A charming thief rescues the not-so-innocent in this delightful crime novel from the creator of the Craig Kennedy detective series A check forger with a keen mind and a heart of gold, Constance Dunlap knows what it's like to be a good person caught on the wrong side of the law. So she uses her photographic memory and her sharp wit to help amateur criminals get back on the right track. In this entertaining collection of capers, Dunlap protects a kleptomaniac from the serial shoplifter who wants to use him as a scapegoat, and comes to the aid of a company treasurer forced by his bosses to pay bribes, among many other adventures. From one escapade to the next, Dunlap eludes Drummond, a crooked private detective who preys on the weak and unfortunate. Even he can't help but admire the pluck and intelligence of this irresistible scofflaw. This ebook features a new introduction by Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
The scientific detective known as the "American Sherlock Holmes" pursues a ruthless arch villain in this high-stakes suspense novel Professor Craig Kennedy and his loyal sidekick, newspaper reporter Walter Jameson, first learn of the Clutching Hand and his gang when they investigate a string of murders involving the policyholders of Taylor Dodge's insurance company. After receiving a threatening note signed by the arch criminal, Dodge himself is robbed and killed, and his daughter, Elaine, turns to Kennedy for help. Using the latest advances in forensic science, the professor uncovers the exotic and deadly scheme behind the murders. But when the Clutching Hand and his band of evildoers kidnap Elaine, Kennedy must shed his lab coat and leap into action before it's too late. First appearing in the pages of Cosmopolitan magazine, Craig Kennedy was one of the most popular detectives of the early twentieth century. Arthur B. Reeve also wrote the screenplay for the serial version of The Exploits of Elaine, which starred popular silent film actress Pearl White. This ebook features a new introduction by Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
An action-packed tale of the occult featuring a plucky heroine, murderous devil worshippers, and the mind-bending science of hypnotism A sinister band of killers marks a young heiress for death. The assassins, led by a spectral voice known as the Mystery Mind, seek a treasure from the lost city of Atlantis. Kidnapped by the evildoers, Violet Bronson prays that her guardian, Doctor Sutton, and her fiancé, hypnotist Robert Dupont, will rescue her. Sutton and Dupont set out in search of the Temple of the Skull, but the solution to this paranormal mystery proves even more bizarre than these two men of science could have imagined. A novelization of a popular film serial, The Mystery Mind is spooky, suspenseful, and irresistibly fun. This ebook features a new introduction by Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
A dozen astonishing mysteries from the case files of scientific detective Craig Kennedy Whenever the New York City police department encounters a mystery so strange it seems impossible to solve, they head to Columbia University in search of Professor Craig Kennedy. When he's not lecturing students on the science of chemistry, Kennedy uses his superlative intellect and his facility with the latest technological advancements to capture the city's most diabolical villains. In "The Confidence King," he matches wits with a thief whose counterfeiting skills extend from paper currency to fingerprints. In "The Firebug," Kennedy stops an arson epidemic by means of sophisticated handwriting analysis. And in the title story, the surprise antidote to a case of cyanide poisoning turns out to be as dangerous as it is effective. First appearing in the pages of Cosmpolitan magazine, scientific detective Craig Kennedy was so popular during the early twentieth century that he became known as the "American Sherlock Holmes." This ebook features a new introduction by Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
The American Sherlock Holmes and his favorite damsel in distress star in this sensational sequel to The Exploits of Elaine After supersleuth Craig Kennedy rescues her from a death trap devised by the villain known as the Clutching Hand, Elaine Dodge hopes for some peace and quiet. That is not to be, however, as the search for the Hand's hidden millions leads Professor Kennedy; his loyal sidekick, Walter Jameson; and Elaine straight into the crosshairs of the diabolical Mr. X. To save Elaine and uncover the identity of his latest arch nemesis, Kennedy must bring every ounce of his keen intellect and audacious courage to bear on this mystifying case. First appearing in the pages of Cosmopolitan magazine, Craig Kennedy was one of the most popular detectives of the early twentieth century. The Exploits of Elaine was the basis for a popular film serial starring Pearl White and Lionel Barrymore. This ebook features a new introduction by Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
America's Sherlock Holmes makes histhrilling debutin this classic volume of mind-boggling mysteries Craig Kennedy is a Columbia University chemistry professor by day and New York's premier sleuth by night. With the help of his roommate and partner in detection, newspaper reporter Walter Jameson, Kennedy uses his mastery of technology to solve the most puzzling of mysteries. In "The Deadly Tube," he investigates a case of murder by X-ray, and in "The Terror in the Air," he applies the scientific method to a rash of airplane accidents blamed on gyroscopes. First appearing in the pages of Cosmopolitan magazine, Craig Kennedy was one of the most popular detectives of the early twentieth century, and Arthur B. Reeve's stories featuring the scientific sleuth were the first mysteries by an American author to gain wide readership in Great Britain. This ebook features a new introduction by Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
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