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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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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Sale! The Dime Detective Library: Series 4 (Six Book Set)

The Dime Detective Library: Series 4 (Six Book Set)

by Paul Ernst, Hugh B. Cave, William E. Barrett, Norvell W. Page, D.L. Champion, and Frederick C. Davis

This specially-priced set includes all six books in Series 4 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 4 at a big discount!

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The Complete Cases of Inspector Allhoff, Volume 2 (The Dime Detective Library)

The Complete Cases of Inspector Allhoff, Volume 2 (The Dime Detective Library)

Brilliant, decisive, and hard-charging, Deputy Inspector Allhoff was the NYPD’s ace detective until bullets from a mobster’s machine gun robbed him of his legs, his career, and—in the opinion of an associate—his sanity. Yet Allhoff was too good a man to be put out to pasture, so New York’s police commissioner found a way to keep him employed and refer to him such cases as the department couldn’t or wouldn’t handle. Confined to a wheelchair and operating from a seedy tenement flat, Allhoff is assisted by two cops: Battersly, the rookie patrolman whose brief moment of cowardice cost the inspector his legs, and Simmons, the bitter career cop who detests Allhoff but sticks with the embittered cripple to protect his own pension.

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Sale! The Dime Detective Library: Series 3 (Six Book Set)

The Dime Detective Library: Series 3 (Six Book Set)

by John K. Butler, D.L. Champion, Merle Constiner, Frederick C. Davis, John Lawrence, and Fred MacIsaac

This specially-priced set includes all six books in Series 3 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 3 at a big discount!

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The Complete Cases of Mariano Mercado, Volume 1 by D.L. Champion

The Complete Cases of Mariano Mercado, Volume 1 (The Dime Detective Library)

A Germaphobic P.I. in Mexico City who has “a taste for clothing loud as a thunderbolt,” Mercado is considered “the smartest detective in Mexico.” Battling mystery as well as the corrupt Colonel Gomez of the Federal District Police, Mercado is is the first of his kind in popular fiction.

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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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The Complete Cases of Inspector Allhoff, Volume 1 (The Dime Detective Library)

The Complete Cases of Inspector Allhoff, Volume 1 (The Dime Detective Library)

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.

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Sale! Alias Mr. Death: The Complete Series

Alias Mr. Death: The Complete Series

Collecting the entire nine-part series from the pages of Thrilling Detective in 1932. Written by D.L. Champion, this was the inspiration for The Phantom Detective series. And as a bonus, this collection includes the two “Alias Mr. Death” revival stories from 1939. And for the first time, the unpublished story “Alias Mr. Death” by pulp scribe Harold Ward. This also includes all-new introductions by Tom Johnson and Matthew Moring, and it’s housed under a replica of the original hardcover edition’s dustjacket.

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