Cassie Gibson

Created by Floyd Mahannah (1911-76)

In The Yellow Hearse (1950; aka "No Luck for a Lady"), CASSIE GIBSON is just trying to keep her father's detective agency from falling apart when she stops to pick up a hitchhiker named Nap Lincoln.

Later she realizes that there is a dead woman in the trunk of her yellow Caddy, hence the title.

Floyd Mahannah isn't exactly a household name, even among fans of the genre. He only cranked out a half dozen or so books and a handful of short stories in the digests of the time in the fifties, but they include a couple of other above-average standalone private eye (or private eyish) novels, The Golden Goose and The Golden Widow, while the short story, "Prognosis Negative," is a quick mean blast of nastiness.


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Respectfully submitted by Dale Stoyer.

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