Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine.
Black Book Detective magazine was probably best known for its long-running series of adventure stories featuring the crimefighter known as The Black Bat. But The Black Bat didn't appear until six years into the magazine's run with the July 1939 issue. The magazine first hit the newsstands with the June 1933 issue. For the next six years, it tried different approaches. Issue one began with a featured novel and several backup short stories. The following year it started promoting "three new complete novels" in each magazine, but abandoned that approach after four issues. It then tried shorter novelets, combined with short stories. In 1935 and 1936, it tried the "weird menace" approach, featuring scantily-clad women in peril on the covers, then switched back to hard crime. In 1938 they tried featuring recurring characters in their main novel. Gentleman thief Raffles appeared in two consecutive issues. Jonathan Drake, Ace Manhunter appeared in three issues.
The editors struck gold with The Black Bat, who first appeared in the July 1939 issue. Supposedly blind District Attorney Tony Quinn was secretly the master crime fighter known as The Black Bat. The stories were credited to the house name of G. Wayman Jones, but in actuality were written mainly by Norman A. Daniels. The Black Bat stories ran exclusively in the bi-monthly Black Book Detective magazine until it finally printed its last issue in the Winter of 1953. Black Book Detective returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
Table of Contents:
A Complete Book-Length Novel
Markets Of Treason
Featuring Tony Quinn, Nemesis Of Crime
By Norman A. Daniels writing as G. Wayman Jones
The Black Bat tackles the toughest racket he’s ever tried to smash when a crew of ex-bootleggers band together to make a squeeze play on commodities!
Gripping Short Stories
by Jean Francis Webb
Jigger showed the Army that he had true courage!
Props For Murder
by Dixon Wells
A criminal with a flair for chemistry meets a quick-witted detective...
Murder By Matchlight
by Jack O’Brien
Gangsters try to frame a detective-captain’s son.
Off The Record
by The Editor
A department where readers and the editor meet
There Is Still A War To Be Won
by Hanson W. Baldwin
A message from the famous military news analyst.