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Israel Zangwill

Israel Zangwill (21 Jan 1864-1 Aug 1926): Israel Zangwill Impossible Crime Fiction London-born British author; Jews' Free School, Spitalfields, London; B.A. (honours) University of London; 1903 married author Edith Ayrton, 2 sons, 1 daughter; teacher, Jews' Free School; journalist; editor of homor magazine "Ariel"; President, Jewish Drama League; President, Jewish Historical Society; President, Jewish Territorial Organization for the Settlement of Jews Within the British Empire; * One Mystery/Detective novel -- but an extremely important one: * The Big Bow Mystery [London: Henry, 1892; Rand McNally, 1895] the first "locked room" Mystery novel, solved by retired Police Inspector Grodman, brilliant plotted, contemporaneous with the Sherlock Holmes stories also being serialized * 8 Miscellaneous Novels * 8 Miscellaneous Short Story Collections * 23 Miscellaneous Plays * 1 Miscellaneous Poetry collection * 34 Miscellaneous Nonfiction books (Hostory, Zionism, essays, politics) Bibliography: * "Zangwill: A Selected Bibliography", by Anna-marie Peterson [Boston: Bulletin of Bibliography, Sep-Dec 1961] In the Periodic Table of the Elements, "Zn" stands for Zinc. In the Periodic Table of the Mystery Authors, "Zn" stands for Israel Zangwill! Return to Mystery/Detective Table of Contents Return to PERIODIC TABLE OF MYSTERY AUTHORS [Grateful acknowledgment to Professor Erich Friedman for his permission for me to use the table structure and color GIFs of the Periodic Table, above, whose Mystery Author roll-over status names and correlation of Element Abbreviations with Mystery Author names are not the fault of Professor Erich Friedman but purely the work of Professor Jonathan Vos Post]