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
Printer’s Ink Runs Red
by Roger Torrey
To many a citizen blackmail ranks with murder on the calendar of crime, and well it might, so often does blackmail lead to bloodshed!
A Dan Turner Novelette
Bury The Badger
by Robert Leslie Bellem
That night it seemed to Dan that everywhere he turned there was a gal with a gun in her hand and killery in her heart.
Murder! He Says — Short Story
by Elizabeth Starr
Until the murder of the radio station’s head man, Mr. Stevenson had been something of a dreamer. Now he became all action!
Red Harvest — Short Story
by Laurence Donovan
It seemed to Maida that the coils were drawn too closely about her, and that the past was something she could never escape.
Wyoming’s Diamond Hoax — Special Feature