Featuring History of Mystery/Detective Fiction and Other Literary Ramblings of Elizabeth Foxwell
Thursday, August 18, 2011
FaberFinds reissues Patrick Hamilton.
George Sanders in Hangover Square (1945)
FaberFinds has reissued Patrick Hamilton's Twopence Coloured(1928), an indictment of the world of the theater. In mysterydom Hamilton (1904–62) is best known for his plays Rope (1929; filmed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1948) and Gaslight (1939, aka Angel Street; films 1940, 1944, 1947, and several TV adaptations), as well as the novel Hangover Square (1941; filmed by John Brahm, 1945). The TV series The Charmer, with Nigel Havers as con artist Ralph Gorse, was based on Hamilton's Mr. Stimpson and Mr. Gorse (1953).