Mystery and thrills... times ten! That was Ten Detective Aces. Each magazine featured ten stories of action and adventure. The magazine got off to a shaky start in November 1928, under the title of The Dragnet Magazine. Ace Magazines published this pulp containing stories of gangsters and organized crime, but it failed to click with readers. In April 1930 the magazine was retitled to Detective-Dragnet Magazine and its new focus was on detective tales. This caught the reading public's attention, and sales surged. With the March 1933 issue, the title was changed to Ten Detective Aces, and that was the title that stuck. Authors such as Lester Dent, Novell Page, Frederick C. Davis, Norman Daniels, and Emile C. Tepperman wrote for the pages of Ten Detective Aces. It lasted until September 1949, offering up detective excitement for a total of 202 issues. Ten Detective Aces returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
Table of Contents:
“Moon Man” Novel
The Masked Scourge
by Frederick C. Davis
A blood-stained silk dress leads Lieutenant McEwen to the Moon Man’s woman accomplice. And that dress belonged to his own daughter.
Blueblood Hounds — “Dizzy Duo” Yarn
by Joe Archibald
Scoop and Snooty are so hard-up for news that they listen to the raves of an old-time actor.
Witness To Murder
by Emile C. Tepperman
Marty Quade, private dick, barges into a murder frame-up to nominate a death-house candidate.
Directors Of Doom — “Capt. Murdock” Novelet
by Carl McK. Saunders
Hard-boiled John Murdock chases a name — and finds himself on trial before the sinister Directors of Doom.
Torture Tool — True Crime Story
by Cliff Howe
Clues That Caught Criminals, No. 21.
by Paul Chadwick
Horror stalks Wade Hammond as he delves into the grisly business of a ghoulish corporation.
The Phantom Shamus — “Del Sarg” Novelet
by Margie Harris
Private Detective Del Sarg was too good at nosing into the murder of a kid messenger — and a killer baits him into a double-jawed treachery trap.
The Lethal Letter
by J. Lane Linklater
Young Jake would do anything for his girl Ann — even take a murder rap.
by Edward C. Clayton
This killer liked sports — but he wasn’t a sportsman, for he shot from the back.
by Ralph Powers
An escaped maniac turns his home into a horror house.
Meet the man who makes life miserable for detectives.