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Black Book Detective eBook #86 Summer 1949 - [Download] #RE409
Black Book Detective eBook #86 Summer 1949
 

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Radio Archives Pulp Classics
Black Book Detective eBook
#86 Summer 1949
 
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 Tony Quinn Novel
The Missing Million
by G. Wayman Jones
The Black Bat fights plunder and murder on a grim trail of crime without clues — and with the help of his loyal aides, takes a hand in a perilous and mysterious game played with the cards of destiny!
 
A Complete Novelet
Deep Waters
by Edward Ronns
When Adam Bennett comes to after being slugged he finds his partner murdered — and all signs pointing to himself as the guilty killer!
 
Time For Murder — Short Story
by Norman A. Daniels
The shadow of sinister mystery surrounds the demise of a dock man...
 
Thubway Tham’s Better Thelf — Short Story
by Johnston McCulley
When Tham tries to help a friend in need, the cops soon take heed.
 
The Murderer Had A Choice — Short Story
by Myron David Orr
It was too bad for the killer that he could not select his pursuer...
 
The Case Of The Drowning Fish — Short Story
by Ray Cummings
Nobody’s ever heard a fish talk, but Hanley thinks one goldfish did!
 
Off The Record — Special Feature
by The Editor
A live-wire department where readers and the editor get together.
 
Death At The Finishing School — Special Feature
by Jackson Hite
A true story of crime and punishment that remains a strange riddle.
 
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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