Book Description: In the tradition of the old Ace Doubles (flip one book over to read the second title), here is the ninth Wildside Mystery Double: VIVACIOUS VIXENS & BLACKMAIL BABES: TALES OF EROTIC NOIR, by Michael Hemmingson. Blackmail babes, dangerous dames, femme fatales, manic minxes, saucy strumpets, torrid trollops, vivacious vixens, and white trash wantons--men fall for them, men love them, men hate them, men wish they had never met these bombastic broads! Here are a novella and four short stories about such dudes, fellows, gentlemen, heels, husbands, killers, and patsies that wind up in trouble when they put their business where their business doesn't belong. See them as they try to squirm out of the messes they have made for themselves, and the strange events that follow--from murder to mayhem, desire to destiny, hell and havoc! One thing's for sure, though: life will never be the same for these poor saps! Great noir reading! VIOLENCE IS THE ONLY SOLUTION: 3 VIC POWERS CRIME TALES, by Gary Lovisi. These three Vic Powers stories present hard-boiled dysfunctionality at its most intense and brutal best. These are not tales for the easily squeamish, or those who want to spend their hours leisuring in countryclub-style mystery puzzlers. These are the darkest of excursions into taut, tough, nasty crime and noir excesses, featuring a flawed and violent hero whose life leads him on a one-way ride down into the very depths of his own demonic hell! These are the back alleys of the human heart--filled with shadowy recesses, dirty little secrets, and the occasional gallant gesture of a very human man who's just trying to keep his head above the muck that always is threatening to engulf him. Great crime reading in the 1950s style, where...VIOLENCE IS THE ONLY SOLUTION!