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Louis Joseph Vance (1879–1933)

American novelist Louis Joseph Vance was born in Washington, DC, in 1879. He was educated at New York University's Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute. He began writing at age 22, first short stories and poems, and then novels. His most famous works are the "Lone Wolf" series of detective thrillers, featuring the mysterious Michael Lanyard, aka "The ... See full bio »

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The Lone Wolf Writer


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  The Lone Wolf (TV Series) (character - 8 episodes, 1954) (based on the stories by - 5 episodes, 1954) (based upon the character created by - 3 episodes, 1954 - 1955) (character created by - 3 episodes, 1954) (novels - 2 episodes) (based upon the stories by - 1 episode, 1955) (story - 1 episode, 1954)
- The Stamp Story (1955) ... (based upon the stories by)
- The Beverly Hills Story (1955) ... (based upon the character created by)
- The Oil Story (1955) ... (based upon the character created by)
- The Wife Story (1954) ... (character created by)
 1949 The Lone Wolf and His Lady (based on characters created by)
 1947 The Lone Wolf in London (characters)
 1947 The Lone Wolf in Mexico (characters)
 1946 The Notorious Lone Wolf (based upon a work by)
 1943 One Dangerous Night (based on work by)
 1942 Counter-Espionage (based on work by)
 1941 Secrets of the Lone Wolf (novel)
 1941 The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance (based upon a work by)
 1940 The Lone Wolf Keeps a Date (based upon a work by)
 1940 The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady (based upon a story by)
 1940 The Lone Wolf Strikes (based upon a work by)
 1939 The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt (based upon a story by)
 1938 The Lone Wolf in Paris (story)
 1935 The Lone Wolf Returns (story)
 1932 Cheaters at Play (story "First Cabin")
 1930 The Last of the Lone Wolf (from the story by)
 1929 Masquerade (novel "The Brass Bowl")
 1929 The Lone Wolf's Daughter (story)
 1927 Alias the Lone Wolf (based on a novel by)
 1926 The Lone Wolf Returns (story)
 1926 The King of the Turf (adaptation)
 1924 Greater Than Marriage (novel "Joan Thursday")
 1924 The Brass Bowl (novel)
 1924 Married Flirts (novel "Mrs. Paramor")
 1924 The Lone Wolf (story)
 1923 Destroying Angel (novel)
 1922 The Black Bag (novel)
 1922 The Spanish Jade (play)
 1921 The Bronze Bell (story)
 1921 Beau Revel (story)
 1920 Love (scenario)
 1920 Cynthia of the Minute (novel "Cynthia-of-the-Minute")
 1920 The Dark Mirror (novel)
 1919 The Lone Wolf's Daughter (screenplay) / (titles)
 1919 The Bandbox (novel)
 1919 Twilight (scenario)
 1919 The False Faces (novel)
 1918 Wild Honey (scenario)
 1918 The Inn of the Blue Moon (scenario)
 1918 No Man's Land (novel)
 1917 The Outsider (novel "Nobody")
 1917 The Mainspring (Short) (story "The Mainspring")
 1917 The Lone Wolf (novel)
 1917 Patria (novel "The Last of the Fighting Channings")
 1917 The Secret Kingdom (story)
 1916 The Footlights of Fate (novel "Joan Thursday")
 1916 The Pool of Flame (novel)
 1915 Graft (story)
 1915 The Destroying Angel (novel)
 1915 The Road to Paradise (Short) (story)
 1915 When a Queen Loved O'Rourke (Short) (story)
 1915 The Palace of Dust (Short) (story)
 1915 The Spanish Jade (scenario)
 1914 The Inn of the Winged Gods (Short) (story)
 1914 The Empire of Illusion (Short) (story)
 1914 The Last Trump (Short) (novel)
 1914 His Heart His Hand and His Sword (Short) (story)
 1914/II The First Law (Short) (novel)
 1914 The Jaws of Death (Short) (novel)
 1914 The Mirage (Short) (novel)
 1914 The Painted Hills (Short) (novel)
 1914 Steel Ribbons (Short) (novel)
 1914 As the Crow Flies (Short) (novel)
 1914 The Mock Rose (Short) (novel)
 1914 Sheep's Clothing (Short) (story)
 1914 Stalemate (Short) (novel)
 1914 The Crack o' Doom (Short) (novel)
 1914 The Sunset Tide (Short) (novel)
 1914 Dead Reckoning (Short) (novel)
 1914 The Sea Venture (Short) (novel)
 1914 White Water (Short) (novel)
 1914 Flower of the Flames (Short) (novel)
 1914 The Trey o' Hearts (novel)
 1914 The Brass Bowl (Short) (novel)
 1914 The Day of Days (novel)

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Novel: "The Day of Days" (filmed as The Day of Days (1914)). See more »

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Vance's death was mysterious -- officially ruled an accident, but it was rumored by some that he died of spontaneous human combustion. Family members testified that he had a bad habit of falling asleep while smoking, and the chief medical officer reported that he was intoxicated with "three plus ethyl alcohol" in his brain at the time of death. The mysteries surrounding Vance's death include the ... See more »

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