Book Review of The Anthony Boucher Chronicles: Reviews and Commentary 1942-1947

The Anthony Boucher Chronicles: Reviews and Commentary 1942-1947
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If you are "into" golden age mysteries, this is a great place to find some, both good and bad. Boucher reviewed new books weekly and Nevins has compiled them here. Many of the books reviewed deal with WWII (the Nazis were popular villains), some at length, some with only a sentence or two (re Hake Talbot's "Rim of the Pit" -- "...builds a horrifying and supernatural situation and then explains it without a let-down. Whether you want eerie chills or brilliant jiggery pokery, this is your dish.") He also skewers some books, as in "E.E. Halleran's 'Thirteen Toy Pistols' concerns a detective tracking down a fugitive in a Jersey resort town among some of the year's dimmest characters and flattest humor." A good place to find -- and avoid -- mysteries you may never have heard of (and could be hard to find.)