Shake-Down: The Complete Cases of MacBride and Kennedy, Vol. 2: 1930-33


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Written by Frederick Nebel
Introduction by Evan Lewis

This is Black Mask at its best—slam-bang action, crackling dialogue and the keenest wit this side of Dashiell Hammett. Frederick Nebel was a master of the hardboiled school, and the nine-year saga of Captain Steve MacBride and Kennedy of the Free Press was his finest body of work. This second of four volumes presents the next ten novelettes, complete with the original illustrations by Arthur Rodman Bowker, and a new introduction by Evan Lewis. Hold onto your seat. It’s going to be a wild ride.

  • “Wise Guy”
  • “Shake-Down”
  • “Ten Men from Chicago”
  • “Junk”
  • “Beat the Rap”
  • “Death for a Dago”
  • “Some Die Young”
  • “The Quick or the Dead”
  • “Backwash”
  • “Doors in the Dark”
  • 6×9
  • 387 pages
  • $29.95

Additional information

Weight 1.4 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 1 in

Altus Press