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Philip Van Doren Stern


Books and Best-Sellers

A generation ago American book publishers who were about to close their ledgers for 1911 found that they had gained a large part of that profitable year's income from relatively few titles. Florence Barclay's "The Rosary," which had been is [...]

The Case of the Corpse in the Blind Alley

This year is the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of the detective story. No academic convocations are likely to be held to celebrate it, nor will any large body of commemorative literature be written for the occasion. Yet the detective story i [...]