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Now available: Thrilling Detective Pulp Tales Volume 3

Thrilling Detective Vol. 3 Our latest pulp collection, Thrilling Detective Pulp Tales Vol. 3, is now available in both print and ebook format.

For more than 20 years, detectives and criminals found a home in the pages of Thrilling Detective. This edition collects six vintage pulp novels and stories from the tattered pages of the classic detective pulp: “Hijack Haul” by Lee Fredericks, “A Fourth Must Die” by Benton Braden, “Poor Economy” by Ray Cummings, “Hibiscus and Homicide” by William Campbell Gault, “Night Without End” by Wyatt Blassingame and “Death of a Dead Man” by Wayland Rice.

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Norbert Davis (1909-1949)

Norbert Davis coverIn his short career, Norbert Davis was one of the most reliable contributors to the detective pulps. He was born today in 1909.

Davis is one of the writers featured in The Beginner’s Guide to Pulp Fiction, Volume 2.

Davis was born in Illinois in 1909. His family moved to California and Davis studied law at Stanford University, but never took the bar exam.

He got his start with Black Mask in 1932 and quickly started selling stories to that magazine, as well as Dime Detective, Detective Fiction Weekly and Double Detective. Raymond Chandler was said to be a fan of his work.

In the 1940s, he began writing novels and selling stories to the slicks, including placing several stories in the prestigious Saturday Evening Post. In 1947, he collaborated with fellow pulp writer W.T. Ballard on a novel, Murder Picks the Jury.

In 1949, with his career slowing, Davis and his wife moved to Connecticut. In July of that year, the 40-year-old Davis died of carbon monoxide poisoning in an apparent suicide.

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Ron Fortier reviews The Beginner’s Guide to Pulp Fiction Vol. 2

Pulp Guide Vol. 2-2The Beginner’s Guide to Pulp Fiction, Volume 2, is now available in print and ebook format. This is the second volume in our series, both of which have been No. 1 New Releases at Amazon.

And we’re happy to report it landed a positive review from Ron Fortier over at Pulp Fiction Reviews.

“Every page is filled with captivating data and a credit to the author’s intensive research to include all the major titles. … Reference books like these are invaluable to the true lover of pulp fiction and we tip our fedora to Jonathan Sweet and Brick Pickle Pulp.”

Read the full review on the Pulp Fiction Reviews website.