Saturday, 12 January 2019

Richard Deming - Detective/Mystery author

Read a story by Richard Deming in the  August, 1952 issue of Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine. The story is “For Value Received” and it’s an excellent revenge story. I wanted to learn something about the author and came across this article in the Dunkirk-Fredonia Evening Observer, July 9th, 1960. If you have any recommendations of stories by him that you’ve read, leave a note in the comments.

Full Name: Richard Franklin Deming
Born: Apr 25 1915 in Des Moines, Iowa
Died: Sep 05 1983 in Los Angeles, California

Richard Deming - Crime/Mystery/Detective Author c. 1960

Saturday, 5 January 2019

Mystery pulpster - guess who

Maybe you've already seen him, almost certainly read his stories, and perhaps even watched a movie adaptation of his novel. Guess which famous pulp author/collector you're seeing (age nearly 20 years) in this photo. Official answer next week, your guesses in the comments. Bonus points for identifying all the pulp titles on the shelves.

Arthur C. Clarke c. 1937 with his pulp magazine collection
Magazines in background include Wonder Stories, Amazing Stories, Astounding Stories and Science Wonder Quarterly

Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Joe Gores - Author, Detective

On the occasion of his 87th birthday comes this article about the author Joe Gores originally published in the San Rafael Independent on Sep 27, 1975. I enjoyed all of his books that i've read so far, the best might be Hammett but the most fun was 32 Cadillacs.

Joe Gores: A writer with a lively past
By Albert F. Nussbaum
Author Joe Gores c. 1975
Author Joe Gores c. 1975