October 1939. “Display of magazines for sale in Taylor, Texas.” 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee.
(via Thrilling and Popular: 1939 | Shorpy Historical Photo Archive)
rack of pulp magazines, the mystery and crime titles on the right side.
October 1939 issue of Black Mask Magazine contained the following stories:
~ Dwight V. Babcock, “Murder on the Gayway”, 6th of 7 Beeker stories, SF World’s Fair, Treasure Island Nude Ranch, 20th of 21 stories in BM
~ William Cole, “Waiting for Rusty”, ‘short-short’, only appearance in BM
~ Tiah Devitt, “The Haunted Inn”, last of 2 stories in BM
~ Mark Harper, “Death Rides Double”, ‘motorcycle cop’, pseudonym of Joseph T. Shaw, editor of BM, only fiction to appear under this name in the magazine
~ Fred Hodgkins, “Strangle-Hold”, 2nd of 3 stories in BM
~ C.S. Montanye (Carleton Stevens), “Moron’s Holiday”, last of 29 stories in BM
~ Roger Torrey, “Kill That Witness”, ‘12th (of 14) in Pat McCarthy series, with Marge Chalmers often his “sidekick”; he is ex-NYC cop, ex-agency man (Chicago & St. Louis) who dislikes cops’, 39th of 50 appearances in BM
~ Cornell Woolrich, “Collared”, ‘see p.31 for letter from CW on this story’, 14th of 24 (22 original) stories to appear in BM
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