author resources
This page contains online resources on course authors, their works, and subjects related to their works.
 Edgar Allan PoeRaymond Chandler
 Arthur Conan DoyleDaphne Du Maurier
 Agatha ChristieThomas Harris


 

 

 

Edgar Allan Poe
Poe has a loyal following of fans who have put together sensational (in all senses of the word) web resources about this complicated, tragic, brilliant author. These are just a few of the sites you'll want to visit.

 Complete online works of Poe
 Qrisse's Edgar Allan Poe Page. "A beautifully done website by Christoffer Nilson which includes: nice graphics (including a photograph of Poe's tombstone); extensive biographical information (with portraits) of Poe and his family; a Live Chat room; a nice selection of stories and poems; and a photo of an original bronze bust of Poe sculpted by Richard Masloski."
  E. A. Poe. Biography, articles about Poe, links to conferences and online texts.
 The Poe Decoder. "The Poe Decoder is a project started by a small group of Poe enthusiasts to make criticism and information on Poe and his work available on the Internet. The growing collection of essays in the Poe Decoder is written by qualified people with a great interest in Edgar Allan Poe. We want to provide you with accurate facts on one of the greatest American writers ever, and once and for all put an end to all the lies and rumors that surround his person."
 "A Poe Webliography: Edgar Allan Poe on the Internet" "A critical guide to electronic resources for Poe research on the World Wide Web and CD-ROM, including electronic texts, HTML-encoded texts, hypertexts, secondary works, commentaries, and indexes.
 The Poe Baltimore House. Poe's former home and now a historical landmark dedicated to him, with links and some photographs, and information about the annual Poe birthday celebration. (Who is the stranger dressed in black who, since the 1850s, has always shown up on January 19th to place flowers on Poe's grave? Road trip, anyone?)
 
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Did you know that Doyle is credited with having invented the life jacket? Sherlock Holmes (and to a lesser extent, A. C. Doyle) has a worldwide following of fans, many of whom enjoy talking with others in exhaustive detail about the stories. These "Sherlockians" maintain a variety of fascinating web resources about the stories, film and theatrical adaptations, and biographical and historical information.


 The Arthur Conan Doyle Society a short biography
 The Sherlockian Net: Internet Resources
 221B Baker Street online texts, some in .pdf format; origisnal illustrations; filmography and videography. Great site!
 Guide to Granada Television's Sherlock Holmes series (1984-1996)
 The Hounds of the Internet (HOUNDS-L) mailing list
 Sherlock Holmes illustrated: stamps, books, cards, and biography of Arthur Conan Doyle
 Test your knowledge of Sherlockian trivia
 
Dame Agatha Christie
Why did Agatha Christie, in her twenties, stage her own disappearance? Did you know that, in addition to her detectives Hercule Poirot and Jane Marple, Christie also wrote about a glamorous roaring-twenties husband-and-wife detective team? Find out more about her at these sites.

 Agatha Christie site Christie's Career | Partners in Crime | The Mysterious Mr. Quin | Miss Marple Short Stories | Non-Series Stories | Christie Themes | Christie Films | Poirot TV Shows
 agatha-christie.net Trivia, contests, character and plot outlines, and a biography of the most widely published mystery writer of all time..
 
Raymond Chandler
Raymond Chandler, that most American-seeming of hard-boiled detective fiction authors, was actually born and educated in England. (Maybe that's where he learned to spell "OK" "okey.") He made Hollywood his home and set the majority of his works in Los Angeles. Many of his novels have been made into films. Find out more about him at these sites.
 Chandler tribute: biography, filmography,
 Chandlerisms -a list of Chandler's trademark similes and wisecracks, such as "He looked about as inconspicuous as a tarantula on a slice of angel food."
 Hard-boiled slang: find out the difference between "taxiing with a hoofer" and "taking the high pillow."
 
Daphne Du Maurier
Du Maurier, a devoted advocate of traditional life in western England (see her illustrated book Vanishing Cornwall), came from a family of writers and artists. Many of her novels and stories have been made into films, of which Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca and The Birds are the best-known. Find out more about her at these sites.

 Daphne DuMaurier resources site
 A short biography from the MS Encarta encyclopedia
 Video clips of Du Maurier and of films based on her works
 

Thomas Harris
Harris, who received one of the largest advances in publishing history for his Silence of the Lambs sequel Hannibal, is a former newspaper crime reporter and a Mississippi native. He is reclusive and has never given an interview. He often takes years to complete a novel.

 Loving Lecter: A Site for Harris Fans. Everything you always wanted to know about Dr. Lecter that he hasn't already told you. . . A stylish site with trivia, book-related materials, an online chat club, and some references.
 The Official Thomas Harris Website Well-produced commercial website, created by Harris's publisher, with links to Harris's books and some biographical information.
 Annotations to The Silence of the Lambs. Glosses to the references and allusions in The Silence of the Lambs (Comparative Literature, Rutgers University).
 Thomas Harris biography (Mississippi Writers Project). A complete biography, plus bibliography of Harris materials.


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