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The Notting Hill mystery : [the first detective novel]

Author: Charles Warren Adams; George Du Maurier
Publisher: London : The British Library, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : [New ed.]View all editions and formats
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Widely acknowledged as the first detective novel, the story is told by insurance investigator Ralph Henderson, who is building a case against the sinister Baron 'R___', suspected of murdering his wife. Henderson descends into a maze of intrigue including a diabolical mesmerist, kidnapping by gypsies, slow-poisoners, a rich uncle's will and three murders.
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Warren Adams; George Du Maurier
ISBN: 0712358595 9780712358590
OCLC Number: 756167092
Notes: Subtitle from cover.
Originally published: London : Saunders, Otley, and Co., 1865.
Description: xiv, 284 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Responsibility: compiled by Charles Felix ; [illustrated by George du Maurier].

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The Notting Hill Mystery was first published between 1862 and 1863 as an eight-part serial in the magazine Once a Week, written under the pseudonym Charles Felix. It has been widely described as the  Read more...

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"[T]he mystery that started them all is as masterful as anything it inspired." --Sandra Dallas "Denver Post "

 
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