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Four Max Carrados Detective Stories

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

Ernest Bramah is mainly known for his ‘Kai Lung’ books – Dorothy L Sayers often used quotes from them for her chapter headings. In his lifetime however he was equally well known for his detective stories. Since Sherlock Holmes we have had French detectives, Belgian detectives, aristocratic detectives, royal detectives, ecclesiastical detectives, drunken detectives and even a (very) few quite normal happily married detectives. Max Carrados was however probably the first blind detective.

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FOUR MAX CARRADOS DETECTIVE STORIES

by

ERNEST BRAMAH

1914

CONTENTS

THE COIN OF DIONYSIUS

THE KNIGHT'S CROSS SIGNAL PROBLEM

THE TRAGEDY AT BROOKBEND COTTAGE

THE LAST EXPLOIT OF HARRY THE ACTOR

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. But at the first glance towards his visitor the excess of deference melted out of his bearing, leaving the urbane, self possessed shopman in the presence of the casual customer... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 3 Stars - 3 reviews)

Reviewer: - February 6, 2015
Subject: interesting
4 short stories, very well read by narrator. A pleasant and interesting book.
Reviewer: - May 8, 2014
Subject: UGH
This book is sooooo boring i can't believe i have to listen to this for school!
Reviewer: - May 5, 2014
Subject: BORING
IT WAS VERY BORING


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