From the Publisher
“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
The Barnes & Noble Review
From the iconic author of classic novels like I Am Legend, A Stir of Echoes, and Hell House, as well as countless unforgettable television and film scripts (including The Twilight Zone's "Little Girl Lost" and "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet") comes a collection of three long-lost novels of suspense.
Originally published in the 1950s and out of print for decades, this trio of "noir classics" by Richard Matheson is finally available once again. Paranoia and panic are dominant themes in much of Matheson's work, and these three novels are no different. In Someone Is Bleeding, "writer of novels and seeker of truths" David Newton falls for a leggy blonde with big brown eyes. Peggy is a classic damsel in distress -- recently divorced from a cruel husband, without a job or any friends -- and Newton is just the man to save her. Unfortunately, the more he finds out about the enigmatic Peggy, the more he begins to realize that he might be the one who needs rescuing! Fury on Sunday follows the trail of an escaped madman obsessed with vengeance, and Ride the Nightmare pits a loving husband and father against deep, dark secrets from his past.
Editor Matthew R. Bradley aptly described the three novels as: "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." Plain and simple, this resurrected collection is timeless, nail-biting suspense at its very best -- a must-read! Paul Goat Allen