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- Publisher: Business and Leadership Publishing (22 Aug. 2014)
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00MZGELRU
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FIVE NOVELS & FIFTY SHORT STORIES. (The Chase of the Golden Plate, The Diamond Master, Elusive Isabel, The High Hand, My Lady's Garter) (Timeless Wisdom Collection Book 2305) Kindle Edition
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Most of these tales feature Futrelle's brilliant detective Professor Augustus S.F.X. Van Dusen AKA "The Thinking Machine," a Holmes-like detective who uses his superior intellect to solve crimes. These old-fashioned, gaslight stories are essentially mystery-puzzles enabling him to demonstrate his crime-solving expertise. Some readers may feel he is, indeed, a bit too machine-like and the resolutions sometimes a tad too farfetched, but other readers will especially admire his keen reasoning and deductive skills. Overall, some stories are truly classic, most are quite okay, and only a few are outright howlers. But they should all prove entertaining and enjoyable to those who approach (and are willing to appreciate) them as reflections of a particular bygone time and place, because there is definitely no way these can be mistaken for modern detective stories. Still, I like them, and I especially like getting so many for a dollar.
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