Herbert Todd

Created by Arthur Humbolt

File this one under "GREAT MOMENTS IN DEDUCTIVE REASONING":

"She was dead...the guy on the bed was also dead; fellows don't walk and talk with their throats cut from ear to ear like that guy...the murderer, if it was murder..."

Suffice it to say, HERBERT TODD was one of the lesser lights of pulp eyes, and his creator, one Arthur Humbolt, one of the more forgotten soldiers who fought in the pulp trenches in the thirties. He had almost twenty stories published in a two year span, all in Spicy Detective Stories, and then promptly disappeared from view. It's possible Humbolt was actually a house paeudonym, but at this point, who knows?

SHORT STORIES

  • "Killer's Cut" (February 1935, Spicy Detective Stories)

Report respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.


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