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The Notting Hill Mystery

Charles Warren Adams / Peter Wickham
Widely acknowledged as the first detective novel this story is narrated by insurance investigator Ralph Henderson who is building a case against the sinister Baron “R**” suspected of murdering his wife in order to obtain significant life insurance payments. Henderson descends into a maze of intrigue including a diabolical mesmerist kidnapping by gypsies slow-poisoners a rich uncle’s will and three murders. Presented in the form of diary entries family letters chemical analysis reports and interviews with witnesses the novel displays innovative techniques that would not become common features of detective fiction until the 1920s.

  • Published by Soundings
  • Fiction/Non-FictionFiction
  • Genre Mystery
  • Target Audience Adult
  • Released 1st September 2018
  • Duration 05 Hrs. 29 Mins.
  • ISBN 9781407975610