Enjoy this story of a surly fireman and his bulky chief from Munsey’s Magazine, June, 1926. Download the story here.
When I was going through my collection of Adventure, looking for Talbot Mundy or Arthur Friel stories, I kept running across Karl Detzer’s firemen stories. I got interested after reading a couple of these stories, and tried to find more information about him. The only Karl Detzers I came across were a soldier and an… Continue reading Karl Detzer – Journalist, Soldier, Editor, Writer
[On Harold Lamb‘s birthday today, here is an interesting story about his sense of humor. After the break.] From the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Monday, March 11, 1935: Harold Lamb has a sense of humor .He wrote out the signs used in the street scenes of Paramount’s “The Crusades.” They are in Persian—and anybody in the… Continue reading Harold Lamb’s sense of humor
This posting was prompted by Walker Martin’s comment on an earlier post: This is a very interesting question that you present. Can we really say that the pulps were dying in 1942? True ARGOSY ceased as a pulp around this period and became a sort of slick mens magazine. Many pulps decreased their page count… Continue reading The rise and fall of the pulps – a timeline
This short story by Theodore Roscoe originally appeared in the American Weekly, in 1942. At the time the pulps were dying, Roscoe was looking for other markets, and he was doing a series of articles on real crimes for the American Weekly. Looks like he also managed to sell them this story. This story of Haiti… Continue reading Terrible Lady – Short story by Theodore Roscoe
[Theodore Roscoe was a popular and prolific writer for the pulps, in addition to being a historian. He was famous for his French Foreign Legion tales and dabbled in other genres as well. Most of his tales were set in remote places which he travelled to. He was a very popular writer for Argosy, where… Continue reading Theodore Roscoe – Traveller, Historian, Pulp Writer
[This story by Luke Short appeared in Big Book Western, in the March 1937 issue. Link after the break.]Download the story here.
[Luke Short was a prolific writer of western stories, penning over fifty novels and hundreds of short stories. He was a good craftsman, and his stories had action, mystery and good dialog. He passed away on this day, thirty seven years ago, and i thought it would be a good thing to remember him today.… Continue reading Luke Short – Western story writer
[The following short story by Gordon MacCreagh was originally published in the Illustrated Sunday Magazine. It was collected in Greatest Short Stories, vol. 4, published by P.F. Collier and Sons in 1915. Link after the break.] Download the story here.
[This is a tale of three white men in the jungles of Burma. Plenty of excitement and action, you can see that MacCreagh knows the area well. Download link after the break.] Download the story here.