First edition of The Eerie Mr. Murphy: The Collected Fantasy Tales of Howard Wandrei, Vol II.
Written and illustrated by Howard Wandrei. Edited by D. H. Olson. First edition, 2003. Fedogan & Bremer, Minneapolis.
"Howard Wandrei was one of the most fascinating characters in a Golden Age that included such figures as Robert E. Howard, L. Ron Hubbard, and Dashiell Hammett...
"He was a pro in the days when it killed you to be a pro, and in the jungle of pulp markets he never stopped taking his writing seriously. These collections are a riveting time-machine trip to the days when popular fiction was forged in blood and booze and cigarette-ashes on the typewriter keys...
"...This is the real pulp fiction, out of the same cauldron that gave us Raymond Chandler and H.P. Lovecraft - pour yourself a scotch, light up a pipe, and settle in for the night." - Tim Powers
Howard Wandrei (1909 - 1956) was the brother of Donald Wandrei, the more well-known writer of the two at the time due to Howard's use of numerous pseudonyms. In fact he wrote over 200 stories across many genres. His mysteries were collected into The Last Pin (1996). Time Burial (1995) was a collection of fantasy stories. The Eerie Mr. Murphy is a companion to Time Burial, thus considered Volume II.
Mr. Murphy is divided into two sections:
Part 1: All known published fantasies not included in Time Burial.
Part 2: Juvenalia (earliest stories written in his youth) and unpublished fiction.
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