Sunday, June 24, 2012
Sunday Morning Bonus Pulp: Dime Detective, February 1936
DIME DETECTIVE was the chief rival to BLACK MASK when it came to hardboiled crime fiction. In this issue, Carroll John Daly contributes a story featuring his most famous character, Race Williams (whose adventures started in BLACK MASK). T.T. Flynn, best known today as a Western writer, also wrote a number of crime and adventure stories for the pulps. Many years after this issue came out, William E. Barrett wrote the novel LILIES OF THE FIELD, which became the award-winning Sidney Poitier movie. And Robert Sidney Bowen, famous for his aviation stories, is on hand, too. DIME DETECTIVE was in the top tier of pulp magazines, and it deserved that ranking.