We’re still in the process of going through some of the typos and other small errors that always creep into a project like this, but Part 40 of the online Addenda to the Revised Crime Fiction IV, by Allen J. Hubin, is now online. (Follow the links.)

   There are the usual additions: newly discovered series characters and settings for the novels, a few new authors and novels, dates of birth and death added or corrected. A whole gamut of facts and additional information about our favorite hobby: reading and collecting detective and mystery fiction, some of it generated by the reviews and other discussions that have recently taken place on this blog.

   The corrections to Part 40 of the online Addenda will be made in the next couple of days, but one of the highlights of this particular installment deserves a post here on this blog all to itself, the discovery of a female identity to a masculine byline that occurred frequently in the heyday of the hard-boiled detective pulp magazines.

   I’ll let Victor Berch tell you all about it in the very next post.