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DIAL ‘O’ FOR MURDER: S.S. Van Dine’s Philo Vance Books To Him From Oneonta To Hollywood

DIAL ‘O’ FOR MURDER S.S. Van Dine’s Philo Vance Books Took Him From Here To Hollywood By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to ONEONTA – For a time, S.S. Van Dine was the biggest thing in detective fiction. “He got famous fast,” said Michael Sharp, a Binghamton University English professor who specializes in American Crime Fiction. “He writes his first book and he immediately becomes a best-seller.” That first novel, “The Benson Murder Case,” published in 1926, is believed to…