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Black Book Detective eBook #78 February 1948 - [Download] #RE401
Black Book Detective eBook #78 February 1948
 

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Radio Archives Pulp Classics
Black Book Detective eBook
#78 February 1948
 
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 Coiled Serpent
by G. Wayman Jones
When a mysterious jail break takes place and a fortune in bank loot vanishes, Tony Quinn adds two and two together — and then comes up with an answer in millions! The Black Bat and his aides battle to stem the rising tide of crime!
 
A Complete Novelet
The Lottery Racketeer
by Nels Leroy Jorgensen
When Black Burton answers the call of his reporter friend Prior, he runs into a grim, mysterious nest of rackets within rackets!
 
Close Cover Before Striking — Short Story
by Sam Mervin, Jr.
Jed Thurston’s city editor gives him a cold tip which turns hot!
 
The Missing Clue — Short Story
by Ray Cummings
A gray suede glove holds the key to a puzzling riddle of homicide
 
Death Ends The Year — Short Story
by Johnston McCulley
Detective Lieutenant Larry Ogden confronts his D-Day and H-Hour
 
Mementos Of Murder — Short Story
by John L. Benton
A bizarre collection of weapons leads Matt King right to a killer
 
Off The Record
by The Editor
A live-wire department where readers and the editor get together
 
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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