Death Row Breakout: And Other Stories

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MysteriousPress.com/Open Road #ad - Released less than a year earlier from San Quentin, he’s trying to make a living the only way he knows how: theft. His latest heist goes perfectly until his car breaks down. And he will die in the gas chamber at San Quentin—unless he can break out first. Roger’s incredible story anchors this collection of short fiction by Edward Bunker, who knew better than anyone what it means to be a criminal, inside and outside of prison.

Sirens are closing in when an old black preacher stops to give him a lift. In these stories, which were unpublished at the time of his death in 2005, he shows again the talent that made him such a remarkable writer. The police at the roadblock kill the elderly couple, but in the eyes of the law it’s Roger’s fault.

Death Row Breakout: And Other Stories #ad - Six stories from the papers of one of America’s finest crime authorsRoger doesn’t mean for the preacher and his wife to die.

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Stark: A Novel

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Minotaur Books #ad - Oceanview, California. The girls are beautiful. Edward bunker is one of the acknowledged masters of crime fiction. Ex-con. Ernie stark is a hophead and a grifter out to make a big score. If he has to screw over everyone in town, he will. The dope is cheap. The squares here are ripe for the plucking--easy money for a man with a plan.

Stark: A Novel #ad - The problem is one more misstep will find him locked up for good. Violent, filed with the most wonderful cast of lowlifes you'll ever meet and dialogue that crackles, lightening paced and exotic, this is the lost novel for mystery lovers everywhere and the legion of fans of the legendary Edward Bunker.

Written in the late 1960's and discovered after Bunker's death in 2005, Stark is his first and perhaps his most explosive novel ever. 1962. Actor. Author. Legend.

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The Animal Factory: A Novel

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Minotaur Books #ad - The animal factory goes deep into San Quentin, a world of violence and paranoia, where territory and status are ever-changing and possibly fatal commodities. But at san quentin, the race wars, no man can steer clear of the Brotherhoods, the relentlessness. It soon becomes clear that some inmates are more equal than others; Earl Copen is one of them, an old-timer who has learned not just to survive but to thrive behind bars.

The Animal Factory: A Novel #ad - Not much can surprise him-but the bond he forms with Ron startles them both; it's a true education of a felon. He's got to keep a spotless record or it's ten to life. Ron decker is a newbie, a drug dealer whose shot at a short two-year stint in the can is threatened from inside and outside.

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Dog Eat Dog

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MysteriousPress.com/Open Road #ad - He prepares to fight, ready to sacrifice freedom to maintain his reputation, but a friend comes to his rescue. Troy does not forget the debt. Years later, mad dog makes a living on penny-ante heists, and Troy—who has grown into one of the smartest hoods in L. A. Is about to finish a stint in San Quentin. But these three would rather die than return to prison.

Dog Eat Dog #ad - Troy was born in beverly Hills but raised in the prisons of Southern California. They join up with another old friend, Diesel Carson, and launch a spree vicious enough to put them in jail for the rest of their lives. Two days before his parole from reform school, a run-in with a young black tough threatens to derail his release.

Armed with two razor blades, Mad Dog takes out Troy’s assailant, allowing his friend to go free. The best novel about armed robbery ever written” from the Reservoir Dogs actor and ex-con author of No Beast So Fierce James Ellroy.

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No Beast So Fierce

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MysteriousPress.com/Open Road #ad - Based on his own experiences in prison, edward Bunker first drafted No Beast So Fierce in the 1950s, while incarcerated in San Quentin State Prison. He spent the next two decades in and out of jail, writing essays for various magazines and working on the novel, which was finally published in 1973. But the parole board has decided that he has sufficiently reformed, and it’s time for him to say goodbye.

 . When max reaches the outside world, he finds that freedom doesn’t make anything easier. Eighteen months later, the book was used as evidence that he was fit to leave jail. After eight years spent locked up, Max has gotten very good at being a prisoner. He knows the guards, the inmates, and how to survive.

No Beast So Fierce #ad - He received parole, and spent the rest of his life a free man. An ex-con struggles to adjust to life outside prison walls in “one of the great crime novels of the past 30 years” James Ellroy. Rooted in real-life experiences and hailed by quentin tarantino—who cast Bunker in his film Reservoir Dogs—as “the best first person crime novel I have ever read, ” No Beast So Fierce is a gritty and compelling read like no other.

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Education of a Felon: A Memoir

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St. Martin's Press #ad - The son of an alcoholic stagehand father and a Busby Berkeley chorus girl, Bunker was--at seventeen--the youngest inmate ever in San Quentin. His hard-won experiences on L. A. S meanest streets and in and out of prison gave him the material to write some of the grittiest and most affecting novels of our time.

Education of a Felon: A Memoir #ad - From smoking a joint in the gas chamber to leaving fingerprints on a knife connected to a serial kiler, from Hollywood's steamy undersde to swimming in the Neptune pool at San Simeon, Bunker delivers a memoir as colorful as any of his novels and as compelling as the life he's lead. In education of a felon, the reigning champion of prison novelists finally tells his own story.

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Little Boy Blue: A Novel

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St. Martin's Griffin #ad - Raised within the confines of a system that has done nothing but provide him with pain, Alex Hamilton's frustration and anger are completely natural--and inherently dangerous. Since his parents split up, yearning to be with his father, Alex has been constantly running from foster homes and institutions, a broken man who cannot give his son the home he desperately needs.

Little Boy Blue: A Novel #ad - Bunker writes, "His unique potential would develop into unique destructiveness. ". The only constant in alex's life is no-good, criminally-minded peers, who are all too ready to plant illegal ideas in an intelligent mind.

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Cutter and Bone

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Diversion Books #ad - That it was committed by the powerful tycoon JJ Wolfe only makes Cutter even surer that Bone saw the unthinkable. Captivated by cutter's demented logic, Bone is prepared to cross the country with Cutter in search of proof of the murder. Their quest takes them into the ozarks—home base of the Wolfe empire—where Bone discovers that Cutter is pursuing both a cold-blooded killer, but also an even bigger and more elusive enemy.

Cutter and Bone #ad - A thriller, bone, obsessed with a murder he's convinced his buddy, too—shows how much can be done by a writer who knows his business—the best novel of its kind in ten years!" —THE NEW YORK TIMESCutter is a scarred and crippled Vietnam veteran, and a whacking good thriller, witnessed.

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Pop. 1280 Mulholland Classic

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Mulholland Books #ad - His girlfriend Rose is being terrorized by her husband. He knows that nobody in tiny potts county actually wants to follow the law and he is perfectly content lazing about, eating five meals a day, and sleeping with all the eligible women. Still, nick has some very complex problems to deal with. Nick corey is a terrible sheriff on purpose.

. Because the one thing Nick does know is that he will do anything to stay sheriff. 1280, murder, in a tale of lust, thompson offers up one of his best, widely regarded as a classic of mid-20th century crime, and betrayal in the Deep South that was the basis for the critically acclaimed French film Coup de Torchon.

Pop. 1280 Mulholland Classic #ad - He doesn't solve problems, enforce rules or arrest criminals. And then, there's his wife and her brother Lenny who won't stop troubling Nick's already stressed mind. Because, as it turns out, Sheriff Nick Corey is not nearly as dumb as he seems. In Pop. Are they a little too close for a brother and a sister? With an election coming up, Nick needs to fix his problems and fast.

Two local pimps have been sassing him, ruining his already tattered reputation.

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Confessions of a Second Story Man: Junior Kripplebauer and the K & A Gang

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Barricade Books #ad - It was hard to imagine a more unlikely crew of successful thieves, writes Allen Hornblum. Hornblum describes the transformation of the K&A Gang from a group of blue collar thieves to their work in conjunction with numerous organized crime families and their role in making Philadelphia the meth capitol of the nation.

Confessions of a Second Story Man: Junior Kripplebauer and the K & A Gang #ad - They were two-fisted, beer-guzzling, ear- and nose-biting hoodlums from a blue collar section of Philadelphia called Kensington. It is a compelling read about a fascinating bunch of hoodlums. From the 1950s to the 1970s, from bar harbor to Boca Raton, the ragtag crew known as the K&A Gang robbed wealthy suburban neighborhoods with assembly line skills.

Confessions of a second story man follows the gang as they move in and out of homes, courtrooms, and prisons, and even go on the run. The gang infuriated homeowners up and down the East Coast, while baffling police.

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