OPUS#027 Murder in the Clinic, The [CC#2]

OPUS: #027
Title: The Murder in the Clinic
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1930
Type: novelette
Series: Charlie Carton
Series number: #2

“Are you a detective? Have you a talent for deduction? Then see if you can name the murderer in this story.”
“In “The Invisible Master,” Edmond Hamilton created one of the finest detective stories of the year. But he has surpassed himself in the present tale of a sinister murder. Science, a simple yet baffling plot, rapid action and clever deduction are all combined to make a story which will keep you excited and mystified until the very end of the last chapter.
We read of the scientific discoveries and technic that Edmond Hamilton describes, we see a accounts of these things in the papers every day. Yet the potential dangers to civilized society are disregarded and we have no means of knowing haw many scientific criminals escape the meshes of the police nets. The events Mr. Hamilton describes my have happened – may be happening now – may happen tomorrow. Only the cleverest detective, well versed in modern science, can cope with the educated, and scientific, menace to society.”

Publication:

  • Scientific Detective Monthly [v1 #5, May 1930] (25¢, 96pp+, large pulp, cover by Jno Ruger), pp. 390-399. Illustrated by W.
  • Murder in the Clinic, (1946, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Utopian Publications, #7, 1/-, 36pp, ph, coll)
  • The Invisible Master, (2000, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Black Dog Books,  1-928619-12-6, $6.00, 75pp, ph, coll), pp. 41-75. Cover by Tom Roberts.

OPUS#025 Invisible Master, The [CC#1]

OPUS: #025
Title: The Invisible Master
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1930
Type: novelette
Series: Charlie Carton
Series number: #1

“A thousand alarms are pouring into Police Headquarters! The Invisible Master broods over the city! Who is He? We defy the reader to guess the secret. Even the editorial staff was astounded at the conclusion of this scientific yarn.”
“If you were to ask us which, in our opinion, is the greatest scientific detective story of the year, we certainly would pronounce the present story to be that unusual gem.
Here is a story that will keep you fascinated, not only in connection with its excellence of science, understandable by everyone, but by the fast-moving action for which this well-known author is famous.
Invisibility in this sort of story is perhaps not a new idea; but we venture to say that no one can foretell the O. Henry-like ending, which is as unexpected as it is dramatic.”

Publications:

  • Scientific Detective Monthly [v1 #4, April 1930] (25¢, 96pp+, large, cover by Paul) , pp. 300-313. Illustrated by J. Ruger.
  • The Invisible Master, (2000, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Black Dog Books,  1-928619-12-6, $6.00, 75pp, ph, coll), pp. 5-40. Cover by Tom Roberts.

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