“Pell’s satire doesn’t lack for sharp edges. His twisted humor is sure to appeal to crime-fiction lovers.” —THE RAP SHEET
Black Scat proudly presents Derek Pell’s MISSING MYSTERIES — the most baffling and hilarious reference book ever published. This special collector’s edition features a complete history of nonexistent mysteries (1840 – 2015) in one deluxe, large format paperback.
Packed with pulp, crimes, dicks, dames, thugs, puns, gumshoes and stoolies. Loaded with laughs, maps, gaffs, noir, conundrums, puzzles & quizzes. 196 pages crammed with over 100 full-color cover reproductions, plus startling excerpts, scathing reviews, outlandish blurbs and mysterious synopses.
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In the words of Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Lawrence Block: “Derek Pell is quite mad, in rather a brilliant way.”
Novelist Robert Coover has called Pell “…a wordplay master and a parodist of great wit and cunning,” and MISSING MYSTERIES offers further evidence.