Cleve Adams

As with many of the pulp fiction writers of the early to mid 20th century, Cleve F. Adams was many things before he turned to writing. His short stories were published in a wide variety of magazines from Cosmopolitan to Collier’s and his novels are fast-paced mysteries that could be considered top class.

He is definitely an under-appreciated pulp author but there is rarely a hardboiled omnibus that is published without a Cleve Adams story included.

According to Vincent Starrett, a once well-known columnist, Cleve Adams was “far and away the best writer of the hardboiled school”.

Take a look at the selection of Cleve Adams novels for sale below.

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Contraband by Cleve F Adams 56 Heroin Coke Prostitution Signet 1298 PB FREE S H
Contraband by Cleve F Adams 56 Heroin Coke Prostitution Signet 1298 PB FREE S H
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Sabotage Cleve F Adams First Edition First Rex McBride appearance
Sabotage Cleve F Adams First Edition First Rex McBride appearance
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The Black Door by Cleve F Adams Vintage Handi Book Paperback 1942
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Sabotage by Cleve F Adams English Paperback Book
Sabotage by Cleve F Adams English Paperback Book
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DIG ME A GRAVE by JOHN SPAIN Pseudonym of CLEVE F ADAMS VINTAGE MYSTERY
DIG ME A GRAVE by JOHN SPAIN Pseudonym of CLEVE F ADAMS VINTAGE MYSTERY
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Cleve F Adams Private Eye Signet Canadian D2588 1964 2nd printing 848072
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THE PRIVATE EYE by Cleve Adams rare US Signet Book crime noir pulp vintage pb
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NEW Sabotage The Argosy Library by Cleve F Adams
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Up Jumped the Devil Cleve F Adams 1943 Hardcover First Ed Original Dust Jacket
Up Jumped the Devil Cleve F Adams 1943 Hardcover First Ed Original Dust Jacket
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A Cleve Adams checklist

And Sudden Death (1940)
Sabotage (1940)
The Black Door (1941)
Decoy (1941)
The Vice Czar Murders (1941)
Dig Me A Grave (1942)
The Private Eye (1942)
What Price Murder (1942)
Death Is Like That (1943)
Up Jumped the Devil (1943)
The Crooking Finger (1944)
The Evil Star (1944)
Contraband (1950)
No Wings On A Cop (1950)
Shady Lady (1955)


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