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ANTHONY BOUCHER (1911-1968)
Anthony Boucher is the pen name used by William Anthony Parker White in most of his writings as author, critic and editor. During the years 1942 to 1947 he was the popular fiction reviewer for the San Francisco Chronicle, and it is from his weekly reviews that the three Ramble House volumes are taken. He was America's best-loved editor, helping many authors get their start in writing. He was so revered by his contemporaries that the Mystery Writers of America named their annual convention (the BoucherCon) after him. He wrote seven mysteries, two under the pseudonym, H. H. Holmes.
Francis M. Nevins, Edgar Award-winning author and law professor from St. Louis, meticulously collected and edited all of the weekly reviews from those five years. Then he annotated each of the reviews, providing back information and first names when needed. He also provided a 22-page introduction, which is found in all three voloumes. Finally, a complete index to all of the hundreds of author was added to each volume.
The three Boucher books are available in the Ramble House edition for $21.95 or a special, large (5.5" x 8.5") trade paperback edition for $19.95.
THE ANTHONY BOUCHER CHRONICLES I: As Crime Goes By
Monthly mystery reviews and articles
THE ANTHONY BOUCHER CHRONICLES II: The Week in Murder
Weekly mystery reviews
THE ANTHONY BOUCHER CHRONICLES III: A Bookman's Buffet
Reviews of mystery, science fiction and non-fiction books