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:
A Complete Crime Novel
Specters Walk Beside Me
By Jim O’Brien
Andy Reid, retired industrialist, grapples with his own soul to find the answer to the maddening question: “Am I guilty of murder?”
A Mystery Novelet
Death Before Defense
by W.T. Ballard
A killer uses card sharp and mobsters in his murder plans — but faces a sleuth who has magic in his bag of tricks!
Memphis Blues — Thrilling Short Story
by Frank Johnson
A corpse, a hand grenade and a blood-stained rose!
The Blizzard Blows Death — Thrilling Short Story
by Jason Lee
Rancher Jerry Long suddenly finds himself battling saboteurs
Shoulder Straps — Thrilling Short Story
by C.S. Montanye
Detective Dave McClain tackles a war-plant payroll murder
Orders From the Boss — Thrilling Short Story
by James Harry Martin
Big Mike Gilfoyle is no match for a couple of racket-wise mugs
Headquarters — A Department
Where readers, writers and the editor meet
Genuine Banknotes — Special Feature
by Samuel Mines
The true story of engraver James Griffiths’ counterfeiting career