True Crime, True North

True Crime, True North

The Golden Age of Canadian Pulp Magazines

Book - 2004
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This lively book takes a loving look at the Canadian true crime pulps of the World War II era -- their bold, brassy covers, spicy advertisements, and stories of murder, robbery, sex, and violence. With vivid archival images of both magazine covers and ads, True Crime, True North examines the themes that characterized the genre in Canada: the unquestioned adherence to retributive justice, the unwavering faith in lawmen, and the enduring affection for Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The authors also trace pulp writers' preoccupation with jealousy and betrayal, the deadly consequences of greed, and the growing menace of "sex fiends."
Publisher: Vancouver : Raincoast Books, c2004
ISBN: 9781551926896
Branch Call Number: 364.97105 Str 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 111 p. :,ill. (some col.)
Additional Contributors: Loo, Tina Merrill 1962-


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