The Last Collection of Black Mask Stories By Frederick Nebel is Out!

Altus Press is please to release our final collection of Frederick Nebel’s stories published in the pages of Black Mask. This collection assembles all the stray stories he did for that magazine, and they’ve never before been reprinted. You can get it here.   Petty crooks, gangsters, rum runners, hijackers, jewel smugglers, Chinatown tongs, hard-boiled […]

Defiance Valley: The Complete Northwoods Stories of Frederick Nebel, Volume 1

Defiance Valley: The Complete Northwoods Stories of Frederick Nebel, Volume 1

by Frederick Nebel

introduction by Rob Preston

Tales of the Northwest may have been Frederick Nebel’s forte, but sadly these ultra-rare magazines don’t turn up often and as a result, few readers have been able to enjoy these classics. With this book, Altus Press brings these stories to modern readers, complete, uncut, and in order. Volume 1 contains Nebel’s first 16 stories of this genre, taken from North*West Stories and Action Stories.

Street Wolf: The Black Mask Stories of Frederick Nebel

Street Wolf: The Black Mask Stories of Frederick Nebel

by Frederick Nebel

introduction by Rob Preston

Petty crooks, gangsters, rum runners, hijackers, jewel smugglers, Chinatown tongs, hard-boiled cops, tramp gunmen, a prize fighter, and a private dick. These are just a few of the characters found within the pages of this collection from master crime fiction writer Frederick Nebel. This book, the eleventh volume in The Nebel Library, collects for the first time, the last sixteen remaining tales he wrote for Black Mask. Complete with their original illustrations.

Winter Kill: The Complete Cases of MacBride & Kennedy Volume 3: 1935-36

Winter Kill: The Complete Cases of MacBride & Kennedy Volume 4: 1935-36

by Frederick Nebel

introduction by Evan Lewis

This is Black Mask at its best—slam-bang action, crackling dialogue and the keenest wit this side of Dashiell Hammett. Frederick Nebel was a master of the hardboiled school, and the nine-year saga of Captain Steve MacBride and Kennedy of the Free Press was his finest body of work. This last of four volumes presents the final eight novelettes, complete with the original illustrations by Arthur Rodman Bowker, and a new introduction by Evan Lewis. Hold onto your seat. It’s going to be a wild ride.

Too Young to Die: The Complete Cases of MacBride & Kennedy Volume 3: 1933-35

Too Young to Die: The Complete Cases of MacBride & Kennedy Volume 3: 1933-35

by Frederick Nebel

introduction by Evan Lewis

This is Black Mask at its best—slam-bang action, crackling dialogue and the keenest wit this side of Dashiell Hammett. Frederick Nebel was a master of the hardboiled school, and the nine-year saga of Captain Steve MacBride and Kennedy of the Free Press was his finest body of work. This third of four volumes presents the next ten novelettes, complete with the original illustrations by Arthur Rodman Bowker, and a new introduction by Evan Lewis. Hold onto your seat. It’s going to be a wild ride.

Shake-Down: The Complete Cases of MacBride & Kennedy Volume 2: 1930-33

Shake-Down: The Complete Cases of MacBride & Kennedy Volume 2: 1930-33

by Frederick Nebel

introduction by Evan Lewis

This is Black Mask at its best—slam-bang action, crackling dialogue and the keenest wit this side of Dashiell Hammett. Frederick Nebel was a master of the hardboiled school, and the nine-year saga of Captain Steve MacBride and Kennedy of the Free Press was his finest body of work. This second of four volumes presents the next ten novelettes, complete with the original illustrations by Arthur Rodman Bowker, and a new introduction by Evan Lewis. Hold onto your seat. It’s going to be a wild ride.

Raw Law: The Complete Cases of MacBride & Kennedy Volume 1: 1928-30

Raw Law: The Complete Cases of MacBride & Kennedy Volume 1: 1928-30

by Frederick Nebel

introduction by Evan Lewis

This is Black Mask at its best—slam-bang action, crackling dialogue and the keenest wit this side of Dashiell Hammett. Frederick Nebel was a master of the hardboiled school, and the nine-year saga of Captain Steve MacBride and Kennedy of the Free Press was his finest body of work. This first of four volumes presents the first nine novelettes, complete with the original illustrations by Arthur Rodman Bowker, and a new introduction by Evan Lewis. Hold onto your seat. It’s going to be a wild ride.

Tough as Nails: The Complete Cases of Donahue

Tough as Nails: The Complete Cases of Donahue from the Pages of Black Mask

by Frederick Nebel

introduction by Will Murray, notes by Rob Preston

Presenting Tough Dick Donahue, the inter-state detective agency operative who replaced the Continental Op after Dashiell Hammett stopped writing for Black Mask Magazine. Collected for the first time in a single volume is every one of the fifteen Donahue stories.

This compendium also contains an all-new introduction by Will Murray and a complete bibliography of the works of Frederick Nebel as compiled by Rob Preston.

The Complete Air Adventures of Gales & McGill, Volume 2: 1930-31

The Complete Air Adventures of Gales & McGill, Volume 2: 1930-31

by Frederick Nebel

Follow Bill Gales and Mike McGill, hard fighting and high flying soldiers of fortune; freelancers for hire from China to Borneo and beyond. Follow their hard-boiled exploits in the sinister Far East. This, the second of two volumes, collects the last seven tales, written by Black Mask alum Frederick Nebel, and the novel Bloodhounds of the Sky ripped from the pages of the Fiction House rough paper mags, Air Stories and Wings.

The Complete Air Adventures of Gales & McGill, Volume 1: 1927–29

The Complete Air Adventures of Gales & McGill, Volume 1: 1927–29

by Frederick Nebel

introduction by John Locke

Meet Bill Gales and Mike McGill, hard fighting and high flying soldiers of fortune; freelancers for hire from China to Borneo and beyond. Follow their hard-boiled exploits in the sinister Far East of the 1920s. Discover Frederick Nebel’s place as a major producer for the rough paper pages of the Fiction House line of magazines with an in-depth introduction by John Locke.

Black Mask, Argosy, and Famous Fantastic Mysteries Return to Magazine Format

Altus Press has relaunched full-length magazines of Argosy, Black Mask, and Famous Fantastic Mysteries in periodical format. These three pulp magazine titles were renowned for the high level of quality fiction which they published for decades. Argosy, Black Mask, and Famous Fantastic Mysteries are composed of classic fiction from the backlog of The Frank A. […]

Pulps Pricings Sales Census: Flying Stories (Oct. and Dec. 1929)

FLYING STORIES – Oct. 1929 sold recently on eBay for $34.04 “Flying Stories” was a rare bedsheet pulp published by MacFadden, running for 20 issues between 1928 and 1930. This… is for the October 1929 issue. Authors include Frederick Nebel (with a serial installment of “The Scourge of the South Sea Skies”) and Laurence Donovan.  […]

The Complete Cases of Cardigan (2 Volume Deluxe Edition)

The Complete Cases of Cardigan (2 Volume Deluxe Edition)

by Frederick Nebel

introduction by Will Murray

Limited hardcover edition of 50 copies. Comes with eBook versions of all the stories.

Frederick Nebel’s unforgettable character Jack Cardigan was one of the main reasons behind the success of the legendary Dime Detective Magazine. His hard-boiled P.I. stories were a major influence to other writers of the era, yet only a handful have been reprinted since their original 44-story run eighty years ago. This deluxe two-volume contains the entire series of 44 stories, complete and uncut, with an introduction by Will Murray and the original illustrations by John Fleming Gould.

The Complete Casebook of Sgt. Brinkhaus

The Complete Casebook of Sgt. Brinkhaus

by Frederick Nebel

introduction by Will Murray

Following Donahue, MacBride & Kennedy, and Cardigan, long-time Black Mask author Frederick Nebel’s longest-running detective series featured the hard-boiled pulp exploits of Sgt. Otto Herman “Brinky” Brinkhaus and Inspector Peter Larsen of the Portsend Detective Bureau as chronicled in the pages of Detective Action Stories, Dime Detective Magazine, and Detective Fiction Weekly.

The Complete Casebook of Cardigan, Volume 4: 1935-37

The Complete Casebook of Cardigan, Volume 4: 1935-37

by Frederick Nebel

Frederick Nebel’s unforgettable character Jack Cardigan was one of the main reasons behind the success of the legendary Dime Detective Magazine. His hard-boiled P.I. stories were a major influence to other writers of the era, yet only a handful have been reprinted since their original 44-story run eighty years ago. Volume 4 of this series contains the last 11 installments, complete and uncut, with the original illustrations by John Fleming Gould.

The Complete Casebook of Cardigan, Volume 3: 1934-35

The Complete Casebook of Cardigan, Volume 3: 1934-35

by Frederick Nebel

Frederick Nebel’s unforgettable character Jack Cardigan was one of the main reasons behind the success of the legendary Dime Detective Magazine. His hard-boiled P.I. stories were a major influence to other writers of the era, yet only a handful have been reprinted since their original 44-story run eighty years ago. Volume 3 of this series contains the next 11 installments, complete and uncut, with the original illustrations by John Fleming Gould.

The Complete Casebook of Cardigan, Volume 2: 1933

The Complete Casebook of Cardigan, Volume 2: 1933

by Frederick Nebel

Frederick Nebel’s unforgettable character Jack Cardigan was one of the main reasons behind the success of the legendary Dime Detective Magazine. His hard-boiled P.I. stories were a major influence to other writers of the era, yet only a handful have been reprinted since their original 44-story run eighty years ago. Volume 2 of this series contains the next 11 installments, complete and uncut, with the original illustrations by John Fleming Gould.

The Complete Casebook of Cardigan, Volume 1: 1931-32

The Complete Casebook of Cardigan, Volume 1: 1931-32

by Frederick Nebel

introduction by Will Murray

Volume 1 of this series contains the first 11 installments, complete and uncut, with an all-new introduction by Will Murray and the original illustrations by John Fleming Gould.

Black Mask (2019 Yearbook)

Black Mask 2019 Yearbook

by Brian Townsley, Jane Jakeman, Brian Stanley, Hannah Honeybun, Katrina Younes, William Burton McCormick, Frank Megna, Michael Bracken, Jonathan Sheppard, Jim Doherty, Isaac Babel, Boris Dralyuk, D.L. Champion, Dashiell Hammett, Carroll John Daly, Frederick Nebel, T.T. Flynn, and Frederick C. Davis

Black Mask, the greatest American detective magazine of all time, is back with another issue. This time around, it includes nine new stories in the Black Mask vein by Brian Townsley, Jane Jakeman, Brian Stanley, Hannah Honeybun, William Burton McCormick, Frank Megna, Jonathan Sheppard, Michael Bracken, Jim Doherty, as well as a new article on Raymond Chandler’s The Little Sister by Katrina Younes. In addition, Boris Dralyuk has kindly supplied his translation of Isaac Babel’s “Lyubka the Cossack” and arranged for its reprinting here.

And, as with previous issues, Black Mask collects some of the best hard-boiled detective fiction from the Popular Publications vaults, as written by some of the genre’s best: Dashiell Hammett, D.L. Champion, Carroll John Daly, Frederick Nebel, T.T. Flynn, and Frederick C. Davis.

Altus Press Releases Secret Agent X Vol. 9, Gales & McGill Vol. 2, and Dusty Ayres Vol. 8

The wait is over: we began our line of vintage pulp reprints over 10 years ago with the first Secret Agent X Volume, and finally, Altus Press has completed the series with this month’s release of Secret Agent X: The Complete Series, Volume 9. In addition to reprinting the final five Agent adventures, we’ve also included […]

Announcing New Titles Premiering at Pulpfest 2018

Altus Press is excited to announce its new book releases to premiere at Pulpfest in one month: Available in several formats, these will be available at Pulpfest at Mike Chomko’s table. You will also be able to order them from all the usual online stores and at altuspress.com. Check out the details below: The Complete […]

Altus Press Latest Releases: The Lost Spider Novel, Dusty Ayres, and a New Issue of Black Mask Magazine

Altus Press is pleased to release several new pulp collections in time for the Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention: we’ll have a limited number of copies there, but not to worry: you can order them directly from www.altuspress.com too. The releases are highlighted by the lost Spider novel, Slaughter, Incorporated, sourced directly from the […]

Black Mask (Spring 2018)

Black Mask (Spring 2018)

by Robb T. White, Jonathan Sheppard, Richard Billingsley, J.D. Graves, Brian Townsley, J. Allan Dunn, Paul Ernst, Dan Cushman, Frederick Nebel, and H. Bedford-Jones

Black Mask, the greatest American detective magazine of all time, is back with another issue featuring five all-new stories, plus vintage hard-boiled classics from the pulp era of the 1930s-40s. And it includes a never-before published cover by James Lunnon, painted for Black Mask in 1940.

Altus Press Unveils Dusty Ayres and Gales & McGill

Altus Press continues its torrid release schedule, this time taking to the skies to showcase two of the best air war pulp hero series. Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds #2: Crimson Doom features the next installment in this futuristic war series from the 1930s, complete with the original illustrations from the vintage pulp. Robert […]

Black Mask (Fall 2016)

Black Mask (Fall 2016)

by Carroll John Daly, T.T. Flynn, Frederick Nebel, Norbert Davis, Raoul Whitfield, Merle Constiner, Paul Bishop, and Richard Sale

The greatest detective magazine of all time is back for another collection of the best in hard-boiled fiction. Featuring classic material from the vaults of Black Mask, Dime Detective, Detective Fiction Weekly, and other high-quality pulp magazines. And this issue is headlined by an all-new story, “Bucketful of Bullets,” by award-winning author Paul Bishop.

Argosy (Fall 2016)

Argosy (Fall 2016)

by Frederick Nebel, Norbert Davis, H. Bedford-Jones, Berton E. Cook, W. Wirt, Murray R. Montgomery, and Ralph R. Perry

The greatest pulp magazine returns with a star-studded installment featuring several of the best authors ever to appear in Argosy, encompassing a wide variety of genres and containing a mixture of stand-alone novelettes. These stories also feature several of Argosy’s series characters such as swashbuckler Denis Burke, high-seas adventurer “Bellow Bill” Williams, soldier of fortune Jimmie Cordie, and rakehellies Cleve & d’Entreville.

Press Release: Argosy, Black Mask, and Famous Fantastic Mysteries Return to Magazine Format

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: www.altuspress.com pr@altuspress.com Featuring NEW stories by Frederick Nebel, Paul Bishop, and Kimberly B. Richardson October 6, 2016 — Three of the most historic pulp fiction magazines of the Twentieth Century are set to return to magazine format. This November, Altus Press will relaunch full-length magazines of Argosy, Black Mask, and Famous Fantastic […]

New Releases From Altus Press: August 16, 2016

Time for another batch of new releases from Altus Press, your source for the best pulp publications available. Here is what’s available as of this week:   Super-Detective Jim Anthony: The Complete Series Volume 3 by Victor Rousseau The complete reprinting of the greatest of the Doc Savage pastiches continues! Volume Three of contains the next […]

Altus Press Books Premiering at Pulpfest 2016

Altus Press is pleased to announce its summer 2016 releases, all of which will premiere at Pulpfest. They’ll be available exclusively at the Mike Chomko, Books, table. Our books typically sell out quickly at the pulp shows, so please contact Mike to reserve your copies. The Mysterious Wu Fang #1: The Case of the Six […]

The Argosy Library Series 2, Including Max Brand, Headlines Altus Press’ Pulp Fiction Releases for Spring 2016

Highlights Include a Never-Before-Reprinted Max Brand Novel Altus Press has been busy with a number of significant new pulp fiction reprint collections—many of which have never before been reprinted. Headlined by Series 2 of our popular Argosy Library series which contains stories by authors such as Max Brand, Norbert Davis, Loring Brent, Ralph Milne Farley, […]

Tarzan, Doc Savage/The Shadow, and Ten Ebooks Are Our New Releases

Altus Press is pleased to publish two much-anticipated novels by writer Will Murray which feature THREE classic fiction characters—Tarzan, Doc Savage, and The Shadow—in new, authorized full-length novels. These are available now in softcover, ebook, and deluxe, signed hardcover editions. Also, don’t forget to check out the final installment of our complete reprinting of the […]

Another Large Batch of eBooks are Available

We’ve burned the midnight oil to catch up on our eBooks, and and here are a dozens more… all are available now: Better Than Bullets: The Complete Adventures of Thibaut Corday and the Foreign Legion, Volume 1 Order the e-book from Barnes & Noble (for the Nook reader): $4.99 Order the e-book from Amazon (for […]

Dime Detective Companion

Dime Detective Companion

by James L. Traylor with William E. Barrett, Carroll John Daly, Frederick C. Davis, T.T. Flynn, Monte Herridge, Marvin Lachman, John Lawrence, and Will Murray

Dime Detective Magazine was second only to Black Mask as the dean of detective/P.I./hard-boiled pulp magazines, and was the home of Carroll John Daly, Frederick Nebel, John D. MacDonald, Cornell Woolrich, Erle Stanley Gardner, and many other top-notch scribes. This book indexes all 274 issues of Dime Detective, contains several articles on the series and its writers, and as a bonus, the fifth anniversary round-robin story from the November 1936 issue, “The Tongueless Men,” by William E. Barrett, Carroll John Daly, Frederick C. Davis, T.T. Flynn, and John Lawrence.