William F. Deeck

HERBERT COREY – Crime at Cobb’s House. D. Appleton-Century, hardcover, 1934

   For reasons best known to himself, the wealthy Charley Cobb hires Thomas Milne, lawyer and private detective. At Cobb’s estate in the horse country of Virginia a double murder takes place, perhaps in retaliation for an earlier unsolved double murder.

   Tedium, at least for the reader, prevails here, and then it’s off to Washington, D.C., for additional boredom in a different setting.

   A selection in Appleton-Century’s “Tired Business Man’s Library,” Corey’s novel is fitting. Soporific sums it up.

— From The MYSTERY FANcier, Vol. 13, No. 1, Winter 1991.

Editorial Comment: This is the author’s only entry in Al Hubin’s Revised Crime Fiction IV.

HERBERT COREY Crime at Cobb's House