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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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 Vee Brown, Volume 1 (The Dime Detective Library) by Carroll John Daly

The Complete Cases of Vee Brown, Volume 1 (The Dime Detective Library)

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.

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The Complete Cases of the Marquis of Broadway, Volume 1

The Complete Cases of the Marquis of Broadway, Volume 1 (The Dime Detective Library)

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.

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The Complete Cases of Mr. Maddox, Volume 1

The Complete Cases of Mr. Maddox, Volume 1 (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.

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The Complete Cases of the Rambler, Volume 1

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

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.

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The Complete Cases of Cass Blue, Volume 1

The Complete Cases of Cass Blue, Volume 1 (The Dime Detective Library)

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.

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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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