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Philo Gubb, Correspondence-School Detective

Philo Gubb, Correspondence-School Detective by Ellis Parker Butler
By: (1869-1937)

Philo Gubb, not being content with his job as wallpaper-hanger, has higher aspirations: to become a detective, just like Sherlock Holmes. To that end, he enrolls in a correspondence course, where he gets lessons through the mail as well as the necessary disguises for a detective. Philo Gubb, not being really clever or intuitive, or even looking good in those disguises, gets involved in one case after the other - and sooner or later happens to stumble on and solve the crime... Each of these stories is a complete mystery unto itself so if you read just one, you will know it's beginning and the unorthodox methods by which Philo Gubb, Correspondence-School Detective solves it using his woeful 'deteckative' (as he puts it) skills.

First Page:

PHILO GUBB

Correspondence School Detective

BY

ELLIS PARKER BUTLER

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS

BOSTON AND NEW YORK HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY The Riverside Press Cambridge 1918

COPYRIGHT, 1913, 1914, AND 1915, BY THE RED BOOK CORPORATION COPYRIGHT, 1918, BY ELLIS PARKER BUTLER

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Published September 1918

[Illustration: "IN THE DETECKATIVE LINE NOTHING SOUNDS FOOLISH" ( page 218 )]

CONTENTS

THE HARD BOILED EGG 3

THE PET 21

THE EAGLE'S CLAWS 43

THE OUBLIETTE 66

THE UN BURGLARS 95

THE TWO CENT STAMP 113

THE CHICKEN 138

THE DRAGON'S EYE 156

THE PROGRESSIVE MURDER 171

THE MISSING MR... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 3 Stars - 2 reviews)

Reviewer: - December 2, 2014
Subject: Philo Gubb Correspondence School Detective
If you appreciate bumbling detectives then this series of stories will appeal, they did nothing for me. Most of the readers are good however some of the readers are not worth listening to at all.
Reviewer: - September 21, 2014
A very amusing series of tales with a constant storyline running throughout


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