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By the late 1920s, Al Capone and the Mob were inspiring not only fear, but piquing mainstream curiosity about the American underworld. Popular pulp fiction magazines like “10 Detectives” capitalized on this, as authors published violent stories that focused on the mayhem and injustice surrounding the criminals, not the circumstances behind the crime. From within this literary environment emerged many stories and novels about private detectives, also known as private investigators, "private eyes". These stories from the pulp magazines of the early to mid-1900's you are sure to enjoy! This Edition of 2.99 Cents Best Detective Stories includes; Nobody knew who had called Attorney Peter Reed to that gathering. But when homicide broke up the party early, Reed realized that his invitation had been phoned in from the Hades exchange.