S. S. Van Dine  

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S. S. Van Dine was the pseudonym of Willard Huntington Wright (October 15, 1888 - April 11, 1939), a U.S. art critic and author. He created the once immensely popular fictional detective Philo Vance, who first appeared in books in the 1920s, then in movies and on the radio.

First giallo

La strana morte del signor Benson (1929), a translation of The Benson Murder Case (1926) by S.S. Van Dine was the first giallo published by the Mondadori publishing house.

See also

Twenty rules for writing detective stories (1928) - S.S. Van Dine



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