Sunday, July 3, 2022

NRV: Tag Team Elimination Tournament Round Four

Street & Smith's Mystery Magazine (May 1940,v06n01)

Death Lights a Candle by Theodore Tinsley

The Cash & Carrie detective agency is run by Carrie Cashin, but her assistant Aleck poses as the owner Remington Steele style. They are called in to solve a case involving a man repeatedly lighting a candle on a street corner and robbers who hold up a bank to make a deposit. The resolution made no sense and required extensive knowledge on Cashin's part not revealed until the end.

Complete Man (February, 1967, v7n01)

4-Day Pacific Nightmare: Downed Navy Ace Who Survived Typhoon Louise by Ed Hyde

What it says on the tin.

Savage Realms Monthly Volume 1 (January 2021)

Serpent Lord of Bryson Metals by Kell Myers

Fun short set in post-apocalyptic Florida, as a sword wielding Army soldier fights a burnout magician to keep an artifact out of the hands of the reptilian Krunts.

Teen-Age Gangsters (1957)


A couple of case studies of child prostitution rings bookend social hygiene statistics.

Startling Detective Adventures (December 1937, v19n113)

Sex Slaves of the Pacific by Jack Dewitt

Women are promised jobs in Hawaii only to be forced into prostitution. Most true crime, from the 20s to today, let's the crime speak for itself, but there's always the occasional author who does some editorializing.

I was never too fond of the respectable side of men's adventure magazines, preferring the trashy stuff over realistic stories of war and survival. Complete Man is fed to the sharks and eliminated.

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