by Max Brand, Loring Brent, John Cunningham, George Allan England, Ralph Milne Farley, J.U. Giesy, Florence M. Pettee, Theodore Roscoe, Anthony M. Rud, Junius B. Smith, and W.C. Tuttle
This specially-priced set includes all ten books in Series 4 of The Argosy Library:
- The Vengeance of the Wah Fu Tong: The Complete Cases of Jigger Masters, Volume 1 by Anthony M. Rud
- The Ruby of Suratan Singh: The Adventures of Scarlet and Bradshaw, Volume 2 by Theodore Roscoe
- The Sheriff of Tonto Town: The Complete Tales of Sheriff Henry, Volume 2 by W.C. Tuttle
- The Darkness at Windon Manor by Max Brand, introduction by William F. Nolan
- The Flying Legion by George Allan England
- The Golden Cat: The Adventures of Peter the Brazen, Volume 3 by Loring Brent
- The Radio Menace by Ralph Milne Farley
- The Apes of Devil’s Island by John Cunningham
- The Opposing Venus: The Complete Cabalistic Cases of Semi Dual, the Occult Detector by J.U. Giesy and Junius B. Smith
- The Exploits of Beau Quicksilver by Florence M. Pettee
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“Compliments of the Domino Lady!” In order to avenge the murder of her father, socialite Ellen Patrick donned a domino mask, an evening dress and packed a .45. Running for six rare stories in mid-1930s pulp magazines, these stories remain elusive. Now, these are collected in an affordable edition, complemented by an all-new Afterword by pulp historian Tom Johnson.
As Paul O’Donnell stood by the rail of the ship that had brought him to Haiti, the tiny rowboat putting him out from the shore was already carrying the first hints of the danger and tragedy lying in wait for him. Five minutes after landing he was enmeshed in a frightful web of political intrigue, fomented by voodoo fanaticism and unscrupulous ambition, led by the hatred and ferocity of a beautiful and diabolic woman, and roused to bloody action by the throbbing, jungle rhythm of the drums of Dambala, the voodoo Snake-God.
The Vengeance of the Wah Fu Tong: The Complete Cases of Jigger Masters, Volume 1 (The Argosy Library)
Though author Anthony M. Rud made his mark as one of the scribes to appear in the first issue of Weird Tales, and soon after, as a long-time editor of the prestigious Adventure Magazine, he never forgot his series character, J.C.K. “Jigger” Masters, whom he introduced in a series of offbeat, bizarre mysteries which sometimes drifted into the realm of the supernatural in the pages of The Green Book magazine.
Upon Rud’s return to writing in 1933, he reintroduced Jigger Masters to the pages of Munsey’s Detective Fiction Weekly, were he quickly became one of DFW’s most popular recurring series characters, appearing a dozen times over the next four years. For the first time, Rud’s initial eight Masters stories are collected, along with the original illustrations by the incomparable Robert A. Graef.
The Argosy Library #31
Once voted Adventure magazine’s most popular author, W.C. Tuttle introduced the world to one of his longest-running—and most popular—series characters, Henry Harrison Conroy, in the pages of Argosy.
Collected here are the next two novels: “The Sheriff of Tonto Town” and “Suspected by Henry.”
The Argosy Library #33
Thirty reckless, war-tried flyers—a Master stern and grim of purpose—and all the world their helpless toy as they streaked across the heavens to tear the veil from Earth’s last mysteries…. Never was there more dangerous venture—never more fabulous quest—than the voyage of the winged New World argonauts, pledged to each other to the end by a mystic bond as old as time itself….
Featuring illustrations by acclaimed fantasy artist Lawrence Sterne Stevens from this story’s appearance in Fantastic Novels Magazine.
The Argosy Library #35
When Boston’s U.S. Assistant District Attorney disappeared, not even the investigators knew that this was the opening gun of a weird and secret invasion of America. Trailing this disappearance, reporter Larry Larrabee finds himself pitted against amazing adversaries with strange scientific weapons and stranger, non-human allies: an overwhelming army of robots led by beast scientists from the planet Venus.
One of the most beloved of the fantastic story pulp authors akin to Edgar Rice Burroughs, author Ralph Milne Farley pens another installment of his popular Radio series.
The Argosy Library #37
The Opposing Venus: The Complete Cabalistic Cases of Semi Dual, the Occult Detector (The Argosy Library)
Semi Dual returns in another suspenseful mystery which only his occult skills can resolve. Dorien, a wealthy man about town, is shot and wounded in his apartment in the course of what Inspector Johnson suspects is an extortion attempt. But Dorien won’t talk, leading the Inspector to call on Glace & Bryce—private investigators—and their strange partner, Semi Dual, the recluse and astrologist who uses his occult powers to straighten out the tangles of human affairs.
The Argosy Library #39
Best remembered as the author of Thibaut Corday and his French Foreign Legion yarns, author Theodore Roscoe wrote another, little-known, long-running series: the adventures of curio hunter Peter Scarlet and Bradshaw, the naturalist. While each appeared in solo stories, they also teamed up in several yarns. These tales of treasure in the Orient are action-filled adventure by one of pulpdom’s best. Volume 2 collects the next six adventures, taken from the pages of Action Stories, Far East Adventure Stories, and Argosy magazines.
The Argosy Library #32
Something natural—or supernatural—enters the soul of Andrew Creel, a commonplace young man, and drives him into a swift game where death is a probability on the one side and love only a possibility on the other. Creel plays it to the end: an end unlike the end that seemed so sure when dusk fell on the garden of that charming mansion with its sinister residents.
Author Max Brand graced the pages of Argosy with this tale of mistaken identity, a femme fatale, and a haul of stolen jewels in a never-before reprinted story, along with an all-new introduction by Brand historian William F. Nolan (Logan’s Run).
The Argosy Library #34
Peter Moore is back! In this next story in the series, Jonathan Driggs, journeying in search of his love, Gloria Dale, has learned that she was become the mistress of Fong-Chi-Ah, fiend of all Asia. At the same time, the Golden Cat—a symbol of the long-absent Queen Shari—has been stolen.
Elsewhere in China, wireless operator Peter Moore receives a message from a “Gloria Dale:” a mysterious woman seemingly kidnapped, and wearing a Golden Cat around her neck….
Written by long-time Argosy author George F. Worts under his primary pen-name, Peter the Brazen made a marked impression on Argosy reader Lester Dent when he co-created Doc Savage. The saga of Peter the Brazen is amongst the best adventure series in the history of pulp fiction.
The Argosy Library #36
When Jimmy Wendell takes a yachting trip with some friends, he never expected to become involved in an attempted murder of the crew and the ship’s destruction on a reef. Making it to a small, shark-encircled island, Wendell will soon learn of the Apes of Devil’s Island. Argosy often revisited the themes from their most popular stories, and this is no different: author John Cunningham pens a tale of high adventure that has been forgotten for too long.
The Argosy Library #38
Scourge of the underworld, “that damned dude dick”—Beau Quicksilver was an enigmatical crime-chaser—a mercurial master. A predecessor to Philo Vance, this detective solved seven separate cases in the pages of Argosy magazine, published in consecutive issues.
Author Florence M. Pettee’s work appeared in several of the top pulp magazines of the 1920s, including Black Mask, and her quirky characters known for their offbeat gimmicks and situations… not to mention her distinctive prose. Often written about—but never reprinted—the exploits of Beau Quicksilver belong in The Argosy Library.
The Argosy Library #40
Black Mask, the greatest American detective magazine of all time, is back with another issue featuring five all-new stories, plus vintage hard-boiled classics from the pulp era of the 1930s-40s. And it includes a never-before published cover by James Lunnon, painted for Black Mask in 1940.
Longtime friends, Sheriff Harry Ganton and Jack Bristol, find themselves on different sides when Harry is mistakenly shot during an argument. Thinking he has killed his friend, Jack flees town, only to run into two mysterious strangers. Why does one have a cross brand on his forehead? And then there’s the matter of Jack’s appointment with the hangman’s noose in his future….
Prospecting in the Wyoming badlands, Patricia Savage spies a man swimming in circles—high in a cloudless sky! After he falls to his death, the dead swimmer is discovered soaked to the skin. Who is he? How did he manage to swim through thin air?
These are the questions Pat sets out to answer when her cousin, the famous scientist-adventurer Doc Savage, diagnoses her account as a hallucination caused by altitude sickness. But when the bronze-skinned girl vanishes, the Man of Bronze is forced to take action.
From the Bighorn Mountains to Devils Tower, Doc Savage and his mighty crew race against time to avert an impending tragedy created by a nebulous devil in human form who calls himself Mr. Calamity.
Plus a bonus Doc Savage story: The Valley of Eternity.
Magician George Chance, AKA the crime-fighter known as The Ghost, who has done more in the service of the Law than any other man of his generation. Master of the science of criminology, remorseless crime-tracker and criminal catcher! When The Ghost walks, the underworld stirs into deadly life to combat him.
Are you bored of typical weird menace plots, many of which crept into Spicy Mystery? Then sample these tales which break out of that tired formula where every ending is happy, and the only challenge is guessing which minor character gets exposed as the villain in a rubber monster suit and demon mask! The Best of Spicy Mystery, Volume 3 contains 11 classic stories by the masters of the genre, complete, uncut, and with the original illustrations. It also includes an all-new introduction by editor Alfred Jan, one of the leading experts on the series.
One of the strangest pulp heroes is finally available from Altus Press! Created by pulp fiction legend Frederick C. Davis for the pages of the ultra-rare title, Ten Detective Aces, the Moon Man fought the forces of the underworld in 38 unforgettable tales. Volume 7 collects the last five stories from this series: “Preview to Murder,” “Ghoul’s Carnival,” “Skeleton’s Snare,” “Murder for a Pastime” and “Blackjack Jury.” And it includes an all-new introduction by Moon Man expert Andrew Salmon.
Black Mask, the greatest American detective magazine of all time is back with an all-new story by the creator of Doc Savage, Lester Dent. Also featuring classic hard-boiled detective stories by Horace McCoy, Wyatt Blassingame, Day Keene, Herbert Koehl, Kent Richards, Stephen McBarron, Dwight V. Babcock, Hugh B. Cave, and Edgar Franklin, all from the golden age of pulp fiction. With vintage brush illustrations by Arthur Rodman Bowker, as well as a previously-unpublished interview with the author of Donovan’s Brain, Curt Siodmak.
One of the strangest pulp heroes is finally available from Altus Press! Created by pulp fiction legend Frederick C. Davis for the pages of the ultra-rare title, Ten Detective Aces, the Moon Man fought the forces of the underworld in 38 unforgettable tales. Volume 6 collects the next four stories from this series: “Homicide Dividends,” “Robe of Blood,” “The Whispering Death” and “Corpse’s Plunder.” And it includes an all-new introduction by Moon Man expert Andrew Salmon.
One of the strangest pulp heroes is finally available from Altus Press! Created by pulp fiction legend Frederick C. Davis for the pages of the ultra-rare title, Ten Detective Aces, the Moon Man fought the forces of the underworld in 38 unforgettable tales. Volume 5 collects the next five stories from this series: “The Dial of Doom,” “The Bleeding Skeleton,” “The Masked Scourge,” “The Master of Murder River” and “Counterfeit Corpse.” And it includes an all-new introduction by Moon Man expert Andrew Salmon.
by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Max Brand, W. Wirt, Varick Vanardy, George F. Worts, Abraham Merritt, James B. Hendryx, Otis Adelbert Kline, William Gray Beyer, and Arthur Leo Zagat
This specially-priced set includes all ten books in Series 3 of The Argosy Library:
- Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar by Edgar Rice Burroughs, introduction by Vernell Coriell
- Clovelly by Max Brand
- War Lord of Many Swordsmen: The Adventures of Norcross, Volume 1 by W. Wirt
- Alias the Night Wind by Varick Vanardy
- The Blue Fire Pearl: The Complete Adventures of Singapore Sammy, Volume 1 by George F. Worts
- The Moon Pool & The Conquest of the Moon Pool by Abraham Merritt, introduction by Will Murray
- The Gun-Brand by James B. Hendryx
- Jan of the Jungle by Otis Adelbert Kline
- Minions of the Moon by William Gray Beyer
- Drink We Deep by Arthur Leo Zagat
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Deep in the African interior lies the remote refuge called Opar. Ruled by the beautiful High Priestess La, who commands an army of savage beast-men, this hidden colony is the last survival of long-sunken Atlantis.
Tarzan of the Apes had dared penetrate Opar in the past. Now he must brave her bestial defender once more on a desperate mission. For the Lord of the Jungle needs the fabulous jewels of Atlantis for his own purposes. But how can he wrest this treasure from Queen La, whose burning desire is to enslave the ape-man as her coveted mate?
The Argosy Library #21
Michael Clovelly might not have been the greatest swordsman ever to come to London town during the reign of the Merry Monarch, Charles the Second, but if a better man ever wielded a blade, he had not yet stepped forth to claim the distinction.
Seeking gold with which to elevate his beggarly fortunes, Clovelly chances to encounter a bully, and his fierce swordwork brings him to the attention of Lord Teynham, who has need of a resourceful man with a rapier. The commission: to turn highwayman and rob a certain coach. The reasons? They are both murky and mysterious. But they have to do with a certain lady of impeccable character…. Since his belly is empty, Clovelly dares the hangman’s noose for a certain sum of gold—and barges into more strife and intrigue than he bargained for.
The Argosy Library #22
The World War was over, its fighting finished. But not for Captain John Norcross of the American Expeditionary Force. He considered the Armistice a waste of good soldiers. So he welded together the best of his men to lead a regiment of the fightingest black soldiers who ever tore up the trenches. These were men born and bred for battle. Red McGee. Billy Gray. George Gunnell. Patton. The Boston Bean. The Fighting Yid. Corporal “Yaller” Coudray. Corporal “Delicate” Moss. And scores of others—one hundred and fifty strong.
Into wild western China with its bandits and feuding warlords, Captain Norcross marched his force. Their objective: A simple brass tube. Yet what it contained would prove priceless to the right parties. But first they would have to face a Zulu army—in the heart of China! Then there was the complication of the fugitive Manchu princess they happened to collect along the way….
The Argosy Library #23
Bingham Harvard is the true identity of the mysterious midnight marauder known only as the Night Wind. Possessed of inhuman physical strength, he battles crooks and cops alike, motivated by the soul-crushing tragedy of being framed on a criminal charge he did not commit.
Alias the Night Wind introduces this proto-superhero who becomes as a law unto himself dedicated to the hot pursuit of swift justice. All while being hounded by the New York police force—and especially by clever undercover detective Kate Maxwell, whose special assignment is to bring in the notorious Night Wind.
The Argosy Library #24
Sailor Singapore Sammy Shay roamed the South Seas, desperate to find the father he neither knew nor loved. For reckless old Bill Shay had absconded with the only copy of a will that left all of his own father’s worldly riches to Sammy alone. Singapore Sammy didn’t know why, and he didn’t care particularly. He just wanted to get his hands on that precious document. He had only two clues to go on: his old man loved pearls and elephants—in that order. When Sammy came into possession of the fabulous Malobar pearl, he realized that he had something to bargain with. If only he could track down the elusive Bill Shay….
The volume collects the first five stories in the saga of Singapore Sammy Shay and Lucky Jones of the schooner, Blue Goose.
The Argosy Library #25
Surrounded by crumbling Cyclopean ruins, the Moon Pool was a place of both horror and wonder. No Polynesian race had constructed it. Sacred yet accursed too, the spot was far older then recorded history. As was the luminous thing that dwelt within its unfathomable depths, a transcendent being summoned from its ancient slumber by the cold rays of the full moon.
A. Merritt was one of the pioneers in the field of science-fantasy fiction. A Munsey magazine mainstay, he electrified readers of All-Story Weekly when it published “The Moon Pool” in 1918. The haunting tale of supernatural wonder created a sensation that led to a novel-length sequel, The Conquest of the Moon Pool. This Altus Press volume collects for the first time the original unrevised versions of these now-classic tales, illustrated by the incomparable Virgil Finlay.
The Argosy Library #26
Through Chloe Elliston’s veins coursed the reckless blood of her world-roving ancestor, the legendary “Tiger” Elliston. Tiger Ellison, the seaman who had built a fleet of cargo steamers that tramped the whole wide world. Tiger Elliston, scourge of pirates from the South Seas to distant Asia.
With her entourage, Harriett Penny and the Amazonian Big Lena, the granddaughter of Tiger Elliston had come to the northland to move freight up the Slave River and make her own fortune. But north of 60 is a hard, raw land, one where women did not readily fit in. Not even the fearless offspring of a human tiger. For here Chloe would become embroiled in a bitter feud between “Brute” McNair—“the Bad Man of the North” and the free-trader named Pierre Lapierre. Dare she trust one over the other? And which one?
The Argosy Library #27
After fate causes him to be shipwrecked on the coast of Venezuela, the feral youngster, accompanied by his surrogate mother, Chicma the chimp, escapes into the jungle and discovers a strange land inhabited by prehistoric dinosaurs and primitive man-monsters. Transformed by contact with the beautiful Ramona, the teenaged beast-boy learns the ways of civilization and becomes Jan of the Jungle!
Otis Adelbert Kline was a popular Argosy writer in the vein of Edgar Rice Burroughs. He specialized in planetary romances set on Mars and Venus, so it was inevitable that he would follow in Burroughs’ literary footsteps by creating a version of Tarzan of the Apes to call his own. Jan of the Jungle reappeared in the Argosy sequel, Jan in India, and was adapted as a 1935 Universal serial, Call of the Savage.
The Argosy Library #28
Move over, Buck Rogers! When Mark Nevin was put under general anesthetic, he expected to wake up minus his appendix. That was all. To his shock and horror, he discovered himself 6,000 years in the future, long after mankind had reverted back to savagery.
Fortunately for Mark, the surgeon who accidentally placed him in suspended animation carefully laid him in a crypt containing all the means for survival available in the 20th century. And he would need them, for he was about to plunge into a world more dangerous and primitive in the long-dead one he had known. And Mark Nevin would not be alone. There was the beautiful Nona Barr. And the mysterious Omega, a disembodied moon-mind with the personality of a mischievous child yet possessing the transformative power of a god. Not to mention assorted cannibals and an actual dragon.