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 Black Bat Novel
Dead Man’s Plunder
by Norman A. Daniels writing as G. Wayman Jones
The death of a beautiful blonde puts Tony Quinn on a difficult trail of grim mystery that leads through a maelstrom of peril and intrigue to the heart of a devastating crime conspiracy! Follow the Black Bat as he fights to recover vast loot!
A Complete Novelet
Let Murder Sleep
by Norman A. Daniels
When Lieutenant Langan threatens to unmask the killer of a buddy’s Dad, the danger of sudden death once more visits a musty mansion!
The Stickup — Short Story
by Jack Kofoed
An ex-convict chauffeur plans a betrayal that proves a boomerang...
The Visiting Corpse — Short Story
by Donald Bayne Hobart
Mugs Kelly finds it annoying to discover a dead man in his office!
Expert In Murder — Short Story
by Wayland Rice
The killer almost got away with it — until a shrewd sleuth arrived.
Run From A Dead Man
by Nels Leroy Jorgensen
It’s lucky for Joan Maturin that Black Burton’s around to save her!
Off The Record — Feature
by The Editor
A live-wire department where readers and the editor get together
The Farmer Finds A Body — Feature
by Leo Marr
The true story of a “corpse” that suddenly became all too lively!