|Cover of Armed Services edition |
of Rex Stout's Not Quite Dead
To mention a few mystery-related elements in the book:
- One of the authors listed as banned in Germany:
G. K. Chesterton
- "The most popular genre was contemporary fiction . . . followed by historical novels, mysteries, books of humor, and westerns" (79–80).
- Among the earliest Armed Services editions: Earl Derr Biggers, Seven Keys to Baldpate; W. R. Burnett, Little Caesar; Daphne du Maurier, Jamaica Inn; and Graham Greene, The Ministry of Fear
- Some of the last Armed Services editions published in 1947: John Dickson Carr, The Sleeping Sphinx; Manning Coles, With Intent to Deceive; Erle Stanley Gardner, The Case of the Fan-Dancer's Horse; Hilda Lawrence, Death of a Doll; Richard and Frances Lockridge, Think of Death; Ngaio Marsh, Final Curtain; Craig Rice, ed., Los Angeles Murders; and Kelley Roos, Ghost of a Chance.
- BookTV footage of Manning talking about the book in 2015
- Books in Action: The Armed Services Editions (ed. John Y. Cole, 1984)