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The Secret of the Barbican and Other Stories

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Title:The Secret of the Barbican and Other Stories
Author:Fletcher, J. S. (Joseph Smith)
Published:   1925
Publisher:Hodder and Stoughton Limited
Tags:fiction, mystery, short stories
I Against Time
II The Earl, the Warder and the Wayward Heiress
III The Fifteenth-Century Crozier
IV The Yellow Dog
V Room 53
VI The Secret of the Barbican
VII The Silhouette
VIII Blind Gap Moor
IX St. Morkil’s Isle
X Extra-Judicial
XI The Second Capsule
XII The Way to Jericho
XIII Patent No. 33
XIV The Selchester Missal
XV The Murder in the Mayor’s Parlour [Suggest a different description.]
Pages:252 Info

Author Bio for Fletcher, J. S. (Joseph Smith)

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Joseph Smith Fletcher (7 February 1863—30 January 1935) was a British journalist and author. He wrote more than 230 books on a wide variety of subjects, both fiction and non-fiction, and was one of the leading writers of detective fiction in the "Golden Age".

Fletcher's first books published were poetry. He then moved on to write numerous works of historical fiction and history, many dealing with Yorkshire, which led to his selection as a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Fletcher wrote several novels of rural life in imitation of Richard Jefferies, beginning with The Wonderful Wapentake (1894). Michael Sadleir stated that Fletcher's historical novel, When Charles I Was King (1892), was his best work.

In 1914, Fletcher wrote his first detective novel and went on to write over a hundred more, many featuring the private investigator Ronald Camberwell.

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