New Arrivals, January 10-16

Three things this time, all from Altus Press (printed through Lulu), all reprints of stories originally published in pulps.

Altus says these hardcover editions are limited to 100 copies, so if you want copies I suggest you don’t delay. Visit the Altus Press website for details. All three are books I saw mentioned or reviewed on blogs I regularly visit, including those of Randy Johnson, James Reasoner and Evan Lewis. Thanks, guys! Covers first. As usual, click to enlarge

The Weird Adventures of the Blond Adder – The Complete Cases of Detective Lee Nace by Lester Dent, edited by Matthew Moring [Altus Press 2010 hardcover, new] – pulp mystery fiction – collection contains an introduction by Will Murray, 5 stories, a piece on the detective’s character traits and some photostat pages of a draft of one of the stories. Dent is better known as the author of the Doc Savage stories, but these tales of a detective who uses gadgets to solve crimes look very promising.

G Stands for Glory – The G-Man Stories of Norvell Page by Norvell Page, edited by Matthew Moring [Altus Press 2010 hardcover, new] – pulp mystery fiction – collection contains an introduction by Will Murray, 11 stories and a piece on Norvell Page. G-Man stories were very popular in a number of pulps, and these, by the author of The Spider stories and others, are a fine part of that tradition. This is the first of Altus Press’ Norvell Page Collections

When the Death-Bat Flies – The Detective Stories of Norvell Page by Norvell Page, edited by Matthew Moring [Altus Press 2010 hardcover, new] – pulp mystery fiction – this huge 775 page collection contains an introduction by Will Murray, 33 stories plus acknowledgments. These detective stories by the author of The Spider stories appeared in a variety of publications, including The Spider, Detective Tales, Detective Fiction Weekly and Strange Detective Mysteries. Most have not been reprinted before. This is the second of Altus Press’ Norvell Page Collections

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13 Responses to New Arrivals, January 10-16

  1. Evan Lewis says:

    Dang, dang, dang. 3 books by 2 of my favorites.

  2. Todd Mason says:

    And Lulu has a sale on…

  3. I’m green. I’ve had these under consideration for a while. I might have to leap.

  4. I just listened to a short story western by Page called Secret guns. Pretty good although not great.

  5. Jeff Meyerson says:

    Nice. Lovely covers. How much are they, if I may ask?

  6. Jeff Meyerson says:

    Never mind – I just looked them up.

  7. Carl V. says:

    Those look like fun with a capital F. I need to pop over to their site and take a look. Those are some good new arrivals.

  8. These are very tempting…

  9. Richard says:

    I was sure tempted. These aren’t inexpensive, but they are pretty darn nice. I should have gone for the trade editions, but the collector in me took over there for a minute or two…

  10. Richard says:

    For anyone else who wonders, they are not cheap: Death Bat is $50, G Stands for Glory is $45, Blond Adder is $40. They sure are nice, though.

  11. Richard says:

    I just got my credit card statement, and through inadvertent during-the-move confusion I paid the bill twice. Thus, having a credit, I just ordered a couple more of these hardcovers.

  12. Matt Moring says:

    Thanks for the kind words on my books! Glad to hear you liked them.

    Matt
    altuspress.com

  13. Richard says:

    Matt, thanks for stopping by. The books you are doing for Altus are really, really excellent! Thank you very much for the hard work and insistence on quality that is obvious in these fine volumes. I’ll be buying more!

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