Sunday, April 08, 2018

Sunday Morning Bonus Pulp: Detective Short Stories, October 1947

This issue of DETECTIVE SHORT STORIES features a number of authors better known for other types of fiction instead of mystery and detective yarns. Lee E. Wells and Rod Patterson wrote mostly Westerns in their careers. Bryce Walton was a triple threat but more highly regarded for his science fiction tales, along with being a prolific contributor to the Western pulps. Eric Howard and Ralph Berard (who was really Victor H. White) wrote a lot of Westerns. Ken Jason was a house-name used on all sorts of stories. The only authors in this issue I think of first and foremost as mystery writers are William Campbell Gault and Herbert Brean, and to be fair, Gault wrote a lot of other stuff, too. However, this sort of versatility is one of the things I admire the most about the pulpsters, so I'm sure this is a pretty good issue.

1 comment:

Rich Harvey said...

Allen Bellman illustrated some of the stories in this issue. He's better known as a comics illustrator for Timely Comics (later Atlas, then Marvel Comics) and Lev Gleason Publications. Detective Short Stories was a Martin Goodman pulp.