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The Complete Cases of the Marquis of Broadway, Volume 1 By John Lawrence & Ed Hulse
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Limited edition hardcover, only 100 made. NYPD Lieutenant Martin Marquis and the officers of his hand-picked Broadway Squad are the toughest, most vicious cops in pulp-fiction history. “The... More > Marquis,” as he is called along Manhattan’s Main Stem, is trim and dapper, with a weathered face and deep-set blue eyes. In marked contrast to the average plainclothes officer, he dresses like one of New York’s “swells,” generally showing up at crime scenes clad in smartly angled derby hat, black silk scarf, black kid gloves and shoes, dark suit, and ankle-length black Chesterfield coat. His appearance notwithstanding, the Marquis is practically a gangster with a badge, only marginally less corrupt than the underworld figures he pursues. Members of the Broadway Squad share his casual morality and frequently abuse their authority not only for financial gain but personal satisfaction as well.< Less
The Complete Cases of Cass Blue, Volume 1 By John Lawrence & Ed Hulse
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Limited edition hardcover, only 100 made. New York-based private investigator Cass Blue is a morally flexible tough guy who backs up his hard-boiled rhetoric with frequent applications of the... More > blackjack he carries in a hip pocket. No case is too seedy or sordid for him to take, and he’s capable of taking as much as he dishes out when it’s necessary. The cops don’t trust him much more than they do the criminals, but that doesn’t keep him from giving clients full value for their retainers. The Cass Blue yarns are related in the first person by stylish pulp writer John Lawrence, who guides his protagonist through a maze of conventional plots and countless gunfights. What the series lacks in polish and innovation, it makes up for with vigorous action and the tough-as-nails attitude that gave Dime Detective the distinctive flavor that made it the most important crime pulp excepting the legendary Black Mask.< Less
The Complete Cases of the Rambler, Volume 1 By Ed Hulse & Fred MacIsaac
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Limited edition hardcover, only 100 made. Meet the “Rambler”: peripatetic newspaper reporter Addison Francis Murphy. A tall, rangy redhead, the Rambler behaves like a tramp, wandering... More > from city to city, often arriving on a railroad boxcar, never taking root. Renowned for his reporting skills and deductive abilities, Frank Murphy never has any difficulty landing a job with the local newspaper; wherever he winds up, he finds that his reputation has preceded him. The Rambler has a knack for getting into trouble, and every search for a front-page scoop puts him in jeopardy sooner or later. Created by Fred MacIsaac, at one time a redheaded journalist himself, Frank Murphy rambled through 19 terse, tough yarns published between 1932 and 1940 mainly in the pages of Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.< Less
The Complete Cases of Inspector Allhoff, Volume 1 By D.L. Champion & Ed Hulse
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Limited edition hardcover, only 100 made. Brilliant, decisive, and hard-charging, Deputy Inspector Allhoff was the NYPD’s ace detective until bullets from a mobster’s machine gun robbed... More > him of his legs, his career, and—in the opinion of an associate—his sanity. Yet Allhoff was too good a man to be put out to pasture, so New York’s police commissioner found a way to keep him employed and refer to him such cases as the department couldn’t or wouldn’t handle. Confined to a wheelchair and operating from a seedy tenement flat, Allhoff is assisted by two cops: Battersly, the rookie patrolman whose brief moment of cowardice cost the inspector his legs, and Simmons, the bitter career cop who detests Allhoff but sticks with the embittered cripple to protect his own pension.< Less
The Complete Cases of Vee Brown, Volume 1 By Carroll John Daly & Ed Hulse
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Limited edition hardcover, only 100 made. Vivian “Vee” Brown leads two lives. Delicate-looking and small in stature, he lacks physical strength and endurance. But that doesn’t... More > prevent him from being an effective special operative to the Manhattan District Attorney. In this capacity he often ignores the legal niceties of due process, shooting first and asking questions later. Many citizens view him as a hair-trigger gunman whose promiscuous killings make him little better than the vicious criminals he hunts. In his other life, Brown lives in a luxurious Park Avenue penthouse, paid for not with his modest civil-servant salary, but with the royalties he earns as a phenomenally successful composer of sentimental songs—a sideline he keeps secret. The creation of Carroll John Daly, father of the hard-boiled private eye, Vee Brown plied his trade in the page of Dime Detective, the classic crime pulp that was second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.< Less
The Complete Cases of Mr. Maddox, Volume 1 By T.T. Flynn & Ed Hulse
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Limited edition hardcover, only 100 made. To habitués of the nation’s top racetracks he’s known as “The Bland Buddha of the Bangtail Circuit.” Less polite players of... More > the ponies call him a tout or a bookie. There’s no doubt that Mr. Joe Maddox is a shrewd judge of horseflesh, but he’s also a shrewd judge of men. And that’s a critically important quality to possess, because Mr. Maddox repeatedly finds himself pitted against crooks and killers whose depredations are linked in some way to the racing game. Assisted by his sidekick Oscar, the heavyset handicapper has always managed to beat the odds, but sooner or later his luck is bound to change…. The work of prolific pulpster T.T. Flynn, 35 Mr. Maddox novelettes were published in the pages of Dime Detective between 1938 and 1950. Fast-moving and suffused with authentic racing atmosphere, they were among the most popular stories ever to appear in this prestigious crime pulp, second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.< Less
From Deep Waters: The Complete Adventures of the Major, Volume 1 By L. Patrick Greene & Ed Hulse
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Limited edition hardcover, only 100 made. The long-running and much-beloved series from the pages of Short Stories is finally collected in order and with a plethora of bonus material. Join Aubrey St.... More > John Major--AKA the Major--and his faithful companion, Jim the Hottentot, on their adventures across the diamond country of Africa. This collection includes the first 12 stories, uncut and with all the original illustrations, along with Greene's correspondence, and an article by Archibald Bittner on the author. Capped with a career-spanning introduction by pulp historian Ed Hulse, this is a collection decades in the making.< Less

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