Thursday, November 17, 2022

Fantasy Tales vs Startling Detective - Second Fall

The Clue of the Rattlesnake by Herbert Hall Taylor

Startling Detective Adventures Vol 5 No 26, July 1930

A gas station owner and his mistress posing as his sister are killed by gator trappers.

The Lean Wolves Wait by John Wysocki    
Fantasy Tales Vol 2 No 3 Summer 1978

In the latter days of World War I, a mutinous Cossack is bewitched by a mysterious woman.

Lean Wolves had its issues - too much exposition for the obvious, too little for the wtf twist, a rapist protagonist - but more going on than a robbery that would barely make the local paper. Second fall goes to Fantasy Tales, and we have a tied score.

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