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:
Outstanding Novel, Complete In This Issue
by Robert Leslie Bellem
The clue to the murder lay in the music but it took a lot of sleuthing to unearth it.
Complete Novelette and Short Stories
The Dead And The Damned
by Robert Turner
The spoiled daughter of the aging night club hostess meets early death.
Murder’s A Crazy Thing
by Clint Murdock
The killing in the bail bondsman’s office poses a real tough problem.
Death At Dragon’s Head
by H.C. Butler
Eve Dare ran away from threatening doom — and found it waiting at the inn.
Lady In The Light
by Alan R. Anderson
The snoopers had a lot of fun until their client was found murdered.
Corpse In A Frame
by Ralph Sedgwick Douglas
The crazy doings started when the girl in the cab said “Get going!”
Dames Spell Death
by Paul Hanna
This guy couldn’t resist women, and too many were gunning for him.
by Gerald James
Dan Galen’s homecoming was marked by suspicion until bullets flew!