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Doctor Zero and Others

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Author: Paul Chadwick
Published: 1933
Language: English
Wordcount: 31,707 / 91 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,733
Added to site: 2009.11.03
mnybks.net#: 25725

Doctor Zero -- Mistress of Snarling Death -- The Thing That Killed -- Skyscraper Horror -- Cross Words for Crooks

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you doing with this thing, Smith?"

Smith stared at Wade as sullenly as he had at the inspector. "It's my business," he said. "I wasn't hurting anybody, was I?"

The cords in Inspector Thompson's neck swelled. "No?" he shouted. "Well--somebody hurt Gordon Munn here tonight--killed him! You've got a lot of explaining to do, Smith. You'd better answer our questions."

Wade nodded. "It'll save you trouble," he said. "Tell us what you know, Smith. You wouldn't be carrying that thing around if you weren't in on something. There's been a murder in this house---and murder can't be laughed off."

Smith's sullen face turned pale, but he maintained a stony silence. Wade shrugged. "Have it your own way. You'll talk later if you don't now."

"You bet he will," said Thompson angrily. "Take him down to headquarters, Ed. We can find a way to unbutton his lip down there."

Thompson, Wade saw, was still smarting under the knowledge that the police department had fallen down in its attempt t

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2009.12.07
C. Alan Loewen
****.

Doctor Zero and Others is a pulp anthology from the fertile mind of author, Paul Chadwick. Chadwick wrote in a number of genres: science fiction, weird detective, weird menace, and supernatural detection and almost all are represented here.

Sadly, in this reviewer’s opinion, the first story is not the best of the collection, but if you are willing to take it at face value, the remainder of the stories will gladly fill the expectations of any lover of the old pulps.

Craig Alan Loewen
http://literary-equine.livejournal.com/


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