Announcing the new Altus Press releases premiering at Pulpfest 2019

July 2, 2019: Dime Detective, Max Brand, H. Bedford-Jones, and the complete Scientific Club by Ray Cummings headline a lineup of 14 new titles to see print this August, and Altus Press shall have them in stock & available for order at www.altuspress.com or via Mike Chomko’s table at the Pulpfest 2019 Show in Pittsburgh, PA, on August 15. The list of titles includes:

Deluxe Edition releases:

The Complete Tales of the Scientific Club (Deluxe Edition)The Complete Tales of the Scientific Club (Deluxe Edition)

by Ray Cummings

introduction by Will Murray, illustrated by Joseph A. Farren, F.M. Follett, Virgil Finlay, Roger B. Morrison, Frank R. Paul, Norman Saunders, Amos Sewell, Modest Stein, Lawrence Sterne Stevens, and Raymond Wardell

One of the most historically significant Twentieth Century science fiction series ever published is at last collected. A pioneer in pulp science fiction, Ray Cummings inspired an entirely-new fiction genre with his influential story originally published in 1919, The Girl in the Golden Atom, which introduced the world to a series of short stories and novels known as his “Matter, Space and Time” range.

This suite of stories featured the Scientific Club: a group of New York-based socialites of revolving membership who either recounted these tales of fantastic science—or were directly involved in these tales which originally appeared in the top magazines of the 1920s: All Story Weekly, Argosy, Detective Story Magazine, Flynn’s, and Science and Invention, among others.

This collection assembles all of the Scientific Club stories, sourced directly from their original magazine appearances… most of which have never before been reprinted. In addition, this deluxe edition includes all of Cummings’ Scientific Club stories which appeared exclusively in the United Kingdom. It also gathers the later Scientific Club stories from a brief revival in the mid-1930s.

No stone has been left unturned for this edition: two hitherto-unknown Scientific Club stories were discovered, and these have been included, along with 26 other stories. And among the many bonus features is a rare, alternate, early version of one of the Scientific Club stories.

Rounded out by vintage illustrations by Virgil Finlay, Frank R. Paul, Norman Saunders, Amos Sewell, Modest Stein, and Lawrence Sterne Stevens, and with an all-new introduction by Will Murray, The Complete Tales of the Scientific Club is a book one hundred years in the making.

8.5″x11″ | 494 pages | $85 deluxe casewrap hardcover


Dr. Yen Sin: The Complete Series (Deluxe Edition)Dr. Yen Sin: The Complete Series (Deluxe Edition)

by Donald E. Keyhoe

introduction by William Patrick Maynard, afterword by Rick Lai

One of the great villain pulps from the 1930s is finally available in a complete, deluxe edition. Owing certain similarities to Sax Rohmer’s Fu Manchu, the Dr. Yen Sin series of three novels features “The Invisible Emperor” and his machinations to conquer the world using his unique mixture of futuristic science and ancient Asian technology. However, Yen Sin has met his match: “The Man Who Never Slept”—agent Michael Traile—who has the strange capability of not require sleep.

Includes an all-new introduction by current Fu Manchu author William Patrick Maynard, as well as a chronology of the character by Rick Lai.

8.5″x11″ | 179 pages | $60 deluxe casewrap hardcover


Dime Detective Library releases:

The Complete Cases of Vee Brown, Volume 2 (The Dime Detective Library)The Complete Cases of Vee Brown, Volume 2 (The Dime Detective Library)

by Carroll John Daly

illustrated by John Fleming Gould

The creation of Carroll John Daly, father of the hard-boiled private eye, Vee Brown—AKA the Crime Machine—plied his trade in the pages of Dime Detective, the classic crime pulp that was second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.

Vivian “Vee” Brown leads two lives. Delicate-looking and small in stature, he lacks physical strength and endurance. But that doesn’t 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. Both the police and the underworld refer to him as a “Killer of Men.” But the denizens of Tin Pan Alley know him as “Master of Melodies,” the prince of pop music.

Volume 2 features the Crime Machine’s battles with his greatest nemesis, the Emperor of Evil.

6″x9″ | 356 pages | $24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover


The Complete Cases of Bail-Bond Dodd, Volume 2 (The Dime Detective Library)The Complete Cases of Bail-Bond Dodd, Volume 2 (The Dime Detective Library)

by Norbert Davis

illustrated by John Fleming Gould and Frank Kramer

Bailbondsman William “Bail-Bond” Dodd was the first series character that hard-boiled genius Norbert Davis created for Harry Steeger’s best detective pulp. Running for eight installments, Volume 2 collects the balance of the series. This unique series was one of the best Davis ever wrote for the pages of Dime Detective.

6″x9″ | 222 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


The Complete Cases of Horatio Humberton, Volume 1 (The Dime Detective Library)The Complete Cases of Horatio Humberton, Volume 1 (The Dime Detective Library)

by J. Paul Suter

illustrated by John Fleming Gould

Meet the original necrologist sleuth: tall, gaunt Ho Humberton was a funeral director by day and detective at night… often those with more than a touch of the supernatural. Featuring the first half of this trend-setting detective series, this was one of the most popular series characters from the pages of Dime Detective. Also featuring the very first Horatio Humberton story, undiscovered for nearly 100 years.

6″x9″ | 337 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


The Complete Cases of Anne Marsh (The Dime Detective Library)The Complete Cases of Anne Marsh (The Dime Detective Library)

by Arthur Leo Zagat

illustrated by Amos Sewell

Written during a period when the detective pulps showcased more gritty, realistic characters and situations, writer Arthur Leo Zagat penned a series of novelettes featuring the diminutive Anne Marsh, reluctant detective who must solve the death of her father and wage grim war in behalf of the city’s oppressed. Running for eight installments, this unique series was one of the few purposefully finite series from the pulp era, and one of the only female detective series characters to see print in a Popular Publications-published title.

6″x9″ | 298 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


The Complete Cases of the Blue Barrel, Volume 1 (The Dime Detective Library)The Complete Cases of the Blue Barrel, Volume 1 (The Dime Detective Library)

by William E. Barrett

illustrated by John Fleming Gould

Written at the height of Dime Detective’s popularity, author William E. Barrett (Lilies of the Field) penned this series featuring newspaperman Dean Culver, whose column—The Blue Barrel—dispensed gossip on the criminal underworld. No one called Dean Culver the Blue Barrel—for no one knew he was the author of the underworld-gossip column signed with that name each night in the Morning Star. If the easy-money players had ever guessed that the man who paid them off was the Walter Winchell of the other side of the law, he’d he cashing in his own checks at the first turn of the wheel, instead of those of the gamblers he spun it for.

6″x9″ | 228 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


The Complete Cases of the Arson Dick (The Dime Detective Library)The Complete Cases of the Arson Dick (The Dime Detective Library)

by Leslie T. White

illustrations by John Fleming Gould

Detective Todd Naughton of the central-office arson squad investigated some of the strangest arson and murder cases ever to appear in Dime Detective Magazine. Originally seeing print during the peak 1936–37 period of Dime Detective, this four-story complete series has never before been reprinted.

6″x9″ | 230 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


Frederick Faust releases:

The 7th Day by Frederick FaustThe 7th Day

by Frederick Faust

introduction by Andrew Salmon

illustrated by Charles LaSalle and Harold Wellington McCrea

Seven days to solve a murder! Tony Newcomen, a fiction writer, gets a call from his friend and mentor, Thomas Decker. Decker believes his life is in danger—but he’s unable to offer more information, as he is murdered while on the phone! Determined to uncover his friend’s killer amidst the idle rich and lavish estates of 1930s Florence, Newcomen will stop at nothing to bring the guilty to justice. He must walk a razor’s edge as he digs deeper into the case. The local police are out to get him, he’s in danger of losing his heart to the prime suspect and the murderer is more than willing to add another victim to end the investigation.

Out of print since its original magazine publication more than 80 years ago, The 7th Day appears here in book form for the first time. Rich in atmosphere and with an intriguing cast of characters, The 7th Day is Frederick Faust at his nuanced best.

Also included is the short story, “Devil Dog,” which takes readers into the frozen wasteland of Alaska for a harrowing, fast-paced tale of murder and revenge in the fevered quest for gold.

6″x9″ | 224 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


A Seabold Fights by Frederick FaustA Seabold Fights

by Frederick Faust

introduction by Andrew Salmon

illustrated by Ralph Pallen Coleman

The best steel goes through the fire: Joseph Seabold hates the family business. But his aging cousin—running the Seabold Fruit Company—sees the young man as his successor. To test his mettle, he sends Seabold south of the border to the Republic of San Esteban where the company has a hand in the local politics to keep the company running. But revolution is brewing: the Republic is a powder keg about to explode! A naive mistake brands Seabold an enemy of the state and he has no choice but to join the revolution to overthrow the government. What follows is a roller-coaster ride of gritty battles, cold betrayals, steamy romance and heartless double crosses as only Frederick Faust can deliver.

This riveting tale has never been reprinted and appears in book form for the first time. Frederick Faust fans rejoice! This long neglected classic is back for a new audience to devour. This is Faust at his best.

6″x9″ | 200 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


H. Bedford-Jones Library releases:

The World Was Their Stage (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)The World Was Their Stage (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)

by H. Bedford-Jones

illustrated by George Avison, Merritt Berger, Pedar Cavanagh, John Richard Flanagan, Peter Kuhlhoff, J. Clinton Shepherd, and Raymond Sisley

cover by Herbert Morton Stoops

Spanning ancient Roman times, Normandy, medieval England and Germany, France, and colonial America, and including appearances by Cleopatra, d’Artagnan, and Cyrano de Bergerac, author H. Bedford-Jones details some of the most pivotable moments in history in this interconnected 17-part historical epic. The World Was Their Stage is one of the longest novels written by “the King of the Pulps,” H. Bedford-Jones, and has never before been reprinted.

Featuring scores of vintage story illustrations by George Avison, Merritt Berger, Pedar Cavanagh, John Richard Flanagan, Peter Kuhlhoff, J. Clinton Shepherd, and Raymond Sisley, along with a cover by Herbert Morton Stoops.

6″x9″ | 420 pages | $29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover


John Solomon, Supercargo: The Adventures of John Solomon, Volume 2 (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)John Solomon, Supercargo: The Adventures of John Solomon, Volume 2 (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)

by H. Bedford-Jones

Continue the story of John Solomon, author H. Bedford-Jones’ longest-running series character, with this next book in the series.

6″x9″ | 196 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


Barbary Gold (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)Barbary Gold (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)

by H. Bedford-Jones

Sunken treasure in the Barbary waters off Africa! A group of three wartime adventurers are after a fortune in German gold: a sunken sub hides the horde, but they’ll have to fight pirates, Germans, and unknown dangers to recover it.

Written in the early days of the career of the prolific “King of the Pulps”—H. Bedford-Jones—Barbary Gold has never before been collected in book form. It’s a fast-paced adventure… the type which made H. Bedford-Jones one of the most beloved authors of the first half of the Twentieth Century.

6″x9″ | 134 pages | $14.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


Other releases:

The Heel of Achilles: The Complete Adventures of the Major, Volume 3The Heel of Achilles: The Complete Adventures of the Major, Volume 3

by L. Patrick Greene

illustrations by O.J. Gatter

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. 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 next seven stories, along with another rare, never-before reprinted story by L. Patrick Greene.

6″x9″ | 356 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

Announcing the new Altus Press releases premiering at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Show

Altus Press has been hard at work on these oversized collections, and you can get them at www.altuspress.com or via Mike Chomko’s table at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Show in Lombard, IL, on April 12:

 

Operator 5: The Complete Purple Wars (2 Volume Deluxe Edition) Volume 1Operator 5: The Complete Purple Wars (2 Volume Deluxe Edition)

by Emile C. Tepperman, illustrated by John Fleming Gould and John Newton Howitt

introduction by Will Murray and an afterword by Tom Johnson

Dustjacketed two-volume hardcover edition.

The “War and Peace of the Pulps” is finally collected in a two-volume deluxe, hardcover edition. Running in the pages of Operator #5 magazine from 1936–38, this 14-part epic chronicled the invasion and conquering of America by a mysterious foe from Europe: The Purple Empire. As Will Murray describes in this edition’s Introduction: “Battles rage from coast to coast. The exploits of Operator 5 shift from espionage and counterespionage to straight military adventure. Through it all, Jimmy Christopher rises to become the de facto leader of the resistance.”

Operator 5: The Complete Purple Wars (2 Volume Deluxe Edition) Volume 2Written by Emile C. Tepperman (author of The Spider and The Masked Marksman) and containing nearly 300 illustrations by John Fleming Gould, this half-million-word saga remains the greatest epic to see print in Golden Age of the pulps and is still considered most risky and ambitious experiment ever undertaken in the single-character magazines.

This two-volume deluxe, hardcover edition includes an all-new Introduction by pulp historian Will Murray, as well as Tom Johnson’s retrospective on the series, The History of the Purple Wars. It also collects the rarely-reprinted Epilogue to the Purple War, “Revolt of the Devil Men.” Also restored are all of author Tepperman’s rarely-reprinted footnotes which graced the original pulp editions of the stories. Never-before collected, this remastered, comprehensive collection of Operator 5: The Complete Purple Wars has been one of the most eagerly-anticipated pulp publications of all time.

788 pages / 8.5″x11″ / $150


Ships and Men: The Complete Epic (Deluxe Edition) Ships and Men: The Complete Epic (Deluxe Edition)

by H. Bedford-Jones

illustrated by Frederic Anderson, George Avison, John Richard Flanagan, Leyland R. Gustavson, Robert L. Lambdin, Arthur Lytell, Alex Raymond, Alfred Simpkin, Yngve E. Soderberg, and Harve Stein

Dustjacketed hardcover edition.

Running for three years in the pages of the prestigious Blue Book Magazine, author H. Bedford-Jones crafted the most ambitious work of his career: a massive, 34-part saga of seafaring adventure, told chronologically throughout the annals of naval warfare, involving a number of significant figures in world history. Never before collected, this 200,000-word epic includes nearly 200 interior illustrations by artists such as Alex Raymond, John Richard Flanagan, and Leyland R. Gustavson.

350 pages / 8.5″x11″ / $85


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.

142 pages / 8.5″x11″ / $19.95

The Altus Press 30% Off Weekend Sale Continues With More H. Bedford-Jones Releases

From now until midnight on November 26th—and only on www.altuspress.com—use promo code 2018turkey at checkout to get 30% off our already-discounted prices!* Use it on just about everything we sell on www.altuspress.com.

Each day, we’re unveiling several new books. Today we’re unveiling the 6-book set of Series 7 of The H. Bedford-Jones Library, featuring a mix of novels and featuring series character-centric releases. Known as “The King of the Pulps,” Bedford-Jones was one of the most prolific authors of the 20th Century, penning over 25 millions words in his career. In addition to including another installment of his Pinky Jenkins series, Series 7 of The H. Bedford-Jones Library finally begins reprinting the much-requested John Solomon series, HBJ’s most beloved and longest-running character. These HBJ releases are available in hardcover and softcover formats.

We’ll have more new releases tomorrow, so be sure to visit www.altuspress.com often.

Use the promo code 2018turkey on these and just about everything else we sell on www.altuspress.com.

Altus Press is the leader in vintage pulp fiction reprints, covering superhero, adventure, mystery, detective, and other genres in high-quality editions. We already have free shipping on softcovers on order over $35, so now’s the time to stock up on Altus Press releases.

But hurry: this promo code will expire after November 26th!

Use this promo code on hundreds of titles on www.altuspress.com including these new releases:

The Gate of Farewell: The Adventures of John Solomon, Volume 1 (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)The Gate of Farewell: The Adventures of John Solomon, Volume 1

by H. Bedford-Jones

When importer Allen Tredger learned his long-assumed-dead brother may still be alive in Port Said, it triggered the beginning of a high-seas adventure, taking him on a quest though Africa, Turkey, and Mecca, encountering fanatics and secret societies along the way. And just what connection does John Solomon have with Tredger’s quest? And how does the Cockney’s silver ring tie into the mystery? Begin the story of John Solomon, author H. Bedford-Jones’ longest-running series character, with this inaugural book in the series.

$29.95 hardcover | $19.95 softcover

Swordflame (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)Swordflame

by H. Bedford-Jones

Early in the eighteenth century, one of the rising young men of New France was Rupert Callan (or, as he was better known by the Iroquois-given name, Swordflame). Irishman, Jacobite, and portionless gentleman, he had at once won the regard of those daring adventurers of the Canadas, the Le Moyne brothers. Swordfame is one of the earliest novels written by “the King of the Pulps,” H. Bedford-Jones, for the pages of The All-Story Magazine.

$29.95 hardcover | $14.95 softcover

Left-Handed Guns: The Tales of Joe Trimble (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)Left-Handed Guns: The Tales of Joe Trimble

by H. Bedford-Jones

Sleepy Sandoval County is where you’ll find Joe Trimble: drunken towney ex-newspaper publisher, currently out of work for the duration the World War. But that doesn’t mean Joe Trimble is resting on his laurels as he finds himself in the midst of German spies, lost goldmines, badlands rustling, and even the disappearance of his own brother!

$29.95 hardcover | $19.95 softcover

The Life of Pinky Jenkins, Volume 2 (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)The Life of Pinky Jenkins, Volume 2

by H. Bedford-Jones

One of the best series ever published in the pulps was written by the prolific H. Bedford-Jones, author of hundreds of stories totaling an estimated 25 millions words. Thomas Jasper “Pinky” Jenkins, a drunk and corrupt sheriff accompanied by his deputy Parker, shot his way through nearly a score of comedy/Western stories from the 1920s. Volume 2 includes the next two Jenkins stories: “Pinky Jenkins, Sheriff” and “T.J. Jenkins, Diplomat.” The Pinky Jenkins series is considered one of his best by Bedford-Jones aficionados.

$29.95 hardcover | $19.95 softcover

Drums of Dambala (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)Drums of Dambala

by H. Bedford-Jones

As Paul O’Donnell stood by the rail of the ship that had brought him to Haiti, the tiny rowboat putting him out from the shore was already carrying the first hints of the danger and tragedy lying in wait for him. Five minutes after landing he was enmeshed in a frightful web of political intrigue, fomented by voodoo fanaticism and unscrupulous ambition, led by the hatred and ferocity of a beautiful and diabolic woman, and roused to bloody action by the throbbing, jungle rhythm of the drums of Dambala, the voodoo Snake-God.

$29.95 hardcover | $14.95 softcover

Now Available: Six Sets of The H. Bedford-Jones Library at Steep Discounts

Altus Press is celebrating the release of 36 high-quality collections of written by “The King of the Pulps,” author H. Bedford-Jones. With so many titles out, what better time to announce six sets of The H. Bedford-Jones Library, each at a deep discount. Each set contains six books, and is available in soft- and hardcover editions. Check ’em out:

The H. Bedford-Jones Library: Series 1 (Six Book Set)The H. Bedford-Jones Library, Series 1:

  • Buccaneer Blood: The Adventures of Denis Burke
  • Cyrano
  • D’Artagnan: A Sequel to The Three Musketeers
  • The King’s Passport
  • O’Brien, Buccaneer
  • Will o’ the Wisp

Softcover: regularly $97.70, now $79.95
Hardcover: regularly $179.70, now $159.95


The H. Bedford-Jones Library: Series 2 (Six Book Set)The H. Bedford-Jones Library, Series 2:

  • Abel Smith of Nantucket
  • Bellegarde
  • Bowie Knife
  • The King Makers: The Adventures of Vincent Connor
  • The Sphinx Strikes
  • Texas Shall Be Free!

Softcover: regularly $100.70, now $79.95
Hardcover: regularly $179.70, now $159.95


The H. Bedford-Jones Library: Series 3 (Six Book Set)The H. Bedford-Jones Library, Series 3:

  • Dead Men Singing: The Men Who Fought For Texas
  • The Devil’s Bosun
  • Ghost Hills
  • Our Far Flung Battle Line
  • The Sphinx Emerald
  • Treasure Seekers

Softcover: regularly $122.70, now $89.95
Hardcover: regularly $194.70, now $169.95


The H. Bedford-Jones Library: Series 4 (Six Book Set)The H. Bedford-Jones Library, Series 4:

  • Adventures of a Professional Corpse
  • The Brazen Peacock
  • The Cross and the Hammer: A Tale of the Days of the Vikings
  • Gimlet Eye Gunn
  • Invitation to a Crime: Further Adventures of Denis Burke
  • The Mardi Gras Mystery

Softcover: regularly $81.70, now $69.95
Hardcover: regularly $179.70, now $159.95


The H. Bedford-Jones Library: Series 5 (Six Book Set)The H. Bedford-Jones Library, Series 5:

  • Colonel Flea
  • Conquest: The Story of Pierre Radisson, Founder of the Hudson Bay Company
  • The Life of Pinky Jenkins, Volume 1
  • Red Runes of China
  • Thady Shea’s Saga
  • Tyrone of New Orleans

Softcover: regularly $99.70, now $79.95
Hardcover: regularly $184.70, now $159.95


The H. Bedford-Jones Library: Series 6 (Six Book Set)The H. Bedford-Jones Library, Series 6:

  • The Ghost of Screwface Hanlon
  • Gunpowder Gold
  • One More Hero: The Cases of the Fireboat Men
  • The Princess and the Prophet
  • They Lived By the Sword
  • Warriors in Exile

Softcover: regularly $114.70, now $84.95
Hardcover: regularly $184.70, now $159.95

The Next Wave of The H. Bedford-Jones Library is Here

Altus Press is pleased to announce the next wave of books in our acclaimed H. Bedford-Jones Library series. This time out, we’ve collected a variety of HBJ’s most beloved genres: historicals, mysteries, and Foreign Legion sagas, among others. These have rarely if ever been reprinted. And each contains all of the original pulp illustrations by some of the best draftsmen of the pulp era.

Simply put: if you’re looking for the best material to see print in the pulps, look no further than the works of The King of the Pulps, H. Bedford-Jones.

Get the following collections at www.altuspress.com.


The Princess and the ProphetThe Princess and the Prophet

by H. Bedford-Jones, illustrated by John Richard Flanagan

Nostradamus, Mary of Scotland, and other historical figures interact in a novel by the King of the Pulps, author H. Bedford-Jones.

Under Nostradamus’ care, wounded Scottish gentleman Cameron of Glenlyon was soon healed, and he told of his mission: he bore a secret message from Scotland to young Queen Mary; and Hamilton and others of the Scots Guards would kill him if need be, to prevent its delivery….

222 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

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The Ghost of Screwface HanlonThe Ghost of Screwface Hanlon

by H. Bedford-Jones, illustrated by Pete Kuhlhoff

The nephew of a King of the Underworld inherits his fortune… and his enemies. But is Screwface Hanlon really dead? Crawford must find out, or he’ll end up like his mysterious uncle! A never-before collected series by the King of the Pulps, author H. Bedford-Jones.

62 pages | $14.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

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They Lived By the SwordThey Lived By the Sword

by H. Bedford-Jones, illustrated by Herbert Morton Stoops

A fantastic novel of the World War of 218 B.C., and of Hannibal’s invasion across the Alps—the greatest military feat in history. It’s a novel by the King of the Pulps—author H. Bedford-Jones—which has never before appeared in book form.

231 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

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Warriors in ExileWarriors in Exile

by H. Bedford-Jones, illustrated by Herbert Morton Stoops

Collected for the first time is author H. Bedford-Jones’ 17-part saga of the French Foreign Legion… the fascinating series based on the records of the most famous and picturesque fighting force of modern times. Featuring stories of the Foreign Legions in Crimea, Italy, Formosa, Tonkin, Siam, Dahomey, Sudan, Madagascar, the Sahara, with Maximilian of Austria in Mexico, war-torn Spain in 1835, and the Franco-Prussian War.

384 pages | $24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover

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One More Hero: The Cases of the Fireboat MenOne More Hero: The Cases of the Fireboat Men

by H. Bedford-Jones, illustrated by Leland Gustavson

Fireboat men must be not only firemen, but sailors, divers, engineers and police—dangerous callings, all…. Collected for the first time, this colorful series centers around Gunboat Brendan and the tragic problem he met below the murky harbor waters. Written by the prolific author, H. Bedford-Jones, the King of the Pulps.

102 pages | $14.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

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Gunpowder GoldGunpowder Gold

by H. Bedford-Jones, illustrated by Pete Kuhlhoff

Grimm had risked his life on the American and European battlefields. Now he was hot on the trail of the two hundred million francs left to the exiled young Russian Duchess Marie of Courtland, and Grimm needed that to fund the battles of the American Colonies… and to buy the needed gunpowder to win their independence.

This edition marks the first time this novel-length adventure has been published in book form. It’s another historical fiction classic by the King of the Pulps, author H. Bedford-Jones.

197 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

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Altus Press New Releases: H. Bedford-Jones and Donald Keyhoe’s Richard Knight

Altus Press continues our reprinting of Richard Knight, as written by UFO researcher Donald E. Keyhoe. Volume 2 contains the next three novel-length stories, along with all of the original illustrations. Get it at a discount until March 1 only from altuspress.com.

We’ve also released another action-packed thriller by The King of the Pulps, H. Bedford-Jones. Colonel Flea is a never-before reprinted short novel by the prolific author.

And don’t forget we have free shipping on softcover orders over $25!*

*Domestic U.S. orders only.


The Complete Adventures of Richard Knight Volume 2The Complete Adventures of Richard Knight, Volume 2

by Donald E. Keyhoe

Best known for writing the adventures of Philip Strange, UFO investigator Donald E. Keyhoe also wrote another long-running aerial hero for the pages of Flying Aces: Richard Knight. These wild adventures also mix in elements of lost races, dinosaurs and more! Volume 2 collects the next four stories from 1937–38: “Masks Over Madrid,” “Wings of the Emerald,” “Hell Over China” and “Aces of Death.”

$19.95 softcover on sale until March 1 for $18.95 | $29.95 hardcover

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Colonel Flea by H. Bedford-JonesColonel Flea

by H. Bedford-Jones

Donn Curran asked for trouble when he stopped overnight with his brother, Jeff, in Hankow. For Jeff was a rascal, a treacherous fellow. And when he learned that his own brother was the notorious Colonel Flea, he determined to collect the price which the Chinese Nationalists had set upon that bold adventurer’s head. Another exciting adventure by H. Bedford-Jones, the king of the pulps.

$9.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

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Altus Press Brings Back the Black Bat, Plus H. Bedford-Jones

We’re pleased to release the next volume in our acclaimed reprinting of the Black Bat series: Volume 6 contains the next three novels in the series, as written by Norman Daniels.

We’re also excited to make available one of H. Bedford-Jones’ earliest series, Tyrone of New Orleans. Originally running across 12 novelettes, this is the first time Tyrone has been collected in book form.

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The Black Bat Omnibus Volume 6The Black Bat Omnibus, Volume 6

by Norman A. Daniels

Pulp hero the Black Bat returns! This collection contains the next three adventures of the Black Bat: “The Eyes of the Blind,” “The Blackout Murders,” and “Shadow of Evil,” uncut and restored with the original illustrations. It’s the next volume of the complete reprinting of the series.

softcover on sale until Feb 15 for $18.95 | $29.95 hardcover

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Tyrone of New OrleansTyrone of New Orleans (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)

by H. Bedford-Jones

Rejected on technical grounds from the United States Army, Hugh Tyrone of New Orleans goes on the front, bent on forcing his way into the service. With him is Babe Jefferson, African-American ex-sergeant of cavalry.

Performing varied feats, each time Tyrone sends word that he will later call at United States Expeditionary headquarters for his reward. But will Tyrone and Jefferson receive their entrance to the front? A never-before-collected series, it’s now part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.

softcover on sale until Feb 15 for $21.95 | $34.95 hardcover

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Vintage Pulp-Related CollectiblesVintage Pulp-Related Collectibles Section Updated

We’ve restocked the Altus Press Collectibles page of our website with a number of pulps, and books, including several of the out of print deluxe reprints published by the Battered Silicon Dispatch Box.

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New Releases From Altus Press: July 26, 2016

We’re back from the always-enjoyable Pulpfest convention, and it was fantastic to meet so many fans of Altus Press!

As always, we premiere a number of new releases exclusively with Mike Chomko, Books, at Pulpfest. The convention has come and gone, and now it’s time to make them available everywhere else. Here’s the first batch:

The Mysterious Wu Fang #1: The Case of the Six CoffinsThe Mysterious Wu Fang #1: The Case of the Six Coffins

By Robert J. Hogan

“There is one Val Kildare, government agent. It is my wish that he die the most painful death in our power to inflict.” From an underground room in Limehouse this order was given. And now, across the Atlantic, sped a murder cargo to wipe out the only man who stood between Wu Fang, Emperor of Crime, and his conquest of the world!

201 pages | $12.95 softcover

Yen Sin #1: The Mystery of the Dragon’s ShadowYen Sin #1: The Mystery of the Dragon’s Shadow

By Donald E. Keyhoe

Out of the teeming turbulent East had come Dr. Yen Sin—saff­ron-skinned wizard of crime—bringing to the capital of the West all the ancient Devil’s-lore at his command—and a horde of Asian Hell-born to help him spawn it. But Michael Traile—The Man Who Never Slept—had crammed into his own keen brain the means to cope with the sinister doctor. For he knew even the secrets of the Dragon’s Shadow and how to penetrate the yellow murder fog that had descended on the capital to mingle its blood-wisps with the mist from the Potomac.

152 pages | $12.95 softcover

Invitation to a Crime: Further Adventures of Denis Burke by H. Bedford-JonesInvitation to a Crime: Further Adventures of Denis Burke

by H. Bedford-Jones

Operating out of Morocco, American profiteer Denis Burke encounters business opportunities fraught with political intrigue, shady underworld characters, double-crossing associates, and devious women—all while trying not to run afoul of the law. Burke must dodge his ever-watchful nemesis, Inspector Crepin, who has vowed to expel him from the country—or better yet—put him behind bars. A never before reprinted series by the King of the Pulps, H. Bedford-Jones.

132 pages | $14.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

Gimlet Eye Gunn by H. Bedford-JonesGimlet Eye Gunn

by H. Bedford-Jones

Peter Larsen knew well enough that air personnel had often been forced to land on remote tropical islands. But he hadn’t thought of any of them as being haunted islands.

A classic that once appeared in Weird Tales, it’s now part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.

80 pages | $9.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

 


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