Every publisher of pulp magazines had a stable of detective action magazines. From Ace Magazines, also known as Fiction House, came 10 Story Detective magazine, which featured shorter detective fiction. Fiction House was probably most famous for it's long running jungle pulp featuring the Jungle Stories of Ki-Gor. Fiction House, aka Ace Magazines, started in the crime fiction field with Ten Detective Aces in 1928 (under the short-lived title of The Dragnet Magazine). As the audience for detective yarns increased, Ace Magazines added 10 Story Detective, premiering in January 1938 and the magazine ran for eleven years, winding up with the August 1949 issue. It was standard sized at 112 pages and cost a standard dime, yet within those pages were some of the most entertaining crime fiction printed. 10 Story Detective returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
Table of Contents:
Satan Holds A Séance (Novelette)
by Norman A. Daniels
A mystic cult spirits Detective Thayer behind the crystal eight ball.
by Guy Fleming
Just to make a measly two hundred bucks, Sam Hawke plays with dynamite.
Memo From The Corpse
by Grant Mason
Crook poison finally leads the way to an underworld big shot.
Handcuffed To Homicide
by Fred Clayton
He finds a body on his doorstep — which shackles him to doom.
Dine, Dance — And Die! (Novelette)
by Robert Turner
The murdered mermaid starts a sinister whirlpool in a lethal lake.
by H.Q. Masur
Sidney Perrin is unaware that his fatal present to some one else will bring him a gift from the grave.
The Murder Of Silas Cord
by Harold F. Sorensen
Because he does some amateur sleuthing, he sticks out his neck for a gallows garland.
by Dennis Layton
When he shoots a bluecoat, the Candy Kid bites off more than he can swallow,
Death’s Blind Alley (Novelette)
by Ralph Powers
Even without his badge, Dan Carney hounds those mad-dog killers to their lair,
Castle Of The Doomed
by David M. Norman
This detective sergeant finds himself out on a limb when he attempts to solve the mystery of the hangtree harvest.