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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Warriors in Exile

Warriors in Exile (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)

Collected for the first time is author H. Bedford-Jones' 17-part saga of the French Foreign Legion… the fascinating series based on the records of the most famous and picturesque fighting force of modern times. Featuring stories of the Foreign Legions in Crimea, Italy, Formosa, Tonkin, Siam, Dahomey, Sudan, Madagascar, the Sahara, with Maximilian of Austria in Mexico, war-torn Spain in 1835, and the Franco-Prussian War.

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Gunpowder Gold

Gunpowder Gold (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)

Grimm had risked his life on the American and European battlefields. Now he was hot on the trail of the two hundred million francs left to the exiled young Russian Duchess Marie of Courtland, and Grimm needed that to fund the battles of the American Colonies… and to buy the needed gunpowder to win their independence.

This edition marks the first time this novel-length adventure has been published in book form. It's another historical fiction classic by the King of the Pulps, author H. Bedford-Jones.

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One More Hero: The Cases of the Fireboat Men

One More Hero: The Cases of the Fireboat Men (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)

Fireboat men must be not only firemen, but sailors, divers, engineers and police—dangerous callings, all…. Collected for the first time, this colorful series centers around Gunboat Brendan and the tragic problem he met below the murky harbor waters. Written by the prolific author, H. Bedford-Jones, the King of the Pulps.

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They Lived By the Sword

They Lived By the Sword (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)

A fantastic novel of the World War of 218 B.C., and of Hannibal’s invasion across the Alps—the greatest military feat in history. It's a novel by the King of the Pulps—author H. Bedford-Jones—which has never before appeared in book form.

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The Ghost of Screwface Hanlon

The Ghost of Screwface Hanlon (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)

The nephew of a King of the Underworld inherits his fortune… and his enemies. But is Screwface Hanlon really dead? Crawford must find out, or he'll end up like his mysterious uncle! A never-before collected series by the King of the Pulps, author H. Bedford-Jones.

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The Princess and the Prophet

The Princess and the Prophet (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)

Nostradamus, Mary of Scotland, and other historical figures interact in a novel by the King of the Pulps, author H. Bedford-Jones.

Under Nostradamus' care, wounded Scottish gentleman Cameron of Glenlyon was soon healed, and he told of his mission: he bore a secret message from Scotland to young Queen Mary; and Hamilton and others of the Scots Guards would kill him if need be, to prevent its delivery….

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Colonel Flea by H. Bedford-Jones

Colonel Flea (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)

Donn Curran asked for trouble when he stopped overnight with his brother, Jeff, in Hankow. For Jeff was a rascal, a treacherous fellow. And when he learned that his own brother was the notorious Colonel Flea, he determined to collect the price which the Chinese Nationalists had set upon that bold adventurer’s head.

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Tyrone of New Orleans

Tyrone of New Orleans (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)

Rejected on technical grounds from the United States Army, Hugh Tyrone of New Orleans goes on the front, bent on forcing his way into the service. With him is Babe Jefferson, African-American ex-sergeant of cavalry.

Performing varied feats, each time Tyrone sends word that he will later call at United States Expeditionary headquarters for his reward. But will Tyrone and Jefferson receive their entrance to the front? A never-before-collected series, it’s now part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.

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Argosy (Fall 2016)

Argosy (Fall 2016)

The greatest pulp magazine returns with a star-studded installment featuring several of the best authors ever to appear in Argosy, encompassing a wide variety of genres and containing a mixture of stand-alone novelettes. These stories also feature several of Argosy’s series characters such as swashbuckler Denis Burke, high-seas adventurer “Bellow Bill” Williams, soldier of fortune Jimmie Cordie, and rakehellies Cleve & d’Entreville.

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The Life of Pinky Jenkins, Volume 1

The Life of Pinky Jenkins, Volume 1 (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)

Thomas Jasper “Pinky” Jenkins, a drunk and corrupt sheriff accompanied by his deputy Parker, shot his way through nearly a score of comedy/Western stories from the 1920s. Volume 1 includes four recently-discovered Jenkins stories by Bedford-Jones which were published under a pseudonym.

The Pinky Jenkins series may be the only series of its kind written by The King of the Pulps, and considered one of his best by Bedford-Jones aficionados.

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Conquest: The Story of Pierre Radisson, Founder of the Hudson Bay Company by H. Bedford-Jones

Conquest: The Story of Pierre Radisson, Founder of the Hudson Bay Company (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)

The story of Pierre Radisson has passed into history. That he was the first man to reach the Mississippi, after De Soto, is now admitted. It was he who founded the Hudson’s Bay Company, and who opened up the great Northwest to the world. One of H. Bedford-Jones’ earliest novels, now part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.

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Thady Shea’s Saga by H. Bedford-Jones

Thady Shea’s Saga (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)

The Navajo’s sacred relics, the seven Gods of the San Marcos, are the focus of attention between warring factions in the Old West, and washed-up actor Thaddeus Shea is caught in between the chaos! A classic adventure written by The King of the Pulps, and now it’s part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.

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Red Runes of China by H. Bedford-Jones

Red Runes of China (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)

The runes told of mystery, of danger lurking in odd corners, of the craft of the Orient put to evil purposes in the Far West, and started young Dick Clews on a great adventure…. A never-before-collected series, it’s now part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.

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Adventures of a Professional Corpse

Adventures of a Professional Corpse (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)

Meet James F. Bronson, a man who finds dying a profitable business. Time after time, Bronson accepts assignments to whom dying is all in the day’s work. One of the most offbeat series that H. Bedford-Jones penned; a series for which he was inspired by an advertisement that actually appeared.

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The Mardi Gras Mystery by H. Bedford-Jones

The Mardi Gras Mystery (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)

Who is The Midnight Masquer? While partygoers celebrate Mardi Gras under the recently-enacted Prohibition, attention is cast to this masked character and his connection to the murder of a prominent New Orleans citizen. Did the victim’s son really commit the crime, or is there more than meets the eye?

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The Cross and the Hammer: A Tale of the Days of the Vikings by H. Bedford-Jones

The Cross and the Hammer: A Tale of the Days of the Vikings (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)

H. Bedford-Jones’ thrilling novel of the Vikings and King Olaf, who broke the power of the old gods and who introduced Christianity into his realm. One of H. Bedford-Jones’ earliest novels, it’s now part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.

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Gimlet Eye Gunn by H. Bedford-Jones

Gimlet Eye Gunn (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)

Peter Larsen knew well enough that air personnel had often been forced to land on remote tropical islands. But he hadn’t thought of any of them as being haunted islands.

A classic that once appeared in Weird Tales, it’s now part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.

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Invitation to a Crime: Further Adventures of Denis Burke by H. Bedford-Jones

Invitation to a Crime: Further Adventures of Denis Burke (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)

Operating out of Morocco, American profiteer Denis Burke encounters business opportunities fraught with political intrigue, shady underworld characters, double-crossing associates, and devious women—all while trying not to run afoul of the law. Burke must dodge his ever-watchful nemesis, Inspector Crepin, who has vowed to expel him from the country—or better yet—put him behind bars.

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The Brazen Peacock by H. Bedford-Jones

The Brazen Peacock (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)

H. Bedford-Jones pens this thrilling tale of adventure in the Middle East. Fraser, his whereabouts unknown to his father following the Great War, finds himself in the middle of a battle over a lost idol and on the road to Baghdad. And just what does Fraser have to do with the treasured Brazen Peacock? It’s another volume in the H. Bedford-Jones Library.

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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 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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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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Dead Men Singing: The Men Who Fought For Texas

Dead Men Singing: The Men Who Fought For Texas (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)

Written in celebration of the Texas Centennial, H. Bedford-Jones once again authors an exciting, fast-paced lesson on the founding of the Lone Star State. As he wrote at the time: “My purpose in these articles is to try and paint those fighting Texans as they were, and strip away the trappings of pompous falsehood which have largely surrounded them.”

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Ghost Hills by H. Bedford-Jones

Ghost Hills (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)

Up in the frozen north of Canada… an old secret and a lovely woman… and three men: Barr Radison, an American adventurer, searching for the mysterious source of black and silver fox pelts, Macferris Montenay, a ruthless giant of a man, trying to carve out his own kingdom in the wilderness, and Jean Nichemus, a halfbreed and Montenay’s henchman, harboring his own sinister plans.

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The Sphinx Strikes

The Sphinx Strikes (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)

In this most dangerous game, The Sphinx, iron-nerved spy, was instructed—“Suspect everybody! And remember, murder is nothing in this business.” Collecting—for the first time—the entire series. Part of The Uniform H. Bedford-Jones Library.

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The King Makers: The Adventures of Vincent Connor

The King Makers: The Adventures of Vincent Connor (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)

Vincent Connor—to all simply a wealthy playboy—but his “play” was matching wits in tight places against wily Oriental intriguers and the theft of the priceless Han jades. Part of the Uniform H. Bedford-Jones Library.

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Abel Smith of Nantucket

Abel Smith of Nantucket (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)

Two months after the United States flag had been raised on the Pacific coast, there arrived young Abel Smith of Nantucket—a Yankee adventurer in the New West.

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Bellegarde

Bellegarde (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)

The King’s Pardon: Neither the assassins in his path nor the warnings of that mysterious girl could stay the mission of the man France was to know as Bellegarde. Part of the Uniform H. Bedford-Jones Library.

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