Long before Sherlock Holmes, six sleuths on either side of the Atlantic thrilled readers of early crime fiction - Inspector Bucket, C. Augustine Dupin, Amelia Butterworth, Sergeant Cuff, Loveday Brooke and Lady Molly of Scotland Yard.
Here they all are, together in one impressive collection of 24 novellas, two novels and 190 original illustrations. Six crime fighters who paved the way for Holmes, Watson et al.
An extraordinary anthology from six Masters of Mystery including Edgar Allan Poe and Wilkie Collins.
Included in this awesome 4,000 page plus collection:
*Inspector Bucket in 'Bleak House – Special Edition' by Charles Dickens.
*C. Augustine Dupin is the star of the 'C. Augustine Dupin Collection – The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Murder of Roger Marie and The Purloined Letter' by Edgar Allan Poe.
*Sergeant Cuff appears in 'The Moonstone – Special Edition' by Wilkie Collins.
*Lady Molly of Scotland Yard. All 12 Titles featuring Baroness Orczy's intrepid sleuth of Inverness, Scotland are included here: The Ninescore Mystery, The Frewin Miniatures, The Irish Tweed Coat, The Fordwych Castle Mystery, A Day's Folly, A Castle In Brittany, A Christmas Tragedy, The Bag of Sand, The Man in the Inverness Cape, The Woman in the Big Hat, Sir Jeremiah's Will and The End.
*Loveday Brooke - The popular female detective created by C. L. Pirkis appeared in six stories in Ludgate Magazine in the 1890s. All six mysteries are included here: THE BLACK BAG LEFT ON A DOOR-STEP, THE REDHILL SISTERHOOD, A PRINCESS'S VENGEANCE, DRAWN DAGGERS, THE GHOST OF FOUNTAIN LANE and MISSING!
*Amelia Butterworth solves crimes in a trilogy by Anna Katharine Greene - 'That Affair Next Door,' 'Lost Man's Lane' and 'The Circular Study.'
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About the Author
Creator of the modern detective story, innovative architect of the horror genre, and a poet of extraordinary musicality, Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) remains one of America’s most popular and influential writers. His books of collected tales and poems brim with psychological depth, almost painful intensity, and unexpected — and surprisingly modern — flashes of dark humor and irony.