It would be a Crime not to post your Detective Pulps
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My second Raymond Chandler pulp, and the last time he did a story directly for the pulps ( September 1941), unless you count the posthumous publication of "Wrong Pigeon" in the Feb 1960 issue of Manhunt, which was a digest. Elements of the story "No Crime in the Mountains" was later incorporated into the novel "The Lady in the Lake".

 

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On 11/3/2021 at 9:04 AM, FoggyNelson said:

Beautiful colors glossy , ‼️‼️ Nice orange tints😷👍‼️ What a stunner🎶🎶

Thanks! To me it's done in his 'Blaine' signed works style, the woman here just isn't as provocative as they usually are portrayed on those works. 

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The costumed hero, The Black Hood, started off in comics in 1940, but he also appeared in three issues of his own pulp (Black Hood Detective, retitled Hooded Detective after the first issue) from the Columbia pulp chain in 1941 and 1942.  In 1941 and 1942, the stories were reprinted in the Canadian pulp, Sure-Fire Detective, with the covers repainted based on the American covers.  Two of the three Canadian issues feature the Black Hood on the cover, which I'll post here.

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The other Black Hood pulp story was reprinted in the December 1941 issue of the Canadian pulp, Sure-Fire Detective, though this time the Black Hood didn't nab the cover. The cover itself, by artist Harold Bennett, was a swipe of a cover by H.J. Ward, which had appeared two months earlier on the October 1941 issue of Spicy Mystery.

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