The Doubleday Publishing Company introduced its series of Crime Club imprints in 1928 with Kay Cleaver Strahan's The Desert Moon Mystery, an imprint which earned them a major mint thanks to a long run of dime-store novels that continued to be released until 1991. Among the books featured under the Crime Club banner were all 50 novels of The Saint, written by Leslie Charteris, and several of the Fu Manchu first editions by Sax Rohmer.
From its launch in 1920 until its demise in 1951, the magazine Black Mask published pulp crime fiction. The first hard-boiled detective stories appeared on its pages. Never before in audio, these vintage stories are the darkest of the dark, and the best of the best.
Crime fiction fans old and new will delight in rediscovering these taut, character-rich, heart-stopping tales, now on audio for the first time.