Wednesday, 16 October 2013
The Detective Tales cover for October
This is the time of the traditional upload of a cover from Detective Tales magazine. As it is October and Halloween is coming, I wanted something that would look as much as something from a horror story as crime fiction. Sometimes the genres were mixed and there were elements of adventures. It was going to be difficult to do as well as last year. Have a thorough research, I found the cover from October 1937, which seems to fit. You see the hero and the beautiful heroine going against what appears to be an evil cultist. There are skulls in the background. There are two villains: one henchman holding a bone as a club, the other one in a green robe and green mask, shooting at the hero. Maybe there is no supernatural in the story, yet the villain is more than your usual mobster or megalomaniac.
Labels: archetypes, crime fiction, détective privé, detective tales, Halloween, histoires d'horreur, littérature policière, October, Octobre, private eye, pulp magazines, scary stories
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