Rob Price
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2019 September 06 • Friday

Was A Plot for Murder the title of Fredric Brown's Murder Can Be Fun when it was originally published in a pulp?

Perhaps it was. Perusing the first issue of 5 Detective Novels I came across this ad for Brown's The Deadly Weekend, which you could read in Mystery Book Magazine.

Obviously this is the novel that we know as The Screaming Mimi, a much better title. (That's the title that the movie adaptation went with as well.)

This is one of the Fredric Brown books that I have read, but I don't remember anything about it.

Just for fun, here's the cover of the premiere issue of 5 Detective Novels:

Interestingly, this made it over to the UK as 3 Detective Novels, or so it appears.

They're both Thrilling Publications!