|Edward G. Robinson and Nina Foch|
in Illegal (1955)
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Monday, June 27, 2016
|Mark Twain, ca. 1907.|
Library of Congress, Prints
and Photographs Div.
A sample from the Westminster Detective Library:
• "The Female Assassin" (1850) by Prince Cambaceres, archchancellor of the French Empire and Duke of Parma
• "Who Is the Thief?" (1864) by Elizabeth Campbell (a writer and actress trained by Edwin Booth)
• "The Stolen Letter: A Lawyer's Story" (1855) by Wilkie Collins
• "Mrs. Fitzgerald's Life Policy" (1863) by Andrew Forrester Jr. (pseudonymous author of The Female Detective  unmasked by Judith Flanders in The Invention of Murder)
• "The Murder at Carew Court" (1868) by Amy Randolph
• "Edward Mills and George Benton" (1880) by Mark Twain
For the project, Panek and Bendel-Simso seek help from students and others with tasks such as editing, proofreading, and locating materials; clues to finding additional stories and sources; and comments on the materials in the library. Contact Bendel-Simso.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Monday, June 20, 2016
|4 Nov 1922 Argosy cover by|
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
This episode for Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color is based on The Whisper in the Gloom by Nicholas Blake (aka poet Cecil Day-Lewis) and features a band of smart kids and Sharon Gless looking into a murder and discovering ties to a political conspiracy. It is bittersweet to see the gifted actress Dana Hill (Shoot the Moon, Cross Creek, etc.), who died much too young at age 32 from diabetes-related complications.
Monday, June 13, 2016
|Cover of Wyllard's Weird (1886)|
by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
|Walter Matthau |
in Gangster Story (1959)
Monday, June 06, 2016
|Strange Secrets, a collection of ghost stories|
(London, 1890). Image from the
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, Toronto.