Sunday, June 20, 2021

Sunday Morning Bonus Pulp: Strange Detective Stories, January 1934


Clifford Benton's cover for this issue of STRANGE DETECTIVE STORIES is pretty exciting. I don't think I'd heard of Benton before. Looks like he did only a few pulp covers, all of them either for this magazine or its predecessor, NICKEL DETECTIVE. There's a strong group of writers in this issue, too: Norvell W. Page, E. Hoffmann Price, Arthur J. Burks, Frederick C. Painton, Ralph Perry, Harold Ward, Samuel Taylor, and a couple less familiar to me, Jack Smalley and Les Tillray. This is Tillray's only entry in the FMI. Might have been a pseudonym, might've just been his only sale. I don't know much about STRANGE DETECTIVE STORIES, but based on this issue, it appears to have been a pulp worth reading.

3 comments:

Barry Traylor said...

Here is some information about Clifford Benton courtesy of David Saunders excellent resource Pulp Artists

https://www.pulpartists.com/Benton.html

James Reasoner said...

Thanks, Barry. David's site is great, a real labor of love on his part.

Unknown said...

Boy is that an interesting rabbit-hole to disappear into!