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Max Carrados

Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah
By: (1868-1942)

Max Carrados is a blind detective who has developed his own remaining senses to a superior level and who has enlisted the superior observations skills of his butler to fill in for any deficiency of his own. His visual deficiency is no obstacle to solving the most difficult cases. As with some better known sleuths, Mr. Carrados' feats amaze, entertain and satisfy.

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MAX CARRADOS

By

Ernest Bramah

Methuen & Co., Ltd.

1914

CONTENTS

PAGE

THE COIN OF DIONYSIUS 1

THE KNIGHT'S CROSS SIGNAL PROBLEM 25

THE TRAGEDY AT BROOKBEND COTTAGE 66

THE CLEVER MRS STRAITHWAITE 99

THE LAST EXPLOIT OF HARRY THE ACTOR 138

THE TILLING SHAW MYSTERY 187

THE COMEDY AT FOUNTAIN COTTAGE 224

THE GAME PLAYED IN THE DARK 262

MAX CARRADOS

THE COIN OF DIONYSIUS

It was eight o'clock at night and raining, scarcely a time when a business so limited in its clientele as that of a coin dealer could hope to attract any customer, but a light was still showing in the small shop that bore over its window the name of Baxter, and in the even smaller office at the back the proprietor himself sat reading the latest Pall Mall . His enterprise seemed to be justified, for presently the door bell gave its announcement, and throwing down his paper Mr Baxter went forward.

As a matter of fact the dealer had been expecting someone and his manner as he passed into the shop was unmistakably suggestive of a caller of importance... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - November 5, 2013
Subject: Quite a different approach
Mr. Bramah presents some interesting scenarios of a blind detective. There are several unique instances that kept me guessing right to the end.


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