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Booklist said of Gary Phillips’ novel Warlord of Willow Ridge, “Phillips is a veteran crime novelist who creates a plausible post-apocalyptic scenario in which the safety of middle-class America can dissolve in a moment. Exciting, violent, and entertaining.” His 1994 mystery novel Violent Spring was the first mystery novel using the aftermath of ’92 civil unrest in Los Angeles as a setting. His recent graphic novel The Rinse, about a money launderer, was optioned for television, and has another graphic novel out, Big Water, about the fight for that precious resource in Southern California. He is also co-editor of Occupied Earth, stories of oppression and resistance on a near future earth, and has short stories in the anthologies Asian Pulp and Jewish Noir. He teaches in the MFA writers program at Antioch Los Angeles. His website is: www.gdphillips.com.

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Treacherous: Grifters, Ruffians and Killers
by Gary Phillips
Twenty-one short stories written by Gary Phillips are included in the eBook edition of TREACHEROUS: GRIFTERS, RUFFIANS AND KILLERS. The eBook edition includes three stories (“Masai’s Back in Town,” “Black Caesar’s Gold” and “The Calling”) not included in the TP edition and two stories (“The Thrill is Gone” and...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
Perdition, U.S.A. (The Ivan Monk Mysteries Book 2)
by Gary Phillips
Three men are shot a few blocks apart, and Ivan Monk looks for a connection Scatterboy Williams is a small-time hustler selling bogus Cartier watches in the dives of Pacific City, a port just south of Los Angeles. He has $250 in his pocket the night a stranger guns him down in the street. The next victim is Ronny Aaron, a crack...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; All Nonfiction; Social Sciences
The Underbelly (Outspoken Authors Book 3)
by Gary Phillips
Providing insight on homelessness, political corruption, and the potential effects of gentrification, this urban noir tells the tough story of Magrady, a semi-homeless Vietnam veteran in Los Angeles. As he searches for a friend who has gone missing from Skid Row and who may be involved in a dangerous scheme, Magrady must deal with...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction; Urban Literature
The Extractors
by Gary Phillips
McBleak enjoys hobnobbing with the upper crust. Yet McBleak is never more alive than when he’s extracting wealth from the wealthy. He plans to take a greedy man’s gain while wondering if his girlfriend sees through his façade. But nothing ever goes as planned, and McBleak has to think on his feet or his life might be extracted from...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
The Essex Man Volume 1 - 10 Seconds To Death
by Gary Phillips
Part Shaft and part Batman sans the costume, Luke Warfield is an expert in various fighting arts and scientific disciplines. He’s a brother who gives back to the community in the form of his venture capitalist outfit, Essex Ltd. Like a digital age Jay Gatsby, rumors abound as to how he made his wealth -- from doing wet work as a...
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The Warlord of Willow Ridge
by Gary Phillips
In A World Of Bikers, Meth, And Overdue Mortgages. . . All the miles. All the blood. All has led him here. Looking for a place to hole up, O'Conner--with nothing to his name but a failing motorcycle, a gun, and uncollected debts--lies low in the last place he thought he'd end up: the suburbs. But Willow Ridge, once an exclusive...
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ASTONISHING HEROES: Shades of Justice
by Gary Phillips
“Everything you'd expect from a Gary Phillips story collection — solid, kick-ass pulp.” — Bobby Nash, 2013 Pulp Ark Writer of the Year Louis Trent is a high rolling hit-man plucked from Hell only if he kills for Heaven. An anonymous city bureaucrat, The Reclaimer, senses what evil lurks via emanations from tenement walls....
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Categories: Action and Adventure
The Jook (Switchblade)
by Gary Phillips
Zelmont Raines has slid a long way since first gaining his ability to jook—to out maneuver his opponents on the field—which made him a Super Bowl–winning wide receiver and earned him lucrative endorsement deals, not to mention more than his share of female attention. Because he hasn't always been good at saying no, however, a series...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; Contemporary Fiction; Urban Literature
Only the Wicked (The Ivan Monk Mysteries Book 4)
by Gary Phillips
Ivan Monk chases a mystery deep into America’s shameful past Half a century ago, Old Man Spears was a hero of the ballpark. In an age when baseball was segregated, he played in the Negro Leagues, providing hope for a generation of oppressed African Americans. Decades after Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color line, Spears is...
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Bad Night Is Falling (The Ivan Monk Mysteries Book 3)
by Gary Phillips
After a fatal firebombing, gangsters hire Ivan Monk to prove them innocent The Cruzado family wakes in the middle of the night, their lungs burning with smoke. Staggering out of bed, the father tries to rally his family to escape their house. When his daughter and mother don’t make it onto the lawn, he goes back in for them, never...
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Violent Spring (The Ivan Monk Mysteries Book 1)
by Gary Phillips
In the wake of the Rodney King riots, Ivan Monk investigates a cold murder Just a few months ago, the corner of Florence and Normandie avenues was an inferno. Enraged by the jury that freed Rodney King’s brutalizers, people took to the streets of Los Angeles to vent their anger on the city. For three days they smashed, looted...
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The Perpetrators
by Gary Phillips
With the clock ticking, the story jumps off in the border town of Tijuana, Mexico. A smooth cat who labels himself an expeditor must survive a gauntlet of hitters and freaks to deliver his client alive to their destination. She's a high maintenance drug queen who's made a deal with the top cop in California's state capitol, Sacramento....
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Categories: Action and Adventure; All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
Bangers
by Gary Phillips
On The Streets Of L.A. Us against them. That's the law of the cop world. In L.A.'s toughest 'hoods, you gotta bang with the best of the roughnecks. And the best are the five members of TRASH, an elite team of street cops unafraid to go up against the city's worst gangbangers, even if it means bending the rules, planting a piece, or...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; Contemporary Fiction; Urban Literature
3 the Hard Way
by Gary Phillips
Three novellas by Gary Phillips in one collection. Malcolm Cavanaugh Bleekston, MC Bleak, McBleak, enjoys hobnobbing with the one percenters and stealing from them. In The Extractors, he puts his life on the line to take a greedy man’s gain while wondering if his girlfriend sees through his façade. Ned “Noc” Brenner is a...
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Categories: Action and Adventure; All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
The Anti-Gravity Steal
by Gary Phillips
When gifted slacker Noc Brenner is wooed by a mysterious entity calling itself the Vigilance Initiative, he's soon in a race to prevent a super villain from selling the plans for an anti-gravity device -- a machine that in the wrong hands who would reign down untold violence and destruction on the innocent.
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The Anti-Gravity Steal
by Gary Phillips
Gifted drifter Ned “Noc” Brenner, adept at MMA fighting, motocross riding to blitz chess, finds himself teamed with others of specialized skills to prevent a super villain from unleashing an anti-gravity device that would rain down death on untold millions. It all came so easy to Noc before, now he might just loose his life to...
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Fifty Shades of Grey Fedora: The Private Eye Writers of America Presents:
by Robert J. Randisi
Heat has always sizzled between private investigators and the femme fatales who walk through their doors. But in this startling, original anthology, these 17 authors—many of them winners of the prestigious Shamus Award—from sizzle to steamy, illustrating that sex and crime not only go hand in hand, but reaches far deeper into the...
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Bass Reeves Frontier Marshal Volume 1
by Gary Phillips
TALES OF A WESTERN LEGEND He began his life as a slave. During the Civil War he escaped and lived among the Indians of the Five Civilized Tribes in the Oklahoma Territories. He learned to ride, shoot and track prey from his adopted people. When the war ended, he was recruited as one of the first black marshals in the history of the...
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Categories: Action and Adventure; All Westerns
Orange County Noir (Akashic Noir)
by Gary Phillips
Orange County, California, brings to mind the endless summer of sand and surf, McMansion housing tracts, a conservative stronghold, and tony shopping centers. It's a place where pilates classes are run like boot camps, real estate values are discussed at your weekly colonic, and ice cream parlors on Main Street, USA, exist side-by-side...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; Contemporary Fiction
The Cocaine Chronicles (Akashic Drug Chronicles)
by Gary Phillips
The Cocaine Chronicles joins The Speed Chronicles in launching Akashic’s new anthology series styled after the Noir Series. Nothing to snort at, this ambitious anthology of jaw-grinding criminal behavior is masterfully curated by acclaimed authors Phillips and Tervalon. Cocaine, that most troubling and fascinating of...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; All Nonfiction; Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction; Social Sciences
Occupied Earth: Stories of Aliens, Resistance and Survival at all Costs
by Gary Phillips
RESISTANCE IS ALL For years, writers and filmmakers have speculated about the possibility of the Earth being invaded by aliens from another planet. But what if the aliens have been watching us, infiltrating us via human collaborators, or even surgically altering themselves to look human? Occupied Earth is a groundbreaking...
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Categories: All Science Fiction
44 Caliber Funk: Tales of Crime, Soul, and Payback
by Gary Phillips
Return with us now to those purple haze days of platform shoes, rhinestone studded sunglasses, the Panthers, disco and Blaxploitation- in Forty-Four Caliber Funk, an anthology of street crime prose stories. From Daddy Cool by Donald Goines, Shaft by Earnest Tidyman, and the influences of Malcolm X , Timothy Leary and William Burroughs...
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The Obama Inheritance: Fifteen Stories of Conspiracy Noir
by Gary Phillips
Noir meets diverse voices and transforms the genre into an over-the-top, transcendental psychedelic thriller ride of pulpy goodness in THE OBAMA INHERITANCE, a collection of fifteen stories of conspiracy noir curated by editor and award-winning African-American crime novelist Gary Phillips.

In the tradition of satirical works of...
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Passport to Murder: Bouchercon Anthology 2017
by Gary Phillips
“[A] rich and varied anthology…” — Publishers Weekly , Starred Review Janet Hutchings, Chris Grabenstein, Gary Phillips, and Hilary Davidson headline a new world tour anthology of 22 stories from the heartland of America to Italy, Japan, Mexico, Cuba, England, and more. Passport to Murder is published in conjunction with...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
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