The Dime Detective Library, Series 3, is Now Available

Considered the greatest of all detective pulps to only Black Mask, Dime Detective was the home to dozens of classic, quirky series characters, all with an offbeat twist.

Series 3 of The Dime Detective Library features six new collections by authors such as John K. Butler, D.L. Champion, Merle Constiner, Frederick C. Davis, John Lawrence, and Fred MacIsaac.

The Complete Cases of Bill Brent, Volume 1 (The Dime Detective Library)The Complete Cases of Bill Brent, Volume 1
by Frederick C. Davis

Meet “Lora Lorne,” the love advice columnist for the Recorder newspaper… in actuality, gruff reporter Bill Brent. Written by Frederick C. Davis, Brent stumbled through 16 stories published between 1941 and 1946 in the pages of Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.

311 pages / $24.95 softcover / $34.95 hardcover

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The Complete Cases of The Dean, Volume 1 by Merle ConstinerThe Complete Cases of The Dean, Volume 1
by Merle Constiner

Part-time detective/con artist Dean Wardlow Rock made his living as a purported fortune teller. Apparently an eccentric living encyclopedia—always using archaic words in casual conversation—this is actually a facade behind which The Dean operates in order to solve the case at hand. Written by Merle Constiner, The Dean appeared in nearly a score of stories published between 1940 and 1945 in the pages of Dime Detective,the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.

301 pages / $24.95 softcover / $34.95 hardcover

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The Complete Cases of Mariano Mercado, Volume 1 by D.L. ChampionThe Complete Cases of Mariano Mercado, Volume 1
by D.L. Champion

A Germaphobic P.I. in Mexico City who has “a taste for clothing loud as a thunderbolt,” Mercado is considered “the smartest detective in Mexico.” Battling mystery as well as the corrupt Colonel Gomez of the Federal District Police, Mercado is is the first of his kind in popular fiction.

251 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

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The Complete Cases of the Marquis of Broadway, Volume 2 by John LawrenceThe Complete Cases of the Marquis of Broadway, Volume 2
by John Lawrence

NYPD Lieutenant Martin Marquis and the officers of his hand-picked Broadway Squad are the toughest, most vicious cops in pulp-fiction history. “The Marquis,” as he is called along Manhattan’s Main Stem, is trim and dapper, with a weathered face and deep-set blue eyes. In marked contrast to the average plainclothes officer, he dresses like one of New York’s “swells,” generally showing up at crime scenes clad in smartly angled derby hat, black silk scarf, black kid gloves and shoes, dark suit, and ankle-length black Chesterfield coat. His appearance notwithstanding, the Marquis is practically a gangster with a badge, only marginally less corrupt than the underworld figures he pursues. Members of the Broadway Squad share his casual morality and frequently abuse their authority not only for financial gain but personal satisfaction as well.

310 pages / $24.95 softcover / $34.95 hardcover

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The Complete Cases of The Rambler, Volume 2 by Fred MacIsaacThe Complete Cases of The Rambler, Volume 2
by Fred MacIsaac

Created by Fred MacIsaac, at one time a redheaded journalist himself, Frank Murphy rambled through 19 terse, tough yarns published between 1933 and 1940 mainly in the pages of Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.

266 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

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The Complete Cases of Steve Midnight, Volume 1 by John K. ButlerThe Complete Cases of Steve Midnight, Volume 1
by John K. Butler, introduction by John Wooley

Down and out former playboy Steven Middleton Knight’s fortune was destroyed by the Depression. Now a cabbie for the Red Owl Cab Company, he never fails to take on another mystery with each new fare. Created by John K. Butler, this fast-paced, Los Angeles-based hard-boiled series was published between 1940 and 1942 in the pages of Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.

272 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

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The Dime Detective Library: Series 3 (Six Book Set)The Dime Detective Library: Series 3 (Six Book Set)
by John K. Butler, D.L. Champion, Merle Constiner, Frederick C. Davis, John Lawrence, and Fred MacIsaac

This specially-priced set includes all six books in Series 3 of The Dime Detective Library.

Considered the greatest of all detective pulps to only Black Mask, Dime Detective was the home to dozens of classic, quirky series characters, all with an offbeat twist. Get all of Series 3 at a big discount!

$104.95 softcover / $165.00 hardcover

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