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Thrilling Detective Heroes
by John Locke (Goodreads Author) , John Wooley , M.D. Orr, Stewart Sterling, Perley Poore Sheehan, Frederick C. Painton, Ray Cummings, Benton Braden , more…Milton Lowe, Walt Bruce, Robert Leslie Bellem, Carroll John Daly …less
From the '30s through the '50s, madmen, mayhem, and murder ruled the malignant world of the thrilling detective pulps. To the rescue came a succession of intrepid investigators fearing nothing but injustice. These were the Thrilling Detective Heroes. Some of their names are legend in pulpdom. Most of them remain to be discovered in this collection of colorful tales taken f ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published February 6th 2007 by Adventure House
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John Locke is a historian of the American pulp fiction magazines of the first half of the Twentieth Century. He has paid particular attention to the phenomenon of pulp fiction as a writers’ paradise in the boom years of the twenties, to its sudden downfall after the Crash of ’29 into a writers’ ghetto where writers were forced to pound out “speed art” on their typewriters at a penny a word in orde ...moreMore about John Locke...