Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created volume of «The Greatest Works of S. S. Van Dine (Illustrated Edition)». This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: The Philo Vance Series The Benson Murder Case The Canary Murder Case The Greene Murder Case The Bishop Murder Case The Scarab Murder Case The Kennel Murder Case The Dragon Murder Case The Casino Murder Case The Garden Murder Case The Kidnap Murder Case The Gracie Allen Murder Case The Winter Murder Case Other Works Modern Painting: Its Tendency and Meaning Misinforming a Nation Twenty Rules for Writing Detective Stories S. S. Van Dine is the pseudonym used by American art critic Willard Huntington Wright when he wrote detective novels. He was an important figure in avant-garde cultural circles in pre-WWI New York, and under the pseudonym he created the immensely popular fictional detective Philo Vance. Wright was, however, most respected in intellectual circles for his writing about art, best known of which is the book Modern Painting: Its Tendency and Meaning.
Philo Vance is a fictional character featured in 12 crime novels written by S. S. Van Dine (the pen name of Willard Huntington Wright), published in the 1920s and 1930s. During that time, Vance was immensely popular in books, movies, and on the radio. He was portrayed as a stylish, even foppish dandy, a New York bon vivant possessing a highly intellectual bent. The novels were chronicled by his friend Van Dine (who appears as a kind of Dr. Watson figure in the books as well as the author). Also included is the bonus essay, «Twenty Rules for Writing Detective Stories.» <P> Novels included are: <P> The Benson Murder Case (1926)<BR> The «Canary» Murder Case (1927)<BR> The Greene Murder Case (1928)<BR> The Bishop Murder Case (1928)<BR> The Scarab Murder Case (1930)<BR> The Kennel Murder Case (1933)<BR> The Dragon Murder Case (1933)<BR> The Casino Murder Case (1934)<BR> The Garden Murder Case (1935)<BR> The Kidnap Murder Case (1936)<BR> The Gracie Allen Murder Case (1938)<BR> The Winter Murder Case (1939) <P> And don't forget to search this ebook store for «Wildside Megapack» to see more entries in this series, covering classic authors and subjects like mysteries, science fiction, westerns, ghost stories – and much, much more!