The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2019-12-18
  • Publisher: Dover Pubns

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Enthralled by the adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Victorian readers around the world developed a fascination with eccentric detectives and bizarre crimes. Featuring an international array of authors and characters, this compilation of 16 short stories showcases the best of the mysteries inspired by the Baker Street sleuth. Their heroes range from famous figures like G. K. Chesterton's Father Brown and Maurice Leblanc's Arsene Lupin to lesser-known but equally captivating characters.  
"The Problem of the Stolen Rubens," by Jacques Futrelle, centers on Professor Van Dusen, also known as The Thinking Machine, whose superior mental powers and dispassionate approach resemble Holmes'. Robert Barr's "The Absent Minded Coterie" presents French detective Eugène Valmont, a cultured and elegant gentleman . . . but a rather poor investigator. "The Murder at Troyte's Hill," by Catherine L. Pirkis, "The Ninescore Mystery," by The Scarlet Pimpernel author Baroness Orczy, and "Cinderella's Slipper," by Hugh C. Weir, feature a Victorian novelty—a detective heroine. Holmesians and other lovers of old-time mysteries will thrill to these tales of dark deeds and their discovery.

Table of Contents

The Great Ruby Robbery
   Grant Allen
The Absent Minded Coterie
   Robert Barr
The Lenton Croft Robberies
   Arthur Morrison
The Murder at Troyte’s Hill
   Catherine L. Pirkis
The Ninescore Mystery
   Baroness Orzy
The Hammer of God
   G. K. Chesterton
The Problem of the Stolen Rubens
   Jacques Futrelle
The Duchess of Wiltshire’s Diamonds
   Guy N. Boothby
The Green-Stone God and the Stockbroker
   Fergus Hume
Cinderella’s Slipper
   Hugh C. Weir
Arsene Lupin in Prison
   Maurice Leblanc

The Coins of Dionysus
   Ernst Bramah
The Divination of Zagury Capsules
   Headon Hill
The Dead Hand
   R. Austin Freeman
The Mystery of the Felwyn Tunnel
   Robert Eustace and L. T. Meade
The Angel of the Lord
   Melville Davisson Post

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