Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Stuart Palmer

Reprint Information | Bibliography & Rights Information | Mike Grost on Palmer

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY & RIGHTS INFORMATION

Stand-Alone Novels
Ace of Jades (1931)
The Green Ace (At One Fell Swoop: UK) (1950)
Nipped in the Bud (1941)
Unhappy Hooligan (Death in Grease-paint: UK) (1956)
Rook Takes Knight (1968)

  • Audio rights (all) to Audible
  • Italian rights for THE GREEN ACE, NIPPED IN THE BUD to Mondadori

Hildegarde Withers Mysteries
#1 The Penguin Pool Murder (1931)
#2 Murder on the Blackboard (1932)
#3 Murder on Wheels (1932)
#4 The Puzzle of the Pepper Tree (1931)
#5 The Puzzle of the Silver Persian (1934)
#6 The Puzzle of the Red Stallion (The Puzzle of the Briar Pope: UK) (1936)
#7 The Puzzle of the Blue Banderilla (1937)
#8 Omit Flowers (No Flowers by Request: UK) (1937)
#9 The Puzzle of the Happy Hooligan (1941)
#10 Miss Withers Regrets
(1947)
#11 Four Lost Ladies (1949)
#12 Cold Poison (Exit Laughing: UK) (1954)

  • Audio rights (all) to Audible
  • Italian rights (# 2, 5, 6, 7, 8,11, 12) to Monadori
  • French rights (#5, 9, 11, 12) to Univers Poche in France***
  • Chinese rights (#1-3) to Beijing Jiban
  • Italian rights for (#1) to Marco Polillo/I Bassotti y
  • German rights (#9) to Heyne

Collections
The Riddles of Hildegarde Withers (1947)
The Monkey Murder, and Other Hildegarde Withers Stories (1950)
People vs. Withers and Malone (with Craig Rice) (1963)

Completed Posthumously by Fletcher Flora
Hildegarde Withers Makes the Scene (1969)

Written as Jay Stewart
Before It’s Too Late (1950)

Almost all titles were published simultaneously in the US and UK. Alternate British titles are given where appropriate.

 

REPRINT INFORMATION

    Rights Sold 

  • German rights (#9) to Heyne
  • Ebook rights (#1-12) to Open road
    Reprint 

  • THE UNCOLLECTED RIDDLES, Crippen & Landru (2003)
    2000s: Rue Morgue Press 

  • THE PUZZLE OF THE BLUE BANDERILLA
  • NIPPED IN THE BUD
  • MISS WITHERS REGRETS
  • THE PENGUIN POOL MURDER
  • PUZZLE OF THE PEPPER TREE
    Early 1990s: International Polygonics 

  • MURDER ON WHEELS
  • MURDER ON THE BLACKBOARD
  • THE PENGUIN POOL MURDER
  • PEOPLE VS. WITHERS AND MALONE
    Mid-1980s: Bantam Books 

  • MURDER ON THE BLACKBOARD
  • UNHAPPY HOOLIGAN
  • THE PUZZLE OF THE RED STALLION
  • THE PUZZLE OF THE SILVER PERSIAN
  • THE PENGUIN POOL MURDER

In addition to an enduring book series, Hildegarde Withers has had an active life in Hollywood. RKO produced their first Hildegarde Withers film, THE PENGUIN POOL MURDER, in 1932, starring Edna May Oliver as Hildegarde. In the years that followed, RKO brought out five more Withers films (MURDER ON A BLACKBOARD, 1934; MURDER ON A HONEYMOON; 1935, MURDER ON A BRIDLE PATH, 1936; THE PLOT THICKENS, 1936; and FOUR NAUGHTY GIRLS, 1937). In 1972, Hildegarde returned to the screen, this time played by Eve Arden in a TV movie entitled A VERY MISSING PERSON.
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***Three asterisks (***) placed after the record of a foreign territory sale indicate that those rights have expired and are available for purchase in that market for that title(s).***