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A Master Hand

A Master Hand by Richard Dallas

This murder mystery, written in 1903 by Richard Dallas (pseudonym), describes a fictional crime that took place in the New York City of 1883. A fine period piece as well as a clever detective story. (Introduction by Delmar H. Dolbier)

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G. P. PUTNAM'S SONS NEW YORK AND LONDON The Knickerbocker Press 1903

Copyright, 1903 BY G. P. PUTNAM'S SONS

Published, August, 1903

The Knickerbocker Press, New York

[Illustration: "It is no use," he said; "I can see by the papers that everybody thinks I am guilty."]


Twenty years have passed since the happening of the events, the history and sequel of which I am going to relate. It is the tale of a crime committed in one of the large cities of this country, and which, baffling the authorities at the time, still remains a mystery to all but myself and one other. Even now, at this late day, in deference to a plea that bore the seal of death, I shall only write of it with such changes of scene and names as I hope may prevent identification.

To me the history of this tragedy has always seemed convincing proof of the insufficiency of circumstantial evidence, except where such evidence is conclusive... Continue reading book >>

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 3 reviews)

Reviewer: - May 14, 2015
Subject: A Master Hand
A good story read by a good narrator who is let down by the audio quality..
Reviewer: - May 28, 2013
Subject: Excellent reader & Story
Enjoyed this very much. A professional reader. Interesting story.
Reviewer: - May 15, 2013
A good story well read. Thank you!

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