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Willard Huntington Wright's classic novel, 'The Benson Murder Case', is a thrilling whodunit set in the Golden Age of detective fiction. This engaging novel follows amateur sleuth Philo Vance as he unravels the mystery behind the murder of a wealthy businessman. Wright's writing style is characterized by its meticulous attention to detail and intricate plot twists that keep readers on the edge of their seats. The novel is a prime example of the classic mystery genre and has been praised for its clever plotting and character development, making it a must-read for fans of detective fiction from the early 20th century. Wright's exploration of the nuances of human behavior and psychology adds depth to the narrative, elevating it beyond a simple murder mystery. 'The Benson Murder Case' is a captivating read that showcases Wright's skill as a master storyteller, captivating readers with its clever twists and turns that keep them guessing until the very end.


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The Benson Murder Case
Biografía del Autor
<p>Willard Huntington Wright (1888?1939), an American art critic, author, and detective fiction writer, is best known under his pseudonym S.S. Van Dine. He was an erudite figure, having studied at Harvard University and in Munich before his extensive work in the literary world. Wright initially gained recognition as an influential critic of European and American art, contributing to the intellectual life of his time. However, his turn towards detective fiction solidified his place in literary history. Ephemerally immobilized by a mysterious illness, Wright turned to the puzzles of crime and created his most famous character, Philo Vance. This suave and sophisticated detective featured in a series of novels, beginning with \'The Benson Murder Case\' (1926), which established a new era of mystery writing with its intricate plot and psychological depth. Wright\'s novels, often characterized by their deduction-focused narratives and upper-class settings, influenced an array of detective fiction in the years to follow. Wright\'s legacy is preserved in his contribution to the genre, blending his highbrow interests with the public\'s growing appetite for whodunit tales. Notably, he adhered to a set of rules for detective fiction which he outlined in the preface of \'The Benson Murder Case,\' advocating for fair play in presenting clues to the reader. Wright\'s work, though rooted in the Roaring Twenties, continues to be celebrated for its wit, complexity, and contribution to the detective fiction canon.</p>
ISBN: 8596547183655
Referencia: BW1037928056

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