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Boothby, Guy 1867-1905

Overview
Works: 277 works in 1,072 publications in 12 languages and 5,606 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Detective and mystery television programs  Television series  Television crime shows  Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Paranormal fiction  Portraits  History  Detective and mystery stories, English 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Performer
Classifications: PR4149.B957, A823.2
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The rivals of Sherlock Holmes( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Thorndyke is an early proponent of forensic investigation; and there is the blind gumshoe Mac Carrados; and gentleman thief Simon Carne; and Mr. Carnacki who is a detective of the occult. These men pit their wits against the best that London's underworld has to offer. Victorian London was a boon for crooks and a bane to Scotland Yard, whose job it was to keep the city safe from criminals
Doctor Nikola by Guy Boothby( Book )

25 editions published between 1896 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pharos, the Egyptian by Guy Boothby( Book )

40 editions published between 1890 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""This powerful novel is weird and soul-thrilling."--The Scotsman. Victorian readers had a passion for tales of mystery and intrigue in exotic settings, especially those involving supernatural powers. In a chiller thought to inspire the classic horror film The Mummy, one of the era's most popular writers of sensationalistic fiction spins a sinister yarn in which a mummy's curse threatens to destroy the Western world"--
Dr. Nikola's experiment by Guy Boothby( Book )

45 editions published between 1899 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bid for fortune, or, Dr. Nikola's vendetta by Guy Boothby( Book )

39 editions published between 1895 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first in Boothby's series of Dr. Nikola novels. It opens with the manager of a fine London restaurant preparing for a dinner reserved in an odd letter originating from Brazil 3 months prior, for 4 persons in a private room, where 3 guests will arrive showing cards with a red dot. One will be from China, one from South Africa, one from England, plus the host, Dr Nikola, who is of unknown nationality but is later revealed to travel the world widely. The letter specifies certain preparations, such as no electric lighting but rather candles with red shades, a small jug of fresh milk, and a porcelain saucer.After the 3 guests arrive, Dr Nikola makes his appearance. He is a somewhat tall slim man, "irreproachably dressed, with a neatness that bordered on the puritanical." After they dine and the servants leave the room, Dr Nicola opens a strange basket and removes a mysterious black cat, for whom the milk had of course been requested.Dr Nikola explains why he called them together--to execute his plans of revenge against a very wealthy someone who did him great harm. He offers each of them a large sum of money if they perform as he asks: "I demand from you your whole and entire labour. While you are serving me you are mine body and soul. I know you are trustworthy. I have had good proof that you are--pardon the expression--unscrupulous, and I flatter myself you are silent. What is more, I shall tell you nothing beyond what is necessary for the carrying out of my scheme, so that you could not betray me if you would. Now for my plans!"
A prince of swindlers by Guy Boothby( Book )

19 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Prince of Swindlers introduces Simon Carne, a gentleman thief. The British Viceroy first meets Carne while traveling in India. Charmed, he invites the reclusive hunchbacked scholar to London, little suspecting that his guest is actually an adventurer and a master of disguise. Carne--aided by his loyal butler, Belton--embarks on a crime spree, stealing from London's richest citizens and then making fools of them by posing as a detective investigating the thefts
The Red Rat's daughter by Guy Boothby( Book )

24 editions published between 1899 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fascination of the king by Guy Boothby( Book )

17 editions published between 1896 and 2012 in English and Dutch and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beautiful white devil by Guy Boothby( Book )

39 editions published between 1876 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Get set for a rip-roaring romp around the world in Guy Newell Boothby's The Beautiful White Devil. Packing in plenty of action and romance, this novel follows the exploits of a beguiling criminal mastermind who steals the heart of the tale's protagonist
In strange company : a story of Chili and the southern seas by Guy Boothby( Book )

31 editions published between 1894 and 2015 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australian author Guy Boothby put his wanderlust to work as fodder for his fiction. Though his first publication was a non-fiction account of a trip through his native country, he soon turned to fiction as an outlet for his creativity, focusing primarily on action-adventure, mystery, and detection tales. In Strange Company: A Story of Chili and the Southern Seas, Boothby's first novel, was an instant success and will satisfy contemporary readers looking for a well-plotted action-adventure story
'Farewell, Nikola.' by Guy Boothby( Book )

21 editions published between 1901 and 2017 in English and Swedish and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Nikola by Guy Boothby( Book )

27 editions published between 1890 and 2017 in English and Danish and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My strangest case by Guy Boothby( Book )

21 editions published between 1901 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Long live the king!" by Guy Boothby( Book )

17 editions published between 1890 and 2015 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sheilah McLeod : a heroine of the back blocks by Guy Boothby( Book )

21 editions published between 1897 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australian author Guy Boothby was extraordinarily prolific during his short-lived career. He produced dozens of works spanning numerous genres before his untimely death at age 38 during a bout of influenza. Sheilah McLeod is a rollicking romance packed with plenty of adventure, telling the tale of a couple who grew up together and whose love appeared to have been fated from the very start
Love made manifest by Guy Boothby( Book )

13 editions published between 1899 and 1906 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bid for fortune : a novel by Guy Boothby( Book )

17 editions published between 1895 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lust of hate by Guy Boothby( Book )

13 editions published between 1897 and 2017 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cabinet secret by Guy Boothby( Book )

16 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The kidnapped president by Guy Boothby( Book )

10 editions published between 1902 and 2012 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A bid for fortune, or, Dr. Nikola's vendetta
Alternative Names
Boothby, Guy.

Boothby, Guy 1867-1905

Boothby, Guy N. 1867-1905

Boothby, Guy Newell

Boothby Guy Newell 1867-1905

Būthbī, Gaʼī 1867-1905

Guy Boothby Australian writer

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Guy Boothby australsk forfatter

Guy Boothby auteur uit Australië (1867-1905)

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