RE: [GAdetection] Van Dine, Chandler and A. A. Milne
Neither. It's a fun book to be sure, but in a light-hearted boys' book kind of way. It isn't a masterpiece of plotting by any means.
From: Allan Griffith <dfordoom@...>;
Subject: [GAdetection] Van Dine, Chandler and A. A. Milne
Sent: Mon, Sep 30, 2013 9:22:20 AM
I was also interested to note Van Dine’s lavish praise for A. A. Milne’s THE RED HOUSE MYSTERY, a book that Chandler savaged in a particularly venomous fashion in his own celebrated essay on crime fiction some years later.
I’ve never read THE RED HOUSE MYSTERY. So who was right on this one, Van Dine or Chandler?