Fanny and the Doll Corpse, by Don Widmer, A Historical Fiction Mystery, Limited Edition Paperback, First Printing (2017): item no. 253

Fanny and the Doll Corpse, by Don Widmer, A Historical Fiction Mystery, Limited Edition Paperback, First Printing (2017): item no. 253

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Ten-year-old Fanny wakes one wintry morning to find her toy doll stripped naked and shattered in the parlor of Chicago’s famous Glessner house. A fan of Sherlock Holmes, she attempts to solve the “murder” by questioning several well-known architects including Daniel Burnham, Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Isaac Scott. This work of historical fiction was inspired by Frances Glessner Lee (1878-1962), a pioneer in modern forensic science and creator of the miniature crime scenes known as the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death. A color illustration of the Glessner House parlor contains visual clues to the "murder" and is reminiscent of the miniature crime scenes constructed by Frances Glessner Lee. 19 black and white illustrations depict objects from the story with dictionary-like objectivity, appropriate for the shrewd mind of a police detective cataloging evidence. A one-page biography about Frances Glessner Lee is provided at the end.

Based on my deluxe artist book (available at http://vampandtramp.com/finepress/w/don-widmer.html), this First Printing paperback edition is limited to 100 copies, which are signed and numbered by the author/illustrator Don Widmer. Features include perfect binding, soft touch laminated covers, 42-page body printed on Mohawk paper.

Size: 8 x 9.5 x 3/16 inches; 20.3 x 24.1 x .5 cm.
Package weight = 8 oz; 227 g
Ten-year-old Fanny wakes one wintry morning to find her toy doll stripped naked and shattered in the parlor of Chicago’s famous Glessner house. A fan of Sherlock Holmes, she attempts to solve the “murder” by questioning several well-known architects including Daniel Burnham, Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Isaac Scott. This work of historical fiction was inspired by Frances Glessner Lee (1878-1962), a pioneer in modern forensic science and creator of the miniature crime scenes known as the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death. A color illustration of the Glessner House parlor contains visual clues to the "murder" and is reminiscent of the miniature crime scenes constructed by Frances Glessner Lee. 19 black and white illustrations depict objects from the story with dictionary-like objectivity, appropriate for the shrewd mind of a police detective cataloging evidence. A one-page biography about Frances Glessner Lee is provided at the end.

Based on my deluxe artist book (available at http://vampandtramp.com/finepress/w/don-widmer.html), this First Printing paperback edition is limited to 100 copies, which are signed and numbered by the author/illustrator Don Widmer. Features include perfect binding, soft touch laminated covers, 42-page body printed on Mohawk paper.

Size: 8 x 9.5 x 3/16 inches; 20.3 x 24.1 x .5 cm.
Package weight = 8 oz; 227 g

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