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A to Izzard

2.50  ·  Rating Details  ·  2 Ratings  ·  1 Review
Paperback, 278 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by Ramble House (first published 2008)
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Jeff Raymond
I don't know what got me interested in Harry Stephen Keeler, a prolifically terrible mystery writer from the first half of the 1900s. This book acts as a clearinghouse for essays and information on the man, along with a really thorough bibliography. He's a fascinating character, but the book is largely useless except for a few sections.
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Born in Chicago in 1890, Keeler spent his childhood exclusively in this city, which was so beloved by the author that a large number of his works took place in and around it. In many of his novels, Keeler refers to Chicago as "the London of the west." The expression is explained in the opening of Thieves' Nights (1929):

"Here ... were seemingly the same hawkers ... selling the same goods ... here t
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