The Red Mask! The Paladin of Law and Order! When he dons his crimson mask with the white skull and crossbones, he becomes the shrewd, implacable foe of gansterism and vice, whom the whole underworld soon learns to fear and hate. Unknown to the world at large, the Red Mask is Perry Morgan, owner of the Jefferson Hotel. Gloria Chalmers, his fiancé and secretary is the only person who knows the secret identity of crimedom's nemesis, the Red Mask. The pulp magazine, Red Mask Detective Stories made its debut with the March 1941 issue. It was doomed to unfortunate failure. After the second issue in May 1941, the magazine changed its name to Red Hood Detective Stories for the July 1941 issue. That was the final issue of the adventures of Perry Morgan, the Red Mask. Red Mask Detective Stories return in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
Table of Contents:
The Fatal Vishnu — Short Novel
by Stanley Richards
The jewel smugglers didn’t know that the mild-mannered hotel owner was the daring Man in the Red Mask!
by Lyle Randall
When a man commits murder, the tiniest oversight may mean his own destruction.
Cupid Is a Burglar
by E.M. Thompson
When a girl’s father won’t let her marry the man of her choice — well, sometimes a burglar can be a big help!
Death and the Mountie
by Benton Foster
Canadian Mountie Craig wasn’t afraid of death. He feared only failure in his duty.
Who Lives by the Sword
by Louis E. Wolcher
Who lives by the double-cross shall die by the double-cross.
Soft Lead — Short Short Story
by John Nicholas
by Raymond Chanley
You don’t have to kill a gangster yourself — if you can trick another gangster into doing it!
by Frank Purce
It doesn’t pay to be too smart in politics. Alan Brawl almost outsmarted himself.
Revenge in Reverse — Novelette
by Richard Hale
“Psychic” murder by a fortune-teller’s husband.
Confessions of an Editor
by Jerry Albert