The Covers of Detective Short Stories

Throughout the 30s and the 40s, Detective Short Stories offered readers 12 stories for ten cents.  That seems like a pretty good deal to me!  Today, of course, issues of the magazine cost a lot more but they are still highly sought after by collectors for their covers.

Below is just a small, chronological sampling of the covers of Detective Short Stories!

August 1937 Artist Unknown

November 1937, by John Walter Scott

February 1938, Artist Unknown

July 1938, by John Walter Scott

January 1939, by John Walter Scott

June 1939, by John Walter Scott

September 1939, Artist Unknown

April 1941, by John Walter Scott

September 1941, Artist Unknown

October 1947, by Mat Kauten