Friday, April 19, 2019

"I Think That a Guy Like Stilson Was Expecting Too Much"

"Geared for Slaughter."
By John Benton (house pseudonym, possibly Norman A. Daniels).
First appearance: Thrilling Detective, March 1939.

Short short short story (2 pages).
Online at (HERE).

     "I'm a killer. I not only admit it, but I'm proud of it."

It's said we're living in the age of specialization—and apparently that goes for 
criminals, too . . .

Typo: "on the roof of an office buildings".

- We're guessing "John Benton" really was Norman Daniels (Norman Arthur Danberg), who, as we've noted (HERE), can be regarded as a "nearly forgotten uberpulpster." If mystery stories about steam trains interest you, try Daniels's "Satan Turns the Timetables" (HERE).


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