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.
Action, action and action... in spades! Nothing subtle about it, each issue of Detective Short Stories featured ten-to-twelve relentless, shameless, fierce action tales. Manvis Publications, the same publisher who brought you Ka-Zar, Amazing Detective Cases, American Sky Devils, Uncanny Stories, Six-Gun Western, Marvel Science Stories and many others, brought out the first issue of Detective Short Stories in August of 1937 and continued dishing the pulp thrills until the magazine folded with the October 1943 issue, yet another victim of wartime paper shortages. For twenty-five issues, readers got a wallop of exciting adventure for their thin dime. Detective Short Stories returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
Table of Contents:
Death a la Carte
by Eric Howard
What do you do when you find a pretty girl, gun in hand, standing over a corpse — particularly when that girl has stolen your car — and your heart?
The Man in Amber Glasses
by Samuel Taylor
The trouble wasn’t that they were twins — it was Eddie being a rookie cop, and Tod being a killer!
My Father — Murderer
by Russell Gray
It was Detective-Sergeant Allen Fisk’s job to bring in that murderer — even though the fiend be his own father!
Palace of Sin
by Omar Gwinn
Nothing much happened on Kenton’s first night until those gambling den lights went out and a dead man’s hand inscribed his destiny in blood!
Letter of the Law
by W.T. Ballard
One last crack at the underworld was all Captain Bert Babcock wanted...
The Color of Blood
by Allan K. Echols
This female was a top-notch jewel-thief — but she figured murder had only one motive!
A Corpse Rides the Blue Line
by Brent North
It wasn’t the mean room murder that tipped the killer’s hand, but his jealousy-crazed attempt to scotch the beautiful red-head!
Satan Is a Hitch-Hiker
Murder’s a Sure Thing
by Wyatt Blassingame
He tried to make a killing on that last race — and it turned out to be murder!
O Handsome — The Cops
by James Duncan
Maybe I’m getting soft in the cranium, but it strikes me as damn queer that couple of guys would fight to the death over a jar of my Gracie’s cold cream!
Poison Is for Rats
by Orlando Rigoni
Only one guy had to be bumped off — but there was poison enough for three!
Short Circuit to Hell
by Maurice Gimbel
Any murderer can get electrocuted by the state, but it takes a clever lad like Slick Nash to figure a way to save the law the expense!