Grisly crime, stalwart heroes, strong women... those were the hallmark of the short-lived magazine series entitled Detective and Murder Mysteries. The small pulp publisher Columbia Publications, best remembered for Crack Detective Stories and Hooded Detective, released the first issue in March 1939 and it continued until November of the same year. After a year's hiatus, it returned for one more issue in February of 1941, at which time the magazine closed down. Only five issues were ever published. Detective and Murder Mysteries returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
Table of Contents:
A Blood-Chilling Novel
“One By One They Perish!”
by Wilcey Earle
Deep in the untracked jungle, in that eternal hiding place of lost souls lurked the lone killer whose blood lust had cursed the advance of civilization with sudden death!
Three Thrilling Novelets
The Devil Peddles Reefers!
by Grantly Wallington
Ellen Soames’ reefer mad orgy was hurling her glamorous body into a man-devil’s flesh hungry maw!
Justice Needs A Spotlight
by Kerry Kenmare
Patrolman O’Hay certainly never expected the searchlight he threw on crime to light up the innermost recesses of city hall!
by John Wilstach
The flaming purgatory in which the firebug placed the undercover man was only a sample of the hell’s fire in which he’d roast through eternity!
Seven Dramatic Short Stories
You’ll Beat Me To The Morgue
by Stewart Sterling
If the redhead opened her mouth to spill her guts the hophead would show how much he loved her... with a .45 calibre kiss!
Corpse Bait For A Killer’s Trap
by James Rourke
The first thing Malone knew about murder was when he found his boss’s body stuffed into the back of his car!
Vengeance Is Mine
by H.S. McCauley
He came home with just one purpose in mind... to kill a man he hated!
Hell Is Hot
by Louis Trimble
Trouble started for Lefty Dugan when a dazzling blonde walked into his office and said, “I just murdered a man!”
A Killer Slays No More
by Wayne D. Overholser
His molten passion for money turned him from an unhappy husband to a kill-crazy corpse-maker!
Speaking Of Rackets
by The Editor
Two merchants of larceny collected underworld dividends until they attempted to swindle their own evil kind!
by Charles Boswell
“Do not kill!” his uncle had warned, “or the Lord may use his lightning bolts to strike you dead!”