Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine.
Thrills, mystery and action! Popular Detective magazine really lived up to its name. It was one of the longest running detective pulps and contained some of the best of detective fiction around. November 1934 saw the inaugural issue, coming from Better Publications, the publisher of all those Thrilling pulps... Thrilling Detective, Thrilling Mystery, Thrilling Western, Thrilling Adventures, Thrilling Wonder Stories and many others without the word "Thrilling" in the title, as well. The Black Bat, Captain Future, The Green Ghost, the Phantom Detective... all these were from Better Publications. Popular Detective was offered monthly until 1938, then bi-monthly. And within those 128 pages, could be found authors like C.K.M. Scanlon, Frederick C. Painton, L. Ron Hubbard, Johnston McCulley, Leslie Charteris, and many others of top-notch talent. The magazine finally folder in the fall of 1953, after an amazing 133 issues of quality detective fiction. Popular Detective returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
Table of Contents:
Featured Mystery Novelet
Five Gray Rats
by Merle Constiner
When a ten-year-old crime has a grim present-day echo, veteran sleuth Charlie Blandin goes on the trail — and begins turning a small town in Ohio upside down in order to ferret out those who are guilty in a baffling, diabolical murder set-up!
Death Has No Love-Life — Full-Length Novelet
by Robert Sidney Bowen
The baffling murder of a mystery girl in blue starts Chet Lacey unraveling a grisly crime pattern traced in crimson!
Souvenir From Saipan — Full-Length Novelet
by J. Lane Linklater
Pete Lawton, returned war hero and ex-bookie, heads right for the racetrack — and the longshot payoff’s in murder coin!
Two Grand Finale! — Short Story
by Joe Archibald
Willie Klump toys with trouble on the trail of a rich doll
They Do It With Mirrors — Short Story
by Simon York
When Ed Hall finds the body, it’s clearly a case of murder
The Mills Grind Fast — Short Story
by William Hopson
Deputy Joe Sneed couldn’t resist the desperate call for help
Kitty Taken for a Ride — Feature
by Leo Marr
The amazing true story of a puzzling and fiendish crime case
Cargo of Death — Short Story
by Wyatt Blassingame
Game Warden Carter just couldn’t keep his nose out of murder
Official Business — Feature
by The Editor
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