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PHYLLIS A. WHITNEY - TYPESCRIPT SIGNED - HFSID 183975

PHYLLIS A. WHITNEY Opening lines from Whitney's 1971 novel Listen for the Whisperer, signed by the author Typescript signed: "Phyllis A. Whitney", 1 page, 8½x11. Headed: "from/Listen for the Whisperer".

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PHYLLIS A. WHITNEY
Opening lines from Whitney's 1971 novel Listen for the Whisperer, signed by the author
Typescript signed: "Phyllis A. Whitney", 1 page, 8½x11. Headed: "from/Listen for the Whisperer". Opening lines of her 1971 novel, Listen for the Whisperer, the story of Leigh, who honors the deathbed wish of her father, a famed novelist, to visit Bergen, Norway to meet her mother, an actress from Hollywood's "golden age". Not only is Leigh caught up in an old murder mystery, which took place on the set of her mother's last film, but both Leigh and her mother, Laura Worth, also become targets. Whitney (1903-2008 in Yokohama, Japan) wrote over 76 books, including three textbooks, over a career spanning more than 65 years, and began working on her autobiography in 2006. More than 50 million copies of her books are in print in paperback alone, and Whitney's works have been published in more than 30 countries. She also wrote more than 100 short stories and served as Children's Book Editor of Book Week (1942-1946), a publication of the Chicago Sun, and in the same capacity for the Philadelphia Inquirer (1947-1948). Whitney also taught juvenile fiction writing courses at Northwestern University (1945) and New York University (1947-1958). She was also known for her juvenile mysteries, receiving the prestigious Edgar Allan Poe Award (the "Edgar") for her sixth juvenile mystery, Mystery of the Haunted Pool, in 1961, and for Mystery of the Hidden Hand (1964). She was also nominated for Edgars in 1962 (Secret of the Tiger's Eye), 1971 (Secret of the Missing Footprint) and 1974 (Mystery of the Scowling Boy). She also had a number of bestselling romance/suspense novels, including Emerald (1983), Rainsong (1984), Dream of Orchids (1985), Flaming Tree (1986), Silversword (1987), Feather on the Moon (1988) and Daughter of the Stars (1994). Whitney, who was elected President of the Mystery Writers of America in 1975, was awarded the group's Grand Master Award in 1988. Lightly creased with folds, not at signature. Fine condition.

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