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THE COMPLETE CASES SET # 1

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THE COMPLETE CASES SET # 1

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Save $24.70 on the entire set of six "Complete Cases" collections. By Paul Ernst, Hugh B. Cave, Norvell Page, Frederick Davis et al. This set contains six volumes of Complete Cases from the Dime Detective series. See the individual titles for full details. Includes the first installment of adventures of the Hollywood investigators Secrets, Inc. and of Needle Mike, and the COMPLETE adventures of Inspector Allhoff, Ken Carter,  Peter Kane and Seekay, from the pages of Dime Detective, Strange Detective Mysteries, and Detective Tales. New introductions by Ed Hulse, Will Murray et al. Original pulp covers and interior art with each.

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This set contains six volumes of Complete Cases from the Dime Detective series. See the individual titles for full details. Includes the first installment of adventures of the Hollywood investigators Secrets, Inc. and of Needle Mike, and the COMPLETE adventures of Inspector Allhoff, Ken Carter, Peter Kane and Seekay, from the pages of Dime Detective, Strange Detective Mysteries, and Detective Tales. New introductions by Ed Hulse, Will Murray et al. Original pulp covers and interior art with each.

Inspector Allhoff: 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. 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.

Secrets: From 1933 to 1935, Frederick C. Davis chronicled the cases of Hollywood P.I. firm Secrets, Inc. Led by Clay “Oke” Oakley and assisted by Cherry Morris and Archibald Brixey, Secrets, Inc., investigated some of the weirdest and most ingenious crimes in the long history of Dime Detective Magazine—all centering around the film industry.

Ken Carter: Immediately before picking up the reigns of writing the adventures of the Spider, pulp writer Norvell Page introduced the weird detective mysteries of another, similar adventure character, Ken Carter. Running in the hard-boiled pages of the 1930s detective pulps, Ken Carter battled a myriad of offbeat villains in a series which is clearly a prototype of Page’s style of novels he later wrote of the Spider. Collecting all seven stories, along with their original illustrations.

Needle Mike: A millionaire playboy with a yen for excitement, young Ken McNally disguises himself as the gray-haired, gold-toothed, jaundiced-looking proprietor of a seedy tattoo parlor in the “tenderloin” district of St. Louis. His unusual occupation frequently brings him into contact with underworld denizens who, willingly or accidentally, embroil him in criminal activities.

Peter Kane: No longer a Boston police officer, hard-boiled drunk Peter Kane made the easy transition to work as a P.I. Though now in private practice, Kane had a knack for cracking cases while constantly inebriated. Collecting the entire series, along with an all-new introduction by Bob Byrne.

Seekay: The cases he takes up are often bizarre and grotesque, but no more so than this anonymous private investigator himself: Seekay’s entire face is covered by a mask of pink celluloid, with only his “burning black eyes” visible to those who come into contact with him—and who almost invariably are unnerved by the experience, whether friend or foe. Collecting the entire series, written by the writer of The Avenger, Paul Ernst.

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Item Code CCS01P
Publisher Altus
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 6x9
# Pages 1704pg
Color Text/b&w
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