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Van Dine, S. S.

Overview
Works: 43 works in 147 publications in 7 languages and 2,138 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3545.R846, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about S. S Van Dine
 
Most widely held works by S. S Van Dine
The Gracie Allen murder case : a Philo Vance story by S. S Van Dine( Book )

21 editions published between 1938 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gracie Allen Murder Case is the eleventh mystery novel about the immensely popular fictional detective Philo Vance, a sleuth and aesthete, by S. S. Van Dine, the pseudonym of Willard Huntington Wright (1888-1939), an American art critic and detective novelist. Philo Vance is a fictional character featured in a total of 12 crime novels, published in the 1920s and 1930s. During that time, Vance was immensely popular in books, movies and on the radio. He was portrayed as a stylish, even foppish dandy, a New York bon vivant possessing a highly intellectual bent. The novels were chronicled by his friend Van Dine (who appears as a kind of Dr. Watson figure in the books as well as the author). Van Dine's first three mystery novels were unusual for mystery fiction because he planned them as a trilogy, but plotted and wrote them in short form, more or less at the same time. After they were accepted as a group by famed editor Maxwell Perkins, Van Dine expanded them into full-length novels. Although Van Dine was one of the most educated and cosmopolitan detective writers of his time, in his essays, he dismissed the idea of the mystery story as serious literature. He insisted that a detective novel should be mainly an intellectual puzzle that follows strict rules and does not wander too far afield from its central theme. [Elib]
The scarab murder case : a Philo Vance story by Willard Huntington Wright( Book )

4 editions published between 1930 and 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Scarab Murder Case is the fifth mystery novel about the immensely popular fictional detective Philo Vance, a sleuth and aesthete, by S. S. Van Dine, the pseudonym of Willard Huntington Wright (1888-1939), an American art critic and detective novelist. Philo Vance is a fictional character featured in a total of 12 crime novels, published in the 1920s and 1930s. During that time, Vance was immensely popular in books, movies and on the radio. He was portrayed as a stylish, even foppish dandy, a New York bon vivant possessing a highly intellectual bent. The novels were chronicled by his friend Van Dine (who appears as a kind of Dr. Watson figure in the books as well as the author). Van Dine's first three mystery novels were unusual for mystery fiction because he planned them as a trilogy, but plotted and wrote them in short form, more or less at the same time. After they were accepted as a group by famed editor Maxwell Perkins, Van Dine expanded them into full-length novels. Although Van Dine was one of the most educated and cosmopolitan detective writers of his time, in his essays, he dismissed the idea of the mystery story as serious literature. He insisted that a detective novel should be mainly an intellectual puzzle that follows strict rules and does not wander too far afield from its central theme. [Elib]
Philo Vance : four complete novels by S. S Van Dine( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dragon murder case : a Philo Vance story by S. S Van Dine( Book )

4 editions published between 1933 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dragon Murder Case is the seventh mystery novel about the immensely popular fictional detective Philo Vance, a sleuth and aesthete, by S. S. Van Dine, the pseudonym of Willard Huntington Wright (1888-1939), an American art critic and detective novelist. Philo Vance is a fictional character featured in a total of 12 crime novels, published in the 1920s and 1930s. During that time, Vance was immensely popular in books, movies and on the radio. He was portrayed as a stylish, even foppish dandy, a New York bon vivant possessing a highly intellectual bent. The novels were chronicled by his friend Van Dine (who appears as a kind of Dr. Watson figure in the books as well as the author). Van Dine's first three mystery novels were unusual for mystery fiction because he planned them as a trilogy, but plotted and wrote them in short form, more or less at the same time. After they were accepted as a group by famed editor Maxwell Perkins, Van Dine expanded them into full-length novels. Although Van Dine was one of the most educated and cosmopolitan detective writers of his time, in his essays, he dismissed the idea of the mystery story as serious literature. He insisted that a detective novel should be mainly an intellectual puzzle that follows strict rules and does not wander too far afield from its central theme. [Elib]
The kidnap murder case : a Philo Vance story by Willard Huntington Wright( Book )

1 edition published in 1936 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kidnap Murder Case is the tenth mystery novel about the immensely popular fictional detective Philo Vance, a sleuth and aesthete, by S. S. Van Dine, the pseudonym of Willard Huntington Wright (1888-1939), an American art critic and detective novelist. Philo Vance is a fictional character featured in a total of 12 crime novels, published in the 1920s and 1930s. During that time, Vance was immensely popular in books, movies and on the radio. He was portrayed as a stylish, even foppish dandy, a New York bon vivant possessing a highly intellectual bent. The novels were chronicled by his friend Van Dine (who appears as a kind of Dr. Watson figure in the books as well as the author). Van Dine's first three mystery novels were unusual for mystery fiction because he planned them as a trilogy, but plotted and wrote them in short form, more or less at the same time. After they were accepted as a group by famed editor Maxwell Perkins, Van Dine expanded them into full-length novels. Although Van Dine was one of the most educated and cosmopolitan detective writers of his time, in his essays, he dismissed the idea of the mystery story as serious literature. He insisted that a detective novel should be mainly an intellectual puzzle that fo [Elib]
The "Canary" murder case by S. S Van Dine( Book )

4 editions published between 1927 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Canary Murder Case is the second mystery novel about the immensely popular fictional detective Philo Vance, a sleuth and aesthete, by S. S. Van Dine, the pseudonym of Willard Huntington Wright (1888-1939), an American art critic and detective novelist. Philo Vance is a fictional character featured in a total of 12 crime novels, published in the 1920s and 1930s. During that time, Vance was immensely popular in books, movies and on the radio. He was portrayed as a stylish, even foppish dandy, a New York bon vivant possessing a highly intellectual bent. The novels were chronicled by his friend Van Dine (who appears as a kind of Dr. Watson figure in the books as well as the author). Van Dine's first three mystery novels were unusual for mystery fiction because he planned them as a trilogy, but plotted and wrote them in short form, more or less at the same time. After they were accepted as a group by famed editor Maxwell Perkins, Van Dine expanded them into full-length novels. Although Van Dine was one of the most educated and cosmopolitan detective writers of his time, in his essays, he dismissed the idea of the mystery story as serious literature. He insisted that a detective novel should be mainly an intellectual puzzle that follows strict rules and does not wander too far afield from its central theme. [Elib]
The President's mystery story by Franklin D Roosevelt( Book )

2 editions published in 1935 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The garden murder case : a Philo Vance story by Willard Huntington Wright( Book )

2 editions published between 1935 and 1940 in French and English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Garden Murder Case is the ninth mystery novel about the immensely popular fictional detective Philo Vance, a sleuth and aesthete, by S. S. Van Dine, the pseudonym of Willard Huntington Wright (1888-1939), an American art critic and detective novelist. Philo Vance is a fictional character featured in a total of 12 crime novels, published in the 1920s and 1930s. During that time, Vance was immensely popular in books, movies and on the radio. He was portrayed as a stylish, even foppish dandy, a New York bon vivant possessing a highly intellectual bent. The novels were chronicled by his friend Van Dine (who appears as a kind of Dr. Watson figure in the books as well as the author). Van Dine's first three mystery novels were unusual for mystery fiction because he planned them as a trilogy, but plotted and wrote them in short form, more or less at the same time. After they were accepted as a group by famed editor Maxwell Perkins, Van Dine expanded them into full-length novels. Although Van Dine was one of the most educated and cosmopolitan detective writers of his time, in his essays, he dismissed the idea of the mystery story as serious literature. He insisted that a detective novel should be mainly an intellectual puzzle that follows strict rules and does not wander too far afield from its central theme. [Elib]
Zhu jiao mou sha an by Ni Ding( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in Chinese and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Benson murder case by Willard Huntington Wright( Book )

3 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playboy stockbroker, Alvin Benson, is found in his brownstone mansion with a bullet through his head. First on the scene is Philo Vance, amateur detective, who is at once intrigued by the absence of Alvin's toupee and his false teeth. With a jigsaw of odd clues he sets off in pursuit of an elusive murderer
Sōjō satsujin jiken by S. S Van Dine( Book )

21 editions published between 1930 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philo Vance( )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Philo Vance first appeared in a series of novels written by S.S. Van Dine. In his original incarnation, Vance was a stylish fop but, by the time he made his way to radio, many of his arrogant edges had been smoothed out, giving him the charm he often lacked on the printed page. In 1948, played by the inimitable Jackson Beck and supported by Joan Alexander, Vance deduced his way through 104 baffling mysteries in a syndicated series that would continue to be aired on local stations throughout the 1950s. If you love playing armchair detective, you can't go wrong with Philo Vance, particularly this first volume of twenty fully restored shows
El crimen de la canaria by S. S Van Dine( Book )

9 editions published between 1930 and 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margaret Odell no ten & iacute;a ninguna aptitud singular, excepto la belleza que la hab & iacute;a convertido en un mito de Broadway surgido de la l & iacute;neas del coro de un musical. Cuando aparece su cad & aacute;ver estrangulado y el coqueto piso en el que vive saqueado y en total desorden, la prensa enloquece y la polic & iacute;a piensa que se trata de un robo con homicidio. Hab & iacute;a muchos hombres en su vida, desde ricos herederos hasta gangsters de la peor reputaci & oacute;n. Y varios hab & iacute;an pasado por su casa la noche del asesinato. Ser & aacute; necesaria la erudici & oacute;n de Philo Vance para deshacer varios alibis y llegar al culpable. Mientras tanto, y gracias a la inoperancia policial, el asesino vuelve a golpear
Matando en la sombra by S. S Van Dine( Book )

5 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuando Archie Coe, el riquísimo y detestado coleccionista de porcelana china, aparece muerto en su habitación cerrada desde el interior, la primera hipótesis es suicidio. Pero una rápida inspección del doctor Doremus muestra que el cadáver de Archie ha sido golpeado con un objeto contundente y apuñalado antes de recibir el tiro en la sien. Las sospechas se centran en su hermano Brisbane, hasta que lo encuentran muerto dentro de un armario de la planta baja. Las pistas se reducen a un valioso jarrón roto y un doberman herido. Las sospechas se extienden a toda la familia y el servicio, incluido
Asesinato en el casino by S. S Van Dine( )

2 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El asesinato de Benson by S. S Van Dine( )

2 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playboy stockbroker, Alvin Benson, is found in his brownstone mansion with a bullet through his head. First on the scene is Philo Vance, amateur detective, who is at once intrigued by the absence of Alvin's toupee and his false teeth. With a jigsaw of odd clues he sets off in pursuit of an elusive murderer, making obvious his disdain for the professional crime-solvers of the police and the DA's office. To him, they seem to be hopelessly addicted to the pernicious practice of looking for physical clues and circumstantial evidence. His own theory is that psychology is the key
El asesino fantasma : Un misterio de Philo Vance by S. S Van Dine( )

2 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las huellas de unas pisadas en la nieve convencen al sargento Heath de que la casa Greene ha sido atacada por un ladrón que, descubierto, ha disparado contra Julia y Ada. Rex, Chester, Julia, Sibella y Ada viven sometidos a la voluntad despótica de una madre lisiada que domina sus vidas desde la cama. Tobias Greene, el patriarca, ha dejado un testamento que los obliga a vivir en la mansión familiar durante 25 años si quieren ver su parte de la herencia. En el ambiente sofocante de la casa, todos se odian abiertamente. La obstinación del sargento Heath no se conmueve cuando un tercer ataque acaba con la vida de otro de los hermanos. Pero Philo Vance tiene la fuerte intuición de que la fuerza asesina está en los muros depravados de la casa. Le faltan las pistas, que deberá encontrar antes de que el asesino acabe con todos los herederos de Tobias Greene
El caso Rexon : Un misterio de Philo Vance by S. S Van Dine( )

2 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La majestuosa finca de Carrington Rexton ve llegar invitados que no conforman a su dueño, un adinerado coleccionista de esmeraldas. Vienen días de festejo: su hijo Richard ha vuelto de Europa y Rexton se apresta a anunciar el próximo matrimonio del heredero con Carlotta Naesmith. Carlotta y Richard han invitado a mucha gente y Rexton teme que sus inestimables esmeraldas estén en peligro durante este acontecimiento multitudinario. Philo Vance es invitado a la gran recepción con el objeto de que se cuide de las esmeraldas. Vance llega, abriéndose paso en la nieve y acompañado por su fiel Van, justo a tiempo para presenciar varios asesinatos, un robo y admirar las sorprendentes virtudes de Ella Gunther como patinadora sobre hielo. No es el único secreto de Ella, quien se cuida de Joan, la hermana paralítica de Richard, con quien sostiene una aventura amorosa. Vance deberá desarmar varias coartadas a prueba de balas y jugar sutiles partidas psicológicas antes de resolver los crímenes, mientras lucha por mantener el apellido Rexton lejos de los escándalos mediáticos
The Philo Vance megapack : 12 classic mysteries: the complete series by S. S Van Dine( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philo Vance is a fictional character featured in 12 crime novels written by S.S. Van Dine (the pen name of Willard Huntington Wright), published in the 1920s and 1930s. During that time, Vance was immensely popular in books, movies, and on the radio. He was portrayed as a stylish, even foppish dandy, a New York bon vivant possessing a highly intellectual bent. The novels were chronicled by his friend Van Dine (who appears as a kind of Dr. Watson figure in the books as well as the author)
El caso del dragón by S. S Van Dine( )

1 edition published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Stamm give an intimate party to celebrate the impending marriage of his daughter Bernice a wealthy aristocrat. But not all the guests seem to hold the next link. Late at night, a group decides that a little exercise will clear the fumes of alcohol. The pool on the estate of the Stamm collects water from several sacred streams for Lenape Indians. The legend says that dwells place a demonic spirit in the form of dragon attacking unwary. When Sanford Montague disappears under water and flamboyant Mr. Stamm hints that has been swallowed by the dragon of the Lenape, Leland suspect foul play and call the police. But after draining the pool all they find are the traces of a dragon. All the erudition of Philo Vance about dragons and legends to discover that the disappearance of Montague has much more mundane reasons that an Indian revenge will be necessary
 
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The Gracie Allen murder case : a Philo Vance story
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controlled identityWright, Willard Huntington, 1888-1939

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