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Black Dog Books announced today an agreement with the heirs of Hugh Pendexter to issue new collections of works by the author.


August 22, 2012, NORMAL, IL—Black Dog Books announced today an exclusive agreement with the heirs of L. Patrick Greene to represent the L. Patrick Greene Literary Trust and issue new collections of works by the author.
bdb_logo_initialsDEAD MAN'S BRAND and Other Tales of the Old West by Norbert Davis
With an introduction by Spur Award winner Bill Pronzini
And an afterword by Ed Hulse

All the excitement of frontier life—and in contrast, the bleak, violent, powerful nightmare side of the Western myth—come alive in this collection by acclaimed author Norbert Davis (1909-1949), deftly combining memorable characters, plot twists, gunplay and humor into unique tales of the American West. The author's eight best Westerns are reprinted here for the first time since their original magazine appearances, including, "A Gunsmoke Case for Major Cain," the basis for the 1941 film Hands Across the Rockies.

"Any reader who has enjoyed Norbert Davis's mystery and detective fiction should find these Western tales equally satisfying."—Bill Pronzini



Normal, IL—

Adventure first appeared in November1910. Quickly attracting top name authors, it soon became renowned for publishing the type of fiction its name implied. It grew into a powerhouse in the genre fiction field, particularly during the 17 year period from 1911 to 1927 when it was edited by Arthur Sullivant Hoffman, and was later dubbed by Time magazine, the "No. 1 Pulp." Paying top rates, at times published as frequently as thrice per month, a crack editorial staff—which for years included Pulitzer Prize-winning author Sinclair Lewis—published adventure fiction in all genres from the top authors of the day, including Talbot Mundy, Rafael Sabatini, H. Rider Haggard and Harold Lamb, along with Pulitzer winner T.S. Stribling. While many of its stories were singled out for inclusion in "best story of the year" anthologies during its heyday, or have been reprinted in single author collections, with the exception of a single anthology (published in 1927) there has not been an anthology devoted exclusively to the best fiction published in Adventure.

With the advent of THE BEST OF ADVENTURE series, Black Dog Books aims to change that. Under the series editorship of pulp historian Doug Ellis, THE BEST OF ADVENTURE series will consist of a series of "Best of" anthologies culled from the pages of Adventure. Volume 1 of this series, featuring two dozen stories culled from the 26 issues and over 500 stories published from November 1910 through December 1912, will see print later in 2010, marking the 100th anniversary of Adventure. Volume 2 of this series, also in production, will reprint Adventure's best stories from 1913-1914, while Volume 3 will cover 1915-1916. Future volumes will continue chronologically.

In addition to the THE BEST OF ADVENTURE series, Black Dog Books is also launching a related line, THE ADVENTURE LIBRARY, which will print single author collections of rare but deserving stories from the pages of Adventure. The first of these, The Black Death by Marion Polk Angellotti is now available, and future volumes will include The Decree of Allah by George E. Holt and King Corrigan's Treasure by H.D. Couzens.

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