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:
Murder Music — Complete Mystery Novelet
by Robert Wallace
Buck Neville, nervy Federal man, plays a saxophone accompaniment to a weird dirge of death!
Frame For A Lady — Complete Mystery Novelet
by Cleve F. Adams
Sheila Carmody is suddenly catapulted into the very midst of a grim crime jig-saw that defies solution!
Time Exposure — Complete Mystery Novelet
by Milton Lowe
Murder flashes across the screen as Keene Smith, customs inspector, unreels an episode in a drama of diamonds!
Doom Down Stairs — Thrilling Short Story
by Robert Sidney Bowen
Johnson sets the bait for a perfect death trap
Death Doctors The Books — Thrilling Short Story
by Cyril Plunkett
— And Tom Lennox misreads the figures of the grim accountant
Yegg Stains — Thrilling Short Story
by Joe Archibald
Willie Klump, gumshoe, serves up a mess of hirsute hams!
A Couple Of Slickers — Thrilling Short Story
by Edward Warren
Marsh and McAllister deal against a snatch gang of wise guys!
Skewer Of Death — Thrilling Short Story
by William Waddell
Doom stalks Matt Dillon in a dozen terrifying guises!
Official Business — A Department
Where readers and the editor meet
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