Mystery and Crime Van Dine, S.S.: Vance 03 - The Greene Murder Case. v1. 23 May 07
#1  HarryT 05-23-2007, 11:15 AM
The third book in the "Philo Vance" series.

The members of a wealthy New York family, living in an old walled mansion, are being picked off, one by one. Philo Vance investigates...

As a side-note, in this book Van Dine solves the problem of how a certain, seemingly impossible, crime, could be committed in exactly the same way as in one of the later "Sherlock Holmes" stories. I don't know if he got it from Conan Doyle, or if both got it from the same original source (which is quoted in this book as a footnote). Anyway, an interesting coincidence. I won't say any more because it would be a "spoiler" - send me a PM if you want details!


#2  UncleDuke 05-23-2007, 12:32 PM
so you seem to favor those mysteries

loved the old philo vance radio shows

#3  HarryT 05-23-2007, 12:37 PM
Certainly do! I'm a big fan of 20s and 30s detective stories! It was the "golden age", as far as I'm concerned.

#4  UncleDuke 05-23-2007, 12:39 PM
then keep 'em comin'

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