Ticket to the Top," "New Guy on the Block," "Blonds, Blonds, Blonds," and seven other enthralling short stories and novelettes.
Jack Bludis is a lifetime resident of the Baltimore area who lived his early years in "Pigtown." His Shamus Award finalist novel, Shadow of the Dahlia, is also available as a paperback and ebook.