navbar_draft_6.jpg (14851 bytes) pb department queer complaints.jpg (20935 bytes)The Department of Queer Complaints

First PB: Bestseller 34 (1942)
-pictured at left. Omits one of the eleven stories

First complete PB: Editions for the Armed Services 1069 (1946)
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Synopsis:

Colonel March, with his mottled face and keen blue eyes and a stubby pipe jutting out from under his gray moustache, ruled supreme over D-3, the department at Scotland Yard that dealt with queer complaints and queerer people.

Here in one volume are eleven of the strangest cases that were ever turned over to D-3 for solution. They include the case of a murder done by a pair of gloves, the crime in a room which disappeared, the thousands of dollars that vanished in front of the secretary's eyes, the corpse who tells his own story, etc.