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October 14 2015

Champagne Sleuthing with Nick and Nora: A Look at the Thin Man Films

Ah, to be a mystery fan in the 1930s... Pulp fiction was rife with the jaded private eye. Magazines like Black Mask brimmed with femme fatales. Cigarette smoke filled rooms dimly lit and latticed...
April 20 2014

From Page to Screen with The Thin Man: Is the Book Always Better?

The movie version of The Thin Man (1934), written by Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich and directed by W.S. Van Dyke, is one of my all-time favorite movies. What’s not to love? William...
April 11 2013

Dashiell Hammett: One of the Most Influential American Writers of His Time

Samuel Dashiell Hammett was born in Maryland in 1894. In his early teens, he left school and worked at various jobs. Finally at age twenty-one he took a job as an operative with the Pinkerton Detective...
January 1 2013

Crime-Solving Couples of Yesteryear

In kicking off an article about amateur detectives of yore, most of whom just happen to be married, the obvious opener would a play on the phrase “’til death do us part.” Since...
November 3 2012

Fresh Meat: Return of the Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett

Return of the Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett is a traditional detective story anthology containing two unpublished novellas featuring private investigator Nick Charles and his wife Nora (available...
March 23 2012

You Gonna Drink That? The Class System Colors of Booze

So there I sat, at the stick in my latest hangout, The End of Times, having another Scotch on the rocks. The guy on the stool next to mine reminded me of Orson Wells during his “We will sell no wine...
December 8 2011

Dying of Laughter: Death and Humor on the Big Screen

When was the last time you laughed at a funeral? OK, maybe that’s an unfair question, but I’m making a point. In the annals of film, television, and literature, humor and death often go hand in...