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Headquarters Detective eBook May 1936 - [Download] #RE465
Headquarters Detective eBook May 1936

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Radio Archives Pulp Classics
Headquarters Detective eBook
May 1936
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.
Headquarters Detective was a rather unusual item in the history of pulp magazines. It began as a totally different type of magazine when it debuted in January 1929 under the title Sky Birds. It featured stories of derring-do in the WWI skies over France and Germany. And it stayed that way for seventy-four issues until December 1935. At that point, it made a radical change of direction, and was retitled Headquarters Detective. Ace Magazines, publisher of Headquarters Detective, were seeing sales drop as tensions in Europe rose, and interest in the old bi-planes waned. They were having great success with its line of other detective pulps... titles like Capt. Hazzard, Lone Wolf Detective, Spy Novels, Secret Agent X and Gold Seal Detective. So the Sky Birds title was dropped and Headquarters Detective took its place. Filled with action, the headquarters police were pitted against underworld thugs in thrilling gun battles. But unfortunately, this too failed to garner a sufficient number of readers, and after six more issues, Headquarters Detective was discontinued. There had been 80 issues of the two combined titles. Headquarters Detective returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
Table of Contents:
Thrilling Crime-Fighting Novel
Death Dough — Secret Service Action
By James Perley Hughes
S-S man Owen Jackson, posing as a racket rodman, gets his first orders — and they call for killing his own S-S partner.
Three Stirring Action Novelettes
Framed In Lead — Missing Persons Mystery
By Norman A. Daniels
Rex Scott found there was no hot-lead limit to his routine when a disappearance changed into murder.
Manhunt Heat — Highway Patrolman Hero
By Frederick C. Painton
When County Patrolman Steve Bligh lost his job, he stayed right on the killers’ trail — for he decided he could die just as well out of uniform as in it.
The Chair Cheaters — H.Q. Detective Adventure
By K. Krausse
A young girl’s corpse was a strange clue to a killer’s cache.
Four Unusual Short Stories
Trooper T.N.T. — State Cop Courage
By Charles Alexander
Sergeant McChesney blasts out clues in an underwater murder with a special kind of dynamite.
Superstition Snare — A Different Detective
By Earle Dow
A clever killer hits a superstition snare.
Payoff In Coffins — Immigration Inspector
By Lawrence A. Keating
Lanny Kent finds a bloody shakedown racket.
The Morgue Patrol — A Brave Copper
By David M. Norman
Patrolman O’Neil finds action on a graveyard beat.
Radio Archives Pulp Classics line of eBooks are of the highest quality and feature the great Pulp Fiction stories of the 1930s-1950s. All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub and Mobi formats for the ultimate in compatibility. If you have a Kindle, the Mobi version is what you want. If you have an iPad/iPhone, Android, or Nook, then the ePub version is what you want.

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