The Green Ace, A Hildegarde Withers Mystery

By: Stuart Palmer

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Stuart Palmers immortal crime-solving school teacher Hildegarde Withers came to the screen courtesy of a series of mysteries from RKO Pictures. Memorably played by character great Edna May Oliver in three features, Hildegarde was ably paired with her flirty foil of Inspector Piper in the person of James Gleason. Gleason would go on to anchor the series, appearing in all six, alongside Helen Broderick for one and Zasu Pitts for the final two. Miss Withers "whom the census enumerator had recently listed as 'spinster, born Boston, age thirty-nine, occupation school teacher'" becomes an amateur sleuth in the first book of the series. Her adventures are usually comic but are nevertheless straightforward mysteries. A lean, angular spinster lady, her unusual hats and the black cotton umbrella she carries are her trademark. ... Hildegarde collects tropical fish, abhors alcohol and tobacco, and appears to have an irritable disposition. However, she is a romantic at heart and will extend herself to help young lovers. She collaborates, and frequently butts heads, with Inspector Oscar Piper, a high-ranking homicide detective in the New York Police Department

Title: The Green Ace, A Hildegarde Withers Mystery

Author Name: Stuart Palmer

Categories: Other,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: NY, The M. S. Mill Co. & William Morrow & Co.: 1950

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Type: Book

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

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