Robert Leslie Bellem was a million-word writer of the Age of Pulp. Although Bellem wrote mystery stories and adventure stories and the occasional western, Bellem is best known for his “Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective” series that ran in the pulp magazines from 1934 to 1950. I’m recommending The Case Files of Dan Turner Hollywood Detective, Volume 1: The Spicy Years because I’ve found these earlier stories more fun and less formulaic than the dozens of Dan Turner stories that follow. Bellem writes with pride that he had a Dan Turner story published in every issue of Spicy Stories for seven straight years. If you enjoy screwball action and thrill-a-minute writing, Robert Leslie Bellem’s Dan Turner will provide it. I also recommend Bellem’s classic Blue Murder.