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Daphne du Maurier
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February 16 2017

Page to Screen: The Birds: du Maurier & Hitchcock

Daphne du Maurier published her story “The Birds” in her 1952 collection called The Apple Tree. Several years later, Alfred Hitchcock bought the rights to the story, and in 1963 he...
October 31 2016

Page to Screen: Don’t Look Now: du Maurier & Roeg

​ Daphne du Maurier’s story “Don’t Look Now,” first published in the collection Not After Midnight (1971), is one of the great pieces of fiction set in Venice. For...
October 27 2016

Don’t Look Now: The Best Horror Film You’ve Never Seen

When mainstream publications make best-of lists pertaining to horror films, there are always a number of mainstays you can expect to see in the perceived top ten. These films include The Shining,...
September 21 2016

Page to Screen—Rebecca: du Maurier vs. Hitchcock

“Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again...” It's a haunting opening to a gothic romance often mentioned in the same breath as Jane Eyre; natural, given both stories follow...
May 23 2013

Thinking of Manderley: The Strange History of Stonemere

Watching Stonemere go up in flames, I thought of Manderley.  Yet it was a bright April afternoon when dozens of old ladies were carried by firemen and police from the hulking stone-and-shingle...
January 22 2012

What Is a Literary Thriller, Anyway?

Recently, I’ve noticed a genre label being used, and I don’t understand what it means. I’m hoping CE readers can help define this slippery term: “literary thriller.” It’s in use by authors,...
December 4 2011

Fresh Meat: Joanna Challis’ The Villa of Death

“Last night I dreamt I went to Thornleigh again.” Thornleigh? Villa of Death by Joanna Challis is the third in a series featuring Daphne du Maurier, amateur sleuth and budding author who spends...
September 27 2011

The Mystery Of The Historical Literary Sleuth

While perusing the bookshelves in the mystery section of my local Barnes and Noble, I noticed an interesting trend, that of the Literary Sleuth. Mystery novels featuring Jane Austen, Dorothy Parker,...