Sunday, September 04, 2005



(original UK cover art, 1934)

Chicagoans! We are coming to your great and mighty city!

On November 1st at Quimby's Bookstore, the Collins Library will be launching its next title... wait for it... The Riddle of the Traveling Skull, by Harry Stephen Keeler. And we'll be doing it by having a Day of the Dead literary revival -- a reanimation, if you will -- of odd and forgotten old books with:

The fabulous Elizabeth Crane

The splendiferous Nathan Rabin, and

The inimitable Claire Zulkey.

Oh yes -- and I'll be there too.

For those of you not familiar with the literary insanity that is Harry Stephen Keeler, check out my NPR Weekend Edition interview about him with Scott Simon, and this delightful Keeler webpage about the most jawdroppingly inventive mystery writer who ever walked the earth.

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