Remembered for his novel They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?, author Horace McCoy began his writing career as a mainstay during the golden age of Black Mask Magazine, selling nearly 20 stories to editor Joseph T. Shaw. A former aviator, McCoy penned 14 gritty stories of Jerry Frost for Black Mask: a flying Texas Ranger, one of “Hell’s Stepsons” who patrolled the border. It was McCoy’s greatest work for the pulps prior to departing for a lengthy career as a scriptwriter.
This edition collects the first half of the Frost series, most of which have never before been reprinted. Also including an all-new introduction by John Wooley.
Black Mask, the greatest American detective magazine of all time is back with an all-new story by the creator of Doc Savage, Lester Dent. Also featuring classic hard-boiled detective stories by Horace McCoy, Wyatt Blassingame, Day Keene, Herbert Koehl, Kent Richards, Stephen McBarron, Dwight V. Babcock, Hugh B. Cave, and Edgar Franklin, all from the golden age of pulp fiction. With vintage brush illustrations by Arthur Rodman Bowker, as well as a previously-unpublished interview with the author of Donovan’s Brain, Curt Siodmak.