Smashing Detective Stories was a pulp detective magazine that ran from 1951 to 1956. It featured the the usual crime-smashing stories of detectives and criminals but what was really smashing about Smashing Detective Stories were the covers. The covers were about as pulpy as you can get!
Below is a sampling of the covers of Smashing Detective Stories. For all but one of them, the artist is unknown. The cover for the September, 1954 issue has been attributed to Norman Saunders and it would not surprise me if he was responsible for at least some of the others as well.
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