Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Neck and Neck

Two vintage paperback yarns that really go for the jugular.

There Is a Tide, by Agatha Christie (Dell, 1955), with cover art by William Rose. An earlier front for this novel is here.

Strangler’s Holiday, by “Kurt Steel,” aka Rudolf Hornaday Kagey (Crime Novel Selection, 1942), with a cover illustration by Norman Saunders. This book was originally titled Murder in G Sharp (1937). Under the Kurt Steel pseudonym, Hornaday (1904-1946) created “tough and well-muscled private investigator” Hank Hyer, who premiered in Murder of a Dead Man (1935).

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