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S. S. Van Dine

S. S. Van DineAKA Willard Huntington Wright

Born: 15-Oct-1888
Birthplace: Charlottesville, VA
Died: 11-Apr-1939
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Heart Failure

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist, Critic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Canary Murder Case

Famed author of popular murder mysteries, he was named "honorary police chief" of Bradley Beach, New Jersey.

Father: Archibald Davenport Wright
Mother: Annie Van Vranken
Brother: Stanton MacDonald-Wright (painter)
Wife: Katharine Belle Boynton (m. 1907)
Wife: Eleanor Rulapaugh (painter, m. 1930, aka "Claire De Lisle")

    University: St. Vincent College (1903)
    University: Pomona College (1904)
    University: Harvard University (1906)

    The Los Angeles Times Literary Editor (1907-12)
    New York Evening Mail Literary Editor (1917)
    San Francisco Bulletin Music Critic (1918-19)

Author of books:
Songs of Youth (1913, poetry)
Europe After 8:15 (1913, with H. L. Mencken and George Jean Nathan)
Richard Hovey and His Friends (1914)
Modern Painting (1915)
What Nietzsche Taught (1915)
The Man of Promise (1916, novel)
The Creative Will (1916)
Misinforming a Nation (1917)
Informing a Nation (1917)
The Future of Painting (1923)
Modern Literature (1926)
The Benson Murder Case (1926, novel)
The Canary Murder Case (1927, novel)
The Greene Murder Case (1928, novel)
The Bishop Murder Case (1929, novel)
The Scarab Murder Case (1930, novel)
The Autumn Murder Case (1931, novel)


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