Search Results: 'Max Pemberton'
Jewel Mysteries : From a Dealer's Note Book (Illustrated)
Jewel mysteries, From a dealer's note book is a book of detective and mystery stories. “When I had the jewel under the powerful light of an unshaded incandescent lamp I could see that it... More > merited all the appreciation I had bestowed upon it at first sight. It was flawless, wanting the demerit of a single mark which could be pointed to in depreciation of its price. For play of color and radiating generosity of hues, I have already said that no man has seen its equal. “< Less
Aladdin of London
Alban Kennedy, the impoverished son of a British parson, is compelled to take up his abode in the Whitechapel district of London, and becomes the suitor of a little Polish maid who is infinitely... More > above her mean environment. The circumstances which lead to his adoption by a millionaire, the net of intrigue woven about him, and the efforts to bring about the death of his little sweetheart for political purposes, using him as the innocent tool, make an engrossing plot.< Less
Father Brown: The Innocence, Wisdom, Incredulity, the Secret and the Scandal
Father Brown is a short, stumpy Catholic priest, "formerly of Cobhole in Essex, and now working in London", with shapeless clothes and a large umbrella, and an uncanny insight into human... More > evil. He makes his first appearance in the story "The Blue Cross" and continues through the five volumes of short stories, often assisted by the reformed criminal M. Hercule Flambeau. Father Brown also appears in a story "The Donnington Affair" that has a rather curious history. In the October 1914 issue of the obscure magazine The Premier, Sir Max Pemberton published the first part of the story, inviting a number of detective story writers, including Chesterton, to use their talents to solve the mystery of the murder described.< Less