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bodyguard_websiteA pathfinder and groundbreaker of the hard-boiled school of detective fiction, a prolific contributor to the legendary Black Mask magazine during the 1930s, as well as Dime Detective, Detective Story, and many other titles, Roger Torrey has sadly garnered only minimal recognition in the sixty years since his death, missing out on the paperback boom and the revival that many of his contemporaries enjoyed. This first major collection of his hard-boiled crime work brings together eleven stories, ten reprinted for the first time!

With an introduction by Ron Goulart.

Cover art by J.W. Scott.

Stories include:

  • Two Dead Men
  • Cook to Order
  • Bodyguard
  • Joker In the deck
  • Dance Act
  • Wanted—One Watch
  • The Platinum Peke
  • Hotel Help
  • Gun Trap for a Money Killer
  • Double-Cross Marks the Spot
  • A Will For Murder

Learn more about Roger Torrey.

"If you're a fan of hardboiled pulp fiction, I highly recommend it."—JAMES REASONER, author of Death Head Crossing, Dust Devils, Texas Wind, etc.

" . . . a stunning collection."—Amazon

"I knew Torrey was good. The big surprise in this book for me is the bibliography. The guy was wildly prolific— maybe ten times more than I'd imagined."—Davy Crockett's Almanack

"A strikingly handsome volume . . ."—Mysteryfile

Book Details

Title: Bodyguard
Author: Roger Torrey
Genre: Mystery/Detective
ISBN: 978-1-928619-82-6
Price: $4.99 ebook
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