The Super-Detective magazine was best known for the pulp hero Jim Anthony. Anthony was patterned after Street & Smith's popular Doc Savage. Anthony was one of the world’s wealthiest men, an amateur criminologist, a scientist, inventor, art collector, research engineer, and expert in aerodynamics. His skill at unraveling mysterious crimes made his name feared throughout the nation’s underworld.
When the magazine made its debut, Jim Anthony was not a part of it. The inaugural issue of Super-Detective Stories was March 1934. It featured standard detective stories and lasted 15 issues. After being off the newsstands for five years, the magazine returned with a slight name change. Known simply as Super-Detective, it now started off each issue with a novel containing the heroic exploits of Jim Anthony. There were twenty-five Jim Anthony novels, the last being October 1943. The magazine continued without Jim Anthony until October 1950, at which time the magazine folded. A total of 80 issues were printed, 15 in the early run, and 65 in the later series. Super-Detective returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
Table of Contents:
Complete Book-Length Novel
Initials of Death
by Robert A. Garron
Even a private detective is entitled to a certain amount of privacy. When he found persons who persisted in intruding into his personal affairs, Mlada realized that, before he could relax, he must find a way to quiet them.
Novelettes and Short Stories
Journey Into Terror
by Donald G. Carmack
Desperate, weary, and sick, Jeff suddenly finds himself with money to burn and a ticket to adventure.
Ollie Loses His Hat
by Harold de Polo
Though many in the town sneered at the sheriff’s hobbies, this time they proved more than idle pastimes.
The Ghost Will Walk Tonight
by Hugh Speer
Was it possible for the old lady to appear in two places at once? That was the nub of Dr. Gabriel’s problem.