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Archive for the 'Overlooked Books' Category

Fri, March 9th, 2012
Overlooked Books: The Novels of “Edgar Box”
Posted by: David Pitt

Gore Vidal has a pretty interesting bibliography: the novels Myra Breckinridge, Lincoln, Hollywood, and the groundbreaking The City and the Pillar, for example, not to mention various essays, screenplays, and whatnots. You probably know all that already, but you might not know this: in the 1950s Vidal wrote three crime novels under the pseudonym Edgar […]


Thu, June 16th, 2011
Sanctuary Re-Released!
Posted by: Daniel Kraus

Readers who followed along to “Desperately Seeking DeSario,” my article about tracking down the forgotten author of one of my all-time favorite novels, take note: Joseph P. DeSario’s Sanctuary is now available in a brand-new e-book edition. Random House has a collection of links where you can buy it from a variety of retailers, including […]


Mon, May 2nd, 2011
The Case of the Missing Author: Solved!
Posted by: Daniel Kraus

If you haven’t read the Mystery Showcase feature “Desperately Seeking DeSario,” read it right this instant. Don’t do it for me; do it for Joseph P. DeSario, the author of Sanctuary–I novel I fell in love with when I was 15 and read repeatedly until three months ago when I tracked down DeSario and discovered […]


Sun, September 26th, 2010
Overlooked Books: Samuel Holt
Posted by: David Pitt

In 1986 a new mystery writer, Samuel Holt, appeared on the scene. His first novel, One of Us is Wrong, starred a fictionalized version of the author, an actor called Sam Holt, who went from playing a criminology professor on a hit TV series to solving crimes in real life. You might not have heard of Samuel […]


Wed, August 18th, 2010
Overlooked Books: The Ascent of Rum Doodle
Posted by: David Pitt

We had so much fun talking about overlooked books for Mystery Month, we thought we’d keep the discussion going. The rules are simple: the book can be in any genre, and it has to be relatively unknown, but also relatively easy to hunt down. W.E. Bowman’s The Ascent of Rum Doodle, an hysterical parody of mountaineering memoirs, fits the […]





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