Charles Vincent Emerson Starrett was born above his grandfather's bookshop in Toronto. His father moved the family to Chicago in 1889 where Starrett attended John Marshall High School. Starrett landed a job as a cub reporter with the Chicago Inter-Ocean in 1905. When that paper folded, 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. Starrett turned to writing mystery and supernatural fiction for the pulp magazines during the 1920s and 1930s.

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  • Charles Vincent Emerson Starrett (* 26. Oktober 1886 in Toronto/Ontario; † 5. Januar 1974 in Chicago/Illinois) war ein kanadisch–US-amerikanischer Journalist, Essayist, Schriftsteller und Bibliophiler. (de)
  • Suo padre ha trasferito la famiglia a Chicago alla fine del 1890 dove i figli sono entrati alla Starrett John Marshall High School. Starrett trovò un lavoro come reporter nel 1905, e successivamente, due anni più tardi, ha fatto carriera come corrispondente di guerra in Messico nel 1914 (fino al 1915) per il Chicago Daily News. Iniziò la sua carriera di scrittore del mistero e di gialli dopo il 1920. Quello stesso anno completò il suo primo romanzo, intitolato The Adventure of the Unique Hamlet. In questa storia è coinvolto un investigatore, Sherlock Holmes, al quale spetterà il compito di scoprire chi ha rubato l'unico, preziosissimo volume in quarto dell'Amleto di William Shakespeare, risalente al 1604. La novella più famosa di Starrett, La vita privata di Sherlock Holmes, è stata pubblicata nel 1933. Si ritirò dal Chicago Tribune nel 1965, dove aveva scritto per 20 anni. (it)
  • Vincent Starrett, né Charles Vincent Emerson Starrett le 26 octobre 1886 à Toronto, en Ontario, au Canada, et mort le 5 janvier 1974 à Chicago, dans l’Illinois, aux États-Unis, est un écrivain, critique littéraire et journaliste américain. (fr)
  • Charles Vincent Emerson Starrett was born above his grandfather's bookshop in Toronto. His father moved the family to Chicago in 1889 where Starrett attended John Marshall High School. Starrett landed a job as a cub reporter with the Chicago Inter-Ocean in 1905. When that paper folded, 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. Starrett turned to writing mystery and supernatural fiction for the pulp magazines during the 1920s and 1930s. In 1920, he wrote a Sherlock Holmes pastiche entitled The Adventure of the Unique 'Hamlet'; Starrett on at least one occasion said that the press-run was 100 copies, but on others he said that it was 200 copies. The plan was to have half the press-run with the imprint of bookseller Walter M. Hill, and half with Starrett's imprint; the printer misunderstood the instructions and only 10 have Starrett's imprint. Randall Stock has done a census of surviving copies. He located one unbound and nine bound copies with the Starrett imprint, and 41 copies (with a possible addition of 4 whose location is unknown) with the Hill imprint. Stock believes that the press run was 100 plus 10, and the number of surviving copies seems to confirm that number. This story involved the detective with a missing 1604 edition of Shakespeare's play, which included an inscription by the playwright. Starrett's most famous work, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, was published in 1933. He retired from The Chicago Tribune in 1967 where he had written a book column, "Books Alive," for 25 years. Starrett was one of the founders of The Hounds of the Baskerville (sic), a Chicago chapter of the Baker Street Irregulars. Starrett also wrote horror/fantasy stories, primarily for the pulp magazine Weird Tales (collected in The Quick and the Dead, Arkham House, 1965). His story "Penelope" which has been published in an early issue of Weird Tales was also featured in the anmthology The Moon Terrror (1927) anonymously edited by Farnsworth Wright and published by the magazine. Starrett also wrote poetry (collected in Autolycus in Limbo, Dutton, 1943), detective novels (Murder on 'B' Deck, Doubleday, 1929, and others), and detective short stories primarily about Chicago sleuth Jimmie Lavender (The Case Book of Jimmie Lavender, Gold Label, 1944), many of which first appeared in the pulp magazine Short Stories. (The name Jimmie Lavender was that of an actual pitcher for the Chicago Cubs; Starrett wrote to ask the ball player for permission to use his name for a gentleman detective, which the pitcher granted.) Starrett was a major enthusiast of Welsh writer Arthur Machen and was instrumental in bringing Machen's work to an American audience for the first time. A complete edition of Starrett's works is being published by George Vanderburgh's Battered Silicon Dispatch Box, a print-on-demand publisher, with 22 of a projected 25 volumes already in print. The most recent publication in the Vincent Starrett Memorial Library is Sherlock Alive, compiled and edited by Karen Murdock. The first printing of this book was in August 2010. Sherlock Alive is a collection of the Sherlockian references from Starrett's "Books Alive" column. (en)
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  • Charles Vincent Emerson Starrett (* 26. Oktober 1886 in Toronto/Ontario; † 5. Januar 1974 in Chicago/Illinois) war ein kanadisch–US-amerikanischer Journalist, Essayist, Schriftsteller und Bibliophiler. (de)
  • Vincent Starrett, né Charles Vincent Emerson Starrett le 26 octobre 1886 à Toronto, en Ontario, au Canada, et mort le 5 janvier 1974 à Chicago, dans l’Illinois, aux États-Unis, est un écrivain, critique littéraire et journaliste américain. (fr)
  • Charles Vincent Emerson Starrett was born above his grandfather's bookshop in Toronto. His father moved the family to Chicago in 1889 where Starrett attended John Marshall High School. Starrett landed a job as a cub reporter with the Chicago Inter-Ocean in 1905. When that paper folded, 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. Starrett turned to writing mystery and supernatural fiction for the pulp magazines during the 1920s and 1930s. (en)
  • Suo padre ha trasferito la famiglia a Chicago alla fine del 1890 dove i figli sono entrati alla Starrett John Marshall High School. Starrett trovò un lavoro come reporter nel 1905, e successivamente, due anni più tardi, ha fatto carriera come corrispondente di guerra in Messico nel 1914 (fino al 1915) per il Chicago Daily News. Iniziò la sua carriera di scrittore del mistero e di gialli dopo il 1920. Quello stesso anno completò il suo primo romanzo, intitolato The Adventure of the Unique Hamlet. In questa storia è coinvolto un investigatore, Sherlock Holmes, al quale spetterà il compito di scoprire chi ha rubato l'unico, preziosissimo volume in quarto dell'Amleto di William Shakespeare, risalente al 1604. La novella più famosa di Starrett, La vita privata di Sherlock Holmes, è stata pubbli (it)
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