The Hard-Boiled Detective 1: First Series Collection (Volume 1)

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"My highest recommendation for The Hard-Boiled Detective by Ben Solomon."
— Robert W. Walker, author of Cutting Edge and Grave Instinct

For the first time, the original 11 yarns from Solomon's ongoing, throw-back crime series are available in one volume. His nameless detective faces murderers, blackmailers, adulterers and racketeers—and that's only the first story in this collection. Ten more tales cover a never-ending parade of lowlifes, misfits and suckers, all narrated by the hard-luck gumshoe in his statements to the cops. If you're a fan of Black Mask," Chandler and Hammett, you'll get a bang out of Solomon's take on old-school detective fiction.

"Ben Solomon draws you in like a moth to a jail cell light bulb. And then you are captured. His lean prose and jazz rhythms run from Lower Wacker Drive to the Club De Lisa. Ben Solomon raises the bar on Chicago noir."
—Dave Hoekstra, Chicago author and former patron of Mike's Cop Bar

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I won't tell you his name. One Tom, Dick or Harry's as good as another. Or the city that serves as his beat. You'll figure it out, all right. His time? Vanished. Call it 1926. 1933. 1959. Any time you like.The point, see, is that his actions speak for him. Not some lousy stencil on some lousy frosted panel. His world is that never-changing urban jungle where asphalt runs like quicksand, where back alleys swirl into whirlpools. Where shadows outnumber street lamps and victims outnumber winners.His stories? An endless string of statements to the cops. Yarns as timeless as a code of honor, as timeless as a thirst for justice, as timeless as man's corruption and sin. It's the stuff that makes him the hard-boiled guy he is.

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Ben Solomon draws you in like a moth to a jail cell light bulb. And then you are captured. His lean prose and jazz rhythms run from Lower Wacker Drive to the Club De Lisa. Ben Solomon raises the bar on Chicago noir.
Dave Hoekstra, Chicago author and former patron of Mike's Cop Bar

"The Hardboiled Detective 1" breathes new life into the private eye genre. Smart, sharp and immensely enjoyable.
Paul D. Brazill, author of Guns Of Brixton and A Case Of Noir

Get ready to rumble on the mean streets of Chicago in the days when justice was served with fists and .45's. These stories are a savory sojourn back to the golden age of two-fisted private eyes. Ben Solomon's PI is a reluctant hero with his own set of rules who doesn't turn down a paying gig even when he knows he should, and Solomon expertly mines the hearts and souls of sometimes sad and always sinister characters willing to pay his fee to get out of a jam. Each story is well-crafted and filled with surprising twists and turns.
Earl Staggs, two-time Derringer Award winning author

My highest recommendation for "The Hard-Boiled Detective" by Ben Solomon to anyone who loves a great story and a great noir story.
Robert W. Walker, author of Cutting Edge and Grave Instinct

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