A Knife In My Back [An Amy Brewster Mystery]

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That Sam Merwin Jr. He began as a journeyman in the pulps, where he sold stories to virtually every mystery pulp including Thrilling Detective , Popular Detective , G-Men Detective , Exciting Detective , and more than a dozen others. Later as a matured writer his work was accepted by the classier digest-sized mystery magazines like Ellery Queen , Pursuit , and Manhunt.

As the heyday of the pulps waned due to the rise of television, Sam Merwin Jr. There is also an associated mystery, Murder in Miniatures , which features Sergeant Lanning, whom Amy matches wits with in this book.

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North, Mike Shayne, etc. Perhaps a woman as unconventional in every way as Amy was simply too far ahead of her time. If she had eaten less, dressed better, avoided profanity and shed a few pounds, her chances for success in the s, when all women were supposed to be-oh-so-glamorous and innocent, might have been greatly enhanced. One imagines that if her author were living and writing today, Amy would be as popular as Kinsey Mulhone and V.

She was modeled on a real woman, a genuine American original, and a celebrity of her time, who dropped in to visit his famous father one day. Though the name Elsa Maxwell was a household word then, it would likely draw a blank even with a well-informed person today. Her entry in American Heritage Dictionary memorializes her as an, "American gossip columnist and professional hostess noted for her extravagant high-society parties.

All characteristics guaranteed to leave their impression on a teenage boy whose father she dropped in to visit for a day, and all characteristics Ms. The reader will note, perhaps wonderingly, that all three women in this book are steel-willed, intelligent and resourceful. This holds true for Sam Merwin Jr. Samuel Kimball Merwin Jr. He received his degree from Princeton, was a highly-respected writer and editor who authored more than one dozen books and several hundred short stories. He passed away in at his home in Los Angeles, California at the ripe age of eighty-five, and is survived by his third wife, Amanda Varela, to whom he had been married for over a quarter of a century.

Today his mysteries can be found only at used and rare book shops.

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Same floor plan as my place, huh? So the chef-turned-author signed a special stack of books for them. After what seems like an eternity, Jerry is satisfied. Ed stumbles. Settles in a chair facing away from the door.

Like the Amy Brewster novels, most have been out of print for more than fifty years. The editorial board of Deerstalker Classics is particularly proud to be part of the effort to placing all three in print again after far too long a lapse of time. Jean Marie Stine.

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January Covers from the hardcover and the paperback first editions above. Labels: Amy Brewster , female sleuths , Jr. Friends told him about Clifford L. Unlike Wolfe, "Tiny" wouldn't cross the street for the rarest orchid in captivity, and, as far as he is concerned, his friends can "omit beer," too.

Have you met the female Nero Wolfe in the newly reprinted of the famous s sleuth, Amy Brewster? If you love Wolfe, you will love Amy Brewster. Upper-class but unfeminine, she is enlisted by friends to solve crimes.

follow site Amy Brewster is defined against the genre's stereotypes, particularly the femme fatale : she is not attractive, not home-bound, and not submissive, either conversationally or professionally. DellaCava and Madeline H.

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Below is artist Carl Mueller's conception of the Wolfe and daughter. Ssee all eight full sized illustrations from this story at our Facebook Album. Both Bertha Cool and Amy Brewster are defined against the genre's stereotypes, particularly the femme fatale : they are not attractive, not home-bound, and not submissive, either conversationally or professionally. Thornton Utz produced covers for The American Magazine, Colliers, and the legendary Saturday Evening Post, until the rise of television after World War II killed the magazine industry and the publications that had been his financial mainstay.

Utz is best known, however, as the artist most associated with Nero Wolfe and was said by The American Magazine to have illustrated more Nero Wolfe stories than any other artist. Visitors can see full-sized versions of these and other portraits of the rotund master detective in the Thornton Utz Album at our Deerstalker Facebook page. Older Posts Home. Subscribe to: Posts Atom. Tetragravitron [Captain Spycer 1] by J.

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The Cosmic Wheel by J. Phillips Oppenheim. Not the Marrin' Kind by Jac Eddins.

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His career continued as an editor Dell publishing Co. In he married Lee Anna Vance. Merwin began publishing fiction in with the mystery novel, Murder in Miniatures , and wrote mysteries, romance under female pseudonyms and science fiction. Overall, he produced more mystery writing than science fiction writing and his science fiction is said to show the influence of the mystery genre. Friend , the magazines' previous editor, and then simply as "Editor". His identity remained unknown to most readers for six years, which helped make his magazines' letters department one of the liveliest and best regarded in the field.

He has been credited with raising the standard of published science fiction and of moving it more towards an adult readership. Merwin quit his editing job in to become a freelance writer, but his mysteries and science fiction books were only moderately successful, either commercially or critically.

During the science fiction boom of he briefly edited Fantastic Universe , and he was an associate editor of Galaxy Science Fiction in Finn, known for his deep relationships with the media and his general affability, most recently served as head of marketing in the VR and gaming division Fox Next, as well [ Incoming Warner Bros. On Monday and Tuesday, Sarnoff will greet heads of numerous divisions like television and film, said the insiders.

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Book file PDF easily for everyone and every device. This Book have some digital formats such us :paperbook, ebook, kindle, epub, fb2 and another formats. Catalog Search Elsewhere Amy is left worrying about what to do, as Tracy hands her a letter from the hospital regarding her next scan.

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