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Day 4 Releases: Deluxe Editions, Frederick Nebel, and More
Written by George F. Worts, writing as Loring Brent; introductions by Rick Lai & Will Murray; illustrated by Samuel Cahan, Joseph Clement Coll, Douglas Hilliker, Gayle Porter Hoskins, Roger B. Morrison, John R. Neill, and Paul Stahr
No pulp adventurer ever went through as dramatic a transformation as Peter Moore, famous throughout the Orient as Peter the Brazen. Commencing with his first skirmishes against Asian warlords and criminal despots, the two-fisted shipboard radio operator nicknamed the Man of Bronze progresses in power as he becomes a troubleshooter par excellence who tackles such exotic foes as the Gray Dragon, Ung the Unspeakable and K’ang of the Green Circle. But when he goes up against the fiendish Mr. Lu, the Man in the Jade Mask otherwise known as the Blue Scorpion, Peter knows he cannot win unless he transforms himself through arduous physical and mental training, which he does, becoming a true superman and earning a new nom de guerre—the Man of Chromium!
This two-volume set collects every Peter Moore short story and serial, including The Sapphire Death, considered to be one of the greatest sagas ever published in the pages of Argosy magazine. Author George F. Worts, writing as Loring Brent, was one of the chief stylistic influences on Lester Dent when he was writing his legendary Man of Bronze, Doc Savage.
856 pages | $190 hardcover
Written by Norvell W. Page (writing as Grant Stockbridge); introduction by Will Murray; cover by John Newton Howitt; illustrated by John Fleming Gould
THE RISE OF THE SPIDER! In the Fall of 1933, upstart Popular Publications released their challenge to Street & Smith top-selling crime fighter, The Shadow. The Spider walked darker streets and battled more vicious criminals than The Shadow ever imagined. His hard-boiled exploits ran from the Great Depression into World War II, and thrilled ten-year-old Stan Lee, future creator of Spider-Man.
This unique volume collects the next five Spider novels, wherein author Norvell Page began a long period of consistently action-packed, emotionally powerful stories of millionaire criminologist Richard Wentworth and his suave yet sinister alter ego, the Spider. Driven, relentless, and without mercy for criminals, the Spider dares Underworld dens of horror and iniquity no other investigator braved. With a new introduction by modern Spider novelist Will Murray, revealing even more secrets of the Spider’s creation, and as well as a penetrating exploration of the weird psychology of the tormented crusader known and feared as the Master of Men!
348 pages | $85 hardcover
Written by Frederick Nebel; introduction by Rob Preston; illustrated by George Wert; cover by H.C. Murphy
Tales of the Northwest may have been Frederick Nebel’s forte, but sadly these ultra-rare magazines don’t turn up often and as a result, few readers have been able to enjoy these classics. This series—of which most of the stories have never before been reprinted—brings these stories to modern readers, complete, uncut, and in order. Volume 2 contains Nebel’s next 7 stories of this genre, taken from North*West Stories. With an introduction by Rob Preston.
388 pages | $34.95 softcover | $44.95 hardcover
Written by Charles F. Myers; cover by Harold McCauley; illustrated by Rod Ruth, William Brady, Harold McCauley, Enoch Sharp, William A. Grey, Virgil Finlay, Robert Gibson Jones, and Joe W. Tillotson
Best known as the author of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? author Charles F. Myers began his writing career in the pages of the science fiction pulp magazine, Fantastic Adventures, wherein he introduced readers to the adventures of Marc Pillsworth and his imaginary girlfriend, the beautiful Toffee. For the first time, the complete series has been collected, remastered from the original magazine appearances in Fantastic Adventures, Imaginative Tales, and Imagination Stories of Science and Fantasy, along with all of the original illustrations by Rod Ruth, William Brady, Harold McCauley, Enoch Sharp, William A. Grey, Virgil Finlay, Robert Gibson Jones, and Joe W. Tillotson.
340 pages | $85 hardcover
Written by Ray Cummings; illustrated bWritten by H. Bedford-Jones; cover by P.J. Monahany Roger B. Morrison
John Solomon, the mysterious ship’s chandler and secret agent, returns in two more rare adventures from early in prolific pulp author H. Bedford-Jones’ career: “Solomon’s Son” and “John Solomon.” Continue the story of John Solomon with this next book in the series, complete & uncut from the pages of People’s magazine. Includes the original illustrations.
286 pages | $29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover
Written by Evan Lewis, cover by Gary Carbon
Jim Bowie is on a Quest for Vengeance—and the Lost Treasure of Jean Lafitte. Famous knife fighter James Bowie wants a seat in Congress. But to win it he needs money—and lots of it. When an old pirate friend—and his beautiful daughter—seek his help with a treasure map, he’s drawn into a wild race across the Gulf of Mexico, to Texas and beyond. Opposing them is Bowie’s most bitter enemy, a former captain of Lafitte’s calling himself The Last Great Terror of the Gulf. The two men’s fates have been long entwined, and their thirst for vengeance exceeds even their desire for the treasure. Who will feed the sharks? Find out in Bowie’s Gold.
446 pages | $34.95 softcover | $44.95 hardcover
Day 3 Releases: The Argosy Library #121-130
Written by George F. Worts; cover by Edgar Franklin Wittmack; illustrated by Roger B. Morrison
Lawrence Galloway, managing editor of New York tabloid The Daily It, was given the exclusive story of the experiments of Professor J. Hendricks Morgan, whereby he had perfected a system which would resurrect the dead… provided he have access to the subject’s skeleton and a cost of one million dollars. The test subject was decided by the readers of The It, and after the bones of the First American were taken from Mount Vernon, a young man calling himself Colonel Washington stepped from a glass case, asking for General Braddock. How would the world of 1920s America react to the return of George Washington? The Return of George Washington was one of the main inspirations for the Doc Savage novel Resurrection Day written by Lester Dent, himself a long-time Argosy reader and fan of fellow author George F. Worts.
352 pages | $34.95 softcover | $44.95 hardcover
Written by Carroll John Daly; cover by C.C. Beall
Meet Mr. Strang: In his skull is embedded a bullet. Through the underworld glide his lieutenants—men and girls willing to be tortured to death to aid him. He cares nothing for power, nothing for safety. He works for one thing—to crush the evils of parole, and to smash the mysterious, sinister figure who uses the parole system to take desperate criminals from jail, to rob and murder helpless citizens! Collecting the first half of this archetypal pulp superhero series.
270 pages | $24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover
Written by Donald Barr Chidsey; cover by Walter Baumhofer; illustrated by John Fleming Gould
Prolific pulp fiction author Donald Barr Chidsey’s long-running series about hard-boiled Miami cop Sgt. Wentworth L. McGarvey and his sidekick, Detective Morton, was one of the most popular series to see print in Detective Fiction Weekly magazine in the late 1930s, running over 30 installments. Never before in book form, the Morton & McGarvey series is finally collected in order, along with the original pulp magazine illustrations. Volume 1 contains the first five stories from when the series was originally running in Dime Detective magazine.
228 pages | $24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover
Written by W.C. Tuttle; illustrations by Samuel Cahan
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: “Thirty Days For Henry” and “Buckshot for Henry.”
326 pages | $29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover
Written by Ray Cummings; illustrated by Roger B. Morrison
One of pulpdom’s most important science fiction authors—Ray Cummings—penned a long-running series of short stories and novels featuring the so-called Scientific Club: a group of New York-based socialites of revolving membership who either recounted tales of fantastic science… or were directly involved in them. This edition collects the first five hard-to-find Scientific Club short stories, complete and uncut.
254 pages | $24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover
Written by Ralph Milne Farley; cover by Robert A. Graef; illustrated by Samuel Cahan
Brilliant and youthful scientist Charles Deane has discovered a new element, Stratium, which is lighter than air. Upon presenting this new discovery to a learned society of chemists, a sample of Stratium has gone missing and Deane’s leading critic, Cairns, is murdered. What is the connection between Stratium and a secret society’s obsession with Ichor, the so-called “fluid of the immortal gods?” An Argosy science fiction classic, out of print for decades—until now.
232 pages | $24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover
Written by George F. Worts, writing as Loring Brent; cover by Paul Stahr; illustrated by Samuel Cahan
In 1930, Argosy magazine brought back several of their most popular series characters, and that list was headlined by Peter the Brazen. The two stories collected in Volume 6 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. Included in Volume 6 are the next two stories in the series: “Sting of the Blue Scorpion” and “The Master Magician.”
260 pages | $24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover
Written by W. Wirt; illustrated by Samuel Cahan; cover by 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 three adventures which originally appeared in Argosy in 1933–34: “Ammunition Up!,” “The White War Lords,” and “The Mad Monks.”
268 pages | $24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover
Written by Hulbert Footner; introduction by Robert Sampson; illustrated by Douglas Hilliker, Roger B. Morrison, and Jean Pastoret; cover by Paul Stahr
Femme fatale Mme. Rozika Storey was one of the most popular series characters in the pages of Argosy during the 1920s–30s. These detective stories are fast-paced adventures which pushed Madame Storey’s masterful deductive skills to the limit. Volume 3 contains the next two stories in the series: “The Steerers” and “The Under Dogs,” along with the original pulp illustrations. Also including an introduction by pulp historian Robert Sampson.
460 pages | $34.95 softcover | $44.95 hardcover
Written by Edward Parrish Ware; illustrated by F.M. Follett; cover by Lejaren Hiller
One of the most popular private detective series from the pages of Flynn’s Detective Fiction is finally collected in book form. Author Edward Parrish Ware’s stories of former-cowboy-turned detective Tug Norton ran for nearly 50 short stories and novelettes which recounted the cases of the Kaw Valley Detective Bureau of Kansas City, and are frequently considered some of the best hard-boiled detective stories so see print in Flynn’s. Volume 1 contains the first six stories, along with all of the original illustrations.
312 pages | $29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover
Day 2 Releases: The Dime Detective Library
Written by Roger D. Torrey; introduction by Will Murray; cover by John Newton Howitt; illustrated by John Fleming Gould
One of Black Mask editor Joe Shaw’s “Black Mask Boys,” author Roger Torrey haunted the pages of that venerable magazine for a half decade. Considered by his peers as amongst the top tier of Black Mask writers alongside Raymond Chandler, Torrey was on top of his game in the mid-1930s. As fellow Black Mask scribe Steve Fisher remarked, [Torrey was] “probably one of the finest writers Black Mask ever had.” However, Torrey made a brief foray to Black Mask’s chief rival, Dime Detective, to pen the tales of Los Angeles private eye Johnny Cass, written in Torrey’s classic gritty, hard-bitten style. Only running five stories, this edition collects the entire series, along with the one other story Torrey wrote for Dime Detective in this same period, “Curtains for Five.” Rounded out by an authoritative introduction by pulp historian Will Murray, The Complete Cases of Johnny Cass is the most important hard-boiled detective story to see print in years.
214 pages | $24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover
Written by Robert Martin; cover by Rafael DeSoto; illustrated by Frank Kramer and V.E. Pyles
Cleveland private detective Jim Bennett appeared in over 20 stories in the pages of Dime Detective and other pulps of the late 1940s and early 50s. Noted as one of the few pulp P.I.s to actually be in a relationship, these stories are some of the most refined detective stories of the post-war era, as the influence of the noir movies of the era greatly influenced their plots and styling. The Complete Cases of Jim Bennett, Volume 1 contains the first four stories, along with all of the original pulp illustrations.
240 pages | $24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover
Written by William E. Barrett; cover by Walter Baumhofer; illustrated by John Fleming Gould
A millionaire playboy with a yen for excitement, young Ken McNally disguises himself as the gray-haired, gold-toothed, jaundiced-looking proprietor of a seedy tattoo parlor in the “tenderloin” district of St. Louis. His unusual occupation frequently brings him into contact with underworld denizens who, willingly or accidentally, embroil him in criminal activities.
Written by William E. Barrett, Needle Mike found himself embroiled in nearly 20 hard-boiled mysteries originally published between 1935 and 1938 in the pages of Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre. The Complete Cases of Needle Mike, Volume 2 contains the next four stories: “The Tattooed Chain,” “The Tattooed Cop,” “The Tattooed Circle,” and “The Tattooed Chinaman.”
272 pages | $29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover
Written by Frederick C. Davis; cover by Walter Baumhofer; illustrated by John Fleming Gould
Brilliant psychiatrist Doctor Carter Cole often investigates crimes that seem to be supernatural in nature. Using his medical training to discern the mental states of suspects he interrogates, making deductions based on the quirks manifest in their behavior, and is aided in his cases by identical-twin nurses. Written by Frederick C. Davis, this edition collects the first half of the series: “The Case of the Crimson Claws,” “The Case of the Skinned Men,” “The Case of the Crazy Witness,” “The Case of the Silent Giantess,” and “The Case of the Queen’s Headsman.”
316 pages | $29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover
Written by Norbert Davis; introduction by Bob Byrne; illustrated by John Fleming Gould
Back in print! Enjoy the adventures of Max Latin, the detective who doesn’t want to be a detective! Author Norbert Davis mixed the classic hard-boiled style with humor, making Max Latin unique in pulp fiction. Appearing for only five stories in Dime Detective, this new edition restores all the original John Fleming Gould illustrations and includes an authoritative introduction by Bob Byrne.
326 pages | $29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover
Written by Richard Dermody; cover by Rafael DeSoto; illustrated by John Fleming Gould and Peter Kuhlhoff
Author Richard Dermody’s stories of traveling conman Doc Pierce appeared frequently during the 1940s in the pages of Dime Detective magazine. Pierce, a scheming grifter, appeared in over twenty stories, and they are a hidden gem in this period of Dime Detective. The Complete Cases of Doc Pierce, Volume 1 contains the first half of the series: “Hello, Sucker!,” “The Doctor’s Bag,” “The Doctor Operates,” “The Doctor’s Ditch,” “The Doctor’s Fee,” “Painless Operation,” “The Doctor’s Treatment,” “The Doctor Deals,” “The Doctor’s Test,” “The Doctor’s Switch,” and “The Doctor’s Plant.”
240 pages | $24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover
Day 1 Releases: The Argosy Library #111-120
Written by Carroll John Daly; cover by Lejaren Hiller; illustrated by Joseph A. Farren
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.
368 pages | $34.95 softcover | $44.95 hardcover
Written by Anthony Rud; cover by C.C. Beall; illustrated by Joseph A. Farren
Frozen to death in a scalding hot steam bath! That was the baffling fate that overtook Simon Corlaes, wealthy—and hated—chemical wizard. Jigger Masters, detective hired by Corlaes to protect him after receiving dearth threats, was unable to prevent the murder, but now it was his duty to track down the slayer. Discovering that liquid air of a searing, frigid temperature had been fed into Corlaes’ shower from an adjoining laboratory, Jigger Masters must locate the culprit as additional murders of Corlaes’ acquaintances stack up.
212 pages | $24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover
Written by Theodore Roscoe; cover by Paul Stahr; illustrated by Samuel Cahan, Douglas Hilliker, and Roger B. Morrison
In between writing the adventures of naturalists Peter Scarlet & Bradshaw and French Foreign Legion soldier Thibaut Corday, longtime Argosy author Theodore Roscoe penned several unconnected stories set in exotic locales. These, the East of Suez stories, are amongst the most popular stories ever to see print in the pages of Argosy magazine. This collection contains all nine East of Suez-labeled stories, including his novel, Bentfinger, which detailed the story of a hooded slayer who baffled police from Scotland Yard to Cairo. Shooting his victims in the temple with deadly accuracy, he leaves just one clue: a typed card bearing the single word, “Bentfinger.” The East of Suez stories are the epitome of high adventure in pulp fiction.
444 pages | $34.95 softcover | $44.95 hardcover
Written by J.E. Grinstead; cover by Paul Stahr; illustrated by Samuel Cahan
Price Stanley runs into a grim mystery while driving his cattle herd north. When he stops at old Vane house in the Ozarks to rest his cattle for the night, he discovers the owner, old Captain Vane has been shot and killed. The locals believe Price killed the Captain, but when one of the local men staying at the Vane house is also killed, it becomes clear there’s more to the mystery than a single murder. Armed with the Golden Derringers, a pair of historic—but not very accurate—guns, can Price find the true killer?
172 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover
Written by Whitman Chambers; cover by John Atherton; illustrated by Joseph A. Farren
Police reporter Katie Blayne—aka the Duchess—was clearly cut from the same cloth as fellow hard-boiled female newspaper scribe Torchy Blane. These seven stories, mostly taken from the pages of Detective Fiction Weekly, are narrated by the Duchess’ reporter rival Pinky Kane, who one days hopes that Katie Blayne will accept his frequent marriage proposals. Written by screenwriter Whitman Chambers, the Duchess is one of the best female lead detective series to see print in the pulp magazines of the 1930s.
220 pages | $24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover
Written by Frederick C. Painton; cover by Emmett Watson; illustrated by Samuel Cahan
A world shaken by unrest and discontent is threatened suddenly with a new an enormously powerful Fascist movement. Spike Brenn, famous American newscaster, discovers that an organization call the Steel Fists is ready to strike for power, led by John Hannibal, a wealthy American who believes fanatically that he alone, as dictator, can save his country from chaos. A never-before-reprinted espionage classic from the pages of Argosy magazine.
296 pages | $29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover
Written by Eugene Thomas; cover by Lejaren Hiller; illustrated by Joseph A. Farren
Eugene Thomas’s stories of reformed master criminal Vivian Legrand—aka “The Lady From Hell”—were amongst the most popular stories to see print in Detective Fiction Weekly during the 1930s. A former blackmailer, the red-haired Legrand’s escapades pitted her against both the British Secret Service, and the criminal Underworld. Appearing in over twenty stories in Detective Fiction Weekly, this collection includes the first ten stories of The Lady From Hell, along with all of the original illustrations.
350 pages | $29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover
Written by Frederick Faust, writing as Max Brand; cover by Paul Stahr; illustrated by Samuel Cahan
Panama—the fairest sight ever to greet the eyes of plundering pirate—lay waiting for Captain Morgan and his men. Louis d’Or, famous pirate of the Spanish Main, encounters in sea battle a small craft commanded by Ivor Kildare, a young daring pirate who is also known as Tranquillo II. Captured by d’Or, in order to barter for his life, Kildare translates for d’Or a cipher cut in wood which tells of hidden treasure at in Panama. But the quest for the treasure will soon put them in the crosshairs of the notorious buccaneer, Captain Henry Morgan. Never before reprinted, The Dew of Heaven is a fantastic historical adventure by the king of the Western pulps, Max Brand.
264 pages | $24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover
Written by Sidney Herschel Small; cover by Lejaren Hiller; illustrated by Joseph A. Farren
Chinatown crime: born in China, Sgt. Jimmy Wentworth, a police detective on the San Francisco Chinatown squad, battled the Chinese Tongs—and some supernatural foes as well. Volume 1 chronicles the beginning of the series, along with Wentworth’s battles against Kong Gai, supreme leader of the tong. Running for 30 installments, this is one of the most-requested series to be included in The Argosy Library of pulp fiction.
308 pages | $29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover
Written by J. Allan Dunn; cover by George W. Gage; illustrated by Roger B. Morrison
Framed for murder and hunted by the law after being framed for the death of his foster father, Richard Pemberton must change his identity with plastic surgery and become “Paul Standing” in order to find and kill the gangsters who murdered his surrogate father. Never before in book form, Beyond the Law is one of the best novels author J. Allan Dunn penned for Argosy magazine.
222 pages | $24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover
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