Sunday, November 18, 2012
Sunday Morning Bonus Pulp: Hollywood Detective, December 1943
If you're a Robert Leslie Bellem fan (I am!), you gotta love HOLLYWOOD DETECTIVE. This issue leads off with a Little Jack Horner story by Jerome Severs Perry (who was really Bellem), followed by the Dan Turner story "The Lake of the Left-Hand Moon", a great yarn that was one of the first Bellem stories I ever read when it was reprinted in THE GREAT AMERICAN DETECTIVES, a fine anthology from 1978 edited by William Kittredge and Steven M. Krauzer. If that's not enough, there's a Dan Turner comics story written by Bellem and drawn by Adolphe Barreaux, plus a back-up short story by Ellery Watson Calder (who was also, uh, Robert Leslie Bellem). The only story in the issue not by Bellem is by the great E. Hoffmann Price. What a fine issue.