This image was also used as the cover for "Mystery Novels and Short Stories" by Double Action Publishers illustrating the interior story "Mistress of the Undead"; July 1940, a copy of this magazine is included in the sale.
Mystery Novel - Solve a mysterious crime! After being named the new Crime Editor of the City Time paper, it’s up to you to solve the murder of the Mayor Lambert!
1. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins - This is still a wonderfully mysterious novel. It is large and sweeping, with skillfully drawn characters, lovely passages and absolutely haunting scenes, a fully formed 19th century novel with all the trimmings. The story is complicated, but it was originally written in serial form, so the story moves forward in carefully measured steps. Much of what became standard in crime fiction was first done here, so it is not only an engaging read, but a fundamentally instructive one.