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Headline of the Year: Author of ‘How to Murder Your Husband’ arrested for allegedly killing her husband 

Life has apparently imitated art for one romance writer.

Storm Gifford reports: In a twist of irony so devious it would have turned Agatha Christie green with envy, Oregon chef Daniel Brophy was found shot to death nearly seven years after his wife of 27 years penned an essay titled “How to Murder Your Husband.”

Nancy Crampton-Brophy, the writer of sensuous mysteries such as “Hell on the Heart” and “The Wrong Husband,” was arrested for murder on Sept. 5 — more than three months after the death of her spouse.

“Dan was one of the very few people I’ve known that knew exactly what he wanted in life and loved doing it,” she said at a candlelight vigil two days after Daniel’s demise.

Oregon cops were mum on arrest details such as why Crampton-Brophy, 68, was taken into custody only last week for the June 2 shooting.

“Detectives believe Nancy L. Crampton-Brophy is the suspect in Daniel C. Brophy’s murder,” said Portland police, who refused to discuss motive or evidence. Read the rest of this entry »

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Pulp Fiction Q: Which One?

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Detective Fiction: January 1951 issue 

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Source: Seattle Mystery Books


Detective World, November 1951 Issue 

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Seattle Mystery Bookshop


The Case of the Winking Buddha, 1950

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French Poster for the American film Noir ‘Gun Crazy’, which Premiered in France as ‘Le Démon des Armes’ today in 1950

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Above, a French promo poster for the American film noir Gun Crazy, which premiered in France as Le Démon des armes today in 1950.

Source: Mudwerks

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‘Give Me Liberty Or I Give You Death!’ Revealing Detective, June 1949 Issue

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Seattle Mystery Bookshop


Pulp Fiction: ‘The Avenger’, September 1939 Issue, Cover Art by H.W. Scott

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September 1939 issue

Cover art by H.W. Scott

Seattle Mystery Bookshop


Pulp Fiction: ‘Lady, That’s My Skull’

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Pulp Fiction: ‘Nothing More Than Murder’

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1949 Harper hardcover

1991 Black Lizard paperback reissue

cover art by Kirwan

Seattle Mystery Bookshop


Front Page Detective: ‘My Price Is Murder”

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Pulp Fiction: Murder by Latitude by Rufus King, Cover Art by Rudolph Belarski, 1950

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Rufus King, Murder by Latitude, 1950; cover art by Rudolph Belarski.

1930 Doubleday hardcover

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Seattle Mystery Bookshop

 


Pulp Fiction: ‘Triangle of Sin’

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Pulp Fiction: ‘I’ll Kill You Next!’ 1954

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‘Confessions Of A Chinatown Moll’

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Confessions Of A Chinatown Moll 

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Pulp Fiction Cover: ‘Die by Night’

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‘A Creature of Uncontrollable Compulsions’

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‘Tagebuch eines Mörders’, John D. Carr

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Master Detective: ‘Death Keeps an Assignation: The Blonde Playgirl’s Rendezvous’

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Master Detective: ‘Undercover Man’

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‘The Mechanical Monkey Murder’

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The Mechanical Monkey Murder


Pulp Fiction: ‘Hot Dames on Cold Slabs’

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Pulp Cover: LINE-UP Detective Crime ‘Where Does Dope Come From?’

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Where Does Dope Come From?


Pulp Cover: ‘Sailor’s Weekend’

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Source: Pulp Covers


Amazing Stories: ‘Beyond The Rings Of Saturn’

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Beyond The Rings Of Saturn  – 

 


‘Amazing Detective Cases’, June 1942 Issue, Cover Art by Peter Driben

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June 1942 issue. Cover art by Peter Driben

Seattle Mystery Bookshop


Pulp Fiction: ‘The Other One’

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The Other One  Cover Art Bob Hilbert


Pulp Fiction: ‘Beloved Traitor’

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1950 published as Lady, Toll That Bell

1960 republished with this new title

Seattle Mystery Bookshop


‘The Widow Had Too Many Sweeties’

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The Widow Had Too Many Sweeties 


Pulp Fiction: ‘Night School’

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Pulp Fiction: ‘The White Dress’, 1946

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1946 Random House hardcover, 1949 Bantam paperback reissue

Seattle Mystery Bookshop


Pulp Fiction: ‘Walk a Wicked Mile’

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Thrilling Wonder Stories: ‘The Faceless Men’

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The Faceless Men


‘Taxi Driver’: The Book

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POLICE REPORT: ‘All True Cases’, 1955

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Rocket Stories, 1953

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Welcome, Voyagers 


Street & Smith’s Detective Story, 1938

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Pulp Fiction: ‘Super-Detective’

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April 1942 issue


‘The Phantom in the Murder Machine’

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Pulp Fiction: Cover illustration by H. L. Parkhurst for Spicy Mystery, June, 1935

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