Luck: The Complete Black Mask Cases of Oscar Sail

Luck: The Complete Black Mask Cases of Oscar Sail

On the strength of having sold only two stories to the legendary Black Mask magazine, Doc Savage creator Lester Dent is today hailed as one of the foremost practitioners of the Hardboiled School of detective fiction fostered by Carroll John Daly, Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and others.

But what stories they were! Employing his personal experiences treasure hunting in the Caribbean, Lester created Miami’s boat-dwelling private detective Oscar Sail, a clear forerunner to John D. MacDonald’s Travis McGee and Miami Vice’s Sonny Crockett.

This definitive collection brings together both much-anthologized Oscar Sail exploits, as well as a variant draft of “Sail” featuring a strikingly different version of the Florida sleuth.

Also included are related stories featuring similar characters and settings.

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Laughing Death

Laughing Death

Laughing Death is a story of gunfire and airships, of love and revenge. Sanford Greer (S.G.), Prosecuting Attorney of Center City, is put “on the spot” by five men. Gary Greer, who is the pilot in charge of the South Side Airport, starts out to get those five men and avenge his father’s death.

Swift, written in dynamic prose, thrill piled on thrill, this book by Raoul Whitfield has the gusto of an Edgar Wallace, and something of the power of a Dashiell Hammett.

Quite possibly Raoul Whitfield’s best novel, it has achieved legendary status due to its rarity, no doubt due to it appearing in desirable issues of Black Mask which also published serial installments of The Maltese Falcon and The Glass Key. Rarely have readers had the chance to read this superior series in its original form, until now.

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Black Harvest: The Complete Black Mask Cases of Jules Tremaine

Black Harvest: The Complete Black Mask Cases of Jules Tremaine

Collected for the first time: prolific pulp writer Norvell W. Page’s stories of private sleuth Jules Tremaine and his battles with the Catrini crime family from the pages of Black Mask magazine. Witnessing their cruelty first-hand, Tremaine sets out to whittle the Catrini down to size—violently. Over the course of three consecutively published stories, Page built a compelling narrative of gut-wrenching crimes and brutal street justice.

Among the earliest detective stories written by the future author of The Spider magazine, the popularity of the Jules Tremaine series likely helped Page in snagging that prestigious Spider assignment. Also collected in this edition are several other detective stories by Page from the same era, including his backup story from the first issue of The Spider. Includes an all-new introduction by pulp historian Will Murray.

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South Wind: The Complete Black Mask Cases of Jerry Tracy

South Wind: The Complete Black Mask Cases of Jerry Tracy

Premiering in the pages of Black Mask magazine during the speak of editor Joseph T. Shaw’s era, author Theodore A. Tinsley penned one of the longest-running and most popular series to see print in the pages of that historic Detective magazine. Celebrity gossip reporter for The Daily Planet, Jerry Tracy was a cynical, wisecracking columnist. Though a bit of a muckraker, Tracy had a sense of justice when it came to his friends and his fellow New York City residents.

Written by one of the authors of The Shadow magazine, these tough-written stories are a fast-paced and action-packed read. Featuring an introduction by Boris Dralyuk.

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The Price of a Dime: The Complete Black Mask Cases of Ben Shaley

The Price of a Dime: The Complete Black Mask Cases of Ben Shaley

The Black Mask writings of one of the great detective pulp writers are finally collected in book form. Author Norbert Davis broke in to the pages of the prestigious Black Mask magazine while still in college: sales which launched his influential pulp writing career. So influential that Davis’ Black Mask story, “Red Goose,” so impressed Raymond Chandler that he decided to submit his work to that magazine upon reading it.

Known best for his Max Latin series of screwball detective stories, these earlier efforts for Black Mask in the mid-1930s were among those which editor Cap Shaw proudly purchased for that magazine. In addition to both stories of his series character, Ben Shaley, this collection also includes three other early Davis stories from Black Mask. Includes an all-new introduction by Norbert Davis aficionado Bob Byrne.

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The Man in the Shadows: The Complete Black Mask Cases of Terry Mack

The Man in the Shadows: The Complete Black Mask Cases of Terry Mack

The first hard-boiled detective character, “Three-Gun” Terry Mack is collected for the first time. This groundbreaking series from the pages of Black Mask magazine set the template for all Black Mask authors to follow. Written by Carroll John Daly, Terry Mack debuted just two months prior to Daly’s most famous creation, Race Williams. Williams’ popularity with Black Mask readers doomed Terry Mack after just two stories, but Daly revisited the character a few years later for a full-length novel, The Man in the Shadows.

This edition contains both Terry Mack short stories, along with The Man in the Shadows, which has never before been reprinted. Includes an all-new introduction by Evan Lewis.

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Satan's Vengeance (The Argosy Library)

Satan’s Vengeance (The Argosy Library)

The influence of an Underworld lord known as The Other Man has crept into the Police Commissioner’s office. This criminal mastermind is forcing the market owners of New York to pay protection to him, and is getting control of all rackets. In desperation, the Police Commissioner appeals to Satan Hall, the cop who believes in killing criminals as they kill others, the one man on the police force that all the Underworld fears. First time in book form. By the creator of the hard-boiled detective story, Carroll John Daly.

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Black Mask 1950s Full-Size Logo Icon Face Mask

Black Mask 1950s Full-Size Logo Icon Face Mask

This is the authentic Black Mask 1950s full-size logo icon face mask used for this classic pulp magazine.

Ease into our new normal with this face mask designed for comfortable, all-day wear. Crafted from a breathable 2-ply cotton, you can wash, reuse, and wear this mask again. Your smile might be hidden, but you can still design a face mask as unique as you are!

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Black Mask Full-Size Logo Face Mask

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This is the authentic Black Mask full-size logo face mask used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1920s-50s.

Ease into our new normal with this face mask designed for comfortable, all-day wear. Crafted from a breathable 2-ply cotton, you can wash, reuse, and wear this mask again. Your smile might be hidden, but you can still design a face mask as unique as you are!

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Black Mask Classic Logo Face Mask

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Black Mask Classic Logo T-Shirt

Black Mask Classic Logo T-Shirt

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Dead and Done For: The Complete Black Mask Cases of Cellini Smith

Dead and Done For: The Complete Black Mask Cases of Cellini Smith

Long considered one of the best of the Black Mask authors, author Robert Reeves’s longest-running detective character actually first appeared in the 1939 novel, Dead and Done For. Cellini Smith, accountant for a New York City pinball gangster, must clear his boss’s name after being accused of murder. Featuring an introduction by Black Mask editor Kenneth S. White, and a cover illustration by the great Rafael de Soto.

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Murder Costs Money: The Complete Black Mask Cases of Rex Sackler

Murder Costs Money: The Complete Black Mask Cases of Rex Sackler

Author D.L. Champion’s knack for penning quirky series characters reached a new height with his stories of skinflint shamus Rex Sackler, one of Black Mask’s longest-running and most beloved series. Already a reader favorite for his Inspector Allhoff stories in Black Mask’s companion title, Dime Detective, Champion chronicled the offbeat cases of Rex Sackler, the greedy gumshoe who “could squeeze a nickel till the buffalo cried uncle.”

The Rex Sackler series allowed Champion to display his talent for sardonic wit and humor in more than two dozen frequently hilarious novelettes published in Black Mask during the 1940s. This volume collects the first eight stories. With an all-new introduction by Ed Hulse.

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Let the Dead Alone: The Complete Black Mask Cases of Luther McGavock

Let the Dead Alone: The Complete Black Mask Cases of Luther McGavock

The Luther McGavock stories are not your garden variety hardboiled detective yarns. These Black Mask stories are so rich in place and detail that they almost seem a travelogue of small-town life in the Deep South.

Having bounced around to just about every major agency in the country, Luther McGavock finally settled in the Atherton Browne Agency in Memphis, and his cases take him to small towns in the Tennessee hill-country. As an outsider, McGavock is our tour guide to this odd world of the Deep South.

Written by one of the most polished writers to see print in Black Mask, author Merle Constiner’s writing is vivid, his characters complex, and his mysteries deep. This edition collects the first four stories in the series. Includes an all-new introduction by Evan Lewis.

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Dead Evidence: The Complete Black Mask Cases of Harrigan

Dead Evidence: The Complete Black Mask Cases of Harrigan

Quite likely one of the most hyped—and most mysterious—Black Mask authors to ever appear in its pages, Ed Lybeck made his debut as one of editor Joesph Shaw’s new faces in the wake of Dashiell Hammett’s departure. For Black Mask, Lybeck penned the hard-boiled stories of Francis St. Xavier Harrigan, a former gunman-turned-reporter for the New York Leader.

Though his duration as a Black Mask author was brief, his status as one of its greatest alums was certified by his inclusion in the historic retrospective of Black Mask, The Hard-boiled Omnibus. This edition collects—for the first time—the entirety of Lybeck’s Black Mask output. Includes an all-new introduction by pulp historian Will Murray.

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Boomerang Dice: The Complete Black Mask Cases of Johnny Hi Gear

Boomerang Dice: The Complete Black Mask Cases of Johnny Hi Gear

One of the most talented authors to be recruited to write for Black Mask Magazine following the departure of Dashiell Hammett, Stewart Sterling made a lasting impression on readers with his initial series character, Johnny Hi Gear: undercover police agent K-Five who battled gambling rackets during the Great Depression.

Never before reprinted, this popular series jump-started Sterling’s writing career which covered spans of time in radio, TV, and hardcovers, along with writing some of pulpdom’s most popular heroes, the Black Bat and The Spider. Collecting all 8 stories, along with an all-new introduction by Will Murray.

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Blood on the Curb by Joseph T. Shaw

Blood on the Curb

Joseph T. Shaw, the editor of Black Mask Magazine, has written one of the most exciting adventure mysteries of 1936.

Blood on the Curb is the dramatic story of the New York Police Department’s bloody battle to wipe out the famous “Black Hand” gang which terrorized the Lower East Side.

Newly-recruited Paul Cardine is placed in charge of a special squad of officers—all of Italian decent—to find the man at the top of what appears to be a consolidated conglomerate of crime families.

Never before reprinted, Blood on the Curb is one of Shaw’s rarest hardcovers, and it contains all the hallmarks of his hard-boiled novels that saw publication in Black Mask Magazine.

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Black Mask 1920s Logo T-Shirt (Style B)

Black Mask 1920s Logo T-Shirt (Style B)

This is the authentic pistol and dagger logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1920s. Relaxed, tailored and ultra-comfortable, you’ll love the way you look in this durable, reliable classic.

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Black Mask 1920s Logo T-Shirt (Style A)

Black Mask 1920s Logo T-Shirt (Style A)

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Joseph T. Shaw: The Man Behind Black Mask

Joseph T. Shaw: The Man Behind Black Mask

Joseph T. “Cap” Shaw enjoyed several distinguished careers—military man and champion fencer, among them—before he assumed the editorial chair of the most significant fiction magazine since The Strand gave the world the immortal Sherlock Holmes. Between 1926 and 1936, Shaw edited Black Mask magazine. The pioneering first stories of Carroll John Daly and Dashiell Hammett had just begun to appear in its pages. Shaw recognized in their hard-boiled treatment of the American crime story the potential for a new literary school. Working closely with his hand-picked writers, he pulled the magazine back from the brink of cancellation, and transformed the staid detective story into a vigorous and modern genre, discovering and championing important inheritors of this new tradition, among them, Raymond Chandler.

But there is more to Joe Shaw than his editorial career. Here, in the first biography ever written of this editorial giant, his son relates the full fascinating story of the man behind the revolutionary editorial persona….

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Black Mask (2019 Yearbook)

Black Mask 2019 Yearbook

Black Mask, the greatest American detective magazine of all time, is back with another issue. This time around, it includes nine new stories in the Black Mask vein by Brian Townsley, Jane Jakeman, Brian Stanley, Hannah Honeybun, William Burton McCormick, Frank Megna, Jonathan Sheppard, Michael Bracken, Jim Doherty, as well as a new article on Raymond Chandler’s The Little Sister by Katrina Younes. In addition, Boris Dralyuk has kindly supplied his translation of Isaac Babel’s “Lyubka the Cossack” and arranged for its reprinting here.

And, as with previous issues, Black Mask collects some of the best hard-boiled detective fiction from the Popular Publications vaults, as written by some of the genre’s best: Dashiell Hammett, D.L. Champion, Carroll John Daly, Frederick Nebel, T.T. Flynn, and Frederick C. Davis.

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Terry Mack #2: Action! Action! (Black Mask eBook)

Terry Mack #2: Action! Action! (Black Mask eBook)

A chance meeting in the night brings together New York City’s roughest private eye Three Gun Terry and runt-of-a-millionaire John Rogo. Over a cup of coffee, Rogo relays a tale to Terry that is all too familiar, despite its setting. Twenty five years ago, Rogo, his brother, and their friends were in South Africa hunting when they discovered fields of diamonds. They all looked to become the next Morgan and Rockefeller. Then, they stuck him: killed his brother and left him for dead, leaving him the deed to an empty mine as a last, cruel joke. But, fate is twisted. Rogo’s mine churns out money by the boatload. The only problem? His newfound wealth attracts the attention of his former comrades, and now they’re pushing him for their share. Rogo needs Terry to find these men, and dispose of them, before he ends up face-down in a city street, a knife in his back. Terry doesn’t hesitate, and is only too eager to take on the challenge, and the cash. But with three men on his tail, and his name less than private, Three Gun Terry will have to shoot his way out before the end, if he wants to survive.

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Terry Mack #1: Three Gun Terry (Black Mask eBook)

Terry Mack #1: Three Gun Terry (Black Mask eBook)

“Better stay out of this… It will mean death for you—sure,” grunts a ruthless thug. But Three Gun Terry is not one to back down from a fight, especially when the life of a beautiful, young dame is at stake. Terry manages to whisk the girl away from certain death, just in the nick of time. But the retrieval brings more money and more trouble for Terry. It turns out the girl—Nita—is fresh off the boat and drop-dead gorgeous, catching his usually business-minded eye. To make matters worse, though, she daughter of a renowned scientist who just discovered a formula that would turn the scientific world—no, scratch that—the entire world, on its head. But great and powerful enemies have swiped the formula and now plan to use it for their own gain. So Nita’s uncle enlists the only man who is willing to stand up to these goons and retrieve what rightfully belongs to science: Three Gun Terry.

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If Death Is Respectable: The Collected Hard-Boiled Stories of Race Williams, Volume 4

If Death Is Respectable: The Collected Hard-Boiled Stories of Race Williams, Volume 4

Race Williams returns! Originally appearing in the pages of Black Mask Magazine, author Carroll John Daly pioneered the hard-boiled detective 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.

Volume 4 contains the next batch of Race Williams stories, all from 1932–34 as the door closed on Daly’s long run in Black Mask. Included here are the novels The Amateur Murderer and Murder From the East.

This collection also includes several Race Williams novelettes including “Merger With Death,” “If Death Is Respectable,” “Murder in the Open,” and “The Eyes Have It.” And it’s prefaced by an all-new, scholarly introduction by Professor Brooks E. Hefner of James Madison University.

If Death Is Respectable: The Collected Hard-Boiled Stories of Race Williams Volume 4 continues this most important series published in years on the history of the Hard-Boiled Detective story.

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Black Mask 1950s Logo T-Shirt (Style B)

Black Mask 1950s Logo T-Shirt (Style B)

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Black Mask 1950s Logo T-Shirt (Style A)

Black Mask 1950s Logo T-Shirt (Style A)

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Black Mask (Spring 2018)

Black Mask (Spring 2018)

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.

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Shooting Out of Turn: The Collected Hard-Boiled Stories of Race Williams, Volume 3

Shooting Out of Turn: The Collected Hard-Boiled Stories of Race Williams, Volume 3

Volume 3 contains the next batch of Race Williams stories, all from 1929–31 as Daly continued publishing serialized novels in Black Mask. Included here are “The Silver Eagle,” “Tainted Power,” and “The Third Murderer.”

This collection also includes several Race Williams novelettes including “Shooting Out of Turn,” “Murder By Mail,” and “Death for Two.” And it’s prefaced by an all-new, scholarly introduction by Professor Brooks E. Hefner of James Madison University.

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