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 folded 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:
Raffles and the Death Rocket
By Barry Perowne
The gentleman cracksman tackles a tangled web of mystery!
Blood Money — Complete Novelette
By James Duncan
G-men on the trail of a gigantic criminal plot
Narcotic Man — Complete Novelette
By Frederick C. Painton
Duffy Kildare defies the blazing guns of dope smugglers
Damned Spot — Thrilling Short Story
By Barry Brandon
Escape seemed sure — Shawm planned carefully!
Ten Pounds of Nails — Thrilling Short Story
By Charles Molyneux Brown
The killers used a new and devilish weapon!
Neat Job — Thrilling Short Story
By Howard Adams
A hitch seemed impossible — but fate grinned
The People Rest — Thrilling Short Story
By Emile C. Tepperman
A fiend of murder faces grim accusation!
Leopard’s Paw — Thrilling Short Story
By Edmond Hamilton
The menacing threat of jungle justice
Chicago Shake-down — Thrilling Short Story
By S.J. Bailey
A blood-smeared crime feud rages!
An Order for Murder — Thrilling Short Story
By Steve Fisher
The Pen, Benny Peel decides, is mightier than the gun
Reward in Hell — Thrilling Short Story
By Ralph Franklin
A daredevil detective crashes a secret rendezvous
The Nitwit — Thrilling Short Story
By William Merriam Rouse
Jewel thieves decide to frame the village half-wit
Death Writes — Thrilling Short Story
By L. Frank Burleson
Corpses tell no tales — but...
Nosed Out — Thrilling Short Story
By George A. McDonald
Sheriff Grantley faces the toughest problem of his career
The Silent Men — Thrilling Short Story
By Hugh B. Cave
The jaws of a criminal trap close on Bill Hafey!
Official Business — A Department