Sunday, June 30, 2013
Sunday Morning Bonus Pulp: The Angel Detective, July 1941
This was the only issue of this pulp, which is notable for the fact that the lead novel was written by Edward S. Ronns, much better known to us by his real name Edward S. Aarons, under which he wrote the excellent, long-running Sam Durell espionage series as well as a number of other top-notch mystery and suspense novels. But everybody's got to start somewhere, and Aarons had been selling to the pulps for only a couple of years when he was tapped to write this story. The only thing I know about it is that the detective wore a mask and had an Eskimo assistant (this courtesy of Bob Weinberg's website). Luckily for those of us who enjoy his later work, the extremely short life of THE ANGEL DETECTIVE doesn't seem to have hurt Edward S. Aarons' career.