Dennis Drabelle

Dennis Drabelle came to The Post in 1984, after working as a government lawyer, mostly for the Interior Department, where his subject areas were national parks and endangered wildlife. A native of St. Louis, he is a graduate of St. Louis University and the University of Pennsylvania. His books include “Mile-High Fever,” a history of the Comstock Lode silver rush and the forthcoming “Taming the Octopus: How Two Great American Writers Took on a Notorious Monopoly.”

Latest by Dennis Drabelle

Book World: ‘The Girl Next Door’ by Ruth Rendell

Book World: ‘The Girl Next Door’ by Ruth Rendell

Lives are pulled apart by the discovery of an old pair of severed hands.

What postage stamps say about America

What postage stamps say about America

Chris West tells the story of America through three dozen of its postage stamps.

Cartoon balloons that soar to old heights

Cartoon balloons that soar to old heights

Reintroducing Harry J. Tuthill’s “The Bungle Family” (1919-1945).

Book Review: ‘Tinseltown’ by William J. Mann

Book Review: ‘Tinseltown’ by William J. Mann

New clues — and new theories — in a long unsolved Hollywood murder mystery.