Rough Trade [Trade Paperback] by Robert Silverberg

Product Code: 978-1-78636-863-8
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GTIN: 978-1-78636-863-8
CRIME collection - Unsigned Trade Paperback.


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A COLLECTION by Robert Silverberg
PUBLICATION DATE  September 2022

Unsigned Trade Paperback  — ISBN  978-1-78636-863-8 [£15.99]
ePub edition for Apple iPad, Sony and other eBook readers   [£2.99]


This was my first story for the W.W. Scott crime-fiction magazines, written in June, 1956, probably a week or so after my graduation from Columbia. It has just a touch of autobiographical material in it. During my undergraduate years I had been living in a residential hotel on West 114th St. in Manhattan, a few blocks from the Columbia campus once a grand apartment house, now carved up into one-room accommodations. The other inhabitants of the hotel included such notable literary figures as Harlan Ellison and Randall Garrett, plus an assortment of Columbia graduate students, a few very ancient widows living on pension checks, and various transient figures of uncertain origins. One day as I was coming home I heard furious shouts coming from the building, and when I reached it I saw that one of those transient figures had evidently reached a parting of the ways with her roommate, because her upper story window was open and she was hurling his possessions into the courtyard far below. I still remember the sound the radio made as it hit the pavement.

And so begins this long-overdue collection of criminally overlooked capers and revenge yarns penned over the past sixty-plus years by the great Robert Silverberg . . . each story almost lovingly served up for your entertainment, and with nary a cell-phone or TV remote to be seen anywhere. Ah, those were the days and, folks, these were the stories!


  • Introduction
  • Get Out and Stay Out
  • It’s Always Night
  • Mousetrapped
  • Russian Roulette
  • Mobster on the Make
  • Hot Heiress
  • Someone is Watching You
  • Joyride to Hell
  • Keep Away From My Daughter
  • One Night of Violence
  • The Big Boy
  • Teedaw’s Revenge
  • Winner Takes All
  • Play it Cool
  • You Don’t Own Me
  • Girl in the Thunderbird
  • The Tough Guy
  • Death of a Gambler
  • I Can’t Die Now
  • The Framer’s Daughter
  • The Killer and the Blonde
  • It’s a Tough World
  • I Don’t Want No Trouble
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