Why should a lovely movie star want to quit her career, hide out from everybody— including the man who loved her? Dan Turner found more than one mystery when death visited the lonely ranch house and offered an astonishing solution... read more ..
Follow Dan Turner, Hollywood’s two-fisted detective, through a murderous tangle of love and intrigue among the film stars.
He was a handsome son-of-a-gun, I’ll say that much for him. But the minute he came into my office I knew he was worried about.. read more ..
The fat gentleman evidently had a very special reason for wanting that glamorous cinema queen to affix her signature to a page in his little book—and Dan Turner saw it turn out to be a book of doom, with complications that would have tried the temper.. read more ..
Nothing can be so mixed up as a couple of scrambled Hollywood marriages—with everybody wanting to kill everybody else. Dan is on hand to prevent things from getting out of hand going quite that far . . ... read more ..
Guns roared in Chinatown. The police took it calmly. “Another ton war,” they said. But Hollywood’s super-sleuth was always a doubter. Wouldn’t it seem more reasonable that somebody had deliberately short at the girl to keep her from tipping anyone of.. read more ..
It was a screwy assignment. The bogey-man thought he was going crazy! “I want you to save me from myself, Mr. Turner,” he said. “I’m turning into a werewolf. And I want you to keep me from hurting my wife . . .”.. read more ..
There are times when a private snoop is practically forced to take the law into his own mitts; and as far as I was concerned, this was one of those times. It was early evening when I anchored my jalopy near the isolated bungalow in Laurel Canyon, dou.. read more ..
It’s a big job for a detective to stop a murder from happening—especially if he gets there too late. But with the cutest quail in Hollywood cooled, her killer had to be found… “The yellow-haired guy walked into my private office. He looked worried. H.. read more ..
At first, Dan thought the girl had shot at him and it didn’t make him any the less mad because she had missed. But before he could make her talk, another bullet closed her mouth. That sort of interference in Dan’s business was the last straw! Somebod.. read more ..
In the flash of lightning Dan got a look at his prisoner—a man without a face, a zombie! And listening to his story, Dan suddenly felt that, here in the movie colony, he had at last found a real man!.. read more ..
Donaldson’s crack had been meant as a joke, but the girl who overheard it wasn’t in a joking mood. After that, it didn’t matter what Dan Turner said. To her he was a Russian wife-deserter, and a bad actor... read more ..
“I think my wife is being blackmailed,” the guy opened up. And Dan agreed to protect the dame while she kept her secret tryst. It wasn’t until after she’d kept her clandestine appointment that he had a real idea of how big a job he’d taken upon himse.. read more ..