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The Resource Rocket to the morgue, Anthony Boucher ; introduction by F. Paul Wilson

Rocket to the morgue, Anthony Boucher ; introduction by F. Paul Wilson

Label
Rocket to the morgue
Title
Rocket to the morgue
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Boucher ; introduction by F. Paul Wilson
Creator
Contributor
Author
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Legendary science fiction author Fowler Faulkes may be dead, but his creation, the iconic Dr. Derringer, lives on in popular culture. Or, at least, the character would live on if not for Faulkes's predatory and greedy heir Hilary, who, during his time as the inflexible guardian of the estate, has created countless enemies in the relatively small community of writers of the genre. So when he is stabbed nearly to death in a room with only one door, which nobody was seen entering or exiting, Foulkes suspects a writer. Fearing that the assailant will return, he asks for police protection, and when more potentially-fatal encounters follow, it becomes clear to Detective Terry Marshall and his assistant, the inquisitive nun, Sister Ursula, that death awaits Mr. Foulkes around every corner. Now, they'll have to work overtime to thwart the would-be murderer-- a task that requires a deep dive into the strange, idiosyncratic world of science fiction in its early days. With characters based heavily on Anthony Boucher's friends at the Manana Literary Society, including Robert Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and Jack Parsons, Rocket to the Morgue is both a classic locked room mystery and an enduring portrait of a real-life writing community. Reprinted for the first time in over thirty years, the book is a must-read for fans of mysteries and science fiction alike
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
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1911-1968
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Boucher, Anthony
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3545.H6172
LC item number
R6 2019
Literary form
novels
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Wilson, F. Paul
Series statement
American mystery classics
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  • Murder
  • Police
  • Nuns
  • Police spouses
  • Women detectives
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
Label
Rocket to the morgue, Anthony Boucher ; introduction by F. Paul Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1053997448
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
V, 224 pages
Isbn
9781613161357
Lccn
2019933974
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1053997448
Label
Rocket to the morgue, Anthony Boucher ; introduction by F. Paul Wilson
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1053997448
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
V, 224 pages
Isbn
9781613161357
Lccn
2019933974
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1053997448

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