Will Murray's Pulp Classics, Detective Dime Novels #1, April 1940
Detective Dime Novels featured the adventures of Dr. Thaddeus Harker, a sawbones with a penchant for crime. The first issue was dated April 1940. Doc Harker was an old-fashioned Southern gentleman, a retired chemist who now devotes his life to criminology. He travels around in a rundown medicine show with his two aides "Herk" Jones and Brenda Sloan. With this as his cover, he delivers his own brand of justice when crime sprouts. The second issue of the magazine series was renamed Red Star Detective and the series closed down after a total of four issues. The final issue did not feature Dr. Harker.