Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.
(1900-1978) US author, mostly of nonfiction; of sf interest is The Jury of Death: Twelve Against the Underworld (1930), a crime novel set in a Near Future version of Chicago (here Cayuga) run by the mob. Advances in Transportation, including autogyros, are evident; Television is common; an advanced Weapon, which seems to kill its victims but only stuns them until they can be roused, is used by villains. The jury prevails. [JC]
Robert Collyer Washburn
- The Jury of Death: Twelve Against the Underworld (Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran and Company/Crime Club, 1930) [hb/]
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