Vintage Mystery and Detective Stories

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David Stuart Davies
Wordsworth Editions, 2006 - Detective - 1276 pages
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A richly entertaining and exciting collection of mystery and detective stories from the golden age of crime fiction. This was a period when crimes were solved by the wit and ingenuity of the sleuth who only had his own intelligence to rely on rather than a battery of scientific devices and procedures employed by the modern crime solver. Within these pages you will meet such fascinating sleuths as G.K. Chesterton's Mr Pond, Ernest Bramah's remarkable blind detective, Max Carrados, who can read newspapers by allowing his sensitive fingers to run over the print, Craig Kennedy, 'the American Sherlock Holmes' created by Arthur B. Reeve, and Jacques Futrelle's Professor S.F.X. Van Dusen, 'The Thinking Machine' amongst others. Tales by Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Arnold Bennett, Rudyard Kipling, Edgar Allan Poe and Arthur Conan Doyle will thrill and puzzle you.
 

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Contents

INTRoDUCTION I
11
Silver Blaze
38
The Ghost of Fountain Lane
61
Who Killed Zebedee?
81
The Great Ruby Robbery
101
The Murder of the Mandarin
119
The White Pillars Murder
143
Clues
163
What Dr Chinston Said I2
1214
Kilsip Has a Theory of His Own I22 I
1221
Mother Guttersnipe joins the Majority
1226
Mark Frettlly Has a Visitor I232 29 Mr Caltons Curiosity is Satisfied I239
1239
3O Nemesis I245
1245
3I HushMoney I25I
1251
De Mortuis Nil Nisi Bonum
1257
The Confession
1261

The Trial for Murder
193
Across the Walnuts and the Wine I2O2
1202
Brian Receives a Letter
1208
The Hands of justice I268
1268
The Love that Lives I274
1274
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An internationally recognized expert on Sherlock Holmes and Conan Doyle, David Stuart Davies is the editor of the crime fiction magazine "Sherlock" and the author of several books on Sherlock Holmes. He also edits the Crime Writers' Association's monthly "Red Herrings "magazine. "Forests of the Night" was his first Johnny Hawke novel. He lives in West Yorkshire, England.

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