I logged in tonight to find a new post from Danny Reid at Pre-Code.com announcing his brand new eBook, Murder on Celluloid: A Companion to the Hildegarde Withers Film Series, available on Amazon.com for all of 99¢.
I've gotten no further than paying my buck and previewing the contents page—in that order—but knowing Danny and his work it's quality guaranteed once I power up my Kindle later tonight. If you're a Hildegarde Withers fan count yourself lucky because she's getting the full treatment for the first time from a high-quality writer.
Danny has edited and contributed to a pair of compilations that I've had the pleasure of contributing to recently and has also co-authored a very entertaining look at the films of Billy Wilder. You can check out all of the books he's been a part of on his Amazon Author page HERE. Murder on Celluloid is his first solo effort.
Here's the description from the Murder on Celluloid sales page:
Over the course of six theatrical features from RKO and one memorable television movie, amateur sleuth Hildegarde Withers has solved her fair share of impossible puzzles. This book celebrates that cinematic legacy, looking at Stuart Palmer's creation and the craftsmen who brought each of those endeavors to the screen.
Covers The Penguin Pool Murder (1932), Murder on the Blackboard (1934), Murder on a Honeymoon (1935) (all starring Edna May Oliver). Murder on a Bridle Path (1936) (starring Helen Broderick), The Plot Thickens (1936), Forty Naughty Girls (1937) (both starring Zasu Pitts), and A Very Missing Person (1972) (starring Eve Arden).
If you don't have a Kindle you'll see Amazon's offer of their free reading app right on the sales page.
Here's the link one more time: Murder on Celluloid: A Companion to the Hildegarde Withers Film Series
This is going to be the best dollar you spend today.