BEST DETECTIVE STORIES OF THE YEAR-1961 by Brett-Ed. Halliday

BEST DETECTIVE STORIES OF THE YEAR-1961

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Under the new editorial aegin, this 15 year old annual has a somewhat different look -- only three of the stories here are from ""slick"" magazines (the editor doesn't like them and they are less prevalent); only two are by women (the editor likes them but there have been few writing); eight are from Altered Hithcock's Mystery Magazine; and Henry Slesar and Thomas Walsh (exempting Babs and Borden Deal and Richard M. Gordon in this genre) are established names. The end result is that the stories are superior to the styling- there's Roy Phillips' Good Sound Therapy in which a patient makes a subtle diagnosis of his psychiatrist; Paul W. Fairman's strong novella of the kidnapping of a blind girl- The Dark Road, C. L. Sweency Jr.'s short horror story. A Question of Values; and a fair amount of humor as a leveler.... Gentlemen may prefer....

Pub Date: July 14th, 1961
Publisher: Dutton