Cleveland private detective Jim Bennett appeared in over 20 stories in the pages of Dime Detective and other Popular Publications pulps of the late 1940s and early 50s. Noted as one of the few pulp P.I.s to actually be in a relationship, these stories are some of the most refined detective stories of the post-war era, as the influence of the noir movies of the era greatly influenced their plots and styling. The Complete Cases of Jim Bennett, Volume 1 contains the first four stories, along with all of the original pulp illustrations.
Written by Robert Martin; cover by Rafael DeSoto; illustrated by Frank Kramer and V.E. Pyles
The Complete Cases of Jim Bennett, Volume 1 (The Dime Detective Library) by Robert Martin contains the following stories:
- “GI Doublecross”
- “Murder Without Music”
- “Killers Can’t Be Careless”
- “Nice, Like a Cobra”