Book List in Order: 39 titles

  • At first they heard a vast roaring as of a thousand waterfalls, and then the great blackness swept over them. It paused for a moment and when it went on — no sign of life remained! The whole country trembled, for what were mere men against the ...


  • How could Clay Cavanaugh protect his sweetheart from a man with Satan’s gifts?In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is t...


  • Introducing— ASTOUNDING STORIES What are "astounding" stories? Well, if you lived in Europe in 1490, and someone told you the earth was round and moved around the sun—that would have been an "astounding" story. Or if you lived in 1840, and were t...


  • PERIL PRESS presents:3 EXCITING SHORTSby Ray CummingsTen Detective Aces, March 1949HANDS OF HORRORby Ray CummingsSatan wrote this little conversation piece. For though it seemed to be a harmless bit of parlor talk, every little word brought this love...


  • PERIL PRESS presents:Hollywood Detective, July 1945PHOTOGRAPH OF DEATHby Ray CummingsOur customer was supposed to be dead when we arrived to take her picture at her employer's behest. But there were bizarre things happening in the old house on Breakn...


  • PERIL PRESS presents:Private Detective, June, 1945THE PRECIPICEby Ray CummingsOld Mac was dying—Old Mac who’d devoted the best of his life to the Jacques Cartier Lumber Company. And almost his last act in relation to his job was to make a mistake...


  • Science wiz, Ray Cummings, wrote a handful of stories featuring Science Detective Doctor Feathers and his daughter Kit for Popular Detective and later Crack Detective. Popular Detective , September 1936A SHOT IN THE DARKA Dr. Feather Storyby Ray Cumm...


  • Strange Detective Mysteries, November 1938CASE OF THE EXPLODING MENA novelette of amazing murder at the crossroads of the worldA Detective Novel of Weird Mysteryby Ray CummingsHalf-mad with fear, Dugan & Dugan’s terrified client babbled his plea fo...


  • Clue In CrimsonThis book is very best in Action Adventure, Thrillers and Mystery Short stories. You are sure to enjoy these fabulous Detective stories all award winners and best of selections! Highest Recommendation! Read one today! Detective books c...






  • Popular Detective, January, 1938THE DEAD MAN LAUGHSA Dr. Feather Storyby Ray CummingsAuthor of “Murder in the Fog, “Death Under the Microscope,” etc.—as a Scientific Sleuth Tackles the Riddle of A Mysterious Fire!3400 Word...


  • Ten Detective Aces, March 1949HANDS OF HORRORby Ray CummingsSatan wrote this little conversation piece. For though it seemed to be a harmless bit of parlor talk, every little word brought this lovely closer to a speaking acquaintance with the Grim Re...


  • Murder In The Fog This book is very best in Action Adventure, Thrillers and Mystery Short stories. You are sure to enjoy these fabulous Detective stories all award winners and best of selections! Highest Recommendation! Read one today! Detective boo...


  • Private Detective, June, 1945THE PRECIPICEby Ray CummingsOld Mac was dying—Old Mac who’d devoted the best of his life to the Jacques Cartier Lumber Company. And almost his last act in relation to his job was to make a mistake about the ...


  • The Scalpel Of Doom This book is very best in Action Adventure, Thrillers and Mystery Short stories. You are sure to enjoy these fabulous Detective stories all award winners and best of selections! Highest Recommendation! Read one today! Detective bo...


  • A Shot In The Dark This book is very best in Action Adventure, Thrillers and Mystery Short stories. You are sure to enjoy these fabulous Detective stories all award winners and best of selections! Highest Recommendation! Read one today! Detective boo...


  • Stamp Of Doom This book is very best in Action Adventure, Thrillers and Mystery Short stories. You are sure to enjoy these fabulous Detective stories all award winners and best of selections! Highest Recommendation! Read one today! Detective books ...


  • Poppy is waiting for a proposal… it is just not the one she was expecting! (note: short story)excerptPoppy Blake sat up in bed, on the morning after the show’s chilly opening, and read what the heartless, senseless and diabolical critics had to s...


  • Liberty, January 19, 1935MURDERER’S CLOCKby Ray CummingsA Short Short StoryReading Time: 5 Minutes 5 SecondsA short story of Murder, Science and the Laws of Physics from the Sci-Fi Master, Ray Cummings. 1100 Words...


  • Nine stories from THRILLING MYSTERY pulp magazine from 1939 to 1941: "The Death Song," "The Case of the Mummified Corpse," "Ashes of Murder," "The Dead Who Walk," "The Man Who Cast Two Shadows," "Castle of Horror," "The Thing in the Bottle," "Fear Ri...







  • Retired and rusticating Pete McLean, former policeman, sees something new in crime-fighting in a rural setting! Note: short storyexcerptMy name's Pete McLean, and I’ve been mixed up in a few gunfights in my time as a member of the police force in a...


  • THERE were five of us on the dim moonlit verandah.“If the Thing in the marsh is going to show itself at all,” John Blaine said, “well, this is the time of night they claim they’ve been seeing it.”I had not seen the marsh before, by moonligh...


  • Fantastic and Sinister Are the Lowlands into Which Philip Grant Descends on His Dangerous Assignment. In the year 2020 the oceans have long since drained from the surface of the earth, leaving bared to sun and wind the one-time sea floor. Much of it ...


  • Red Sensua's knife came up dripping—and the two adventurers knew that chaos and bloody revolution had been unleashed in that shadowy kingdom of the fourth dimension. excerpt When I was some fifteen years old, I once made the remark, "Why, that's im...


  • Out of nowhere came these grim, cold, black-clad men, to kidnap three Earth people and carry them to a weird and terrible world where a man could be a giant at will. excerpt The old woman was dying. There could be no doubt of it now. Surely she would...


  • Are all the artificial satellites circling the Earth ours? How can we be sure that these little metal globes, these observational devices with their top-secret interiors, were all made on Earth? Perhaps there is one up there that was not? When such a...



  • Racing through the vast depths of space in a vehicle larger than the universe itself -- a fantastic concept, and one that only the mind of a master pioneering science fiction talent could conceive and then translate into a classic tale of exciting tr...


  • It took what seemed but half a day's traveling to traverse the 28,000 years that separated Loto Rogers from the most beautiful girl he had ever seen. He had expected to find mighty cities and a flowering civilization in that future world, but instead...






  • A mysterious tower appears in the middle of a city, bearing a troubled girl from the future in search of help from today. One of Cummings' best works, THE SHADOW GIRL remains thoroughly readable and enjoyable even though it was first published more t...


  • There were nine major planets in the Solar System, and it was within their boundaries that man first set up interplanetary commerce and began trading with the ancient Martian civilization. And then they discovered a tenth planet -- a maverick! This ...


  • When a young boy tells Don that he's seen a ghost, Don only laughs. There's no such thing as ghosts - and the little boy probably saw a reflection. But to prove the boy wrong, Don and his friend go to the hill where the boy says that the ghost floate...


  • A classic work of science fiction, this novel was one of the first to explore the world of the atom. The Girl in the Golden Atom is the story of a young chemist who finds a hidden atomic world within his mother’s wedding ring. Under a microscope, h...


  • When a girl who said she had been kidnapped from the year 1777 appeared in modern New York, she was either deluded or the victim of an incredible time-spanning plot. And when it turned out the strange man with a mechanical servant who had kidnapped h...


  • "The new planet caem out of the infinite deeps of insterstellar space, moved in towards the sunlike a comet, and stayed -- a new member of the Solar System, between Earth and Venus. Xenephrene it was named and it made a pretty vision in the evening s...


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    When George Randolph first caught sight of Orena, he was astounded by its gleaming perfection. Here were hills and valleys, lakes and streams, glowing with the light of the most precious of metals. And, more astonishing than that, it was a world of m...


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    Gregg Haljan was aware that there was a certain danger in having the giant spaceship Planetara stop off at the moon to pick up Grantline's special cargo of moon ore. For that rare metal - invaluable in keeping Earth's technology running - was the tar...


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    Raymond King Cummings (1887-1957), was an American author of science fiction, rated one of the "founding fathers of the science fiction pulp genre". Cummings worked with Thomas Edison as a personal assistant and technical writer from 1914 to 1919. Hi...


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    A swift and sweeping interplanetary adventure presented as a tale of the year 2430 A.D. The story centres on the efforts of Jac Hallen and his friends to stop the evil Tarrano from taking over the universe....