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The elusive Pentecost story

Judson Philips, aka Hugh Pentecost, in 1978. Photo by Bernard A. Drew

After casually searching for 35 years, I found a copy of “Alfred Hitchcock’s Daring Detectives,” a collection of short crime stories published in 1969. I purchased it for 50 cents at a library used book sale.

Why did I want the hardcover? It reprints a crime tale by Judson Philips (1904-1989) of East Canaan.

I will tell you a little about Philips as a companion to an essay about his co-founder of Sharon Playhouse, Guernsey LePelley (May 30 issue). The theater is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.

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