Each day, we’re unveiling several new books. Today we’re releasing Series 5 in The Argosy Library. This 10-book set reprints classic fiction from the pages of the Frank A. Munsey Company’s line of pulps. Authors this time out include Victor Rousseau, George F. Worts, Max Brand, and Leonard Cline, and featuring some of the most popular series characters Munsey published, such as Gillian Hazeltine, Bellow Bill Williams, Koyala, and Jimmie Cordie.
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by Victor Rousseau
Victor Rousseau’s Lost Race epic is finally available in book from, complete and uncut. Eric Silverstein had long suffered from nightmares of the mythical Ragnarok, but he never suspected he’d learn Ragnarok was very real. Attending a freak show in New York, Eric meets a strange woman who speaks Anglo-Saxon and becomes involved in her escape from captivity. Who is she? And what is her connection to two warring lost races, King Harald, and the ancient prophecies?
Victor Rousseau was the author of several classic science fiction adventures, and Eric of the Strong Heart—as it originally appeared in Railroad Man’s Magazine—is one of his rarest, and best.
245 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover
Murder on the High Seas and The Diamond Bullet: The Complete Cases of Gillian Hazeltine (The Argosy Library)
by George F. Worts, illustrated by John R. Neill and Paul Stahr
Long considered the prototype of Erle Stanley Gardner’s fictional attorney, Perry Mason, Gillian Hazeltine was the most popular criminal attorney/investigator series characters from the golden era of the pulps. Author George F. Worts is known for his adventure characters Peter the Brazen and Singapore Sammy, but Gillian Hazeltine was his longest-running series, clocking in at nearly 30 courtroom adventures. This edition collects two successive adventures:
Murder on the High Seas: a female passenger on the schooner Jula Jungle has been accused of murdering her own father by the entire crew. Hazeltine has agreed to defend her, but shall he regret the decision once he learns his lifelong opponent—D.A. Yistle—is acting as the Federal prosecutor?
The Diamond Bullet: Doomed to be convicted of murder by the reluctant testimony of the girl who loves him, a young farmer is being sacrificed to gangsters’ political ambitions… and Hazeltine doesn’t see any way to save him.
232 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover
The Woman of the Pyramid and Other Tales: The Perley Poore Sheehan Omnibus, Volume 1 (The Argosy Library)
by Perley Poore Sheehan
A pioneer of the fantastic fiction genre that spawned a thousand imitators, Perley Poore Sheehan was one of the most popular authors of the pulps of the 1910s-30s. This oversized edition collects four of Sheehan’s best stories from the pages of the All-Story and Argosy—stories which have never before been reprinted—and it’s headlined by his fantasy classic “The Woman from the Pyramid”: Carlton, an Egyptologist encounters the woman who’s been haunting him in his dreams, and in his quest to learn who she is, he finds himself thrown five thousand years in the past, reincarnated as an Egyptian nobleman.
Collecting the “The Woman of the Pyramid,” as well as “The Lone Seminole,” The One Gift,” and “Egrets.”
441 pages | $24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover
A Columbus of Space and The Moon Metal: The Garrett P. Serviss Omnibus, Volume 1 (The Argosy Library)
by Garrett P. Serviss, illustrated by Virgil Finlay, Frank R. Paul, and Ray Wardell
This first of two omnibus collections of pulp classics by science fiction pioneer Garrett P. Serviss, which originally appeared in the pages of The All-Story magazine.
A Columbus of Space: A trip to Venus brings a group of explorers into contact with the inhabitants of that mysterious planet… and if they can survive the dangers they pose, they’ll need to figure out an escape back to earth. An early science fiction classic.
The Moon Metal: After the collapse of the gold market and the world in an economic collapse, a mysterious doctor offers the world a new financial standard: the rare metal, artemsium. But just what is the secret of this new metal?
292 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover
by Ralph R. Perry, illustrated by Roger B. Morrison & John R. Neill
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 first six stories, originally appearing in 1929–31.
307 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover
The Nine Red Gods Decide: The Complete Adventures of Cordie, Soldier of Fortune, Volume 2 (The Argosy Library)
by W. Wirt, illustrated by Roger B. Morrison, John R. Neill, and Paul Stahr
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 five adventures, none of which have ever before been republished.
251 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover
by Theodore Roscoe, illustrated by V.E. Pyles
Nobody had much use for wealthy old Uncle Eli Proudfoot when he was alive, so there was not much sorrow when he was murdered at Morne Noir, his Haitian estate. Seven of the eight people who were named in his will were eager to have it read. The will stipulated that he was to be buried with voodoo rites, and it was quite clear where his entire estate should be given. But when that recipient was discovered dead, the eighth person—Patricia Dale—became the prime suspect… and she was to be the recipient of the grim business of the Haitian voodoo sect as well.
214 pages | $16.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover
by Max Brand, introduction by William F. Nolan, illustrated by V.E. Pyles
Riots in Paris! The King on a tottering throne! And in Charlevain, the rabble rises to storm the chateau with John Hampton in command! In Le Havre, France, John Hampton of Virginia runs into a tavern brawl and lends the assistance of his expert sword to two men. After receiving a mortal wound, one of the men entrusts with a packet of papers. Could these papers lead to the downfall of France? This French Revolution historical epic—written by the king of the Westerns, Max Brand, has never before appeared in book form.
304 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover
by John Charles Beecham, cover by P.J. Monahan
Rated by the readers of The All-Story Magazine as one of the most popular series to ever appear in that fabled pulp title, the stories of adventurer Peter Gross reached their pinnacle during a sub-series of novels featuring Koyala, the mysterious Argus Pheasant of Borneo. These South Seas adventures cross genres with the then-popular “Yellow Peril” stories.
Volume 1 collects the first two novels, “The Argus Pheasant” (1917) and “Koyala the Beautiful” (1918).
511 pages | $24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover
by Leonard Cline, writing as Alan Forsyth
Murder in the horoscope: two men’s strange plot against all women takes an ugly turn when murder intrudes. First appearance in book form.
Leonard Cline (1893-1929) was praised by H.P. Lovecraft for his work, The Dark Chamber (1927), calling it “high in artistic stature”. Written in 1929 while serving a sentence for manslaughter, “The Cult Murders” is one of Cline’s two novels written for Detective Fiction Weekly under his pseudonym, Alan Forsyth.
176 pages | $16.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover