Death In The Back Seat

One thing that I discovered when I started looking at old newspapers is that they used to include serialized stories, with a new episode every day or every week.

Here’s (part of) an example, from the March 20 1939 Globe and Mail:


I love that this serial features the eccentric Luella Coatesnash.

Dorothy Cameron Disney (1903-1992), later known as Dorothy Disney MacKaye, started off as a mystery writer and then became a marriage advice columnist, writing “Can This Marriage Be Saved?” for the Ladies’ Home Journal. Death In The Back Seat was published in novel form in 1936.

Her Washington Post obituary is here. A review of her detective novels is here.

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