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CORNUCOPIA OF CRIME

 

Memories and Summations by Francis M. Nevins

 

Over the past 40 years Francis M. Nevins has written novels and short stories as well as practicing law and teaching at universities. But one thing he has excelled at is writing about fellow mystery writers. He's known many of the giants of the field and has written at least two of the greatest biographies of all time, those of Cornell Woolrich and the writing team known as Ellery Queen.

 

Here he has collected some of his best and most important writings about writers in one huge 420-page tome from Ramble House. The Table of Contents will give you an idea of the scope of the book. There's also an exhaustive index that'll make this one of the most valuable reference books on your shelf.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

I. INTRODUCTION....................... 13

II. TITANS....................... 21

   Erle Stanley Gardner

   Cornell Woolrich

   Ellery Queen

   Anthony Boucher

III. COLD CASES....................... 105

   Anthony Abbot

   Cleve F. Adams

   John Lawrence

   Milton Propper

   William Ard

IV. PROFILES....................... 181

   Michael Avallone

   Edward D. Hoch

   Harry Stephen Keeler

   John Lutz

   John D. MacDonald

   Jack Ritchie

V. BROTHER AGENTS....................... 229

   James Atlee Phillips

   David Atlee Phillips

VI. PLEASE READ BEFORE THE LIGHTS DIM....................... 273

VII. POETIC PUZZLEMENT....................... 353

VIII. MEDIA

   Point Blank

   Bernard Herrmann

   Boucher and Sherlock Holmes

   Notes on Crime Shows of TVís Golden Age

IX. BITS AND PIECES....................... 389

X. FOR THE ABSENT....................... 401

   Christianna Brand

   Ray B. Browne

   Joe L. Hensley

   Edward D. Hoch

   Stuart M. Kaminsky

   Joseph H. Lewis

   Aaron Marc Stein

   Two Women

XI. INDEX

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