Friday, 6 May 2011

Ra Ra Rasputin

First published as Crimes that Shook the World (New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1949), Harlequin's Rasputin and Crimes that Shook the World by Richard Hirsch arrived on Canadian newsstands in early 1952. Readers expecting a book about Rasputin would be disappointed - only the first of 10 chapters, titled "Sanctity and Sex: Rasputin", told the story of Rasputin. Other chapters included famous murders such as Gandhi's and Archduke Franz Ferdinand's. Hirsch recycled the story as "Sex, Sanctity and Rasputin" in FATE Magazine Volume 7 Number 4 (April 1954).  

Harlequin 154 - February 1952

Harlequin 154 back        

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