Sunday Story Ratings #34: Who Said I Was Dead?


Who Said I Was Dead? by Norbert Davis

Originally published 1942 in the Dime Detective Magazine; this edition 1995

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Collected in: Hard-Boiled: An Anthology of American Crime Stories (ed. Bill Pronzini & Jack Adrian)



(L, V, D)

Coarse Language {PG}

Drug Use {PG} {Alcohol}

Violence {M}




Mostly men, with a small number of women.


The society depicted exists in a heterosexual framework, but sexuality itself was not noticed to play a role.

Race & Ethnicity:

'Gyp' used by a character as a term for cheating someone out of something. All characters unmarked, presumed white.

Disability, Physical Diversity and Health:

No mention.




This one was a lot of fun. Rather farcical overall.