Tarantula Tower: The Adventures of Scarlet and Bradshaw, Volume 4 (The Argosy Library)

Tarantula Tower: The Adventures of Scarlet and Bradshaw, Volume 4 (The Argosy Library)

Best remembered as the author of Thibaut Corday and his French Foreign Legion yarns, author Theodore Roscoe wrote another, little-known, long-running series: the adventures of curio hunter Peter Scarlet and Bradshaw, the naturalist. While each appeared in solo stories, they also teamed up in several yarns. These tales of treasure in the Orient are action-filled adventure by one of pulpdom’s best. Volume 4 collects the final five adventures, taken from the pages of Action Stories and Argosy magazines: “Tarantula Tower,” “Octopus,” “Blood of the Beast,” “The Evil Eye,” and “Port of Missing Heads.”

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Henry Plays a Hunch: The Complete Tales of Sheriff Henry, Volume 5 (The Argosy Library)

Henry Plays a Hunch: The Complete Tales of Sheriff Henry, Volume 5 (The Argosy Library)

Once voted Adventure magazine’s most popular author, W.C. Tuttle introduced the world to one of his longest-running—and most popular—series characters, Henry Harrison Conroy, in the pages of Argosy. Collected here are the next two novels: “Henry Plays a Hunch” and “Henry Hits the Warpath.”

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Cave of the Blue Scorpion: The Adventures of Peter the Brazen, Volume 5 (The Argosy Library)

Cave of the Blue Scorpion: The Adventures of Peter the Brazen, Volume 5 (The Argosy Library)

In 1930, Argosy Magazine brought back several of their most popular series characters, and that list was headlined by Peter the Brazen. The three stories collected in Volume 5 showcases an even more action-oriented series compared to the earlier stories, and are considered by pulp readers as among the best stories to ever appear in Argosy. Written by George F. Worts under his primary pen-name, Peter the Brazen made a marked impression on Argosy reader Lester Dent when he co-created Doc Savage. The saga of Peter the Brazen is amongst the best adventure series in the history of pulp fiction. Included in Volume 5 are the next three stories in the series: “Vampire,” “Chinese for Racket,” and “Cave of the Blue Scorpion.”

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The Monster of the Lagoon: The Complete Adventures of Singapore Sammy, Volume 3 (The Argosy Library)

The Monster of the Lagoon: The Complete Adventures of Singapore Sammy, Volume 3 (The Argosy Library)

Sailor Singapore Sammy Shay roamed the South Seas, desperate to find the father he neither knew nor loved. For reckless old Bill Shay had absconded with the only copy of a will that left all of his own father’s worldly riches to Sammy alone. Singapore Sammy didn’t know why, and he didn’t care particularly. He just wanted to get his hands on that precious document. He had only two clues to go on: his old man loved pearls and elephants—in that order. When Sammy came into possession of the fabulous Malobar pearl, he realized that he had something to bargain with. If only he could track down the elusive Bill Shay…. In his youth, George Frank Worts had been a telegraph operator on ships making the China run when he turned his experiences in Asia into some of the most memorable escape fiction ever to appear in the pages of Argosy magazine.

The volume collects the next two stories in the saga of Singapore Sammy Shay and Lucky Jones of the schooner, Blue Goose: “The Monster of the Lagoon” and “Shark Bait.”

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War Dragons: The Complete Adventures of Cordie, Soldier of Fortune, Volume 4 (The Argosy Library)

War Dragons: The Complete Adventures of Cordie, Soldier of Fortune, Volume 4 (The Argosy Library)

The sagas of Jimmie Cordie and his crew of soldiers of fortune were among Argosy Magazine’s most popular series when it was brought to that magazine during its early ’30s renaissance by writer W. Wirt. Quite clearly an inspiration for the creation of Doc Savage, this edition collects his next four adventures which originally appeared in Argosy in 1932–33: “War Dragons,” “The Devil’s Tattoo,” “A Manchu Robin Hood,” and “The Face in the Rock.”

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Shark Trail: The Complete Adventures of Bellow Bill Williams, Volume 3 (The Argosy Library)

Shark Trail: The Complete Adventures of Bellow Bill Williams, Volume 3 (The Argosy Library)

Finally in book form: the burly pearler—Bellow Bill Williams—was one of the most popular, and colorful, characters who appeared in the early 1930s issues of Argosy. Written by Ralph R. Perry, Bellow Bill was a seemingly-superhuman, tattoo-covered mountain of a sailor who couldn’t keep from stumbling into one adventure after another throughout the South Seas.

Clearly another inspiration for the creation of Doc Savage (whose creator Lester Dent was an avid reader of Argosy during this period), these adventures of Bellow Bill have never before been reprinted. Included here are his next seven stories, originally appearing in 1931–34.

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Rats of the Harbor: The Complete Cases of Dirk and Baker (The Argosy Library)

Rats of the Harbor: The Complete Cases of Dirk and Baker (The Argosy Library)

In the far-flung future of 1981, science plays a great part in crime prevention. But Franklin Dirk and Jack Baker of the secret service find that nerves and brains are just as important. Included here are all three stories of Dirk and Baker as they investigate murder, blackmail, and undersea pirates in the commerce of Great New York: “Bandits of the Cylinder,” “The Disappearance of William Roger,” and “Rats of the Harbor.”

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Sale! The Argosy Library: Series 8 (Ten Book Set)

The Argosy Library: Series 8 (Ten Book Set)

This specially-priced set includes all ten books in Series 8 of The Argosy Library:

Get all of Series 8 at a big discount!

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The Complete Adventures of John Solomon, Volume 1: 1914-15

The Complete Adventures of John Solomon (3-Volume Deluxe Edition)

The complete tales of the mysterious John Solomon, the Cockney British ship’s chandler operating out of Port Said, and who is really a British secret agent, is finally collected in a Deluxe Edition set of hardcovers. Written by “the King of the Pulps,” H. Bedford-Jones, this three-volume series collects all 25 stories in this: the longest-running series Bedford-Jones ever wrote. Each story also includes all of the original pulp illustrations (by illustrators such as Arthur Rodman Bowker, Samuel Cahan, Don Hewitt, Roger B. Morrison, Robert Sears and Paul Stahr).

Volume 1 collects all of the published John Solomon stories from 1914 and 1915: “The Gate of Farewell,” “John Solomon, Supercargo,” “Solomon’s Quest,” “Gentleman Solomon,” “The Seal of John Solomon,” and “Solomon’s Carpet.” Volume 2 collects all of the published John Solomon stories from 1916 and 1921: “Solomon’s Submarine,” “John Solomon, Argonaut,” “The Shawl of Solomon,” “Pilgrim Solomon,” “John Solomon, Retired,” “Solomon’s Son,” “John Solomon,” and “John Solomon, Incognito.” Volume 3 collects all of the published John Solomon stories from 1926 and 1935: “The Wisdom of Solomon,” “The Mysterious John Solomon,” “John Solomon’s Biggest Game,” “The Gold of Ishmael,” “Solomon’s Caves,” “Solomon Settles Accounts,” “Solomon in the Catacombs,” “The Terror of Algiers,” “John Solomon of Limehouse,” “The Case of the Kidnapped Duchess,” and “The Case of the Deadly Barque.”

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The Complete Adventures of Singapore Sammy (Deluxe Edition)

The Complete Adventures of Singapore Sammy (Deluxe Edition)

Collected for the first time are the complete stories of Singapore Sammy, one of the most action-packed series to see print in the golden age of the pulps.

Sailor Singapore Sammy Shay roamed the South Seas, desperate to find the father he neither knew nor loved. For reckless old Bill Shay had absconded with the only copy of a will that left all of his own father’s worldly riches to Sammy alone. Singapore Sammy didn’t know why, and he didn’t care particularly. He just wanted to get his hands on that precious document. When Sammy came into possession of the fabulous Malobar pearl, he realized that he had something to bargain with….

Written by the author of the Peter the Brazen series—George F. Worts—the stories of Singapore Sammy are among the greatest adventures to ever appear in Argosy magazine. This complete collection includes several never before reprinted stories.

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The Complete Adventures of Cordie, Soldier of Fortune (Deluxe Edition)

The Complete Adventures of Cordie, Soldier of Fortune (2-Volume Deluxe Edition)

Clearly an inspiration for the creation of Doc Savage, the sagas of Jimmie Cordie and his crew are finally collected in a Deluxe Edition set of hardcovers. Written by one of the most popular authors to appear in the pages of Argosy, W. Wirt, this two-volume series collects all 26 stories in long-running series of adventure in Asia (and on occasion, anywhere else in the world where there was treasure to be found). Each story also includes all of the original pulp illustrations by artists such as Samuel Cahan, Roger B. Morrison, John R. Neill and Paul Stahr.

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The Python Pit: The Complete Adventures of Singapore Sammy, Volume 2 (The Argosy Library)

The Python Pit: The Complete Adventures of Singapore Sammy, Volume 2 (The Argosy Library)

Sailor Singapore Sammy Shay roamed the South Seas, desperate to find the father he neither knew nor loved. For reckless old Bill Shay had absconded with the only copy of a will that left all of his own father’s worldly riches to Sammy alone. Singapore Sammy didn’t know why, and he didn’t care particularly. He just wanted to get his hands on that precious document. He had only two clues to go on: his old man loved pearls and elephants—in that order. When Sammy came into possession of the fabulous Malobar pearl, he realized that he had something to bargain with. If only he could track down the elusive Bill Shay….

The volume collects the next four stories in the saga of Singapore Sammy Shay and Lucky Jones of the schooner, Blue Goose.

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The Stuff of Empire: The Complete Adventures of Bellow Bill Williams, Volume 2 (The Argosy Library)

The Stuff of Empire: The Complete Adventures of Bellow Bill Williams, Volume 2 (The Argosy Library)

Finally in book form: the burly pearler—Bellow Bill Williams—was one of the most popular, and colorful, characters who appeared in the early 1930s issues of Argosy. Written by Ralph R. Perry, Bellow Bill was a seemingly-superhuman, tattoo-covered mountain of a sailor who couldn’t keep from stumbling into one adventure after another throughout the South Seas.

Clearly another inspiration for the creation of Doc Savage (whose creator Lester Dent was an avid reader of Argosy during this period), these adventures of Bellow Bill have never before been reprinted. Included here are his next seven stories, originally appearing in 1931–34.

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Jades and Afghans: The Complete Adventures of Cordie, Soldier of Fortune, Volume 3 (The Argosy Library)

Jades and Afghans: The Complete Adventures of Cordie, Soldier of Fortune, Volume 3 (The Argosy Library)

The sagas of Jimmie Cordie and his crew of soldiers of fortune were among Argosy Magazine’s most popular series when it was brought to that magazine during its early ’30s renaissance by writer W. Wirt. Quite clearly an inspiration for the creation of Doc Savage, this edition collects his next three adventures which originally appeared in Argosy in 1930–31: “He’s My Meat!,” “Jades and Afghans,” and “Aztec Treasure.”

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The Ledger of Life: The Complete Cabalistic Cases of Semi Dual, the Occult Detector (The Argosy Library)

The Ledger of Life: The Complete Cabalistic Cases of Semi Dual, the Occult Detector (The Argosy Library)

Detectives Glace and Bryce find a blackmail and murder mystery worth taking to the Persian astrologer-sage, Semi Dual. Investigating a city plagued by a blackmail ring by an unknown criminal, Glace and Bryce soon find themselves involved in a murder. When the two detectives are targeted for murder themselves, it’s only Semi Dual—and his mysterious powers of deduction—who can put the solve the case and rescue his friends.

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Minions of Mercury (The Argosy Library)

Minions of Mercury (The Argosy Library)

Given an overdose of an untried super-anesthetic, Mark Nevin went into a slumber that lasted for six thousand years. While he slept, there were wars; the civilization Mark knew disappeared; and mankind reverted to savagery. Detroit (AD 7952 Edition) is running around in circles—following the commands of men long dead and threatening chaos to the world. Enter Omega, swooping from the clouds with Mark Nevin flying behind him. A sparkling and fast-moving tale of adventures in the Days to Come….

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War Declared! (The Argosy Library)

War Declared! (The Argosy Library)

Two of the leading diplomats of Europe, sitting across a dinner table in a locked room, both shot to death. That was the spark that kindled the war flames in the summer of 1936. The two had met in the Teuton capital to discuss a secret matter of vital importance. No one, not even the occupants of the press room next door, had heard the shots fired, yet there the two men were, riddled with bullets. Teutonic police, after a quick investigation, announced that the Esperenchman had started the duel. Excited Teutons began shouting, “Down with Esperance!” Mobilization began.

Of those reporters whose room was so close to the mystery chamber, there were some who did not believe they had killed each other. John Keats, the American, was one. At the height of the excitement, two attempts were made on the life of Keats, and another was murdered. The surviving reporters, seeing that war was inevitable, took the first train for the Esperench capital. But war was inevitable: can Keats put a stop to it?

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