Thursday, October 17, 2013

Clay-footed Gumshoes

THE DEFECTIVE DETECTIVE: MYSTERY PARODIES BY THE GREAT HUMORISTS.
Edited by Steve Carper.
Citadel Press.
1992. 222 pages.
Some real classics here.

Contents:
Introduction · Steve Carper
Match Wits with Inspector Ford · Woody Allen · ss Playboy, 1972
The Third Door from the Left [as by John Riddell] · Corey Ford · ss Vanity Fair, 1926
Farewell, My Lovely Appetizer · S. J. Perelman · ss New Yorker Dec 16 ’44
Doctor No Will See You Now · Alan Coren · ss, 1980
Don’t Guess, Let Me Tell You · Ogden Nash · pm New Yorker Apr 20 ’40
Me, the Judge · Ira Wallach · ss, 1952
Maddened by Mystery; or, The Defective Detective · Stephen Leacock · ss Nonsense Novels, London: Lane, 1911
The Last Recall · Henry Beard · nv The National Lampoon Feb ’72
The Pink Murder Case · Christopher Ward · ss Literary Review of the New York Evening Post, 1929
The White Rabbit Caper · James Thurber · ss New Yorker Nov 19 ’49
Jack Schmidt, Arts Administrator · Garrison Keillor · ss, 1979
The Stolen Cigar-Case · Bret Harte · ss Pearson’s Magazine Dec ’00
Monastic Mayhem: An Echo of Eco · John Harris · ss Atlantic Monthly Dec ’86
Breakneck · Jon L. Breen · vi EQMM Feb ’73
The Mystery of the Poisoned Kipper · Robert Benchley · ss, 1932
Babes and Bullets · Jim Davis & Ron Tuthill · ss, 1984
Mr. Treet, Chaser of Lost People · Bob Elliott & Ray Goulding · ss, 1975
The Purloined Butter · John Sladek · vi New Worlds Quarterly 3, ed. Michael Moorcock, London: Sphere, 1972
Greedy Night · E. C. Bentley · ss Parody Party, 1936
In Hot Pursuit · Fran Lebowitz · ss, 1974
About These Mystery Stories · P. G. Wodehouse · ar The Saturday Evening Post May 25 ’29

Category: Detective fiction

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