Monday, December 25, 2023

August Derleth's Christmas cards.

1939 studio portrait of August Derleth
by Ephraim Burt Trimpey
John D. Haefele discusses the Christmas cards sent by author-critic-publisher August Derleth from the late 1930s to 1941, which featured a new poem by Derleth plus a woodcut by Wisconsin artist Frank Utpatel, a friend of Derleth.

Monday, December 18, 2023

Exhibition: "The Victorian World in Flux."

On display until December 22nd is the exhibition "Detecting an Anxious Gaze: The Victorian World in Flux" in McLennan Library's Rare Books and Special Collections at McGill University. The exhibition is curated by graduate students in the course Enter the Detective. Mystery items include Revelations of a Lady Detective (1884) by William Stephens Hayward.

More on the exhibition here.

Monday, December 11, 2023

New French translations of Chandler.

Just published in Gallimard's distinguished and long-running Série Noire are new French translations of Raymond Chandler's The Lady in the Lake and The Big Sleep.

Monday, December 04, 2023

McFarland's December sale.

New from McFarland:
God and the Great Detective
If you missed McFarland's November sale, you still can save 25% on all McFarland books (including the McFarland Companions to Mystery Fiction) with the HOLIDAY23 coupon code. It's a good idea to place time-sensitive orders by December 16. Visit the McFarland website