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Van Dine, S. S.

Overview
Works: 49 works in 179 publications in 7 languages and 2,403 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Detective and mystery films  Detective and mystery fiction  Novels  Film adaptations  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Conceptor
Classifications: PS3545.R846, 813.52
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Most widely held works by S. S Van Dine
The Gracie Allen murder case : a Philo Vance story by S. S Van Dine( Book )
22 editions published between 1938 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 231 libraries worldwide
The Gracie Allen Murder Case is the eleventh mystery novel about the immensely popular fictional detective Philo Vance, a sleuth and aesthete, by S. S. Van Dine, the pseudonym of Willard Huntington Wright (1888-1939), an American art critic and detective novelist. Philo Vance is a fictional character featured in a total of 12 crime novels, 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). Van Dine's first three mystery novels were unusual for mystery fiction because he planned them as a trilogy, but plotted and wrote them in short form, more or less at the same time. After they were accepted as a group by famed editor Maxwell Perkins, Van Dine expanded them into full-length novels. Although Van Dine was one of the most educated and cosmopolitan detective writers of his time, in his essays, he dismissed the idea of the mystery story as serious literature. He insisted that a detective novel should be mainly an intellectual puzzle that follows strict rules and does not wander too far afield from its central theme. [Elib]
The scarab murder case : a Philo Vance story by Willard Huntington Wright( Book )
2 editions published between 1930 and 1954 in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
The Scarab Murder Case is the fifth mystery novel about the immensely popular fictional detective Philo Vance, a sleuth and aesthete, by S. S. Van Dine, the pseudonym of Willard Huntington Wright (1888-1939), an American art critic and detective novelist. Philo Vance is a fictional character featured in a total of 12 crime novels, 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). Van Dine's first three mystery novels were unusual for mystery fiction because he planned them as a trilogy, but plotted and wrote them in short form, more or less at the same time. After they were accepted as a group by famed editor Maxwell Perkins, Van Dine expanded them into full-length novels. Although Van Dine was one of the most educated and cosmopolitan detective writers of his time, in his essays, he dismissed the idea of the mystery story as serious literature. He insisted that a detective novel should be mainly an intellectual puzzle that follows strict rules and does not wander too far afield from its central theme. [Elib]
The dragon murder case : a Philo Vance story by S. S Van Dine( Book )
4 editions published between 1933 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 131 libraries worldwide
The Dragon Murder Case is the seventh mystery novel about the immensely popular fictional detective Philo Vance, a sleuth and aesthete, by S. S. Van Dine, the pseudonym of Willard Huntington Wright (1888-1939), an American art critic and detective novelist. Philo Vance is a fictional character featured in a total of 12 crime novels, 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). Van Dine's first three mystery novels were unusual for mystery fiction because he planned them as a trilogy, but plotted and wrote them in short form, more or less at the same time. After they were accepted as a group by famed editor Maxwell Perkins, Van Dine expanded them into full-length novels. Although Van Dine was one of the most educated and cosmopolitan detective writers of his time, in his essays, he dismissed the idea of the mystery story as serious literature. He insisted that a detective novel should be mainly an intellectual puzzle that follows strict rules and does not wander too far afield from its central theme. [Elib]
Philo Vance : four complete novels by S. S Van Dine( Book )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
The kennel murder case by Willard Huntington Wright( Book )
2 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
When the chief suspect in the murder of a wealthy, but unpopular dog breeder is also found dead, Philco Vance decides to solve the perplexing case
The kidnap murder case : a Philo Vance story by Willard Huntington Wright( Book )
2 editions published in 1936 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
The Kidnap Murder Case is the tenth mystery novel about the immensely popular fictional detective Philo Vance, a sleuth and aesthete, by S. S. Van Dine, the pseudonym of Willard Huntington Wright (1888-1939), an American art critic and detective novelist. Philo Vance is a fictional character featured in a total of 12 crime novels, 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). Van Dine's first three mystery novels were unusual for mystery fiction because he planned them as a trilogy, but plotted and wrote them in short form, more or less at the same time. After they were accepted as a group by famed editor Maxwell Perkins, Van Dine expanded them into full-length novels. Although Van Dine was one of the most educated and cosmopolitan detective writers of his time, in his essays, he dismissed the idea of the mystery story as serious literature. He insisted that a detective novel should be mainly an intellectual puzzle that fo [Elib]
The "Canary" murder case by S. S Van Dine( Book )
4 editions published between 1927 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 111 libraries worldwide
The Canary Murder Case is the second mystery novel about the immensely popular fictional detective Philo Vance, a sleuth and aesthete, by S. S. Van Dine, the pseudonym of Willard Huntington Wright (1888-1939), an American art critic and detective novelist. Philo Vance is a fictional character featured in a total of 12 crime novels, 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). Van Dine's first three mystery novels were unusual for mystery fiction because he planned them as a trilogy, but plotted and wrote them in short form, more or less at the same time. After they were accepted as a group by famed editor Maxwell Perkins, Van Dine expanded them into full-length novels. Although Van Dine was one of the most educated and cosmopolitan detective writers of his time, in his essays, he dismissed the idea of the mystery story as serious literature. He insisted that a detective novel should be mainly an intellectual puzzle that follows strict rules and does not wander too far afield from its central theme. [Elib]
The Bishop murder case : a Philo Vance story by S. S Van Dine( Book )
4 editions published between 1929 and 2013 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
America's classic detective, Philo Vance, was an amateur whose analytical mind caused him to become absorbed in a sinister event that became the Bishop murder case. Without his intervention this criminal mystery would probably never have come to light
The President's mystery story by Franklin D Roosevelt( Book )
2 editions published in 1935 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
The garden murder case : a Philo Vance story by Willard Huntington Wright( Book )
2 editions published between 1935 and 1940 in French and English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
The Garden Murder Case is the ninth mystery novel about the immensely popular fictional detective Philo Vance, a sleuth and aesthete, by S. S. Van Dine, the pseudonym of Willard Huntington Wright (1888-1939), an American art critic and detective novelist. Philo Vance is a fictional character featured in a total of 12 crime novels, 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). Van Dine's first three mystery novels were unusual for mystery fiction because he planned them as a trilogy, but plotted and wrote them in short form, more or less at the same time. After they were accepted as a group by famed editor Maxwell Perkins, Van Dine expanded them into full-length novels. Although Van Dine was one of the most educated and cosmopolitan detective writers of his time, in his essays, he dismissed the idea of the mystery story as serious literature. He insisted that a detective novel should be mainly an intellectual puzzle that follows strict rules and does not wander too far afield from its central theme. [Elib]
Zhu jiao mou sha an by S. S Van Dine( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in Chinese and held by 27 libraries worldwide
The Benson murder case by Willard Huntington Wright( Book )
3 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Playboy stockbroker, Alvin Benson, is found in his brownstone mansion with a bullet through his head. First on the scene is Philo Vance, amateur detective, who is at once intrigued by the absence of Alvin's toupee and his false teeth. With a jigsaw of odd clues he sets off in pursuit of an elusive murderer
The kennel murder case by Michael Curtiz( visu )
7 editions published between 1933 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 20 libraries worldwide
A Philo Vance mystery with the customary sealed room puzzle. A competitor in a Long Island dog show is found dead, and Vance is hot on the trail of the killer
El crimen de la canaria by S. S Van Dine( Book )
10 editions published between 1930 and 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Margaret Odell no ten & iacute;a ninguna aptitud singular, excepto la belleza que la hab & iacute;a convertido en un mito de Broadway surgido de la l & iacute;neas del coro de un musical. Cuando aparece su cad & aacute;ver estrangulado y el coqueto piso en el que vive saqueado y en total desorden, la prensa enloquece y la polic & iacute;a piensa que se trata de un robo con homicidio. Hab & iacute;a muchos hombres en su vida, desde ricos herederos hasta gangsters de la peor reputaci & oacute;n. Y varios hab & iacute;an pasado por su casa la noche del asesinato. Ser & aacute; necesaria la erudici & oacute;n de Philo Vance para deshacer varios alibis y llegar al culpable. Mientras tanto, y gracias a la inoperancia policial, el asesino vuelve a golpear
El escarabajo sagrado = The scarab muder case by S. S Van Dine( Book )
6 editions published between 1934 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 6 libraries worldwide
El asesinato del casino by S. S Van Dine( Book )
7 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Bajo la atenta vigilancia de Philo Vance y el sargento Heath, Lynn resulta envenenado cuando toma un vaso de agua proveniente del decantador privado del gerente del casino, el tío Kinkaid. Lynn, jugador empedernido y heredero de una enorme fortuna que maneja su madre dipsómana, sobrevive al atentado. Pero cuando todavía se retuerce por los efectos del veneno, llega la noticia de que su esposa Virginia acaba de morir envenenada en la mansión familiar. Virginia ha dejado una carta suicida, pero Lynn sospecha que todo es una fabulación de su excéntrica madre, a quien cree culpable del asesinato. Para complicar las cosas, el doctor Doremus es incapaz de encontrar trazas del veneno en las víctimas. ¿Están en peligro los herederos de la fortuna Llewellyn? ¿Qué pasará con Amelia, la sexy hermana de Lynn que ha seguido los pasos de su madre por la avenida del alcohol?Un caso que solo el poder psicológico de Philo Vance está en condiciones de desenredar entre las volutas de humo de sus cigarrillos de lujo
Matando en la sombra (The Kemel Murder Case) by S. S Van Dine( Book )
6 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Cuando Archie Coe, el riquísimo y detestado coleccionista de porcelana china, aparece muerto en su habitación cerrada desde el interior, la primera hipótesis es suicidio. Pero una rápida inspección del doctor Doremus muestra que el cadáver de Archie ha sido golpeado con un objeto contundente y apuñalado antes de recibir el tiro en la sien. Las sospechas se centran en su hermano Brisbane, hasta que lo encuentran muerto dentro de un armario de la planta baja. Las pistas se reducen a un valioso jarrón roto y un doberman herido. Las sospechas se extienden a toda la familia y el servicio, incluido
El caso Rexon : Un misterio de Philo Vance by S. S Van Dine( file )
2 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
La majestuosa finca de Carrington Rexton ve llegar invitados que no conforman a su due & ntilde;o, un adinerado coleccionista de esmeraldas. Vienen d & iacute;as de festejo: su hijo Richard ha vuelto de Europa y Rexton se apresta a anunciar el pr & oacute;ximo matrimonio del heredero con Carlotta Naesmith. Carlotta y Richard han invitado a mucha gente y Rexton teme que sus inestimables esmeraldas est & eacute;n en peligro durante este acontecimiento multitudinario. Philo Vance es invitado a la gran recepci & oacute;n con el objeto de que se cuide de las esmeraldas. Vance llega, abri & eacute;ndose paso en la nieve y acompa & ntilde;ado por su fiel Van, justo a tiempo para presenciar varios asesinatos, un robo y admirar las sorprendentes virtudes de Ella Gunther como patinadora sobre hielo. No es el & uacute;nico secreto de Ella, quien se cuida de Joan, la hermana paral & iacute;tica de Richard, con quien sostiene una aventura amorosa. Vance deber & aacute; desarmar varias coartadas a prueba de balas y jugar sutiles partidas psicol & oacute;gicas antes de resolver los cr & iacute;menes, mientras lucha por mantener el apellido Rexton lejos de los esc & aacute;ndalos medi & aacute;ticos
El asesinato de Benson by S. S Van Dine( file )
2 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Playboy stockbroker, Alvin Benson, is found in his brownstone mansion with a bullet through his head. First on the scene is Philo Vance, amateur detective, who is at once intrigued by the absence of Alvin's toupee and his false teeth. With a jigsaw of odd clues he sets off in pursuit of an elusive murderer, making obvious his disdain for the professional crime-solvers of the police and the DA's office. To him, they seem to be hopelessly addicted to the pernicious practice of looking for physical clues and circumstantial evidence. His own theory is that psychology is the key
El asesino fantasma : Un misterio de Philo Vance by S. S Van Dine( file )
2 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Las huellas de unas pisadas en la nieve convencen al sargento Heath de que la casa Greene ha sido atacada por un ladr & oacute;n que, descubierto, ha disparado contra Julia y Ada. Rex, Chester, Julia, Sibella y Ada viven sometidos a la voluntad desp & oacute;tica de una madre lisiada que domina sus vidas desde la cama. Tobias Greene, el patriarca, ha dejado un testamento que los obliga a vivir en la mansi & oacute;n familiar durante 25 a & ntilde;os si quieren ver su parte de la herencia. En el ambiente sofocante de la casa, todos se odian abiertamente. La obstinaci & oacute;n del sargento Heath no se conmueve cuando un tercer ataque acaba con la vida de otro de los hermanos. Pero Philo Vance tiene la fuerte intuici & oacute;n de que la fuerza asesina est & aacute; en los muros depravados de la casa. Le faltan las pistas, que deber & aacute; encontrar antes de que el asesino acabe con todos los herederos de Tobias Greene
 
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controlled identity Wright, Willard Huntington, 1888-1939

S・S・ヴァン・ダイン
S.S ヴァンダイン
范達痕
Languages
English (48)
Spanish (39)
Chinese (10)
French (1)
Portuguese (1)
Italian (1)
Czech (1)
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