Popular Detective v37n03 November 1949


Category: Thrilling Publication
Date Finished: September 5, 2015

Darwination has written a more comprehensive review, but let me add my thoughts. The lead novelette, “Murder Off Honduras,” by David Dodge, is the perfect length for a flight from Cleveland to Chicago. A good story of detection in an interesting, fishing boat, setting. Dodge had a later novel, The Last Match, reprinted by Hard Case Crime back in 2006, but that is the only thing by him that I’ve read.

The cover is an illustration for “The Dead Don’t Die” by Bruno Fischer, set in a spooky family mansion with hidden treasure and treachery.

One I thought I’d enjoy the least is the comedic “Cheesecake and Willie” by Joe Archibald. Comedy is always tough, but this  turned out to be quite well done.



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