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Heirs of Anthony Boucher - A History of Mystery Fandom (Paperback, Reprint, Revised): Marvin Lachman Heirs of Anthony Boucher - A History of Mystery Fandom (Paperback, Reprint, Revised)
Marvin Lachman
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Heirs of Anthony Boucher (Paperback): Marvin Lachman Heirs of Anthony Boucher (Paperback)
Marvin Lachman
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This history of mystery fandom is called The Heirs of Anthony Boucher because it was to Boucher's mystery review column in the New York Times Book Review that fans turned, before what Lachman calls "The Fan Revolution" was launched in 1967. In a literary domino effect, Boucher's column led to the first fan magazine, The Armchair Detective, and Boucher encouraged and reviewed it. Boucher's sudden death in 1968 was a shock to mystery fans, but everything they have done since is part of Anthony Boucher's legacy. "It is, after all, mystery fandom that keeps alive all those great names from yesterday while discovering the new classic writers of our own day. With this book Marv Lachman has done an amazing job of chronicling it all, from the earliest Sherlockians through the popular fanzines and mystery conventions to the latest internet websites. Read it, and rejoice!" -Edward D. Hoch, MWA Grandmaster Awardee

The Villainous Stage - Crime Plays on Broadway and in the West End (Paperback): Marvin Lachman The Villainous Stage - Crime Plays on Broadway and in the West End (Paperback)
Marvin Lachman
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Live theatre was once the main entertainment medium in the U.S. and the United Kingdom. The preeminent dramatists and actors of the day wrote and performed in numerous plays in which crime was a major plot element. This remains true today, especially with the longest-running shows such as The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and Sweeney Todd. While hundreds of books have been published about crime fiction in film and on television, the topic of stage mysteries has been largely unexplored. Covering productions from the 18th century to the 2013-2014 theatre season, this volume is the first history of crime plays according to subject matter. More than 20 categories are identified, including whodunits, comic mysteries, courtroom dramas, musicals, crook plays, social issues, Sherlock Holmes, and Agatha Christie. Nearly 900 plays are described, including the reactions of critics and audiences.

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