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Reading for April 13, 2010

  • Maps on the back of detective novels

    Strange Maps points us to an interesting collection of 577 "map backs" published by pulp magazine company Dell Publishing — illustrations that pinpoint exactly where incidents happened in famous detective novels published between 1943 and 1952. This one is from Alfred Hitchcok's The Rope; other authors represented by Dell included Agatha Christie, Dashiell Hammett, and Lange Lewis.

    Maps of Murder: Dell Books and 'Hard-Boiled' Cartography [Strange Maps]

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