The Covers of Master Detective


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Master Detective was one of the many true crime magazines that was published during the pulp era.  What sets Master Detective apart is that it continued to be published long after the pulp era ended.  The first issue came out in September of 1929 and Master Detective continued to be published all the way through September of 1995!  That’s nearly 70 years of sex and murder!

That’s also nearly 70 years of memorable and sordid covers.  Below are just a few examples.  When known, the artist has been credited.

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by Barye Phillips

by Bud Parke

by Edward Dalton Stevens

by Griffith Foxley

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