Blog Posts - Robert Leslie Bellem



DEATH by ELECTION

Along with two Dan Turner stories and a Little Jack Horner adventure (as by Jerome Severs Perry), Robert Leslie Bellem provided this "Harley L. Court" novelette for the May 1944 issue.

Pulp Gallery: DAN TURNER, HOLLYWOOD DETECTIVE (1942-43)

Earlier Dan Turner mags HERE.

Forgotten Books: THE LINKS -and- "The Murdered Mummy" by Robert Leslie Bellem

I'm honored to be filling in for Patti Abbott this week - for an extremely worthy cause. She's busy editing the proofs of her highly-anticipated novel, Concrete Angel (now available for pre-order HERE).And I'm mighty pleased to welcome Mr. John Hegen...

Dan Turner in Pictures: SINISTER SANTA CLAUS (1944)

This one's from Hollywood Detective, October 1944. More Dan Turner comics HERE. ...

Forgotten Stories: RIDDLE IN THE RAIN by Robert Leslie Bellem (1943)

About a zillion Dan Turner stories have been reprinted, but last time I checked (a year or so ago) this did not appear to be one of them. Now I ain't so sure. But so what? If you're a Dan fan, you'll like it anyway. This one's from the January 1943 i...

Forgotten Stories: "The House of Seven Dragons" - a SPICY ADVENTURE by Robert Leslie Bellem

Not long ago I posted "Hop Cargo," a spicy adventure starring hard-wenching news photographer Johnnie Piper (that's HERE). Now our man John is back, and once again up to neck in scantily-clad females. This one's from the May 1937 issue of Spicy Adven...

Forgotten Stories: "The House of the Seven Dragons" - a SPICY ADVENTURE by Robert Leslie Bellem

Not long ago I posted "Hop Cargo," a spicy adventure starring hard-wenching reporter Johnnie Piper (that's HERE). Now our man John is back, and once again up to neck in scantily-clad females. This one's from the May 1937 issue of Spicy Adventure Stor...

Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective comics: "The Devil's Ballet"

This one's from the August 1945 issue of Hollywood Detective.More of Dan's comic adventures HERE.

Forgotten Stories: "Hop Cargo" - a SPICY ADVENTURE by Robert Leslie Bellem (READ IT HERE!)

PRESENTING . . . from the July 1937 issue of Spicy Adventure, a titillating tale of Dan Turner's second-cousin, news photographer Johnnie Piper. This is one of two Piper adventures I have, and since I have very few issues of the mag, it seems likely...

Dan Turner comics: The Case of the Poisoned Puppet (1943)

This adventure is from the July 1943 issue of Dan Turner - Hollywood Detective.More of Dan's comic adventures HERE. ...

Pulp Gallery: HOLLYWOOD DETECTIVE 1, 2 & 3 (1942)

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A Complete Dan Turner comic story: "Strangler's Ballet" -or- "The Case of the Buxom Bosom"

This one's from the February 1949 issue of Hollywood Detective.I posted an earlier Dan Turner comic story HERE.

A DAN TURNER Comic Adventure: "Strangler's Ballet" -or- "The Case of the Buxom Bosom"

This one's from the February 1949 issue of Hollywood Detective.I posted another Dan Turner comic story HERE.

Forgotten SPICY DETECTIVE Stories: Dan Turner - Hollywood Detective in "Veiled Lady"

It would seem that at least a zillion adventures of Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective have been reprinted over the past forty-odd years. But I'm pretty sure there are still a few hold-outs, and "Veiled Lady" might be one of them.Actually, Dan's total n...

Forgotten Books: SPICY DETECTIVE STORIES (1989)

Robert Leslie Bellem's Dan Turner, the undisputed King of Spicy Detectives, has been reprinted by so many different publishers - and in so many different formats - that I've lost track of them. And outfits like Girasol and Adventure House have produc...

Spicy Western 3-pack from Black Dog: Robert Leslie Bellem, E. Hoffman Price and Norvell Page!

This Black Dog Holiday Sale Package brings you $37 worth of Spicy Western adventure for $27. And this is a great line-up. You know Robert Leslie Bellem from his Dan Turner - Hollywood Detective stories (or if you don't, you should get to know him pro...

Dan Turner - Hollywood Detective: FREE!

GOOD NEWS: There are now over 40 adventures of Dan Turner - Hollywood Detective available FREE in a variety of electronic formats from Munseys.com. One of those is this story, from February 1943. And as a bonus for you Almanack readers, here's a look...

Forgotten Books: CONTRABAND by Cleve F. Adams (and Robert Leslie Bellem)

You’re probably familiar with the term “cannibalization.” It’s normally used to describe the process Raymond Chandler used to construct his first four novels - by combining pieces and plots from his earlier pulp stories.Well, Cleve F. Adams,...

Forgotten Stories: "The Pool of Piranhas," a Spicy Adventure by Robert Leslie Bellem. READ IT HERE!

Ed. Note: From the creator of Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective, comes a classic tale of cheesy thrills and softcore romance. "The Pool of Piranhas" originally appeared in the Feb. 1935 issue of Spicy-Adventure. Read it if you dare.P.S. To insure that...

Art Gallery: Speed Detective

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