The pocket-sized FLAME TREE CRIME COLLECTABLE CLASSICS are chosen to create delightful and timeless gift editions of classic crime and mystery thrillers. Each stunning unabridged edition features deluxe cover treatments, ribbon markers, luxury endpapers and gilded edges.
The Silent Bullet (1910) is the first collection of Arthur B. Reeve’s Craig Kennedy mysteries, initially published as part of a series in Cosmopolitan. In this collection of twelve tales of intrigue and suspense, readers are introduced to Kennedy, sometimes called the ‘American Sherlock Holmes’, and his friend and assistant, reporter Walter James. A professor at Columbia University, Kennedy uses his scientific expertise and inventions to solve cases, usually employing pioneering turn-of-the-century technology, such as hidden microphones, lie detectors, and a makeshift defibrillator. Full of thrilling escapades as well as insight into the discoveries of the early 1900s, The Silent Bullet is an adventure from start to finish.
A specially commissioned biography of the author and a glossary of Victorian and Literary terms make this new edition essential for all classic crime fans!
Mystery writer, journalist and screenwriter Arthur Benjamin Reeve (1880–1936) was born in Brooklyn, New York and studied at Princeton and New York Law School. His best-known character, scientist detective Professor Craig Kennedy, is the hero of 26 novels and countless short stories.
Publisher: Flame Tree Collectable Classics (May 1, 2020)