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Homicide Sanitarium

3.85  ·  Rating Details  ·  27 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Paperback, 200 pages
Published February 1st 1987 by Dennis McMillan Publications
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Jul 26, 2015 Karl rated it it was amazing
"The Fredric Brown Pulp Detective Series presents the best of his previously uncollected work, plus some previously unpublished material, primarily in the mystery genre, but also including some sf and fantasy pieces.".

"Homicide Sanitarium", the first volume in Dennis McMillan’s The Fredric Brown Pulp Detective Series, was originally published in 1984, with a second printing in 1987. The Hard cover is signed by Bill Pronzini.

5 - Introduction by Bill Pronzini
9 - “Red-Hot and Hunted” (Detective Ta
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Oct 20, 2014 Ben Loory rated it liked it
brown's crime stories (at least in this collection, which is of oddities and previously uncollected works) are smoother and more fully formed than his fantasy/SF ones, but not as wildly imaginative (although still ridiculously imaginative by normal human standards (see "the spherical ghoul," especially). they're sort of in this in-between area where they are not really believable as crime/detective fiction, but not heightened enough to be enjoyed as abstraction or fantasy. they're fun but not qu ...more
Julie Barrett
Frederic Brown is one of my favorite mystery writers. He wrote A LOT of stories, some better than others. This is a fine compilation of some of his short stories that were published in pulp mystery magazines in the 1940's. I collect pulp mystery mags but because of the pulpy cheap paper I don't like actually reading them so having some of Brown's stories published in a book is handy. Out of this collection, I like the story about the actor and the story about the sanitarium the best. This is a g ...more
Nov 30, 2008 Barney rated it liked it
Part of a series of Brown reprints done by Dennis McMillan in the 1980's. Good luck finding these. Sort of for completists but worth the time. Like John D. MacDonald, he's one of those writers who always brings something, even to these lesser efforts.
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Fredric Brown was an American science fiction and mystery writer. He was one of the boldest early writers in genre fiction in his use of narrative experimentation. While never in the front rank of popularity in his lifetime, Brown has developed a considerable cult following in the almost half century since he last wrote. His works have been periodically reprinted and he has a worldwide fan base, m ...more
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