Great Detectives: Seven Original Investigations
Great Detectives Seven Original Investigations Author:Julian Symons Whatever did happen to Sherlock Holmes? — Was Marlowe no more than a figment of Chandler's imagination, or was he really his alter ego? — Why did Simenon gloss over the details of Maigret's private life? — Readers of the detective story have puzzled for decades over these and other intriguing questions about their heroes--... more »-and heroines. Now Julian Stmons, himself a master crime writer, suggests some of the answers in the form of amusing and revealing incidents in the lives of the world's most famous detectives, together with some hitherto undocumented case histories. With him we walk the roads and lanes of St. Mary's Mead in the company of its vicar, learning many fascinating details of Miss Marple's past. We quiz Archie Goodwin in his den and gain a clue to the ultimate fate of Nero Wolfe. We disentangle the facts of Poirot's career from the rumors, and uncover the history of Ellery Queen.
While the stealthiest detective buff will find this new information essential reading, the newcomer will simply be delighted by this introduction to the worlds of The Great Detectives.« less