Friday, January 22, 2016


If the cover story of this 1938 issue of Detective Fiction Weekly is "I Sell Strikes," I expect something about some sort of labor racketeer, not the montage of music notes, chorus girls, a grumpy old man and a giant martini glass the cover artist throws at us. Still, I've read enough of Richard Wormser, particularly his Dave McNally stories for Argosy, to trust him in whatever direction he takes the story. Two popular series continue in this issue as D. B. McCandless contributes another adventure of his female detective Sarah Watson and Judson P. Philips continues a Park Avenue Hunt Club serial. Steve Fisher, best known for I Wake Up Screaming, brings back his own series character, Tony Key, for the provocatively titled "Me and Mickey Mouse." Four short stories round out this issue's contents. Wormser and Fisher probably make this one worth a look if you don't mind being stuck in the middle of the serial

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