Sunday, April 20, 2014

Sunday Morning Bonus Pulp: All Star Detective, December 1941

I don't really get the appeal of the so-called "hypo" covers, but they were popular at times in the pulps and also with collectors. This one has the requisite pretty girl and stalwart hero, too. I've seen stories by Westmoreland Gray, who wrote the lead novel, but I don't recall ever reading any of them. More familiar names in this issue are Ken Crossen, Wyatt Blassingame, and Dale Clark.


Jonathan G. Jensen said...

James, Looks like Gray was a very prolific writer of a lot of westerns which is where I have a few of his stories in my long to be read pile. He also appears to hale from your part of the country, Texas. Interesting to see he also wrote quite a few detective stories.

Walker Martin said...

I don't understand the appeal of hypos either. My drug of choice is collecting books and pulps, not dope.