Tuesday, November 3, 2015

11/3/1890 Harry Stephen Keeler arrives

November 3, 1890.  Harry Stephen Keeler wrote weird novels.  They included sinister Asians, a Human Spider, dialogues that went on for hundreds of pages, cartoons, short stories written by his wife,  3-D color television (in the 1930s) and God knows what else.

A few of my favorite Keeler titles: The Mysterious Mr. I; The Case of the Barking Clock; The Gallows Waits, My Lord!; The Case of the Transparent Nude;  and Adventure in Milwaukee.

Years ago I was considering buying one of his novels while talking to one of the people at Ramble House, a publisher that republishes Keeler's books.  I said "Which Keeler book would you recommend for a fan of Donald Westlake?"  He thought for a moment and said "None."

For more information on this one-of-a-kind arteest  contact the Harry Stephen Keeler Society.

1 comment:

  1. "Barking Clock?" I wonder if that inspired the title of Robert Arthur's book "The Case of the Screaming Clock?"