HARRY STEPHEN KEELER (1890-1967) is one of the strangest writers who ever lived. In his time, he was pegged as a mystery novelist who also wrote some science fiction. Today, if you've heard of him at all, it's as the Ed Wood of mystery novelists, a writer reputed to be so bad he's good. Actually, no genre, nor "camp," can much suggest what Keeler is all about... (from an essay by William Poundstone)
This is an audiobook recording of the complete text of "When Thief Meets Thief" by Harry Stephen Keeler.
The novel is a good, old-fashioned webwork tale involving a Chicago mystery novelist named Tillary Steevens ... no relation to Harry Stephen Keeler, of course ...
For more information about the master, be sure to visit Richard Polt's "Harry Stephen Keeler Society" website.
I'll be posting this complete reading to iTunes soon!http://ia600500.us.archive.org/7/items/WhenThiefMeetsThief/thief_20.mp3