Re: RARA-AVIS: Bruno Fischer & pulp cover site

From: Etienne Borgers (
Date: 15 Mar 2001

--- Duane Spurlock <> wrote:
> I hadn't realized that Fischer was working that
> early, and that he wrote in
> the air-war genre (or that he wrote in any genre
> other than crime fiction).
> I think the earliest novel I've found by him is
> dated sometime in the 1950s.
> So I ask the assembled braintrust here, what else
> don't I know about
> Fischer?

Depends of course of what you know about Bruno Fischer..

He was born in 1908 (in Germany). The first short story he ever sold was of the horror genre... THE CAT WOMAN (1936) He wrote a lot of short stories with Russel Gray as a pseudonym. I do not have details but he always claimed he wrote something as 2 Mio words for horror short stories after it!! Seems he started to write crime fiction for the
"detective" pulps in 1940. He continued to produce short stories for that genre until 1962. His first mystery novel: SO MUCH BLOOD (1939 or 40 ?), was not successful, from what I read in articles about him (I do not know the book) Anyway a better known novel:THE HORNET'S NEST is dated 1944, as well as QUOTH THE RAVEN. His last mystery/crime book was from 1974 : THE EVIL DAYS He died in 1992.

I assumed from your posting that you know about his other mystery novels.

Hope this helps.

E.Borgers Hard-Boiled Mysteries

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