Wednesday, March 9, 2016
THE PULP CALENDAR: March 9
Judging by the hand, that's a big vault of death Erle Stanley Gardner's writing about in this 1935 issue of Detective Fiction Weekly. Gardner gets the cover story, but that ugly little strip on top of the cover suggests that Eugene Thomas's Vivian LeGrand was fast becoming a star of the magazine. "The Episode of the Levantine Monster" was the Lady From Hell's sixth appearance already in 1935. Meanwhile, "The Mute One" is the fourth appearance of Richard Sale's Daffy Dill. This issue continues a memoir of "15 Years in the Underworld" by one Frisco Jimmy Harrington, and wraps up the "Donald Ross" (aka Fred MacIsaac) serial Bring Him Back Alive! Edmond duPerrier and sci-fi specialist Ray Cummings contribute short stories. Frisco Jimmy and Vivian LeGrand would be back the following week.