Written by Peter Paige, one of Black Mask editor Fanny Ellsworth’s finds after succeeding Joseph Shaw’s tenure in that same role, Paige introduced the tough-as-nails detective Cash Wale and partner Sailor Duffy: a series worthy of the esteemed lineage of Black Mask magazine. Quickly plucked by Black Mask’s rival, Dime Detective, the cases of Cash Wale were a mainstay of that magazine for the next decade. Never before in book form, this edition collects his first five cases: “Voodoo Frame,” “The Corpse Promoter,” “Lotta Had a Husband,” “Wanted: Dead and Alive!,” and “The Bullet From Nowhere.” And it includes an all-new introduction by popular fiction authority John Wooley.
Written by Morton Wolson writing as Peter Paige; introduction by John Wooley; cover by Rafael DeSoto; illustrated by Arthur Rodman Bowker & John Fleming Gould
The Complete Cases of Cash Wale, Volume 1 (The Dime Detective Library) by Peter Paige contains the following stories:
- “Voodoo Frame”
- “The Corpse Promoter”
- “Lotta Had a Husband”
- “Wanted: Dead and Alive!”
- “The Bullet From Nowhere”