Crime held the United States in a deadly stranglehold…until the F.B.I. fought back! Handpicked by J. Edgar Hoover, one agent took on the underworld head on, two fisted and guns blazing-Dan Fowler, G-Man!
The F.B.I. plays the ace of special agents in a G-Man deal at Nokomis — and Dan Fowler pursues a mysterious cowled menace, the nation-wide purveyor of murder whose heinous activities defy detection!
One author writing Dan Fowler stories under the C. K. M. Scanlon house name was D’Arcy Lyndon Champion. Champion is considered by many to be one of the best and most under-appreciated pulp fiction writers of the Pulp magazine era. Working first as a sailor and soldier, Champion used his real-life experiences for future works in pulp magazines. One of the reasons Champion is not recognized as much as others might be is that he often wrote under pen names of his own choosing or house names in his early career. Even though he didn’t get credit in the byline for himself, Champion wrote volumes of stories yearly during his Pulp career, making him extremely prolific.
In the late 1930s, Champion wrote more under his own name and created several unique characters. Inspector Ahloff was a top New York detective who, due to a mishap in an investigation, lost his legs and becomes an embittered soul.
Although Dan Fowler had few similarities to Ahloff, Champion imbued the G-Man with his own flair. Drawing on both his own history as well as his flair for the dramatic, Champion introduces a different sort of foe for Fowler, one more at home in other pulp tales usually, that of a masked villain. Even with that, however, Champion manages to keep the down to earth, street level feel that most Fowler stories captured and allows Hoover’s favorite fictional agent to deliver justice in his own way.
Paul Curtis breathes life into the F.B.I.’s most relentless and skilled manhunter, Dan Fowler G-Man in the thrilling tale King Crime! Originally published in the March 1936 issue of G-Men!
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Murder for Sale
Chapter 2: Closed Contract
Chapter 3: The Claws of Fear
Chapter 4: The Mayor Decides
Chapter 5: The First Blow
Chapter 6: The New Sheriff
Chapter 7: The Roundup
Chapter 8: Judge True
Chapter 9: The Confession
Chapter 10: Death Strikes Swiftly
Chapter 11: A Stay of Execution
Chapter 12: On the Gallows
Chapter 13: The Puzzle
Chapter 14: Billie Zorn
Chapter 15: The Trap
Chapter 16: Procession of Death