Detective Frank Hall wasn’t so much a cop: more of a killer on the police force. His brutal style and devil-like visage gave him the nickname Satan Hall as he worked to corruption, gangsters, and killers… one of the most unique series characters from the detective pulps of the 1930s.
This volume collects the first six short stories, including the previously-undocumented premiere story, “Black Turns White.” Written by the creator of the hard-boiled detective story, Carroll John Daly, and including the original illustrations from the original pulp magazines.
The influence of an Underworld lord known as The Other Man has crept into the Police Commissioner’s office. This criminal mastermind is forcing the market owners of New York to pay protection to him, and is getting control of all rackets. In desperation, the Police Commissioner appeals to Satan Hall, the cop who believes in killing criminals as they kill others, the one man on the police force that all the Underworld fears. First time in book form. By the creator of the hard-boiled detective story, Carroll John Daly.