The Writers of the Purple Wage have long since taken the last trail into dusty memory. But, now, they live again--to retell tall tales of those distant days when they helped forge the fabled West of... More > American Imagination.
Join MAX BRAND, LUKE SHORT, JOHNSTON McCULLEY, ERNEST HAYCOX, WALT COBURN, FRANK GRUBER, RYERSON JOHNSON, & a hard-working, fast-drawing posse of freelance fictioneers!
And those two-fisted foremen of New York’s fiction factories–magazine editors FRANK BLACKWELL, ROGERS TERRILL, LEO MARGULIES, ROBERT LOWNDES & FANNY ELLSWORTH!
Together, IN THEIR OWN WORDS, these veteran pulpsters & others offer startling inside stories of how they created the mythology of the Golden West!
Armed with forgotten interviews, controversial essays & candid letters first not seen in generations, acclaimed pulp historian Will Murray, author of The Wild Adventures of Doc Savage. reveals the epic life & frequent deaths of the Pulp West!< Less
The inspiration for Batman! For the first time in one collection, all four appearances of the pulp hero The Bat, as written by pulp legend Johnston McCulley (Zorro). These stories from 1934-35 detail... More > the adventures of Dawson Clade, a man who was inspired to fight crime by a bat's sudden appearance. Includes an all-new introduction by pulp historian Will Murray.< Less
Known best for his work on Popular Publications' The Spider, pulp scribe Norvell Page proved he was no slouch when it came to penning gangster and G-man epics! This book collects all eleven stories... More > Page wrote for "Ace G-Man Stories" between 1936 and 1939, which are reprinted here for the first time!< Less
Best known for his Spider pulp stories, scribe Norvell Page was a master mystery writer as well. This 800-page book collects over 30 of Page's detective stories from the pages of DETECTIVE TALES, THE... More > SPIDER, DETECTIVE FICTION WEEKLY and STRANGE DETECTIVE MYSTERIES, most of which have never been reprinted before. Includes an all-new introduction by Will Murray.< Less
Limited edition hardcover... only 100 made! From the author of Doc Savage! Never before reprinted, this edition collects all three of William Bogart's stories of Johnny Saxon, a pulp... More > writer-turned-P.I.! Loaded with numerous references to the pulp publishing world, its authors and characters, it's rounded out by an all-new introduction by Doc Savage/Lester Dent expert Will Murray. Includes the following book-length stories: "Hell on Friday," "Murder is Forgetful," and "The Queen City Murder Case." And as a bonus: Bogart's article on advice for new writers.< Less
Limited edition hardcover... only 100 made! For six spectacular adventures, Diamondstone, Magician-Sleuth delivered justice with sleight of hand in the pages of POPULAR DETECTIVE from 1937 to 1939.... More > Written by master pulp scribe G.T. Fleming-Roberts, this is the first time the complete series has been collected. Includes an all-new introduction by pulp historian Will Murray.< Less
Limited edition hardcover, only 100 made. In 1932, Lester Dent jumpstarted his pulp fiction career when he created scientific detective Lynn Lash. Operating out of a New York skyscraper, Lash tackled... More > super-scientific threats the police could not handle, opening the way for Dent’s greatest creation, the immortal Doc Savage. All three Lash cases are included in this volume, including a rare story not published during Dent’s lifetime, "The Flame Horror." Two years later, Dent produced a new gadget-wielding sleuth, Foster Fade, the Crime Spectacularist. Working for a major metropolitan tabloid, Fade solved crimes so bizarre they defied description. The entire Crime Spectacularist trilogy is presented for the first time ever in an authorized edition. This is Dent at his imaginative best--vintage hardboiled detective fiction with a weird menace twist!< Less
The classic investigation of SECRET AGENT "X," revised and updated by the original writers, Tom Johnson and Will Murray, including new chapters, images and information! It's the last word... More > on this classic character!< Less
For the first time, all five Doctor Death pulp adventures are collected in two volumes in this series authorized by the Ward estate. Volume 1 contains the first three stories from 1935: "12 Must... More > Die," "The Gray Creatures" and "The Shriveling Murders." As a bonus, Harold Ward's treatment for a Doctor Death comic strip is included. All new introduction by pulp historian Will Murray.< Less
Limited edition... only 100 made! Another complete series collection from Altus Press, this time focusing on the classic Doc Savage clone Jim Anthony, complete and uncut from the pages of the... More > Super-Detective pulp magazine from 1940-43. Volume 1 contains the first three adventures, collecting the Rado Ruric trilogy: "Dealer in Death," "Legion of Robots" and "Madame Murder." These also include editor notes and correspondence, and this edition contains an all-new introduction by Will Murray.< Less