Bruno Fischer was born in Berlin, Germany, on June 29, 1908. He emigrated with his family to the U.S. in 1913, and was educated at the Rand School of Social Sciences (established by the American Socialist Party). Fischer became a sports reporter for the Long Island Daily Press in 1929, and followed this with stints at the Labor Voice and the Socialist Call, even running as a Socialist candidate for the New York state senate. He then turned to fiction, selling his first story, a horror tale, in 1936, followed by many more pulp stories and mystery novels, including the Ben Helm series. His last novel, The Evil Days, written after a lengthy writer's block, is considered by many to be his best. He passed away during a Mexican vacation on March 16, 1992.
- The Bleeding Scissors/The Evil Days
- A search for a missing wife and her sister turns up a much bigger mystery that leads back to the New York burlesque; and a found cache of jewels sparkles with murder when an ordinary couple decide not to turn them in. Two of Fischer's best with a new introduction by author/publisher Gary Lovisi. Due August 2015.