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Vincent Starrett

Born: October 26, 1886 in Toronto, Canada
Died: 1974 in Chicago

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Starrett's father moved the family to Chicago in the late 1890s. He attended John Marshall High School.

Biography: Starrett was a cub reporter with the Chicago Inter-Ocean in 1905. Two years later, he began working for the Chicago Daily News as a crime reporter, a feature writer and finally a war correspondent in Mexico from 1914 to 1915. During the 1920's and 1930's, Starrett wrote mystery and supernatural fiction for the pulp magazines. In 1920, he wrote a Sherlock Holmes pastiche entitled The Adventure of the Unique Hamlet. Starrett's most famous work, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, was published in 1933. Starrett retired from the Chicago Tribune afer writing a book column for 20 years. Starrett was one of the founders of the Chicago chapter of the Baker Street Irregulars.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Vincent Starrett on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  221 B :
ISBN: 1883402077 OCLC: 28149576

O. Penzler Books, New York : ©1993.

  Ambrose Bierce.
ISBN: 0804606390 OCLC: 28368

Kennikat Press Port Washington, N.Y., [1969]

ISBN: 1332101992 OCLC: 983333411

FORGOTTEN Books, [Place of publication not identified], 2015.

  Bookman's holiday :
ISBN: 0848685520 OCLC: 23985421

[publisher not identified] [Place of publication not identified] :

  Four literary classics :
ISBN: 1552461246 OCLC: 39661875

Battered Silicon Dispatch Box, Shelburne, Ont. : 1998.

  Midnight and Percy Jones ; Murder in Peking
ISBN: 155246122X OCLC: 52685791

Battered Silicon Dispatch Box, Shelburne, ON : 2003.

Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
ISBN: 1787201341 OCLC: 962065251

Pickle Partners Publishing, 2016.

Sherlock :
ISBN: 9781784970680 OCLC: 926096587

In 1887, Arthur Conan Doyle put pen to paper and created a legend: Sherlock Holmes. The greatest detective of all time. His tall, slender, hawk-nosed figure with his deerstalker hat is instantly recognizable in every corner of the world. Alongside Doyle's original stories, Sherlock has spawned a literature of his own in parodies and homages. More than 25,000 books, stories, and articles have been written by authors, amateurs, and scholars. In this anthology, the best and most brilliant are collected together. Contributors include: Arthur Conan Doyle, James M. Barrie, O. Henry, Stephen King, Kingsley Amis, A.A. Milne, P.G. Wodehouse, Neil Gaiman, Anthony Burgess, Colin Dexter and Anne Perry.

The private life of Sherlock Holmes /
ISBN: 1883402050 OCLC: 28066946

Otto Penzler Books : New York : [©1993]