One of the most talented authors to be recruited to write for Black Mask Magazine following the departure of Dashiell Hammett, Stewart Sterling made a lasting impression on readers with his initial series character, Johnny Hi Gear: undercover police agent K-Five who battled gambling rackets during the Great Depression.
Never before reprinted, this popular series jump-started Sterling’s writing career which covered spans of time in radio, TV, and hardcovers, along with writing some of pulpdom’s most popular heroes, the Black Bat and The Spider. Collecting all 8 stories, along with an all-new introduction by Will Murray.
Boomerang Dice: The Complete Black Mask Cases of Johnny Hi Gear by Stewart Sterling contains the following stories:
- “Boomerang Dice”
- “Cold Blood”
- “600 to 1”
- “Table Stakes”
- “One for the Book”
- “Starita Takes a Rumble”