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The Master Detective / June 1938 Issue / Volume 18, No. 4
MacFadden Publications, Inc., New York and Dunellen, NJ 1938 - New York and Dunellen, NJ: MacFadden Publications, Inc., 1938. June, 1938 issue, Volume 18, No. 4. Cover by Dalton Stevens, interior illustrations largely from photographs. Illustrated Wraps, 11 1/2" x 8 1/2", 80 pp. Remarkably well-preserved copy; by pulp standards, this issue is About Near Fine. Small amounts of wear at spine ends, very light occasional soiling - and that's about it. See scans. Extraordinarily sharp, with not even typical pulp age-toning of the pages, probably due to better-quality paper used by Metropolitan. An issue from a very scarce pulp detective series, "The Master Detective", which featured non-fiction offerings in its subject area, written essentially journalistically, but, of course, with a flair. Dalton Stevens memorable cover art (see scan) captures the spirit of the series. In this issue: "Crimson Tryst - the enigma of the Veiled Blonde" (Nigel Trask); "Death In the Shadow of the Cross" (Ernest Thwaites); "Strangler of Twenty Women! The Amazing Career of America's Murdering Monster" [part I] (H.P. Musson and Fred Allhoff); "Stalking Nebraska's Ghost of the Wires" (as told to Dan T. Kelliher by Merle A. Gill, ballistician for Kansas City PD); "Murder in Black and White" (as told to George Warren by Felix B. DeMartini, former ace of homicide squad, NYC police); "Crime at Seven Gables, a Missouri Mystery" (O. Howe);"Snaring California's Club Slayer" (as told to Jack Van Clute by Deputy D.A. Arthur L. Veitch, Los Angeles); "Too Tough to Kill -The Inside Story of Pete Traxler" [part III] (Hubert Dale, Staff Investigator for Master Detective); "Night of Horror-trapping Pennsylvania's Kiss Killer" (Alan Hynd); "Trailing New York's Terror Bandits" (Richard Hirsch); "Murder Mistress-Secrets of Indiana's Wholesale Poisoner" (as told to Charles Pifer by Captain Harold Whitmer, South Bend, IN, P.D.); and more. See scans. Rare in any condition. l-g1 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
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