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.
A steely-eyed private dick with an unshaven jaw of granite... a gat of dull gun-metal gray sags heavily under his armpit... he works the seamy underbelly of the city, coming up against squinty-eyed thugs, weasels who value human life less than the coins jingling in their pocket, and red-lipped bimbos with hot breath, wide eyes and long silky legs. The stories are hard, gritty and action-packed. They fairly scream, "pulp!" This was what Private Detective Stories offered beginning with its first issue in June of 1937. It came from the same publisher who brought you Blazing Western, Candid Detective, The Lone Ranger Magazine, Speed Adventure Stories and Speed Mystery. In all, 134 issues were published until the magazine closed in June of 1949. Private Detective Stories returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
Table of Contents:
Feature Novel, Complete In This Issue
by Ted Stratton
Often it’s easy to nose out a cold trail because time lulls suspicions, promotes a guard-down attitude, and makes a criminal careless — but in this case Steven Rainey found that the murderous masterminds were a little too clever even for his game.
Slay Ride — Outstanding Novelette
by W.T. Ballard
Danny DeLane would have come a longer way than L.A. if this girl had called, but this particular trip was a little more rugged than DeLane had bargained for, especially when he was labeled “next victim.”
Murder Is Sweet — Outstanding Short Story
by Jo Barron
This private eye had himself all lined up for a party in Malibu, but he didn’t get much of a chance to take off, what with meeting up with an involvement of jewelry-loving killers who planned a sweet kill.
Bought Silence — Outstanding Short Story
by Ray Cummings
A villainous blackmailer was in a position to call his bluff and as far as Robert O’Malley was concerned, there was only one way to handle the matter — with a bluff of his own that ended a life in an odd way.
The Big Kill — Outstanding Short Story
by Norman A. Daniels
This private Dick allowed himself the pleasure of feeling a thousand bucks tickle his fingers and for a fee like that, he had to deliver a worthwhile pay-off to his client. Only the pay-off was more than bloody.
Spirited Robbery — Special Feature
by James Bennett