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Black Book Detective eBook #81 September 1948 - [Download] #RE404
Black Book Detective eBook #81 September 1948
 

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Radio Archives Pulp Classics
Black Book Detective eBook
#81 September 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 Lying Killer
by G. Wayman Jones
Because he was the eye-witness to a murder, Paul Sinclair must see his family slain one by one till Tony Quinn, the Masked Nemesis of Crime, comes to his aid and takes the trail of a puzzling mystery!
 
I Can’t Stand Blood — Complete Novelet
by Jules Archer
Timid soul Harold Lyons hates violence, but can fight in a pinch
 
Death Needs a Key — Complete Novelet
by Nels Leroy Jorgensen
Black Burton unlocks the door of a scandalous crime conspiracy!
 
Big Target — Short Story
by Roger Fuller
When a millionaire playboy disappears, it’s time to investigate
 
The Murder Obsession — Short Story
by Wayland Rice
Paul Roberts intends to locate Edith Barrington — dead or alive
 
Idea for Murder — Short Story
by Robert Sidney Bowen
Jimmy Bevans wanted a roadster — and the death of Harvey Jones
 
The Widower — Short Story
by Sam Merwin, Jr.
The death of Helena Ware puts the courage of a girl to the test
 
Who’s That Knocking? — Short Story
by Hal White
Eddie Nixon — alias Art Stoddard — believes that crime does pay
 
Thubway Tham’s Deed of Mercy — Short Story
by Johnston McCulley
A famous character returns in this, the first in a new series
 
Off the Record — A Department
by The Editor
 
Forger’s Nemesis — A True Story
by Robert Wallace
 
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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