Sunday, September 11, 2016
Sunday Morning Bonus Pulp: Thrilling Detective, July 1939
This cover has enough going on that I thought for a moment it might be Norman Saunders' work, but at the same time it doesn't really look like him to me. Maybe someone reading this can provide a definite answer. At any rate, it's a good cover and I like it. The lead novel in this issue of THRILLING DETECTIVE is by John Benton, a Thrilling Group house-name. Norman Daniels was often Benton, but not always. Since there's a story in this issue under his name, I think he's the most likely suspect. But George A. McDonald, who wrote some good Phantom Detective novels and the Lynn Vickers, G-Man, series, is also in this issue under his name, and he was a Thrilling Group stalwart, so he might have been Benton this time, as well. Or somebody else entirely. Who knows?