Noir

Three Novels of Suspense

Richard Matheson

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Noir contains three long-lost thrillers by Richard Matheson, the grand master of suspense. Originally published in the 1950s, at the very beginning of Matheson’s distinguished career, these page-turning classics have been largely out-of-print for decades. Now readers everywhere can savor three unforgettable tales of crime, corruption, and cold-blooded murder. . . .

Someone Is Bleeding--Dave Newton has fallen hard for Peggy, a leggy blonde with a lurid past and a heartbreaking smile. But as bloody corpses begin to litter his path, Dave is forced to confront the terrifying possibility that the woman he loves is a deranged killer!

Fury on Sunday--In the wee hours of one fateful Sunday morning, a homicidal maniac embarks on a rampage of terror and violence that threatens everyone who crosses his path, culminating in a deadly confrontation in a Manhattan apartment building.

Ride the Nightmare--Chris and Helen had the perfect suburban life--until Helen discovers her husband’s guilty secret. Overnight, their peaceful existence descends into a vortex of fear and brutality that may cost them the life of their only child!

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"Perhaps no author living is as responsible for chilling a generation with tantalizing nightmare visions . . . ."--The New York Times

"Crime fiction at its toughest: booze, guns, knives, chases, aberrant psychology, blackmail, icepick murders, femmes fatales, sinister psychos, brutish thugs, drunks, nymphos, homicide dicks, and a generous helping of sweat."--Matthew R. Bradley from the Introduction to Noir


“The author who influenced me the most as a writer was Richard Matheson.”--Stephen King
“Matheson is the master of paranoia--pitting a single man against unknown horrors and examining his every slow twist in the wind.”--San Jose Mercury News

“His stories not only entertain, but touch the mind and heart.”--Dean Koontz



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Richard Matheson

Richard Matheson was The New York Times bestselling author of I Am Legend, Hell House, Somewhere in Time, The Incredible Shrinking Man, A Stir of Echoes, The Beardless Warriors, The Path, Seven Steps to Midnight, Now You See It…, and What Dreams May Come, among others. He was named a Grand Master of Horror by the World Horror Convention, and received the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement. He has also won the Edgar, the Spur, and the Writer's Guild awards. In 2010, he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. In addition to his novels Matheson wrote several screenplays for movies and TV, including “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet,” based on his short story, along with several other Twilight Zone episodes. He was born in New Jersey and raised in Brooklyn, and fought in the infantry in World War II. He earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. Matheson died in June, 2013, at the age of eighty-seven.

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Noir
Three Novels of Suspense
Richard Matheson

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Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
October 2005
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780765311405
ISBN10: 0765311402
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 384 pages
$22.99
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