Speed Detective began in 1934 under the title Spicy Detective, focusing on fast action stories, a bit provocative... perhaps a bit too provocative. Government and industry pressure finally caused Culture Publications to tone down their magazine beginning with the January 1943 issue. They even changed the company name to Trojan Publications. The contents weren't the only thing to change... the title was changed to Speed Detective. The magazine, in spite of its controversial reputation, attracted a surprising variety of top authors, including Robert Leslie Bellem, E. Hoffman Price, Hugh B. Cave, Norvell Page and Arthur Wallace. The February 1947 issue was the last of this long-running series. Speed Detective now returns with vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
Table of Contents:
Book-length Novel — Complete In This Issue
The Missing Mr. Link
by Roger Torrey
One day the guy had picked up the company’s payroll, walked out a door, and disappeared. Except that he was a gambling fool, no one knew anything about him.
Refugee Ship — Short Story
by Lew Merrill
Somewhere on that ship was an agent of the Gestapo, and one among its passengers was slated for execution!
Stock Shot — Novelette
by Robert Leslie Bellem
Dan Turner hates murderers, but, to him, they are angels of mercy compared to the blackmailing fraternity.
Draft Dodger — Short Story
by E. Hoffmann Price
He was a mental 4-F, and the whole town said he was “nuts.” But what could the town know of a man’s past?
Mouthpiece — Short Story
by Harold De Polo
Farron was slick. Farron had political pull. Farron knew all the right people. But even Farron could slip!
Conscience And Crime — Special Feature
Hanged For Murder, But Lived To See His “Victim!” — Special Feature