- Full Description
Brilliant, decisive, and hard-charging, Deputy Inspector Allhoff was the NYPD’s ace detective until bullets from a mobster’s machine gun robbed him of his legs, his career, and—in the opinion of an associate—his sanity. Created by D.L. Champion, Inspector Allhoff defied most conventions of detective-pulp fiction. He could never be confused for one of Raymond Chandler’s knights errant, trudging down those mean streets. Allhoff was no Rover Boy in trench coat and fedora. He was, in fact, a sadist and a psychopath!
Yet Allhoff was too good a man to be put out to pasture, so New York’s police commissioner found a way to keep him employed, referring to him such cases as the department couldn’t or wouldn’t handle. Confined to a wheelchair and operating from a seedy tenement flat, Allhoff is assisted by two cops: Battersly, the rookie patrolman whose brief moment of cowardice cost the inspector his legs, and Simmons, the bitter career cop who detests Allhoff but sticks with the embittered cripple to protect his own pension.
With 30 entries published between 1938 and 1946, the Allhoff series was among the most popular and long-lived to appear in Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp.
Includes all the original b&w interior illustrations, and a new Introduction by Ed Hulse.
Also available as part of a six-book set.
- Additional Information
Item Code CCIA01 Publisher Altus Publish Date 2014 ISBN 9781618271365 Binding Soft Cover Dimensions 6x9 # Pages 352pg Color Text/b&w