Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Great new book from pulp reprint masters Black Dog Books

Tom Roberts' great imprint Black Dog Books has released an excellent new collection, Dead Man's Brand. It contains the western short stories of pulp master Norbert Davis (1909-1949), who is usually known for his detective stories. I was proud to add a blurb to this book -Davis was a heck of a writer. You should check it out. In fact, if you love Depression-era pulp fiction like I do, you'll find this publisher to be a treasure trove. I'm currently in the middle of Unmasked, which contains the earliest adventures of the Lone Ranger, Zorro, the Cisco Kid and Hopalong Cassidy. Great stuff.


  1. I really enjoy Western Pulp. I wish they did more of them. Have you ever seen Grim Prairie Tales?

  2. Thanks for the shout out, Troy. I enjoyed these stories as a reader too.

    There is quite bit of depth to the plotting and set ups of the works in this collection (mostly novellas) each displaying Davis' planning. Given that most of his writing output was detective/mystery works it should not be surprising that he plotted things so tightly.

    Tom Roberts
    Black Dog Books