The Defective Detective in the Pulps

 by Gary Hoppenstand and Ray B. Browne.


Bowling Green State University Popular Press, Bowling Green, OH. 1983. Trade paperback. 119 pages. (6 X 9¼). Introduction: “I’d Kiss You Sweetheart, But My Lips Are Missing”: The Defective Detective in the Pulps by the editors. This is a facsimile collection of reprints from the pulp magazines. The detectives in question might be blind, deaf, crippled, a bleeder, or have any number of other physical deformities that have to be accounted for in solving a crime. One of the many trends in the pulp magazines. Paul Ernst and Nat Schachner are two of the featured authors.


Scan and Commentary by Bob Gaines