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The Resource The puzzle of the happy hooligan, Stuart Palmer ; introduction by Otto Penzler

The puzzle of the happy hooligan, Stuart Palmer ; introduction by Otto Penzler

Label
The puzzle of the happy hooligan
Title
The puzzle of the happy hooligan
Statement of responsibility
Stuart Palmer ; introduction by Otto Penzler
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Hildegarde Withers is just your average school teacher -- with above-average skills in the art of deduction. The New Yorker often finds herself investigating crimes led only by her own meddlesome curiosity, though her friends on the NYPD don't mind when she solves their cases for them. After plans for a grand tour of Europe are interrupted by Germany's invasion of Poland, Miss Withers heads to sunny Los Angeles instead, where her vacation finds her working as a technical advisor on the set of a film adaptation of the Lizzie Borden story. The producer has plans for an epic retelling of the historical killer's patricidal spree -- plans which are derailed when a screenwriter turns up dead. While the local authorities quickly deem his death accidental, Withers suspects otherwise and calls up a detective back home for advice. The two soon team up to catch a wily killer. At once a pleasantly complex locked room mystery and a hilarious look at the foibles of Hollywood, The Puzzle of the Happy Hooligan finds Palmer, a screenwriter himself, at his most perceptive. Reprinted for the first time in over thirty years, this riotously funny novel shows why Hildegarde Withers was among the most beloved detectives of the Golden Age American mystery novel." --
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Cataloging source
LPU
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1905-1968
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Palmer, Stuart
Dewey number
823
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Penzler, Otto
Series statement
  • American Mystery Classics
  • A Hildegarde Withers mystery novel
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  • Withers, Hildegarde (Fictitious character)
  • Women teachers
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The puzzle of the happy hooligan, Stuart Palmer ; introduction by Otto Penzler
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
None Had Ever Died There a Natural Death -- Dust in the Streets, and Blood -- He Turns a Face of Terror -- A Madman Beats Upon a Drum -- For Men to Take Their Exits -- The Subtle Ways I Keep -- A Borrower of the Night -- There Will Be Time to Murder -- I Had Done a Hellish Thing -- If the Grave-Pit Be Shallow -- About Dead Bodies -- The Thing Is Found
Control code
sky294091013
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
v, 185, 9 pages
Isbn
9781613161043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The puzzle of the happy hooligan, Stuart Palmer ; introduction by Otto Penzler
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
None Had Ever Died There a Natural Death -- Dust in the Streets, and Blood -- He Turns a Face of Terror -- A Madman Beats Upon a Drum -- For Men to Take Their Exits -- The Subtle Ways I Keep -- A Borrower of the Night -- There Will Be Time to Murder -- I Had Done a Hellish Thing -- If the Grave-Pit Be Shallow -- About Dead Bodies -- The Thing Is Found
Control code
sky294091013
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
v, 185, 9 pages
Isbn
9781613161043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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