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Found Pages: The Remarkable Harold Ernest (“Darcy Glinto”) Kelly, 1899–1969.


In “Thrillers: Back-Up,” I list in 3. Bibliography; Thrillers a number of works that I consulted in connection with thrillers, a class of works largely distinct, in my account, from noirs and crime novels (two partly overlapping terms).

Reportedly, an old history of Ireland contains a chapter titled “Snakes” that consists of a single sentence, “There are no snakes in Ireland.” It can be said of I think literally every book in the Thrillers bibliography list, “There is no mention of Darcy Glinto or Harold Ernest Kelly in this book.” If there are mentions in other books than a handful in the list below, they have not come to my attention.

Here now is a list of items that I have found helpful in one way or another with respect to Found Pages, some of them very helpful.

There are no doubt other works from which I could have benefited. But one has to stop somewhere, and at least I have read or watched virtually every work mentioned in Found Pages.

Bernard, Bruce, ed., Century: One Hundred Years of Human Progress, Regress, Suffering and Hope (1999)

Bloom, Clive, Bestsellers; Popular Fiction Since 1900 (2002)

Bristow, Edward J., Prostitution and Prejudice; the Jewish Fight against White Slavery 1870-1939 (1983)

Bytwerk, Randall G., Julius Streicher (1983)

Chang, Iris, The Rape of Nanking; the Forgotten Holocaust of World War II (1997)

Clarkson, Wensley, Hit ’Em Hard: Jack Spot, King of the Underworld (2002)

Cohen, Paul A., History in Three Keys: the Boxers as Event, Experience, and Myth (1997)

Cohen, Peter, The Architecture of Doom (movie, 1991; DVD)

Craddock, Jim, editor, Videohound’s Golden Movie Retriever (2005)

Deleuse, Robert, A la poursuite de James Hadley Chase (1992)

Distel, Barbara and Ruth Jakusch, Concentration Camp Dachau 1933-1945 (1978)

Doherty, Thomas, Pre-Code Hollywood; Sex, Immorality, and Insurrection in American Cinema 1930-1934 (1999)

Durozoi, Gérard, History of the Surrealist Movement, trans. Alison Anderson (2002/ 1997)

Evans, Richard J., The Coming of the Third Reich (2004)

Evans, Richard J., The Third Reich in Power, 1933-1939 (2005).

Ewans, Martin, European Atrocity, African Catastrophe; Leopold II, the Congo Free State and its Aftermath (2002)

Ferguson, Niall, War of the World; Twentieth-Century Conflict (2006) and the Descent of the West

Flanagan, Maurice, British Gangster and Exploitation Paperbacks of the Postwar Years (1997)

Fraser, Frankie, Mad Frank; Memoirs of a Life of Crime, as told to James Morton (1994)

Fraser, Frankie, with James Morton, Mad Frank and Friends (1998)

Fraser, John, America and the Patterns of Chivalry (1982)

Fraser, John, The Name of Action; Critical Essays (1984)

Fraser, John, Thrillers (2002)

Fraser, John, Violence in the Arts (1974)

Freeman, Nick, “That Was Business—This Is Personal: Professions of Violence in English Cinema from Brighton Rock to the Krays,” Close Up; the Electronic Journal of British Cinema

Goodstone, Tony, The Pulps (1970)

Goulart, Ron, An Informal History of the Pulp Magazine (original title Cheap Thrills) (1973)

Hagen, Ordean A., Who Done It?: a Guide to Detective, Mystery and Suspense Fiction, 1969

Hancer, Kevin, The Paperback Price Guide, 1 (1980)

Haslam, Malcolm, The Real World of the Surrealists, introd. Barbara Rose,1978

Hochschild, Adam, King Leopold’s Ghost (1998)

Holland, Steve, The Mushroom Jungle; a History of Postwar Paperback Publishing (1993)

Holland, Steve, The Trials of Hank Janson (2004).

Horsley, Lee, The Noir Thriller (2001)

Horne, John and Alan Kramer, German Atrocities, 1914; a History of Denial (2001)

Hubin, Allen J., Crime Fiction IV; a Comprehensive Bibliography, 1749—2000 (2005) CD-ROM, Locus Press

Hull, Isabel V., Absolute Destruction: Military Culture and the Practice of War in Imperial Germany (2005)

Lebeck, Robert and Bodo van Dewitz, Kiosk: a History of Photojournalism, 1839-1973 (2001)

Jones, Robert Kenneth, The Shudder Pulps (1975)

Klemperer, Victor, I Will Bear Witness; a Diary of the Nazi Years 1933-1941, tr. Martin Chalmers (1998/1995)

Klemperer, Victor, I Will Bear Witness; a Diary of the Nazi Years 1942-1945 (1999)

Kyrou, Ado, Le Surréalism au Cinéma (1963)

Linnane, Fergus; London’s Underworld: Three Centuries of Vice and Crime (2003)

McVicar, John, McVicar by Himself (1974)

Michaud, Eric, The Cult of Art in Nazi Germany, tr. Janet Lloyd (2004/ 1996)

Murphy, Robert, Smash and Grab; Gangsters in the London Underworld, 1920-60 (1993)

Parker, Robert, Rough Justice (1981)

Parker, Tony and Robert Allerton, The Courage of His Convictions (1962)

Pearson, John, The Profession of Violence: the Rise and Fall of the Kray Twins, 3rd. ed., revised and updated (1984)

Pim, John, editor, Time Out Film Guide (2002)

Rees, Laurence, The Nazis: a Warning from History (1997), documentary.

Richardson, Charlie, My Manor; an Autobiography (1991)

Roberts, Andrew, A History of the English-Speaking Peoples Since 1900 (2006)

Schoenberg, Robert J., Mr. Capone (1992)

Spotts, Frederick, Hitler and the Power of Aesthetics, (2003)

Steinbrenner, Chris and Otto Penzler, editors, Encyclopedia of Mystery and Detection

Thomas, Donald, An Underworld at War: Spies, Deserters, Racketeers and Civilians in the Second World War (2004)

Tymn, Marshall B., ed., Horror Literature: a Core Collection and Reference Guide (1981)

Vietra, Mark A., Sin in Soft Focus: Pre-Code Hollywood (1999)

Waller, Maureen, London 1945: Life in the Debris of War (2004)


Wilson, A.N., After the Victorians (2005)

Young, Shi and James Yin, The Rape of Nanking; an Undeniable History in Photographs, expanded 2nd edition (1997).

See also the superb facsimile reprints by Girasol of pulps like Horror Stories and Terror Tales that until recently were effectively lost to the general reader (, and movie reissues like the Warner Bros. boxed set Tough Guys, and Mystery File On-Line (ed. Steve Lewis),





February 2007

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