Friday's Forgotten Books - The Singing Spider - In Reference to Murder

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July 15, 2011


patti Abbott

This is truly forgotten. Never heard the name before now.

J F Norris

Wow, you dug up a lost nugget here. This is in the library where you work? I wish I could visit this place. The main branch of the Chicago Public Library used to have a slew of really old books but they are starting to discard them and sell them in their used bookstore. For example: every last one of the Carolyn Wells' books that stood on the shelves for years (no one reads her but me, I know) are now gone. [sigh]

BV Lawson

This was from the Black Dagger crime series, which I think is the only reason I was able to find it. MacVicar was apparently quite popular for a time in Europe, which makes it puzzling that there is so little info about him or his work on the Web.

David Jones

Remember the BBC serial as a child - Saturday mornings! I may be totally wrong but a buzz in my memory seems to recall that the serial's 'signature tune' was 'La Donna E Mobile' - but don't place bets on it!

BV Lawson

You have more info on that than I was able to find, David. Just like backlist and out-of-print books are seeing a new life due to eBooks, I keep hoping that all those old radio shows and TV series will pop up on the Web, too. Fingers crossed!

David Jones

For your info BV - try - mostly snippets but from a large range of radio programmes - you might enjoy?

Mike Wake

David - thanks also from me. Gratifying that I'm not the only one for whom La Donna E Mobile will be forever associated with that radio series.

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