Authors > Lester Dent

Author of 43 Doc Savage novels plus a number of other detective and adventure stories. Although Mr. Dent is most well known as the original and primary author for the Doc Savage series, his writing career and professional life included many other accomplishments.

From treasure hunter to rancher, from businessman to pilot, Lester Dent was a man of adventure much like his heroes. His writing career, in addition to the pulps, included the slicks, paperbacks, radio, and television.

A Lester Dent Bibliography by Will Murray

"[Dent’s] stories were fantastic and showed a talent for invention that has not been surpassed by any other writer."— Frank Gruber, author of THE PULP JUNGLE

"The grand Old Pulp Pro...[Dent’s work is] fast, skillful, and happily unhackneyed."— Anthony Boucher

"The writers who hold their places in the lead of the adventure field are those who have taken the time to know their characters. One of the most thoroughgoing character builders in the pulp field is Lester Dent."— Writers Digest

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Black Mask - Fall 2017

The greatest American detective magazine of all time is back with an all-new story by the creator of Doc Savage, Lester Dent. Also featuring classic hard-boiled detective stories by Horace McCoy, Wyatt Blassingame, Day Keene, Herbert Koehl, Kent Richards, Stephen McBarron, Dwight V. Babcock, Hugh B. Cave, and Edgar Franklin, all from the golden age of pulp fiction.

Year: 2017     Genre:

Doc Savage: The Sinister Shadow

When millionaire Lamont Cranston and attorney Ham Brooks are kidnapped by gunmen driving a black hearse, it spells trouble for Doc Savage. Trouble with compound interest when Cranston's personal lawyer is mysteriously murdered before he can consult with celebrated criminologist George Clarendon-who is secretly The Shadow!

Year: 2015     Genre: Hero Pulps

Genius Jones

The gold-dusted saga of a red-bearded young giant, raised in the Arctic on seal-meat and encyclopedias, who descends on civilization with a loud and solid crash. In his search for wisdom and adventure, the man Jones doesn't have Aladdin's lamp-but he doesn't really need it....

Year: 1937     Genre: Pulp Fiction

Honey in His Mouth

If you were small-time grifter Walter Harsh, recovering in a hospital with a broken arm, you'd listen to a proposition that could net you a cool $50,000 for impersonating the South American strongman you resemble. You'd pay attention when the dictator's sultry mistress started putting the moves on you.

Year: 2009     Genre: Crime Fiction

Pat Savage: Six Scarlet Scorpions

When a man so anemic that he could be a vampire's victim comes to Patricia Savage for rescue, the impetuous girl can't say no. Excitement is her meat and danger her dessert. Accompanied by Doc Savage aide, Monk Mayfair, Pat finds herself in the worst danger of her life. From the oilfields of Oklahoma to the forbidding Ozark Mountains, the trail of scorpionic doom winds. Will Pat Savage's first great adventure also be her last?

Year: 2016     Genre: Hero Pulps

The Weird Adventures of The Blond Adder

It's 1933 and pulp writer Lester Dent has created a new hero who uses gadgets to solve mysteries and fight crime. No, it's not Doc Savage, but Lee Nace, the Blond Adder! This volume collects for the first time all five Lee Nace adventures from the pages of Ten Detective Aces.

Year: 1933     Genre: Pulp Fiction

Oct 12, 1904 -- Mar 11, 1959

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Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

1933The Weird Adventures of The Blond AdderPulp Fiction
1937Genius JonesPulp Fiction
2009Honey in His MouthCrime Fiction
2015Doc Savage: The Sinister Shadow
by Lester Dent and Will Murray
Hero Pulps
2016Pat Savage: Six Scarlet Scorpions
by Lester Dent and Will Murray
Hero Pulps
2017Black Mask - Fall 2017




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