Death strikes in the night! Murder inside a locked room! For thrills, chills and action galore, readers of the 1930s, 1940s and into the 1950s clamored for a pulp magazine by the name of Thrilling Detective. Thrilling Detective magazine was one of the earliest pulp answers to America's insatiable appetite for mystery and detective tales. It was the first of Ned Pines's long line of pulp magazines, starting in 1931 and running for an amazing 213 issues before closing down in the Summer of 1953. Thrilling Publications was responsible for other long-running pulps such as Startling Stories, The Lone Eagle, Black Book Detective and Thrilling Wonder Stories. Famous pulp characters The Phantom Detective, Captain Future, the Black Bat and Captain Danger, all appeared in other Thrilling publicaions.
Each Thrilling Detective magazine started off with a book-length mystery novel, and then was followed up by a half-dozen or so shorter stories of thrills and danger. Appearing solely in Thrilling Detective were recurring characters like Doctor Coffin, The Green Ghost, Craig Kennedy, Raffles, G-Man Jones, Mike Shayne, Race Williams and Mr. Death. Some of America's most foremost writers took up their pens to write for the magazine. Names like Arthur J. Burks, Wayne Rogers, H.M. Appel, George Allan Moffatt, Norman A. Daniels, Johnston McCulley, George Fielding Eliot, L. Ron Hubbard, Paul Ernst, Emile C. Tepperman, Edmond Hamilton, Laurence Donovan, Ralph Oppenheim, Robert Sidney Bowen, Henry Kuttner, Murray Leinster, Fredric Brown, Brett Halliday, Carroll John Daly, Louis L'Amour and Bruce Elliott. Thrilling Detective returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
Table of Contents:
A Baffling Mystery Novel
The Night Of Terror
By Thomson Burtis
Rolph Burnham, wild animal trainer, faces dangerous human beasts when a grim Nazi crime plot unfolds — and entangles him in a sinister web of treacherous death-dealing intrigue!
An Exciting Novelet
Slight Touch Of Satan
by C.S. Montanye
Sports writer Johnny Castle tries to protect famous ex-jockey Eddie Ring — and steps into a diabolical murder maze!
Thrilling Short Stories
Guinea Pig Money
by Benton Braden
Blackie thought he had a good racket, but —
Murder On Her Mind
by Walter Wilson
Dolores and Ed plan their sweetest crime for profit
Leave At Your Peril
by Sam Merwin, Jr.
Lieutenant Paul Britton splits a murder plot wide open
Lined With Death
by John L. Benton
Detective Nelson runs into a slick scheme for loot
Headquarters — A Department
Where readers, writers and the editor meet
Queen Of The Gold-Diggers
by Samuel Mines
The true story of scintillating swindler Mignon Pierre