With the release of this new series, three important stories are included in the first issue for the pulp fan. Norman Daniels’ “The Happiest Hour Murders” was written as a Phantom Detective entry in 1934, but rejected, and published later with all reference to the Phantom removed from the story. When Black Book Detective folded in 1953, Stewart Sterling’s “The Lady of Death” was left unpublished, and appeared later, with all traces of the Black Bat removed. These two stories have been restored to their original characters and published here for the first time. The Secret Agent “X” story, “The Stolen Formula” was originally written and published in Greece in 1950, and this is its first American publication in English.
Triple Detective #1 (Winter 1956) by Norman Daniels, Stewart Sterling, Elia Back and Tom Johnson contains the following stories:
- “The Happiest Hour Murders”
- “The Lady of Death”
- “The Stolen Formula”