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The Notting Hill Mystery

British Library Crime Classics

By (author) Charles Warren Adams
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The British Library Publishing Division, London, United Kingdom
Published: 1st May 2015
Dimensions: w 130mm h 190mm d 22mm
Weight: 260g
ISBN-10: 0712356266
ISBN-13: 9780712356268
Barcode No: 9780712356268
Synopsis
The Notting Hill Mystery has been widely described as the first detective novel. The story is told by the insurance investigator Ralph Henderson, who is building a case against the sinister Baron R___, suspected of murdering his wife in order to claim her life insurance. Henderson descends into a maze of intrigue, including a diabolical mesmerist, kidnapping by gypsies, slow-poisoners, a rich uncle's will and three murders.Presented in the form of diary entries, family letters, chemical analysis reports, interviews with witnesses and a crime scene map, the novel displays innovative techniques that would not become common features of detective fiction until the 1920s. This novel launched the British Library Crime Classics series in 2012, and is now reissued with a striking new cover design

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