Will o' the Wisp by H. Bedford-Jones

Will o’ the Wisp (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)

A superb novel of spies and swords and one of H. Bedford-Jones’ best historicals, as it originally appeared in Argosy Magazine.

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The Complete Casebook of Sgt. Brinkhaus

The Complete Casebook of Sgt. Brinkhaus

Following Donahue, MacBride & Kennedy, and Cardigan, long-time Black Mask author Frederick Nebel’s longest-running detective series featured the hard-boiled pulp exploits of Sgt. Otto Herman “Brinky” Brinkhaus and Inspector Peter Larsen of the Portsend Detective Bureau as chronicled in the pages of Detective Action Stories, Dime Detective Magazine, and Detective Fiction Weekly.

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Sale! The Argosy Library: Series 2 (Ten Book Set)

The Argosy Library: Series 2 (Ten Book Set)

by Max Brand, Murray R. Montgomery, Norbert Davis, Fred MacIsaac, Theodore Roscoe, Loring Brent, Ralph Milne Farley, Cleve F. Adams, J.U. Giesy & Junius B. Smith, and Jack Bechdolt

This specially-priced set includes all ten books in Series 2 of The Argosy Library:

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Champion of Lost Causes (The Argosy Library) by Max Brand

Champion of Lost Causes (The Argosy Library)

Author Frederick Faust (AKA Max Brand) spins a tale of mystery and melodrama as Samuel Loring battles to save a girl unjustly accused of murder in a story never before reprinted. Originally serialized in seven installments in Flynn’s Magazine, Champion of Lost Causes was one of Brand’s earliest works to be filmed as a movie.

The Argosy Library #11

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The Scarlet Blade: The Rakehelly Adventures of Cleve and d’Entreville, Volume 1 (The Argosy Library) by Murray R. Montgomery

The Scarlet Blade: The Rakehelly Adventures of Cleve and d’Entreville, Volume 1 (The Argosy Library)

One of the most popular series from Argosy’s later years, Murray R. Montgomery penned a number of stories chronicling the adventures of Her Majesty’s Guard Richard Cleve and French cavalier Monsieur le Comte Guy d’Entreville… partners and rakehellies of the Cardinal’s Guard and in the service of Cardinal Richelieu in seventeenth-century France.

The Argosy Library #12

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Doan and Carstairs: Their Complete Cases (The Argosy Library) by Norbert Davis

Doan and Carstairs: Their Complete Cases (The Argosy Library)

For the first time in an authorized edition, all five stories of Doan and his “partner,” his Great Dane, Carstairs. These quirky hard-boiled detective stories were written by Norbert Davis, the Black Mask author who inspired Raymond Chandler to try his hand at the genre.

This edition includes all three Doan and Carstairs novels (The Mouse in the Mountain, Sally’s in the Alley, and Oh, Murderer Mine), as well as the two short stories from the pulps: “Holocaust House” and “Cry Murder!” It’s rounded off with an all-new introduction by Evan Lewis.

The Argosy Library #13

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The King Who Came Back (The Argosy Library) by Fred MacIsaac

The King Who Came Back (The Argosy Library)

The author of the Rambler series pens this tale which was amongst his best works to appear in the pages of Argosy.

After abdicating the throne of King of the European monarchy of Berania in order to avert civil war, young Carlos Aronhof realizes there’s more to his rapidly changing fortunes than meets the eye. A tale spanning Europe to Hollywood, Aronhof quickly finds himself immersed in espionage, political intrigue, skulduggery, murder, and the stolen Beranian crown jewels.

The Argosy Library #14

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Blood Ritual: The Adventures of Scarlet and Bradshaw, Volume 1 (The Argosy Library) by Theodore Roscoe

Blood Ritual: The Adventures of Scarlet and Bradshaw, Volume 1 (The Argosy Library)

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. Without a doubt a lost gem of the pulps.

The Argosy Library #15

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The City of Stolen Lives: The Adventures of Peter the Brazen, Volume 1 (The Argosy Library) by Loring Brent

The City of Stolen Lives: The Adventures of Peter the Brazen, Volume 1 (The Argosy Library)

One of the greatest series from the pages of Argosy is finally collected, complete and in order! Footloose ship’s wireless operator Peter Moore becomes embroiled in mystery and intrigue in China as he faces the despotic Gray Dragon, thus beginning Moore’s long-running, adventure-filed journey across several decades of pulp fiction masterpieces.

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 #16

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The Radio Gun-Runners (The Argosy Library) by Ralph Milne Farley

The Radio Gun-Runners (The Argosy Library)

A sequel to his previous Argosy novel, The Radio Flyers, author Ralph Milne Farley pens this science-fiction classic set in a hollow earth. Although compared favorably to Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Pellucidar series, Farley’s multi-layered tale of adventure at the earth’s pole weaves gangsters and Norse Vikings into an offbeat tale never before reprinted.

The Argosy Library #17

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Sabotage (The Argosy Library) by Cleve F. Adams

Sabotage (The Argosy Library)

Originally published as a six-part serial in Detective Fiction Weekly in 1939, Sabotage introduced readers to forgotten hard-boiled master Cleve F. Adams’ number one detective: Rex McBride.

The Argosy Library #18

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The Complete Cabalistic Cases of Semi Dual, the Occult Detector, Volume 2: 1912–13 (The Argosy Library) by J.U. Giesy and Junius B. Smith

The Complete Cabalistic Cases of Semi Dual, the Occult Detector, Volume 2: 1912–13 (The Argosy Library)

Pulpdom’s greatest occult detective returns! Volume 2 of the complete reprinting of the Semi Dual series brings three more never-before-reprinted metaphysical, psychological and speculative science adventures, all from the pages of the Munsey pulp magazine, The Cavalier. This volume contains the next three stories: “The Purple Light,” “The Master Mind,” and “Rubies of Doom,” exactly as they were written by Semi Dual creators J.U. Giesy and Junius B. Smith.

The Argosy Library #19

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South of Fifty-Three (The Argosy Library) by Jack Bechdolt

South of Fifty-Three (The Argosy Library)

Written by the author of the post-apocalyptic science-fiction classic, The Torch, Jack Bechdolt penned this fast-paced tale of Alaskan adventure for Argosy All-Story Weekly at the height of that magazine’s popularity.

The Argosy Library #20

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Murder on Halfday Creek by James B. Hendryx

Murder on Halfaday Creek

In the notorious colony of outlaws on Halfaday Creek, every newcomer draws his name out of a tin can, and old Cush at the saloon keeps more money in his safe than most banks ever see. Tough, cagey Black John Smith maintains law and order in the district, and in dispensing justice he never forgets the value of money.

Continuing the complete reprinting of one of the longest-running series in all of pulp fiction.

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Strange Doings on Halfaday Creek by James B. Hendryx

Strange Doings on Halfaday Creek

Cushing’s Fort on Halfaday Creek is conveniently located in Canadian territory close to the border of United States territory, so that men in ill repute with the Mounted Police can elude them easily. There are “outlaws” of Halfaday Creek live, a band of doughty prospectors ruled by their self-appointed czar, Black John Smith, one of many John Smiths that inhabit that notorious lair.

Continuing the complete reprinting of one of the longest-running series in all of pulp fiction.

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The Devil's Bosun

The Devil’s Bosun (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)

Master Pirate of the Eastern Seas: Captain Cairn—a man from Hell—heads the Ta Ming for an island of brooding trouble!

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Our Far Flung Battle Line by H. Bedford-Jones

Our Far Flung Battle Line (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)

Denis Burke returns in this far-spanning, 12-part World War II epic, as espionage knows no borders. One of his longest serials he wrote for Short Stories magazine, it’s a lost classic by H. Bedford-Jones.

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Sale! The Dime Detective Library: Series 2 (Seven Book Set)

The Dime Detective Library: Series 2 (Seven Book Set)

by Carroll John Daly, Frederick C. Davis, Norbert Davis, G.T. Fleming-Roberts, T.T. Flynn, and Edith and Ejler Jackobson

This specially-priced set includes all seven books in Series 2 of The Dime Detective Library:

Considered the greatest of all detective pulps to only Black Mask, Dime Detective was the home to dozens of classic, quirky series characters, all with an offbeat twist. Get all of Series 2 at a big discount!

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The Complete Cases of The Bleeder

The Complete Cases of The Bleeder (The Dime Detective Library)

Nathanial Perry was a “thin-skinned orphan with the courage dead in him” at age 14. A victim of a “hit and run,” Perry was rescued by Police Officer Harry O’Connor, a “stubborn, gritty, sawed-off little Irishman.” Nat knew he was a “bleeder,” a hemophiliac—his blood would not clot and a little cut could kill him. From that point on, Nat Perry dedicated his life to becoming a police officer—and he found both unflinching courage and a father.

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The Complete Cases of Mr. Maddox, Volume 2 - Dime Detective

The Complete Cases of Mr. Maddox, Volume 2 (The Dime Detective Library)

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. Contains the next four stories in the series.

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The Complete Cases of the Reckoner - Dime Detective

The Complete Cases of the Reckoner (The Dime Detective Library)

Millionaire Marty Day has lost it all. Destitute and desperate, his path crosses the mysterious Reckoner…. Created by Hard-Boiled legend Carroll John Daly, Day battled the Reckoner through four stories published between 1933 and ’34 in the pages of Dime Detective.

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The Complete Cases of Secrets, Inc., Volume 1 - Dime Detective

The Complete Cases of Secrets, Inc., Volume 1 (The Dime Detective Library)

From 1933 to 1935, Frederick C. Davis chronicled the cases of Hollywood P.I. firm Secrets, Inc. Led by Clay “Oke” Oakley and assisted by Cherry Morris and Archibald Brixey, Secrets, Inc., investigated some of the weirdest and most ingenious crimes in the long history of Dime Detective Magazine—all centering around the film industry.

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The Complete Cases of Bail-Bond Dodd, Volume 1 - Dime Detective Library

The Complete Cases of Bail-Bond Dodd, Volume 1 (The Dime Detective Library)

Bailbondsman William “Bail-Bond” Dodd was the first series character that hard-boiled genius Norbert Davis created for Harry Steeger’s best detective pulp. Running for eight installments, this unique series was one of the best Davis ever wrote for the pages of Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.

As a bonus, this edition also includes the first story that Davis wrote for Dime Detective: “The Gin Monkey.”

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The Complete Cases of Keyhole Kerry, Volume 2 - Dime Detective

The Complete Cases of Keyhole Kerry, Volume 2 (The Dime Detective Library)

This relatively brief series (eight late Thirties entries) was written for Dime Detective by Frederick C. Davis, a tireless pulp scribe who sold more yarns to the magazine—73 in all—than any other contributor save T.T. Flynn. With a half-dozen recurring characters in this one rough-paper periodical, Davis was one of the many talented contributors who made Dime Detective a prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.

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The Complete Cases of Jeffery Wren, Volume 1 - Dime Detective

The Complete Cases of Jeffery Wren, Volume 1 (The Dime Detective Library)

The most polished of author G.T. Fleming-Roberts’ magician detectives, Jeffery Wren battled crime in the pages of Dime Detective for seven adventures. Included in Volume 1 are the first three stories: “No Haunting Allowed,” “The Spirit Was Willing,” and “A Sleight Case of Murder,” along with a bonus Fleming-Roberts story from the pages of Dime Detective: “Dig a Grave for Me.”

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Sale! The Dime Detective Library: Series 1 (Seven Book Set)

The Dime Detective Library: Series 1 (Seven Book Set)

by D.L. Champion, Carroll John Daly, Frederick C. Davis, T.T. Flynn, John Lawrence, and Fred MacIsaac

This specially-priced set includes all seven books in Series 1 of The Dime Detective Library:

Get all of Series 1 at a big discount!

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Them That Lives By Their Guns: The Collected Hard-Boiled Stories of Race Williams Volume 1

Them That Lives By Their Guns: The Collected Hard-Boiled Stories of Race Williams, Volume 1

Originally appearing in the pages of Black Mask Magazine, author Carroll John Daly pioneered the hard-boiled P.I. story and perfected the genre with his classic character, Race Williams. Apart from the novel-length Race Williams stories, these classic hard-boiled thrillers have rarely been reprinted, if ever.

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Treasure Seekers

Treasure Seekers (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)

Carson’s contraption failed as a mine-detector, but it could locate something buried much deeper: treasure. Thus spurred one of H. Bedford-Jones’ most exciting series, one that has never before been reprinted. Part of the Uniform H. Bedford-Jones Library.

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The Complete Adventures of the Moon Man, Volume 1: 1933

The Complete Adventures of the Moon Man, Volume 1: 1933

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 1 collects the first seven stories from this series: “The Sinister Sphere,” “Blood on the Moon,” “Moon Wizard,” “The Silver Secret,” “Black Lightning,” “Night Nemesis,” and “Murder Moon.” And it includes an all-new introduction by Moon Man expert Andrew Salmon.

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The Masked Rider Archives Volume 2

The Masked Rider Archives, Volume 2

Collected for the first time: the original Masked Rider series! Originally published by Ranger Publications, Altus Press has committed to collecting all the rare and illusive Masked Rider yarns from these early years prior to its acquisition by Standard Publications. Each volume will include articles and information about the series and its publisher, Ranger Publications, one of the earliest companies run by Timely and Marvel Comics founder Martin Goodman.

Volume 2 contains the first three stories, uncut, in order, and accompanied by the original illustrations: “El Viborito” by Jay J. Kalez, “Badmen of the Cayugas” by George A. Starbird, and “The Valley of Crucifixion” by Lincoln Hoffman.

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