Authors > Talmage Powell

Talmage Powell began his writing career in 1942. Mr. Powell created over 200 stories for the pulp fiction magazines writing in almost every genre and for all of the top magazines. After the demise of the pulps, Mr. Powell continued to write another 300 plus short stories for fiction magazines such as Ellery Queen, Alfred Hitchcock, Mike Shayne, Manhunt and Suspense.

Powell also had a number of successful novels published during the 1950s and 1960s. His Ed Rivers series is recognized as some of the best Private Investigator stories from that era. Mr. Powell also had written a number of novels under the Ellery Queen by line as well. He also contributed his creative talents to screenwriting and television work.

Talmage Powell has had a long and successful career by delivering suspensful, intelligent, action based stories that any reader would enjoy.

Pen Names: Robert Hart Davis, Robert Henry, Milton T. Lamb, Milton T. Land, Jack McCready, Anne Talmage, and Dave Sands.

Pulp Magazines (Partial): Dime Detective, Dime Mystery, Detective, Tales, Ten Detecive Aces, Doc Savage, The Shadow, G-Men Detective, Ranch Romances, Fifteen Western Tales, Hollywood Detective, Crack Detective, Black Mask, and many more.

Featured Titles:

The Girl's Number Doesn't Answer

That's the kind of case the police call 'open and shut.' But Ed Rivers, a private detective, was a friend of Nick Martin's. And no one was shutting the door of a death cell on Nick - not while Rivers could still go after the real, fiendishly clever mu

Genre: Private Eye

The Killer is Mine

The dirtiest killer of the year was the man private investigator Ed Rivers had to save from the chair. Wally Tulman, Florida socialite, had been convicted of molesting and murdering a young girl. Tulman's lovely wife begged Rivers to take his case - t

Genre: Private Eye

The Smasher

In this gripping first novel of suspense, Talmage Powell sharply evokes the tension of Griffin's quest down to its last, savage seconds.

Genre: Private Eye

Corpus Delectable

She hadn't moved, and a new sensation blew cold across the back of my neck. As I lunged for her she crumbled and fell backwards down the yawning stairwell. When I reached her on the next landing I saw that not all the redness was in her costume. A bullet had struck her in the back.

Year: 1964     Genre: Private Eye



Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

The Girl's Number Doesn't AnswerPrivate Eye, Ed Rivers
The Killer is MinePrivate Eye, Ed Rivers
The SmasherPrivate Eye, Ed Rivers
1964Corpus DelectablePrivate Eye, Ed Rivers




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