You know, I've been staring at this cover for awhile now and I still haven't quite figured out the nuts and bolts of that there Chinese deathtrap yet. (I think he's supposed to [mercifully?] chop her head off before she's burned by the binding fuse -- stress on the think.) Regardless, it's a mesmerizing piece. Ace-High Detective was first published in August of 1936 by Popular Publications Inc., an outfit out of Chicago, and only lasted for seven issues. Singer, meanwhile, was an illustrator based in Brooklyn, and would contribute art for the likes of this, Argosy, Redbook and Cosmopolitan.