where Claude Kendall was murdered
Recently Kendall's unsolved murder received two short paragraphs in an excellent book, Indecent Advances: a Hidden History of True Crime and Prejudice before Stonewall, by James NYU scholar James Polchin. (I hope to post a review here soon.) Given this renewed attention to Claude Kendall, I thought the occasion called for a new article about him and Sharp (who briefly became his publishing partner as well), which I wrote a few months ago and contributed to CrimeReads. They have just published it under the title "The Playboy and the Publisher: A Murder Story." Go here to read. I hope you find it interesting.
Incidentally, you may recall that Claude Kendall's name popped up in the Henry von Rhau saga which I have recently been chronicling here. I will have the last part of that story posted this week.