23 Great Stories from
Dime Detective Magazine
Hardback book with Dust Jacket
Edited by Robert Weinberg, Stefan R. Dziemianowicz and Martin H. Greenberg
Copyright © 1992 by Robert Weinberg, Stefan R. Dziemianowicz, and Martin H. Greenberg
" The office isn't fancy.
The desk is battered steel, very like the man behind it.
He won't shoot the breeze with you, though he may pour you a whiskey, and you'll pay for his services,
but he'll get the job done.
He can be depended on when punches are traded, when bullets fly, when murderers lurk in the shadows.
He always gets his man.
He and his ilk are hard-boiled detectives - the archetypical modern heroes.
They first appeared in the pulp magazines, created by some of America's greatest mystery writers.
Today, they're featured in television series and best-selling mystery novels.
These tight-lipped tough guys of crime fiction are hard-punching, hard-drinking loners.
Pragmatic to a man, wise-cracking nonstop, they take liberties with the law to capture crooks
as well as our hearts.
Here are twenty-three outstanding stories about hard-boiled detectives,
reprinted just as they appeared in one of the greatest of all pulps, Dime Detective Magazine. "
HELL'S PAY CHECK (1931)
THE CRIME MACHINE (1932)
Carroll John Daly
THE HAND OF HORROR (1933)
Erle Stanley Gardner
NINE PARTS DEVIL (1934)
A BURIAL IS ARRANGED (1935)
A MAN'S LAST HOURS (1936)
William E. Barrett
SOMETHING FOR THE SWEEPER (1937)
FOOTPRINTS ON A BRAIN (1938)
THE LADY IN THE LAKE (1939)
STRANGLER'S KILL (1940)
DING DONG BELLE (1941)
Hugh B. Cave
YOU SLAY ME, BABY (1942)
Frederick C. Davis
SLEEP NO MORE MY LOVELY (1943)
I'LL SLAY YOU IN MY DREAMS (1944)
NO MINIMUM FOR MURDER (1945)
A GHOUL AND HIS MONEY (1946)
COLD STORAGE (1947)
DEATH COMES GIFT-WRAPPED (1948)
William P. McGivern
A DISH OF HOMICIDE (1949)
SAFE AS ANY SAP (1950)
NONE BUT THE LETHAL HEART (1951)
William C. Gault
THE MAN FROM LIMBO (1952)
John D. MacDonald
MURDERER'S ENCORE (1953)
Murray Leinster "
There is a piece of the cover missing on the spine of the book.
This book is in very good condition with minor wear to the cover.
No torn or ripped pages.
There is a price tag removal mark on the first blank page.