Monday, March 5, 2018

"Modern Crime Detection, Bah!"

"25th Century Sherlock."
By Duncan Farnsworth (David Wright O'Brien, 1918-44).
First appearance: Fantastic Adventures, March 1941.
In facsimile reprint by Pulp Tales Press (2013).
Short short story (7 pages).
Online at Roy Glashan's Library (HERE; HTML and HERE; EPUB) and (HERE).
(Parental caution: Mild expletives.)

"Fear struck into Doctor Martin's brain—sheer, petrifying terror that froze his heart; and he died because he was afraid to fall six inches!"
It seems no matter where he goes—even a remote asteroid—crime follows Interplanetary Inspector Carson . . .
Artwork by Maciej Rebisz
- "Duncan Farnsworth" was one of David Wright O'Brien's favorite aliases; he used it

in at least 17 stories (ISFDb).
- We last met Inspector Carson and Brisk Haynes in "The Man Who Murdered Himself" (HERE); Roy Glashan has since added that story to his superb Library (HERE; HTML
and HERE; EPUB).

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