Wednesday, April 26, 2017

NEW! The FREDRIC BROWN Mystery Library from Haffner Press

After over five years in the making, Haffner Press has released the first two volumes of the Frederic Brown Mystery Library. These are deluxe hardcover volumes, over 700 pages each, and (especially cool) feature original illos from the pulp magazines. 

Info on ordering (and much more) is here:

Contents of Vol. 1:
The Moon for a Nickel, Detective Story Magazine  Mar. 38
The Cheese on Stilts, Thrilling Detective  Jan. 39
Blood of the Dragon, Variety Detective  Feb. 39
There Are Bloodstains in the Alley, Detective Yarns  Feb. 39
Murder at 10:15, Clues Detective Stories  May 39
The Prehistoric Clue, Ten Detective Aces  Jul. 40
Trouble in a Teacup, Detective Fiction Weekly  Jul-13-1940
Murder Draws a Crowd, Detective Fiction Weekly  Jul-27-1940
Footprints on the Ceiling, Ten Detective Aces  Sep. 40
The Little Green Men, The Masked Detective  Fall 1940
Town Wanted, Detective Fiction Weekly  Sep-7-1940
Herbie Rides His Hunch, Detective Fiction Weekly  Oct-19-1940
The Stranger from Trouble Valley, Western Short Stories  Nov. 40
The Strange Sisters Strange, Detective Fiction Weekly  Dec-28-1940
How Tagrid Got There, unpublished until 1986
Fugitive Imposter, Ten Detective Aces  Jan. 41
The King Comes Home, Thrilling Detective  Jan. 41
Big-Top Doom, Ten Detective Aces  Mar 41
The Discontented Cows, G-Men Detective  Mar. 41
Life and Fire, Detective Fiction Weekly  Mar-22-1941
Big-League Larceny, Ten Detective Aces  Apr. 41 {as by Jack Hobart}
Selling Death Short, Ten Detective Aces  Apr. 41
Client Unknown, The Phantom Detective  Apr. 41
Your Name in Gold, The Phantom Detective  Jun. 41
Here Comes the Hearse, 10-Story Detective  Jul. 41 {as by Allen Morse}
Six-Gun Song, 10-Story Detective  Jul. 41
Star-Spangled Night, Coronet  Jul. 41
Wheels Across the Night, G-Men Detective  Jul. 41
Little Boy Lost, Detective Fiction Weekly  Aug-2-1941
Bullet for Bullet, Western Short Stories  Oct. 41
Listen to the Mocking Bird (NT) G-Men Detective  Nov. 41
You'll End Up Burning!, Ten Detective Aces  Nov. 41
Number Bug, Exciting Detective  Winter 1941
Thirty Corpses Every Thursday, Detective Tales  Dec. 41
Trouble Comes Double, Popular Detective  Dec. 41
Clue in Blue, Thrilling Mystery  Jan. 42
Death is a White Rabbit, Strange Detective Mysteries  Jan. 42
Twenty Gets You Plenty, G-Men Detective Jan. 42
Bloody Murder, Detective Fiction  Jan-10-1942
Fredric Brown in Trade Magazines, Part One
The "V.O.N. Munchdriller" stories from The Driller
The "William Z. Williams"" stories from Excavating Engineer

Contents of Vol. 2:

Little Apple Hard to Peel, Detective Tales Feb. 42
Death in the Dark, Dime Mystery Mar. 42
The Incredible Bomber, G-Men Detective Mar. 42
Pardon My Ghoulish Laughter, Strange Detective Mysteries Mar. 42
Twice-Killed Corpse, Ten Detective Aces Mar. 42
A Cat Walks, Detective Story Magazine Apr. 42
Mad Dog!, Detective Book Magazine Spring 1942
Moon Over Murder, The Masked Detective Spring 1942
"Who Did I Murder?", Detective Short Stories Apr. 42
Murder in Furs, Thrilling Detective May 42
Suite for Flute and Tommy Gun, Detective Story Magazine Jun. 42
Three-Corpse Parlay, Popular Detective Jun. 42
A Date to Die, Strange Detective Mysteries Jul. 42
Red is the Hue of Hell, Strange Detective Mysteries Jul. 42 {as by Felix Graham}
Two Biers for Two, Clues Detective Stories Jul. 42
"You'll Die Before Dawn", Mystery Magazine Jul. 42
Get Out of Town, Thrilling Detective Sep. 42
A Little White Lye, Ten Detective Aces Sep. 42
The Men Who Went Nowhere, Dime Mystery Sep. 42
Nothing Sinister, Mystery Magazine Sep. 42
The Numberless Shadows, Detective Story Magazine Sep. 42
Satan's Search Warrant, 10-Story Detective Sep. 42
Where There's Smoke, Black Book Detective Sep. 42
Boner, Popular Detective Oct. 42
Legacy of Murder, Exciting Mystery Oct. 42
The Santa Claus Murders, Detective Story Magazine Oct. 42
Double Murder, Thrilling Detective Nov. 42 {as by John S. Endicott}
Fredric Brown in Trade Magazines, Part Two
"Willie Skid: Cub Serviceman Says" from Ford Dealer & Service Field"Let Colonel Cluck Answer Your Questions" from Independent Salesman"Barnyard Bill Says—" from Feedstuffs


Rick Robinson said...

I pre-ordered the first volume 3 years or so ago, and had hoped to have it in hand long since. I'm still waiting....

Walker Martin said...

I saw these two books at the Windy City Pulp Convention last weekend. They look great and copies will be mailed out soon to those collectors who pre ordered.

Stephen Haffner said...

Thanks for the plug, Evan. I'm obviously biased, but I am EXTREMELY happy with the bindery's work on these two books! The balance of the inventory (6.5 pallets!) will be in hand next week and preorders will begin shipping soon after.

Rick Robinson: Thank you very much posting here, and at Bill Crider's blog. More importantly, thank you for your preorder 3 years or so ago. I hope that when you receive your copy of this beautiful book you'll stay on board with us for future volumes.

Walker Martin: Good to see you at the Windy City show (it was a blur to me this year) and thank you for the support and kind words on the FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY volumes. A lot of blood, sweat, and tears were shed during the 6 years spent assembling these tomes and I hope folks are happy with the finished results. I know I am. :)

Rick Robinson said...

Stephen - I know it will arrive, I never doubted it, it's just taken so long. I'm eager to see it, have it in hand.

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