Sunday, November 04, 2018

Sunday Morning Bonus Pulp: Popular Detective, June 1944

Cigars . . . cigarettes . . . bullets! (You know, that wouldn't be a bad title for a pulp detective yarn, and it would fit this cover.) I don't know who did this cover, but I like it quite a bit. Inside this issue of POPULAR DETECTIVE are stories by J. Lane Linklater, Joe Archibald, and three house-names, John L. Benton, Frank Johnson, and Michael O'Brian. Norman Daniels wrote under all three of those names, so he could have authored one or more of these stories, but there's really no way to know at this point. It looks like an entertaining issue no matter who wrote the stories.


Anonymous said...

Hey, her back is to a mirror, isn't it? So she's about to add her own smoke wagon sentiments to the argument going on "behind her" that's actually in front of her. Her expression indicates that she's likely to make a pretty forceful point, too.
That cover is actually kind of great. Wish I knew the artist.

John Hocking

James Reasoner said...

And she's a redhead, which doesn't hurt.