Sunday, November 29, 2015

Sunday Morning Bonus Pulp: Dime Detective, May 1, 1934

This DIME DETECTIVE cover has a real Weird Menace look to it. The contents appear to be pure hardboiled detective, though, with stories by Frederick Nebel (a Cardigan yarn), Erle Stanley Gardner, and Roger Torrey, along with a couple of lesser known authors, Maxwell Hawkins and Anson Hatch.

1 comment:

Walker Martin said...

You are right about the early issues of DIME DETECTIVE showing a weird menace influence. But the stories are mainly of the hard boiled BLACK MASK style. In fact DIME DETECTIVE soon started to pay more per word than BLACK MASK and as a result several of the BLACK MASK authors soon switched to DIME DETECTIVE. Raymond Chandler, Fred Nebel, and Erle Stanley Gardner wrote some of their best work for Popular Publications.