Wednesday, December 8, 2021

All Hands at the Ready

Give the Little Corpse a Great Big Hand, written by “George Bagby,” aka Aaron Marc Stein (Dell, 1955). This was the delightful fifth novel starring Inspector Schmidt of the New York Police Department and his sidekick and chronicler, George Bagby. The exquisite cover art was done by Victor Kalin.

Give the Boys a Great Big Hand, written by “Ed McBain,” aka Evan Hunter (Permabooks, 1961). This was the 11th entry in McBain’s acclaimed 87th Precinct series, set in Isola, a fictionalized version of New York City. Sadly, the cover illustration is not credited.

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