Alec Nevala-Lee

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The Bishop Murder Case by S.S. Van Dine

There simply must be a corpse in a detective novel, and the deader the corpse the better. No lesser crime than murder will suffice. Three hundred pages is far too much pother for a crime other than murder.

S.S. Van Dine, “Twenty Rules for Writing Detective Stories”

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April 15, 2013 at 7:30 am

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  1. Great Philo Vance cover.

    Bedford Book Connections

    April 15, 2013 at 5:41 pm


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