Friday, February 21, 2014

Forgotten Stories: DAFFY DILL in "The Dancing Corpse" by Richard Sale (READ IT HERE!)

To kick off our nine day extravaganza celebrating slick-tongued reporter Daffy Dill, here's a never-reprinted adventure from the September 7, 1935 issue of Detective Fiction Weekly. Over the next week I'll be re-posting three other Daffy stories (yeah, they're worth reading again), looking at Daffy cover and interior art, and revealing how Daffy dang near made it into the movies.

Then, next Friday, we'll be treated to an in-depth look at the life and times of Daffy Dill by Monte Herridge - an article that originally appeared in the 2013 Pulpfest magazine PEAPSTER. And to wrap things up, on Saturday the 29th we'll have still another "new" Daffy story, coming your way for the first time since 1937.

Yea, verily, it's a good time to be a Daffy Dill fan. Let the merriment commence  . . .

TOMORROW: A Daffy Dill pulp gallery.


Oscar Case said...

Fine hard-boiled story, funny, too. I thought I was watching Dragnet for a minute there.

Norman Walz said...

Excellent! Many thanks.

Kelly Robinson said...

Thanks for the scan. This is great!

Fred Salter said...

I see Erle Stanley Gardner has a Silver Mask story in here. Could you scan this one for me? I've got the First one in a Detective Fiction magazine and I'd like to find others.