Race Williams Returns, Plus Thrilling Adventures and Spicy Mystery

The long-awaited third entry on the complete reprinting of the Race Williams hard-boiled detective stories, Shooting Out of Turn: The Collected Hard-Boiled Stories of Race Williams, Volume 3, is now in stock at www.altuspress.com. Written by Carroll John Daly, Shooting Out of Turn: The Collected Hard-Boiled Stories of Race Williams, Volume 3 contains several short stories and novels, many of which have never before been reprinted.

Also in stock is Thrilling’s new anthology, The Best of Thrilling Adventures, featuring the best of this venerable pulp’s varied genres by a host of authors, such as Zorro creator Johnston McCulley and Avenger writer Paul Ernst. It’s an impressive, large collection, and it may be the best pulp reprint of the year.

Finally, today see the release of the final entry in The Best of Spicy Mystery series. Volume 3 includes classics by E. Hoffmann Price and Robert Leslie Bellem, among others.

Domestic orders of $25 of softcovers gives you free shipping. So what’s the hold-up? Order it now from altuspress.com.


Shooting Out of Turn: The Collected Hard-Boiled Stories of Race Williams, Volume 3Shooting Out of Turn: The Collected Hard-Boiled Stories of Race Williams, Volume 3

Carroll John Daly, introduction by Brooks E. Hefner, cover by Mark Krajnak

Race Williams returns! Originally appearing in the pages of Black Mask Magazine, author Carroll John Daly pioneered the hard-boiled detective P.I. story and perfected the genre with his classic character, Race Williams. Apart from the novel-length Race Williams stories, these classic hard-boiled thrillers have rarely been reprinted, if ever.

Volume 3 contains the next batch of Race Williams stories, all from 1929–31 as Daly continued publishing serialized novels in Black Mask. Included here are “The Silver Eagle,” “Tainted Power,” and “The Third Murderer.”

This collection also includes several Race Williams novelettes including “Shooting Out of Turn,” “Murder By Mail,” and “Death for Two.” And it’s prefaced by an all-new, scholarly introduction by Professor Brooks E. Hefner of James Madison University.

Shooting Out of Turn: The Collected Hard-Boiled Stories of Race Williams Volume 3 continues this most important series published in years on the history of the Hard-Boiled Detective story.

$29.95 softcover


The Best of Thrilling AdventuresThe Best of Thrilling Adventures

by Arthur J. Burks, Jackson Cole, Ray Cummings, Paul Ernst, A. Leslie, Johnston McCulley, Capt. Kerry McRoberts, George Allan Moffatt, Lieut. Scott Morgan, and Capt. John Powers, introduction by Will Murray

“One of the most neglected of the straight adventure pulp magazines of the 1930s was Standard Magazines’ Thrilling Adventures.” —from the introduction by Will Murray

This collection assembles—for the first time—the best adventure stories from the pages of this classic pulp fiction title. Over 600 pages in length and covering adventure, mystery, science fiction, and Foreign Legion stories. Plus: get every story of pulp adventure hero Larry Weston: a forgotten series from the pages of Thrilling Adventures.

$29.95 softcover


The Best of Spicy Mystery, Volume 3The Best of Spicy Mystery, Volume 3

by Hamlin Daly, Ellery Watson Calder, Carl Moore, Justin Case, E. Hoffmann Price, and Robert Leslie Bellem, introduction by Alfred Jan

The Thrills of Horror! Romantic Tales of the Eerie and Occult! You’ll find them in Spicy Mystery—stories of red-blooded men and lovely girls in dangerous situations, in an atmosphere of chills and thrills. Real life is never so tense and dramatic as when a girl is in peril—or as when a siren as deadly as she is beautiful sets her snare for a man….

Are you bored of typical weird menace plots, many of which crept into Spicy Mystery? Then sample these tales which break out of that tired formula where every ending is happy, and the only challenge is guessing which minor character gets exposed as the villain in a rubber monster suit and demon mask! The Best of Spicy Mystery, Volume 3 contains 11 classic stories by the masters of the genre, complete, uncut, and with the original illustrations. It also includes an all-new introduction by editor Alfred Jan, one of the leading experts on the series.

$19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

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