Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Vincent Starrett  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: October 26, 1886 in Toronto, Canada

Died: 1974 in Chicago

-- Vincent Starrett on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Starrett's father moved the family to Chicago in the late 1890s. He attended John Marshall High School.

Biographical and Professional Information

Starrett was a cub reporter with the Chicago Inter-Ocean in 1905. Two years later, he began working for the Chicago Daily News as a crime reporter, a feature writer and finally a war correspondent in Mexico from 1914 to 1915. During the 1920's and 1930's, Starrett wrote mystery and supernatural fiction for the pulp magazines. In 1920, he wrote a Sherlock Holmes pastiche entitled The Adventure of the Unique Hamlet. Starrett's most famous work, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, was published in 1933. Starrett retired from the Chicago Tribune afer writing a book column for 20 years. Starrett was one of the founders of the Chicago chapter of the Baker Street Irregulars.

Selected Titles At Your Library

221 B :
ISBN: 1883402077. OCLC Number: 28149576

O. Penzler Books,. .

Ambrose Bierce.
ISBN: 0804606390. OCLC Number: 28368

Kennikat Press. .

ISBN: 1332101992. OCLC Number: 983333411


Bookman's holiday :
ISBN: 0848685520. OCLC Number: 23985421

[publisher not identified]. .

Four literary classics :
ISBN: 1552461246. OCLC Number: 39661875

Battered Silicon Dispatch Box,. .

Midnight and Percy Jones ; Murder in Peking
ISBN: 155246122X. OCLC Number: 52685791

Battered Silicon Dispatch Box,. .

Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
ISBN: 1787201341. OCLC Number: 962065251

Pickle Partners Publishing,. .

Sherlock :
ISBN: 9781784970680. OCLC Number: 926096587

. .

In 1887, Arthur Conan Doyle put pen to paper and created a legend: Sherlock Holmes. The greatest detective of all time. His tall, slender, hawk-nosed figure with his deerstalker hat is instantly recognizable in every corner of the world. Alongside Doyle's original stories, Sherlock has spawned a literature of his own in parodies and homages. More than 25,000 books, stories, and articles have been written by authors, amateurs, and scholars. In this anthology, the best and most brilliant are collected together. Contributors include: Arthur Conan Doyle, James M. Barrie, O. Henry, Stephen King, Kingsley Amis, A.A. Milne, P.G. Wodehouse, Neil Gaiman, Anthony Burgess, Colin Dexter and Anne Perry.

The private life of Sherlock Holmes /
ISBN: 1883402050. OCLC Number: 28066946

Otto Penzler Books :. .