THE WHISPERER. THE WHISPERER. December 1937, No. 2 Volume 3.


New York: Street & Smith Publications, Inc., 1937. Octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Established in the vein of The Shadow, James Gordon created the alter ego of The Whisperer, who posed as an underworld figure to fight crime. "For pulp fiction of this type, these were brutal, uncompromising stories of a type for which [writer] Laurence Donovan's gritty style was particularly suited." - Cook, Mystery, Detective and Espionage Magazines, pp. 607-610. This is the final issue of the first run. The magazine was canceled in 1937 and revived in 1940 (running until 1942). Feature novel "The Lost Face Murders" by Clifford Goodrich (Laurence Donovan writing under the house pseudonym). Clear tape to spine ends, overhang trimmed, a very good to nearly fine copy. (23647). Item #23647

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