Hero's Lust / The Man I Killed / House of Evil by Kermit JaedikerHero's Lust / The Man I Killed / House of Evil by Kermit Jaediker

Hero's Lust / The Man I Killed / House of Evil

byKermit Jaediker, Shel Walker, Clayre & Michel Lipman

Paperback | July 25, 2016

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Everyone in Crescent City knows that Mayor Gowan controls the town, most of all Red Norton. Red’s an ace reporter, sure, but he’s living in the mayor’s side pocket. What the Mayor wants, he gets. And right now he wants Red to write up his new Medical Center. The Mayor needs a pitch, and finds it in tubercular Ann Porter, who is scheduled for an upcoming operation. Her story sells a lot of papers, and puts a face to the Mayor’s pet project. Red didn’t figure on falling in love with the kid, but now he’s involved. And with the Mayor making some new demands, Red is about to find out just how rotten the town really is—the hard way. 




When Lew Ross was young, he got into a fight and killed a man, then fled the scene. Haunted by this event throughout his life, he finds himself back in that same town again, at the same club where it all happened. Except that now the place is a nightclub. And this is where he meets Kitty, one of the hostesses, and her slick boss, Marty Evans, who has a proposition for Ross—pick up a delivery from a local rival, and join his crew. Evans even loans him a gun for protection. Trouble is, the pick up is a set up, and Ross is the fall guy. Now he’s in a squeeze play between a scheming D.A., an honest cop, and Evans’ thugs. And then there’s Kitty…




Nina Valjean needs a fix or she wouldn’t have agreed to see Smith again. Smith is one of the sick ones, but sometimes a girl can’t afford to be picky. Still, she’s got a bad feeling about this time. The next day, Roman Laird lets himself into his out-of-town fiancée’s apartment, and finds Valjean’s nude, strangled body. Things haven’t been good between he and Joyce for a while, but finding a body in her place is just crazy. Trying to protect her, Laird tracks the dead woman to a seedy bar called The Red Parrot, which is how he meets an exotic dancer named Cecille Merrill. But all this time, Smith is out there, watching him—ready to kill again.

Title:Hero's Lust / The Man I Killed / House of EvilFormat:PaperbackDimensions:306 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.64 inPublished:July 25, 2016Publisher:Stark House PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1944520023

ISBN - 13:9781944520021

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Editorial Reviews

"This is political noir on the local level, the personal level, a hard-fought, hard-scrabble novel."-Gary Lovisi on Hero's Lust"The story centers on a man who returns to the town where he got away with murder 10 years previous, only to get framed for a new murder that he didn't commit. The plot is ingenious, the writing crisp, and the action relentless."-Dan Roberts on The Man I Killed"A noir classic, dark and foreboding and very violent."-Dan Roberts on House of Evil