If She Only Had a Machine Gun: Crime Stories by Richard Credicott

  • Title: If She Only Had a Machine Gun: Crime Stories by Richard Credicott
  • Author: John Locke Richard Credicott Dave Credicott
  • ISBN: 9781935031178
  • Page: 197
  • Format: Paperback
  • If She Only Had a Machine Gun Crime Stories by Richard Credicott Richard Credicott a young man from Freeport Illinois established himself in as one of the best writers in the new gangster fiction magazines appearing on the newsstands during Prohibition s tw
    Richard Credicott, a young man from Freeport, Illinois, established himself in 1930 as one of the best writers in the new gangster fiction magazines appearing on the newsstands during Prohibition s twilight This collection reprints all 18 stories he published in a brief and intense career, from magazines like THE DRAGNET, GANGSTER STORIES, MOBS, and DIME DETECTIVE wildlyRichard Credicott, a young man from Freeport, Illinois, established himself in 1930 as one of the best writers in the new gangster fiction magazines appearing on the newsstands during Prohibition s twilight This collection reprints all 18 stories he published in a brief and intense career, from magazines like THE DRAGNET, GANGSTER STORIES, MOBS, and DIME DETECTIVE wildly entertaining tales of mob mayhem, Tommy gun battles, and tantalizing molls gang girls with happy trigger fingers Extensive introductory material discusses Credicott s life, writing career, and legacy His story offers rare insights into the ups and downs of breaking into the pulps in the early years of the Depression, and glimpses of Freeport during the tempestuous 20s, including the experiences of some real life Freeport gangsters As a special feature, reminiscences of Richard Credicott s life are provided by his son, Dave Credicott.

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    About John Locke Richard Credicott Dave Credicott


    1. John Locke is a historian of the American pulp fiction magazines of the first half of the Twentieth Century He has paid particular attention to the phenomenon of pulp fiction as a writers paradise in the boom years of the twenties, to its sudden downfall after the Crash of 29 into a writers ghetto where writers were forced to pound out speed art on their typewriters at a penny a word in order to make a living One of the central characters that evolved in the pulps is the hardboiled detective, in magazines like Black Mask and Dime Detective the central character behind the scenes of the 1930s pulps is the hardboiled writer, a Manhattan denizen thriving on booze and cigarettes, using a typewriter like it was a machine gun, and slowly going nuts Locke has explored the pulp writing phenomenon in three key works Pulp Fictioneers 2004 , Pulpwood Days Volume 1 Editors You Want To Know 2007 , and Pulpwood Days Volume 2 Lives of the Pulp Writers 2013.Locke s Off Trail Publications specializes in books which combine vintage pulp fiction reprints with related histories of the era, the authors and the magazines Gang Pulp is a pioneering look at the violent gangster fiction that came into vogue during the last years of Prohibition Single author gangster collections include If She Only Had a Machine Gun, by Richard Credicott 2011 Queen of the Gangsters Volume 1 Broadwalk Empire, by Margie Harris 2011 and The Gangland Sagas of Big Nose Serrano, by Anatole Feldman, introductions by Will Murray, Volumes 1 3 2008 09 City of Numbered Men The Best of Prison Stories 2010 explores the brief reign of hardboiled prison fiction, and includes a 14,000 word profile of Harold Hersey, the most colorful publisher of the pulp era.Adventure fiction collections include two volumes from Africa explorer Charles Beadle The City of Baal 2007 , and The Land of Ophir 2012 the exquisite Stories, Volume 1 2008 and Volume 2 2009 , by Arthur O Friel Outdoor Stories, by J Allan Dunn 2011 and The Golden Anaconda, by Elmer Brown Mason 2009.Weird detective collections include the popular Weird Detective Adventures of Wade Hammond, by Paul Chadwick, Volumes 1 4 2006 09 Grottos of Chinatown, by Arthur J Burks 2009 and The Magician Detective and Other Weird Mysteries, by Fulton Oursler 2010.


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    1. The slyly funny title alone would have made me love this book and with the sleepy-eyed gun moll on the cover, it's the perfect pulp book. These pulp crime stories were all written from 1929-1933 and they are evocative of this era in the pulp magazines. Written by Richard Credicott and edited by John Locke and Rob Preston. Locke provides historical research and information for the stories and the pulps in general that adds to the understanding of the genre. This is a wonderful start for anyone, m [...]

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