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 Full-Length Novel
The Killer Who Wasn’t
by Norman A. Daniels writing as G. Wayman Jones
It all began with a fight over a woman...
A Complete Novelet
Or Up A Dark Alley
by W. Lee Herrington
The man who died in the gas chamber was — innocent!
Thubway Tham’s Nithe Old Lady — Short Story
by Johnston McCulley
The lisping pickpocket turns honest — almost!
The Man On The Corner — Short Story
by C.K.M. Scanlon
— was a stranger to unfortunate Tom Barton
A Pawn For The Chair — Crime Classic
by Joe Archibald
Cops weren’t welcome in Innis Bold’s hockshop
The Twisted Tree — Crime Classic
by G.T. Fleming-Roberts
What horrible secret did that thorn tree conceal?
Option On Death — Crime Classic
by James Donnelly
Martin didn’t tell the police about the brunette
Crime Confidential — Special Feature
by Stewart Sterling
How to be famous — in one easy lesson
Good Friend — True Story
by Harold Helfer
The convicted slayer had one unwavering pal
Justice — Verse
by Clarence E. Flynn
The lady with the scales isn’t blindfolded any more