S.S. Van Dine
The Greene Murder Case
Philo Vance #3
Members of the Greene family keep dying while the pool of possible perpetrators keeps shrinking (although the servants, each one weirder than the next, remain in the pink of health). Philo Vance—the independently wealthy, staggeringly brilliant, not remotely modest (and did we mention handsome?) amateur sleuth—uses his detective skills to unravel the murders, though sadly not before most of the Greene family has been bumped off.
First published in 1928, Greene topped the year’s bestseller lists, and was made into not one, not two, but an astonishing three films, the first starring William Powell, and the second somebody named Grant Richards. The third, a made-for-TV movie, came out just 16 years ago…in the Czech Republic. That’s our Philo, the Sleuth the World Loves to Hate.
“… outrageous cleverness … among the finest fruits of the Golden Age.” —Julian Symons, Bloody Murder
Who's likely to like this: Fans of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction
2019 • Fiction/Mystery • 336 pages • ISBN: 9781631941825