Read Here Nick Basbanes’s Introduction to The Newly Released Edition of The Classic Bibliomystery, “The Widening Stain,” from Otto Penzler’s American Mystery Classics

For your reading pleasure, reproduced below is Nick’s introduction to the newly released edition of the bibliomystery The Widening Stain (available fur purchase here), originally written in 1942 by W. Bollingbroke Johnson. Whodunnit? How about, who really wrote it? Find out–