In The Riverside Murder, an inspector and an ambitious female journalist investigate when a financier is killed. The film is adapted from André Steeman's Les Six Hommes Morts by Selwyn Jepson (son of mystery author Edgar Jepson and uncle of writer Fay Weldon). The cast include Basil Sydney, Judy Gunn, and Alistair Sim.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Monday, February 19, 2018
|Illustration from "Three Detective |
Pards, or, Nobby Nick's Big Game"
by T. C. Harbaugh (1896)
• WHYY on the exhibition
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
In this episode of Markham, the lawyer turned private detective (Ray Milland) looks into the case of an elderly woman victimized by a medium. The story is by later Twilight Zone writers Charles Beaumont and Richard Matheson.
Monday, February 12, 2018
|Adelia Chiswell, |
member of the Red Cross
Women's Motor Corps
The luncheon, which is open to nonmembers, will be held at Capitol Skyline Hotel (Metro stop: Navy Yard) from 12–2 pm and is $35 per person. To RSVP, visit the AOI Web site.
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
In The Secret Place, the young son of a policeman (Michael Brooke) becomes entangled with jewel thieves. Belinda Lee, Ronald Lewis, and David McCallum costar. This film was Clive Donner's debut as a director.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
novel 1963). Aldo Ray, Ellen Burstyn, Tina Louise, and Whit Bissell costar. The music for the episode is by John Williams.
Monday, January 29, 2018
New Britain Museum of American Art, can now be viewed online. Pieces include artworks for Amazing Stories, Argosy, Detective Short Stories, Detective Tales, Dime Mystery Magazine, Doc Savage, Mystery Tales, The Shadow, Spicy Mystery, Weird Tales, and Wonder Stories.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
|Janet Blair and Peter Wyngarde in |
Burn, Witch, Burn (1962)
Monday, January 22, 2018
|Raymond Burr as Perry Mason|
with Barbara Hale as Della Street
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
|James Gould Cozzens|
Further reading: my positive take on The Just and the Unjust.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
In The Saint's Girl Friday, Louis Hayward steps into the shoes of Leslie Charteris's Simon Templar (aka The Saint) as he takes on a gambling ring that caused the death of a socialite who had requested his help. Diana Dors costars.
Thursday, January 11, 2018
MSU Billings English department Web site for Schaffer's email address.
Tuesday, January 09, 2018
|Greta Gynt, left, with the Duchess of Kent, ca. 1944|
Monday, January 08, 2018
|July 1945 Detective Tales. |
Cover by Gloria Stoll Karn
- About the artist
- View Karn's November 1943 cover for Dime Mystery Magazine
- View Karn's March 1945 cover for Black Mask
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Before Sue Grafton, who died December 28 at age 77, turned to writing mysteries, she was a screenwriter. One of her credits was a 1983 TV movie of Agatha Christie's Sparkling Cyanide, starring Anthony Andrews and Deborah Raffin.
Monday, January 01, 2018
|Agatha Christie, Sept 1964. |
Dutch National Archives
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
|Lew Ayres and Gail Patrick|
in Murder with Pictures
Monday, December 18, 2017
|E. Phillips Oppenheim|
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Monday, December 11, 2017
true crime and mystery catalog. These include the McFarland Companions to Mystery Fiction series that I edit.
Tuesday, December 05, 2017
|Taina Elg and Kenneth More in The 39 Steps (1959)|
In the second film version of The 39 Steps, Kenneth More takes on the role of John Buchan's game-hunter hero who becomes embroiled in espionage.
Monday, December 04, 2017
|"There, in the middle of the upper panel, was the print of a human hand—in blood!" |
Arthur Morrison, "As Far as They Had Got" 1911
The story centers on two men out for sail on a river who become ensnared in the aftermath of the Moorgate Street robbery. The story takes a number of twists and turns.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Monday, November 27, 2017
A plot mind, is curiously rare, and does secure for its owner a kind of immortality. By that I mean that long after the writer is dead, the books go on being reprinted.
—Marie Belloc Lowndes
|Marie Belloc Lowndes,|
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
|Victor Mature and Betty Grable in I Wake Up Screaming|
Monday, November 20, 2017
|Mata Hari. NYPL|