Toward the Golden Age: The Stories That Turned Crime to Gold (Dover Mystery Classics)
Publisher: Dover Publications (August 17, 2016)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 9.4 MB
Downloadable formats: PDF
Unconventional characters add to the appeal of these tales: Father Brown, G. K. Chesterton's priest and amateur sleuth, makes his first-ever appearance in "The Blue Cross"; Lady Molly of Scotland Yard, one of fiction's first women detectives, solves "The Ninescore Mystery" by Baroness Orczy; November Joe, Hesketh Prichard's backwoods shamus, investigates "The Crime at Big Tree Portage"; and blind detective Max Carrados exhibits his mastery of "The Game Played in the Dark" by Ernest Bramah. Editor Mike Ashley provides individual introductions to these and other stories, offering intriguing insights into the emergence of the Golden Age of the detective story.