DETECTIVE TALES, March 1936, Lovell, all-star author lineup

One of the great Popular Publications pulps (lasting 18 years and producing 202 issues), Detective Tales in its formative period boasted stories by the cream of the company’s contributing writers. This issue is no exception, featuring a novel by chief Spider scribe Norvell W. Page and backup stories of various lengths by such top-notchers as Wayne Rogers, Paul Ernst, Eric Taylor, George Armen Shaftel, and Arthur J. Burks.  Many early Detective Tales covers, like this one, had “yellow peril” themes and were painted by Tom Lovell.  It’s an outstanding issue all around.  Condition: Very Good to Very Good Plus.  I’m being a little conservative on the grade due primarily to the magazine’s tattered bottom edge, which might be the work of a hungry rodent.  But the damage is very minor.  There’s also a half-inch chip missing from the spine’s heel.  Otherwise it’s a more than satisfactory copy with lightly and evenly yellowed pages.  I’m charging about half what a true high-grade copy would fetch.

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Price: $75.00

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