“These are perfect reading for anyone who enjoys hard-boiled characters and racetrack settings. Sit back, relax and start reading—and enjoying.” —Robert J. Randisi, founder of the Private Eye Writers of America.
Four hard-boiled novellas of crime and intrigue involving the Sport of Kings.
Known from Saratoga to Belmont and throughout the racing circuit, Chief Van Eyck keeps the bookies and fix games in check—whether using a little strong-arm, or, when necessary, the nickel-plated death carried in his shoulder holster. And Van Eyck is never above picking up a few greenbacks on the side, thanks to an inside tip or two from the jockey club. Grab a stool, order a strong one and slide to the edge of your seat as the ponies and Van Eyck both give a thrill ride from wire to wire!
With an introduction by Robert J. Randisi, author of the Rat Pack, Joe Keogh, Miles Jacoby, Nick Delvecchio and Henry Po mystery series; founder of the Private Eye Writers of America.
- Introduction by Robert J. Randisi
- Right Guy
- Copper the Bet
- Heat of the Moment
- Horse Money
First book publication
Trade paperback / 108 pages
Cover design by Tom Roberts
A Five Star review on Amazon.
“Kudos to Black Dog Books for bringing this collection of stories back to life. . . . Highly recommended to all lovers of mysteries and the hardboiled American style of writing.”
About the Author
Richard Wormser (1908-1977) was the author of dozens of novels, short stories, tie-in novels and teleplays. His screenplays include Tulsa (1949), The Big Steal (1949) and Crime Wave (1954). He authored three dozen monthly novels from 1933-1936 for Street & Smith’s revived detective, Nick Carter, while his shorter works regularly appeared in the Saturday Evening Post and Collier’s. Richard Wormser was a two-time recipient of the Spur Award for his Western novels.