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

‘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

Paula Hawkins’s ‘Girl on the Train,’ Harriet Lane’s ‘Her’

Paula Hawkins’s ‘Girl on the Train,’ Harriet Lane’s ‘Her’

Two great mysteries about women who meddle.