Perry Mason #6: The Case Of The Counterfeit Eye by Erle Stanley Gardner (Pocket, 1943)

Title: The Case Of The Counterfeit Eye Author: Erle Stanley Gardner Imprint & Number: Pocket 157 Cover price: none Publication date: 4/1943 Cover artist: uncredited This novel introduces readers to district attorney Hamilton Burger. From the back cover: The Bloodshot … Continue reading

Poirot #23: The Patriotic Murders by Agatha Christie (Pocket, 1943)

Title: The Patriotic Murders Author: Agatha Christie Imprint & Number: Pocket 249 Cover price: none Publication date: 11/1943 Cover artist: H Lawrence Hoffman Originally published as One, Two, Buckle My Shoe. From the back cover: Death At The Dentist’s The … Continue reading

The Phantom Of The Opera by Gaston Leroux (Dell 24 – 1943)

Le Fantôme de l’Opéra, Leroux’s classic tale of madness & unrequited love, which has been successfully produced for the stage and screen many times since its original serialization began in the French daily newspaper Le Gaulois in 1909. “Mapback” with … Continue reading

Sir Henry Merrivale #5: The Punch & Judy Murders by Carter Dickson (Pocket 219 – 1943)

Sir Henry Merrivale (better known to the public, and to his co-workers of the Military Intelligence Department as “H.M.”) had disappeared. Two of his young friends were to be married the following day. Then a telegram arrived: MEET ME IMPERIAL … Continue reading