Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine.
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 publications.
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:
Featuring a Complete Willie Brann Novelet
The Extortion Murders
By Benton Braden
It looked like a simple case — but when the Cole Agency’s ace sleuth sank his teeth into it, he ferreted out a smooth plan with plenty of rough trimmings!
The Diamond Bride — Gripping Complete Novelet
by W.T. Ballard
Groomed for murder when thieves fall out, Humbolt Smith, adventuring investigator, breaks the deadlock of a sinister marriage!
No Man Walks Alone — Gripping Complete Novelet
by George Armin Shaftel
Jimmy Craig faces big odds when he makes a smashing solo campaign to whip a baffling murder frame-up!
Secret Mission — Thrilling Short Story
by Frank Johnson
Lou Gifford and Nancy Harvey enter a fifth columnist’s den
There’s Something About a Hero — Thrilling Short Story
by William Brandon
Sam Ireland’s valor lifts him from the depths of a slaughter charge
The Last Haul — Thrilling Short Story
by Fenton W. Earnshaw
Benny Werner proves to be dumber than his victim
Hot-spot Deputy — Thrilling Short Story
by Maxwell Hawkins
Trapped, Bud Helger applies a new twist to an old adage!
Headquarters — A Department
Where readers and the editor meet