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Black Book Detective eBook #74 June 1947 - [Download] #RE361
Black Book Detective eBook #74 June 1947
 

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Radio Archives Pulp Classics
Black Book Detective eBook
#74 June 1947
 
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
The Murder Prophet
by G. Wayman Jones
When the strange death predictions of a jittery little man prove uncannily accurate, Tony Quinn begins an investigation which pits him against a diabolical, elusive master of crime! A doctor of deviltry is among the suspects in a grim case!
 
A Complete Novelet
Postscript To An Electric Chair
by Sam Merwin, Jr.
Justis Reade takes the trail of a killer who allowed an innocent man to pay the penalty of the law — and lands in a perilous trap!
 
The Rattler — Short Story
by Edward Churchill
Roger Prayle knew the girl was deadly, but her looks didn’t kill
 
Posthypnotic — Short Story
by Samuel Mines
It’s a problem for the law when Manning’s experiment goes wrong
 
Holdup — Short Story
by Jack Kofoed
The fear of vengeance lives with a boy who was witness to murder
 
Off The Record — Feature
by The Editor
A live-wire department where readers and the editor get together
 
The Good Lord Barrington — Feature
by Leo Marr
The amazing true story of a self-styled nobleman’s baffling crime
 
Radio Archives Pulp Classics line of eBooks are of the highest quality and feature the great Pulp Fiction stories of the 1930s-1950s. All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub and Mobi formats for the ultimate in compatibility. If you have a Kindle, the Mobi version is what you want. If you have an iPad/iPhone, Android, or Nook, then the ePub version is what you want.

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