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Friday, December 2, 2011

PULP NOW: IF SHE ONLY HAD A MACHINE GUN!

PULP NOW: IF SHE ONLY HAD A MACHINE GUN!

RICHARD CREDICOTT

INTRODUCTION BY DAVE CREDICOTT
EDITED BY JOHN LOCKE / ROB PRESTON

OFF-TRAIL PUBLICATIONS ~ NOW AVAILABLE!

For the first time, we’re able to offer a complete pulp career in a single volume. Richard Credicott’s first story appeared in October 1929, unlucky timing indeed. Over the next few years, he struggled to make the pulp racket pay. His best work appeared in the gang pulps and ranks with the very best to be found there, wildly entertaining stories of mob mayhem and intrigue. His specialty was the molls, the tough chicks who gave the ultra-violent gangster life the touch of spice that made it all worthwhile.

This volume includes all eighteen of Richard Credicott’s stories, published from 1929-33, in Mobs, The Underworld, Racketeer Stories, Gangland Stories, Detective-Dragnet, Dime Detective, and others. Included is a complete biography of Credicott’s life and writing career, offering rare insights into the ups and downs of the pulp-magazine world of the early Depression.

Until this time, there were no known living relatives of any of the gang-pulp authors. In fact, it’s exceedingly difficult to discover even the most basic information about this mostly obscure group. Therefore, it was a complete surprise and an unexpected privilege to meet Richard’s son, Dave Credicott, who enthusiastically provided an introduction to this volume, counterpointing the history with reminiscences of his father.

All of which makes this volume a unique contribution to pulp history.

6X9-INCH PERFECT BOUND ~ 360 PAGES ~ $20.00 POSTPAID

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