Friday, October 14, 2016


From 1933, here's a somewhat grotesque Detective Fiction Weekly cover. Along with Francis Cockrell's cover novelette and a Judson Philips serial, this issue presents two established series characters: Sidney Herschel Small's Jimmy Wentworth and Stanley Day's Shamus Maguire, along with H. Bedford-Jones's one-week old Colin Haig, the protagonist of a six-week series of apparently interrelated short stories. Next week's entry, by the way, is "The Backward Swastika." Frank King contributes a short story while the ever-popular Convict No. 12627 contributes the purported nonfiction "Big Shots in Big Houses."

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