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

A thriller trilogy that thrills

A thriller trilogy that thrills

Malcolm Mackay’s trio of novels deliver a mesmerizing tale of a Scottish hit man.

‘The Millionaire and the Bard,’ by Andrea Mays

‘The Millionaire and the Bard,’ by Andrea Mays

How Henry Folger’s hunt for Shakespeare’s First Folio became a magnificent obsession.

In search of an elusive wildlife creature

In search of an elusive wildlife creature

William deBuys tracks a mysterious, forest-dwelling creature and gets a sad lesson in wildlife poaching.

The story of the final — and unfinished — work of Orson Welles

The story of the final — and unfinished — work of Orson Welles

Josh Karp’s “Orson Welles’s Last Movie” chronicles the Hollywood great’s ill-fated, still-hoped-for project