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Manhunt No. 10 Oct. 1953

Manhunt No. 10 Oct. 1953

Manhunt Detective Story Magazine Vol. 1 No. 10 Oct. 1953
Contents
Mickey Spillane “The Girl Behind the Hedge”
Richard S. Prather “Squeeze Play” (Shell Scott)
Richard Deming “Balanced Account”
Robert Turner “Dead Heat”
Harold Cantor “The Idiot”
Dan Sontup’s Portrait of a Killer: Louise Peete
David Goodis “Professional Man”
Sam S. Taylor “Summer is a Bad Time”
Arnold Marmor “Response”
Vincent H. Gaddis’ Crime Cavalcade
Floyd Mahannah “Where’s the Money?” art by Don Rico
John Ross Macdonald “The Beat-Up Sister” (Lew Archer)
Jonathan Craig “The Bobby-Soxer”
Mugged and Printed: Mickey Spillane, John Ross Macdonald, David Goodis, Richard S. Prather

Flying Eagle Publications, Inc,
Editor: John McCloud
Managing Editor: Hal Walker
Art Director: Chas. W. Adams
Business Manager: R.E. Decker
144 pages, 35¢

Peter Enfantino’s story-by-story synopsis of Manhunt is featured in The Digest Enthusiast No. 6–10.

Manhunt No. 9 Sept. 1953

Manhunt No. 9 Sept. 1953

Manhunt Detective Story Magazine Vol. 1 No. 9 Sept. 1953
Contents
Evan Hunter “The Death of Me” (A Matt Cordell Novelette)
Fletcher Flora “Fair Game”
William Vance “What Am I Doing?”
Richard Marsten “Accident Report”
Richard Deming “Bonus Cop”
Dan Sontup’s Portrait of a Killer: Chester Jordan
Erskine Caldwell “The Motive”
Jack M. Bagby “Chase By Night”
Ray Bradbury “The Millionth Murder” art by Don Rico
Vincent H. Gaddis’ Crime Cavalcade
Hunt Collins “The Molested”
Craig Rice “Life Can Be Horrible” (John J. Malone)
Jonathan Craig “The Scrapbook”
Mugged and Printed: Erskine Caldwell, Ray Bradbury, Evan Hunter, Richard Deming, etc.

Flying Eagle Publications, Inc,
Editor: John McCloud
Managing Editor: E.A. Tulman
Assoc. Editor: Hal Walker
Art Director: Chas. W. Adams
Business Manager: R.E. Decker
144 pages, 35¢

Peter Enfantino’s story-by-story synopsis of Manhunt is featured in The Digest Enthusiast No. 6–10.

Manhunt No. 8 Aug. 1953

Manhunt Aug. 1953

Manhunt Detective Story Monthly Vol. 1 No. 8 August 1953
Contents
Fletcher Flora “The Collector Comes After Payday”
Evan Hunter “Still Life”
Fredric Brown “The Little Lamb”
Frank Kane “Slay Belle” (Johnny Liddell)
Robert Turner “The Crime of My Wife”
Dan Sontup’s Portrait of a Killer: Robert W. Buchanan, M.D.
Craig Rice “The End of Fear” (John J. Malone)
Vincent H. Gaddis’ Crime Cavalcade
Frances Carfi Matranga “Less Perfect”
James M. Cain “Two O’Clock Blonde”
Richard Ellington “The Ripper” (Steve Drake)
Roy Carroll “Kayo”
Harold Q. Masur “Rhapsody in Blood” (Scott Jordan)
Donald Hamilton “Throwback”
Richard Marsten “The Innocent One”
Mugged and Printed: James M. Cain, Fredric Brown, Richard Ellington, Harold Q. Masur

Manhunt Aug. 1953 back

Flying Eagle Publications, Inc,
Editor: John McCloud
Managing Editor: E.A. Tulman
Art Director: Chas. W. Adams
Business Manager: R.E. Decker
144 pages, 35¢

Opening Lines: The Double Take

Manhunt No. 7 July 1953

“This was a morning for weeping at funerals, for sticking pins in your own wax image, for leaping into empty graves and pulling the sod in after you.”

“The Double Take” by Richard S. Prather Manhunt Detective Story Magazine July 1953

Manhunt No. 7 July 1953

Manhunt No. 7 July 1953

Manhunt Detective Story Monthly Vol. 1 No. 7 July 1953
Contents
Fredric Brown “The Wench is Dead”
Craig Rice “Quiet Day in the County Jail” art by J.Q. Farris
Fletcher Flora “I’ll Kill for You”
Jonathan Lord “Day’s Work”
Evan Hunter “Good and Dead” (Matt Cordell) art by R. Cossette
Bruno Fischer “Say Goodby to Janie” art by Rus Anderson
Hunt Collins “The Follower” art by R. Cossette
Vincent H. Gaddis’ Crime Cavalcade
Elliot West “I’m Getting Out” art by J.Q. Farris
Frank Kane “Evidence” (Johnny Liddell)
Dan Sontup’s Portrait of a Killer No. 2: Charles Henry Schwartz
Richard S. Prather “The Double Take” (Shell Scott)
Arnold Marmor “Heirloom”
Mugged and Printed: Fredric Brown, Bruno Fischer, Frank Kane, Craig Rice

Flying Eagle Publications, Inc,
Editor: John McCloud
Managing Editor: E.A. Tulman
Art Director: Chas. W. Adams
Business Manager: R.E. Decker
144 pages, 35¢

Manhunt No. 6 June 1953

Manhunt No. 6 June 1953

Manhunt Detective Story Monthly Vol. 1 No. 6 June 1953
Contents
Henry Kane “Far Cry” (Pete Chambers)
Evan Hunter “Small Homicide” art by J.Q. Farris
Charles Beckman, Jr. “Ybor City” art by R. Cossette
Manhunt’s Movie of the Month: The Hitch-Hiker
Richard Deming “The Loyal One”
Michael Fessier “The Faceless Man”
Vincent H. Gaddis: Crime Cavalcade
Harold Q. Masur “The Double Frame” (Scott Jordan)
Emmanuel Winters “The Caller” art by R. Cossette (flopped)
Richard S. Prather “Hot-Rock Rumble” (Shell Scott)
Hunt Collins “One Down” art by Tom O’Sullivan
Mugged and Printed: Henry Kane, Richard Deming, Evan Hunter, Richard S. Prather, Charles Beckman, Jr., and Michael Fessier
Every story opens with an illustration, mostly in two colors. Unsigned, unless noted.

Flying Eagle Publications, Inc,
Editor: John McCloud
Managing Editor: E.A. Tulman
Art Director: Chas. W. Adams
Business Manager: R.E. Decker
144 pages, 35¢

Manhunt No. 5 May 1953

Manhunt No. 5 May 1953

Manhunt Detective Story Monthly Vol. 1 No. 5 May 1953
Contents
John Ross Macdonald “The Guilty Ones” (Lew Archer)
Jonathan Craig “Services Rendered”
Vincent H. Gaddis: Crime Cavalcade
Robert Patrick Wilmot “Stakeout”
Steve Frazee “Graveyard Shift”
Evan Hunter “Now Die in It” (Matt Cordell)
Dan Sontup’s Portrait of a Killer: Warren Lincoln
James M. Cain “Cigarette Girl”
Michael Fessier “Nice Bunch of Guys”
William P. McGivern “Old Willie”
Harold Q. Masur “Build Another Coffin” (Scott Jordan)
Manhunt’s Movie of the Month: I Confess
Craig Rice “Don’t Go Near” (John J. Malone)
Grant Colby “Assault”
Mugged and Printed: James M. Cain, Craig Rice, Steve Frazee, and William P. McGivern
Every story opens with an illustration, mostly in two colors. Unfortunately, none are uncredited.

Flying Eagle Publications, Inc,
Editor: John McCloud
Managing Editor: E.A. Tulman
Art Director: Chas. W. Adams
Business Manager: R.E. Decker
144 pages, 35¢

Johnny Liddell’s Morgue

Johnny Liddell’s Morgue by Frank Kane

Published by Dell in 1956, Johnny Liddell’s Morgue is a collection of Frank Kane’s short stories starring PI Liddell from earlier magazines, primarily Manhunt. Here’s the rundown:

“Lead Ache” Manhunt May 1954
“Frame” Manhunt August 1954
“Return Engagement” Manhunt Feb. 1955
“The Dead Grin” Manhunt June 1955
“A Package for Mr. Big” The Saint Detective Magazine Sep. 1954
“A Game of Murder” Mobsters Feb. 1953
“Morgue-Star Final” Crack Detective Stories July 1945
“Gory Hallelujah!” Private Eye Dec. 1953

Manhunt Detective Story Monthly April 1953

Manhunt Detective Story Monthly April 1953Contents
Henry Kane “One Little Bullet” (Peter Chambers)
Kris Neville “Big Talk”
Robert Turner “Be My Guest”
Richard Ellington “Fan Club” (Steve Drake)
Roy Carroll “Shakedown”
Robert Patrick Wilmot “The G-Notes”
Richard Deming “Mugger Murder”
Evan Hunter “Kid Kill”
Shepherd Kole “Crime and Punishment”
David Goodis “The Blue Sweetheart”
Mickey Spillane “Everybody’s Watching Me” (Part 4 of 4)