“Anything can happen in Africa!”—that’s the credo of big game hunter, trader and safari guide King, known all over the Dark Continent as Kingi Bwana. Together with his two loyal companions, the deadly Masai warrior Barounggo and the wizened, cunning Hottentot Kaffa, the stoic American battles slave traders, ivory poachers, gold smugglers, arms traffickers, evil witch doctors and secret societies in the savanna and jungle of Central East Africa. Contains the next five stories in the series: “Quill Gold,” “Unprofitable Ivory,” “The Witch Casting,” “Strangers of the Amulet,” and “The Ivory Killers.”
Fighter, drinker, poet, rogue—all of these and more was Cyrano, who rode so gayly into the intrigue that was shaking Louis XIII’s kingdom of France. More than a year after the events narrated by H. Bedford-Jones in The King’s Passport, a now-rundown, ragged and drunken Cyrano stumbles upon another conspiracy in the Spring of 1642 which breathes new life into the former guardsman—as does the encounter with a red-headed woman. And so it’s time again for Hector Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac to serve a lady, ride a road, pluck a lute and swing a sword….
The complete saga of Dikar and The Bunch concludes here. Volume 2 contains the following stories:
“Sunrise Tomorrow”: The road to liberty is long and perilous, but Dikar must lead his warrior Bunch down it swiftly—if America is to see again the bright sunrise of her matchless heritage.
“Long Road to Tomorrow”: Follow this road by night, Dikar, with your knife always ready. For a man must proceed stealthily and with iron courage if his destination is a brave new world.
Running for 31 installments, this is one of the classic sagas from the pages of Detective Fiction Weekly featuring master criminal The Griffin and his war on America. Written by one of the most colorful authors of pulpdom, Volume 1 contains the first 11 stories of the series, uncut, and with all the original images.
Fate leads Denis Burke, buccaneer-turned Irish soldier-of-fortune, from the intrigues of the Sun King’s Court to the distant shores of the Caribbean. Dramatic sea battles with crashing broadsides, exciting swordfights with traitorous villains, the hunt for treasure ships and lovely ladies are just some of the ingredients of this classic pulp era swashbuckler series.
Petty crooks, gangsters, rum runners, hijackers, jewel smugglers, Chinatown tongs, hard-boiled cops, tramp gunmen, a prize fighter, and a private dick. These are just a few of the characters found within the pages of this collection from master crime fiction writer Frederick Nebel. This book, the eleventh volume in The Nebel Library, collects for the first time, the last sixteen remaining tales he wrote for Black Mask. Complete with their original illustrations.
The complete saga of Dikar and The Bunch is collected for the first time. Set in a decimated post-invasion United States, Volume 1 contains the following stories: “Tomorrow,” “Children of Tomorrow,” “Bright Flag of Tomorrow,” and “Thunder Tomorrow.”
Can the Resurrectionist really build his criminal cult by raising the dead and summoning the Wrath of God on his enemies? Or is his actual goal something more personal: the real identity of the Man of a Thousand Faces?
“Anything can happen in Africa!”—that’s the credo of big game hunter, trader and safari guide King, known all over the Dark Continent as Kingi Bwana. Together with his two loyal companions, the deadly Masai warrior Barounggo and the wizened, cunning Hottentot Kaffa, the stoic American battles slave traders, ivory poachers, gold smugglers, arms traffickers, evil witch doctors and secret societies in the savanna and jungle of Central East Africa.
The Grey Maiden is a sword of legend. Forged by the pharaohs of Egypt and carried by great warriors from ancient Greece to the Middle East, the man who wields the Grey Maiden can never die by the blade of another sword. But that doesn’t make him immortal.
First appearing as a series in the pages of Popular Publications’ Adventure Magazine, Arthur D. Howden Smith’s epic traces the story of the sword as it shapes the destiny of the world. Collected together here are all nine tales of the Grey Maiden.
Smith was an American journalist, novelist and historian who wrote a number of popular series and stories for the pulps ranging from swashbuckling tales of the sea to yarns set in the American frontier.
This volume collects all the stories of Brodeur’s medieval heroes Pierre of the Sword and Cercamon the Troubadour which were published in Adventure between 1921 and 1925. Set in the middle of the 12th century Brodeur tells exciting tales about dramatic sieges and battles, deadly political intrigues, tournaments and duels with noble and not so noble opponents and bloody fights against ruthless outlaw gangs. Rich in historical detail—which never distracts from the adventure—Brodeur brings to life the medieval world of Southern France, Normandy, England, Moorish Spain and the Holy Land.
Continuing the complete reprinting of the classic Halfaday Creek series by master Northwest author James B. Hendryx. Originally published in book form in 1950, this edition has gone back to utilize the original magazine text versions (dating from 1947 and 1948), including all of the original illustrations.
The creation of Carroll John Daly, father of the hard-boiled private eye, Vee Brown plied his trade in the pages of Dime Detective, the classic crime pulp that was second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.
One of the most unusual collection of stories published in any crime pulp, the Marquis of Broadway series was written by John Lawrence, a former stockbroker whose literary career, while relatively brief, deserves more recognition than it has received to date. Most of Lawrence’s best yarns, including those featuring the Marquis and his Broadway Squad, first appeared in the pages of Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.
A strange and mysterious gem named the Sphinx Emerald leaves its trail through history: a witness to many historic events and crosses the paths of both simple folk and famous men such as Alexander the Great, Saladin, Richard the Lionheart, Leonardo da Vinci, Cardinal Richelieu—and, for good or bad, exerts its powerful influence….
From the nation’s car capital to the North Pole, the Man of Bronze races to stave off a strangely familiar menace only to confront a completely unexpected foe—the enigmatic Baron in Black!
For a second time H. Bedford-Jones picks up musketeer d’Artagnan, the well-known literary creation of 19th-century French writer Alexandre Dumas, Sr. In this swashbuckling drama—placed shortly after the events in Dumas’ The Three Musketeers—Bedford-Jones reunites the young Gascon with his old comrades-in-arms Athos, Porthos and Aramis to defend again the honor of the queen in an intrigue of Cardinal Richelieu and to secure the future of a child who will play an important role in Dumas’ own continuation The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later.
The work of prolific pulpster T.T. Flynn, 35 Mr. Maddox novelettes were published in the pages of Dime Detective between 1938 and 1950. Fast-moving and suffused with authentic racing atmosphere, they were among the most popular stories ever to appear in this prestigious crime pulp, second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.
In this thrilling swashbuckler saga former Jacobite fugitive James O’Brien, buccaneer, with his ship and crew roams the seas from the Caribbean to the Barbary Coast in North Africa. Here the dauntless buccaneer captain sets his sharp rapier and his even sharper wits against the will of Mulai Ismael, the bloodthirsty ruler of Morocco, while the English fleet eagerly awaits his return.
Created by Fred MacIsaac, at one time a redheaded journalist himself, Frank Murphy rambled through 19 terse, tough yarns published between 1933 and 1940 mainly in the pages of Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.
The Cass Blue yarns are related in the first person by stylish pulp writer John Lawrence, who guides his protagonist through a maze of conventional plots and countless gunfights. What the series lacks in polish and innovation, it makes up for with vigorous action and the tough-as-nails attitude that gave Dime Detective the distinctive flavor that made it the most important crime pulp excepting the legendary Black Mask.
In a cold November night of the year 1640 three young men coincidentally meet in a Parisian tavern—a musketeer of the king, a poem reciting guardsman and an escapee from the Bastille, the infamous prison of the French king. Soon these three men will be part of an intrigue of Cardinal Richelieu in his struggle for power. Around the mysterious past of the fugitive and a damsel in distress enfolds a swashbuckling adventure by the “King of the Pulps” H. Bedford-Jones, using two immortal heroes of 19th-century French literature, Alexandre Dumas’ musketeer d’Artagnan and Edmond Rostand’s large-nosed poet Cyrano de Bergerac.
Created by D.L. Champion, Inspector Allhoff denied most conventions of detective-pulp fiction. He could never be confused for one of Raymond Chandler’s knights errant, trudging down those mean streets. Allhoff was no Rover Boy in trench coat and fedora. He was, in fact, a sadist and a psychopath. With 30 entries published between 1938 and 1946, the Allhoff series was among the most popular and long-lived to appear in Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.
This is Black Mask at its best—slam-bang action, crackling dialogue and the keenest wit this side of Dashiell Hammett. Frederick Nebel was a master of the hardboiled school, and the nine-year saga of Captain Steve MacBride and Kennedy of the Free Press was his finest body of work. This last of four volumes presents the final eight novelettes, complete with the original illustrations by Arthur Rodman Bowker, and a new introduction by Evan Lewis. Hold onto your seat. It’s going to be a wild ride.
This is Black Mask at its best—slam-bang action, crackling dialogue and the keenest wit this side of Dashiell Hammett. Frederick Nebel was a master of the hardboiled school, and the nine-year saga of Captain Steve MacBride and Kennedy of the Free Press was his finest body of work. This third of four volumes presents the next ten novelettes, complete with the original illustrations by Arthur Rodman Bowker, and a new introduction by Evan Lewis. Hold onto your seat. It’s going to be a wild ride.
Great Fomalhaut! Manning Draco is back! In Once Upon a Star, the interstellar insurance detective tackled a variety of weird con men and scammers throughout the 35th-century Galactic Federation. Now he returns in three further adventures, as a government agent sent to foil an anti-Federationist plot. The concluding story features a spoof of Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer, and reveals how Manning became the only Terran to develop a secondary mind shield against the telepathic powers of other races in the Federation.
Kendell Foster Crossen, a mainstay of the science fiction pulps in the 1950s, also published over forty-five detective and spy novels under a variety of pseudonyms, including M.E. Chaber, Christopher Monig, Richard Foster, and others.