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Stashower, Daniel

Overview
Works: 72 works in 234 publications in 6 languages and 12,459 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Records and correspondence  Detective and mystery fiction  Diaries  Short stories  Psychological fiction  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Redactor, Scenarist
Classifications: PR4623, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Daniel Stashower
The hour of peril : the secret plot to murder Lincoln before the Civil War by Daniel Stashower( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two-time Edgar award-winning author Daniel Stashower uncovers the riveting true story of the "Baltimore Plot," an audacious conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln on the eve of the Civil War
The beautiful cigar girl : Mary Rogers, Edgar Allan Poe, and the invention of murder by Daniel Stashower( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the July 1841 murder investigation that was marked by sensational media coverage and the debut of Edgar Allen Poe, whose short stories "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" and "The Mystery of Marie Roget" associated him with the crime
Teller of tales : the life of Arthur Conan Doyle by Daniel Stashower( Book )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 1,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Arthur Conan Doyle, the 19th century physician, portraying him as more than the creator of Sherlock Holmes. He wrote historical novels, he ran for parliament, he served as a medical officer in the Boer War and he crusaded for spiritualism
Arthur Conan Doyle : a life in letters by Arthur Conan Doyle( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description for Arthur Conan Doyle : a life in letters / edited by Jon Lellenberg, Daniel Stashower & Charles Foley. This remarkable annotated collection of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's previously unpublished private correspondence offers unique insight into one of the world's most popular authors. For the first time, Conan Doyle emerges from the shadow of Sherlock Holmes, revealing a man whose character and exploits rival that of his famous creation. In particular, Conan Doyle's correspondence with his mother exposes his endless search for fulfillment and success outside the Holmes stories. At age sixteen Conan Doyle began studying medicine at Edinburgh University. Just months shy of graduating, he made the adventurous decision to accept a position as a surgeon on a whaling ship heading to the Arctic. He returned to Edinburgh, graduated, and struggled to establish his own medical practice while simultaneously writing and promoting his stories. He suffered years of disappointment as both doctor and author; yet, to his amazement, just two months after the first Sherlock Holmes short stories, he had garnered such a following that he completely abandoned medicine for literature. As the public clamored endlessly for Sherlock Holmes, Conan Doyle explored other pursuits: He was a doctor during the Boer War, a World War I correspondent, and the foremost spokesman for Spiritualism. As his life changed, Doyle's correspondence with his mother remained constant. In his letters to "the Mam," Doyle shares the dismay he felt over the critical reception of his other writing, and as his irritation with the Holmes adventures mounts he announces his desire to kill off the character. She is his confidante and trusted counsel throughout her long life. The editors are known for their expertise and scholarship on the works of Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes. Daniel Stashower is an award-winning mystery novelist and author of Teller of Tales, a widely praised biography of Conan Doyle. Jon Lellenberg is the U.S. agent for the Conan Doyle estate and author of The Quest for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Charles Foley is the writer's great-nephew and executor of the estate. Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters will be a must-have collection for readers interested in the author, Sherlock Holmes, and the Victorian era
The boy genius and the mogul : the untold story of television by Daniel Stashower( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Philo T. Farnsworth, the unknown inventor of the 20th century's most influential technological innovation-television-combined with the inventor vs. mogul business story of Farnsworth's struggle against RCA's David Sarnoff to capitalize on the medium. The world remembers Edison, Ford, and the Wright Brothers. But what about Philo T. Farnsworth, the inventor of television, an innovation that did as much as any other to shape the twentieth century? That question lies at the heart of The Boy Genius and the Mogul, Daniel Stashower's captivating chronicle of television's true inventor, the battle he faced to capitalize on his breakthrough, and the powerful forces that resulted in the collapse of his dreams. The son of a Mormon farmer, Farnsworth was born in 1906 in a single-room log cabin on an isolated homestead in Utah. The Farnsworth family farm had no radio, no telephone, and no electricity. Yet, motivated by the stories of scientists and inventors he read about in the science magazines of the day, young Philo set his sights on becoming an inventor. By his early teens, Farnsworth had become an inveterate tinkerer, able to repair broken farm equipment when no one else could. It was inevitable that when he read an article about a new idea-for the transmission of pictures by radio waves-that he would want to attempt it himself. One day while he was walking through a hay field, Farnsworth took note of the straight, parallel lines of the furrows and envisioned a system of scanning a visual image line by line and transmitting it to a remote screen. He soon sketched a diagram for an early television camera tube. It was 1921 and Farnsworth was only fourteen years old. Farnsworth went on to college to pursue his studies of electrical engineering but was forced to quit after two years due to the death of his father. Even so, he soon managed to persuade a group of California investors to set him up in his own research lab where, in 1927, he produced the first all-electronic television image and later patented his invention. While Farnsworth's invention was a landmark, it was also the beginning of a struggle against an immense corporate power that would consume much of his life. That corporate power was embodied by a legendary media mogul, RCA President and NBC founder David Sarnoff, who claimed that his chief scientist had invented a mechanism for television prior to Farnsworth's. Thus the boy genius and the mogul were locked in a confrontation over who would control the future of television technology and the vast fortune it represented. Farnsworth was enormously outmatched by the media baron and his army of lawyers and public relations people, and, by the 1940s, Farnsworth would be virtually forgotten as television's actual inventor, while Sarnoff and his chief scientist would receive the credit. Restoring Farnsworth to his rightful place in history, The Boy Genius and the Mogul presents a vivid portrait of a self-taught scientist whose brilliance allowed him to capture light in a bottle. A rich and dramatic story of one man's perseverance and the remarkable events leading up to the launch of television as we know it, The Boy Genius and the Mogul shines new light on a major turning point in American history
Murder in Baker Street : new tales of Sherlock Holmes by Adrian Conan Doyle( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of new stories featuring the famous detective by such writers as Anne Perry, Peter Tremayne, Jon L. Breen, and L.B. Greenwood
Dangerous work : diary of an Arctic adventure by Arthur Conan Doyle( Book )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1880 a young medical student named Arthur Conan Doyle embarked upon the "first real outstanding adventure" of his life, taking a berth as ship's surgeon on an Arctic whaler, the Hope. The voyage took him to unknown regions, showered him with dramatic and unexpected experiences, and plunged him into dangerous work on the ice floes of the Arctic seas. He tested himself, overcame the hardships, and, as he wrote later, "came of age at 80 degrees north latitude." Conan Doyle's time in the Arctic provided powerful fuel for his growing ambitions as a writer. With a ghost story set in the Arctic wastes that he wrote shortly after his return, he established himself as a promising young writer. A subsequent magazine article laying out possible routes to the North Pole won him the respect of Arctic explorers. And he would call upon his shipboard experiences many times in the adventures of Sherlock Holmes, who was introduced in 1887's A Study in Scarlet. Out of sight for more than a century was a diary that Conan Doyle kept while aboard the whaler. Dangerous Work: Diary of an Arctic Adventure makes this account available for the first time in a beautiful facsimile edition that reproduces Conan Doyle's notebook pages in his own elegant hand, accompanied by his copious illustrations. With humor and grace, Conan Doyle provides a vivid account of a long-vanished way of life at sea ..."--Publisher description
The hour of peril : the secret plot to murder Lincoln before the Civil War by Daniel Stashower( Recording )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two-time Edgar award-winning author Daniel Stashower uncovers the riveting true story of the "Baltimore Plot," an audacious conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln on the eve of the Civil War
Elephants in the distance by Daniel Stashower( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sherlock Holmes in America( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the bustling neighborhoods of New York City and Washington, D.C., to sunny yet sinister cities like San Francisco on the West Coast, the world's best-loved British sleuth will face some of the most cunning criminals America has to offer, and meet some of America's most famous figures along the way. A fascinating and extraordinary collection of never-before-published crime and mystery stories by bestselling American writers
Murder, my dear Watson : new tales of Sherlock Holmes by Jon L Lellenberg( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Czech and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven authors provide a collection of previously unrecorded cases of the world's most famous detective
The adventure of the ectoplasmic man by Daniel Stashower( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuando Harry Houdini es encerrado por espionaje, víctima de un montaje, Sherlock Holmes se compromete a limpiar su nombre. Ambos se unen para derrotar a los criminales que quieren chantajear al príncipe de Gales. El caso requiere de todas sus habilidades; y aún más. Houdini consigue transformarse en ectoplasma y protagoniza una audaz huida de Scotland Yard. Watson se convierte en la única persona en presenciar su fuga de una celda
The narrative of John Smith by Arthur Conan Doyle( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Conan Doyle wrote The Narrative of John Smith in 1883 when he was just 23, living in Portsmouth and struggling to establish himself as a doctor and a writer. By that time he had succeeded in getting a number of short stories published in leading magazines of the day, such as Blackwood's, All the Year Round, London Society and the Boy's Own Paper. But, as was the accepted practice of literary journals of the time, his stories were published anonymously and Conan Doyle realised that to make his name as a writer he would have to write a novel. That novel, the first he ever wrote, and published here for the first time, is The Narrative of John Smith. More a string of ruminations than a novel, it is however of considerable biographical importance and has exceptional value as a window into the mind of the creator of Sherlock Holmes. Many of the themes and tropes of his later writing, including his first Sherlock Holmes story A Study in Scarlet (published in 1887), can be clearly seen. Via the protagonist, John Smith, a 50-year-old man confined to his room by an attack of gout, Conan Doyle sets down his thoughts and opinions on a range of subjects - literature, science, religion, war, education - with no detectable shyness or diffidence, full of bravado in the face of little professional success at that time. Although it has little in the way of plot it stands as a fascinating record of an early attempt at writing by a man who was on his way to being one of the best-known authors in the world
The Houdini specter by Daniel Stashower( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young magician Harry Houdini sees an opportunity to make a name for himself by exposing the tricks of the medium Lucius Craig--but first he must figure out how the medium managed to conjure a "spirit" that stabbed an audience member to death before disappearing
The floating lady murder by Daniel Stashower( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In turn-of-the-century New York City, struggling young performer Harry Houdini is working for the renowned magician Kellar. One night his master's astonishing illusion the Floating Lady goes horribly wrong, with Kellar's levitating assistant apparently plunging to her death. Houdini, along with his wife Bess and brother Dash, must solve the mystery and figure out how the young lady died from drowning rather than a fatal fall."--Page 4 of cover
The Harry Houdini mysteries by Daniel Stashower( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"New York City in 1897 and young escapologist Harry Houdini is struggling to get the recognition he craves from the ruthless entertainment industry. When toy tycoon Branford Wintour is found murdered in his Fifth Avenue mansion, detectives call upon Houdini to help solve this mysterious crime. When Harry and his brother Dash reach the scene of the murder, they discover that Wintour was killed seemingly by a magic trick ..."--Page 4 of cover
Edgar Allan Poe and the murder of Mary Rogers by Daniel Stashower( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ectoplasmic man by Daniel Stashower( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Harry Houdini is framed and jailed for espionage, Sherlock Holmes vows to clear his name, with the two joining forces to take on blackmailers who have targeted the Prince of Wales. It's a case that requires all of their skills — both mental and physical. Can the daring duo solve what people are calling "The Crime of the Century"? Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's timeless creation returns in a new series of handsomely designed detective stories. From the earliest days of Holmes' career to his astonishing encounters with Martian invaders, the Further Adventures series encapsulates the most varied and thrilling cases of the worlds' greatest detective"--Publisher's description
The dime museum murders : a Harry Houdini mystery by Daniel Stashower( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York City, 1897. Young Harry Houdini is struggling to make it in the brutal entertainment business when detectives call on him to attempt the most amazing feat of his fledgling career: solve the mystery of a toy tycoon murdered in his posh Fifth Avenue mansion
 
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The beautiful cigar girl : Mary Rogers, Edgar Allan Poe, and the invention of murder
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Daniel Stashower écrivain américain

스타샤워, 대니얼

スタシャワー, ダニエル

ダニエル・スタシャワー

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Teller of tales : the life of Arthur Conan DoyleArthur Conan Doyle : a life in lettersThe boy genius and the mogul : the untold story of televisionMurder in Baker Street : new tales of Sherlock HolmesElephants in the distanceSherlock Holmes in AmericaMurder, my dear Watson : new tales of Sherlock HolmesThe adventure of the ectoplasmic man