A Novel of Strange Mystery
A Fare for Hell’s Little Hackie by Curt Benson – They looked like twins – but one was the girl he loved, and the other was a kill-crazy murderess, who had marked him as her next victim.
Thrilling Crime Novelettes
This is Murder! By Francis K. Allen – Like a derelict ship with a dead man at the portholes, the bus disappeared into the fog – but I fought my way up that one-way road to death, for I had seen the signs and they all pointed to murder!
You Die Next! By Robert Sidney Bowen – A vacation became a busman’s holiday when crime’s enemy number one found a damsel in distress and plunged himself into the mad murder-party begun by a crazy inventor who killed himself for laughs!
Outstanding Short Fiction
Murder While You sleep by Lance Kermit – “There’s one thing better than getting rid of the weapon, and that’s getting rid of the corpse. Brother, that’s where you fit into the picture!”
Secret Witness by Henry Bela Hachrach – “It’s your last chance copper. Put down the gun and scram and nothing will happen. Stay and I’ll put a bullet in this kid’s head!”
Danger Incorporated by Edward S. Williams – “You’re smart enough to know that I cannot permit you to live. Have a good time now, my friend – because before morning you will be dead!”
The Man Who Wasn’t There by David Crewe – Two killers play a game of murder, unmindful of the man who wasn’t there – Mr. Death, who must settle the score!
True Crime Story
The Day When Death Wore Wings by Aldo A. Pellin – The baffling story of a killer who stole a pair of wings to mete out murder above the clouds.
The Witness Chair – A Department – When a gunman kills a cop, the only escape is – Death!
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- How Unrealistic Is Murder On Television? (bbc.co.uk)
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- Murder in the Library – An A-Z of Crime Fiction at the British Library (evahudson.wordpress.com)
- Notes on the Craft Vol. 1 (excursionsintoimagination.wordpress.com)
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