|Title:||The Bronze Hand [Fleming Stone #20]|
|Publisher:||J. B. Lippincott Co.|
A shady and dissolute millionare is murdered on board a liner bound for Liverpool, his head battered in by blows of the sinister bronze hand, modeled from Rodin’s original, which the victim had prized as his mascot. Who killed Oily Cox? What part did the bronze hand play in the murder? What was the motive? Such are the questions which Fleming Stone, enlisted as a disguised passenger on shipboard, sets out to answer in his clever, inimitable manner. Naturally excitement runs high as clue after clue is unearthed and the finger of suspicion points first to one and then another of the various passengers on the steamer. The heroine, an exclusive, self-reliant American girl enveloped in an atmosphere of mystery, is chiefly suspected because of circumstantial evidence. The story is closely knit together with many surprising and unlooked for denouements which keep the reader’s interest at high pitch until the very end when the guilty parties are tracked to their doom. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Wells, Carolyn
Carolyn Wells (June 18, 1862 – March 26, 1942) was an American author and poet.
Her first book, At the Sign of the Sphinx (1896), was a collection of charades. Her next publications were The Jingle Book and The Story of Betty (1899), followed by a book of verse entitled Idle Idyls (1900). After 1900, Wells wrote numerous novels and collections of poetry.
Carolyn Wells wrote a total of more than 170 books. During the first ten years of her career, she concentrated on poetry, humor and children's books. According to her autobiography, The Rest of My Life (1937), it was around 1910 that she heard one of Anna Katherine Green's mystery novels being read aloud and was immediately captivated by the unravelling of the puzzle. From that point onward she devoted herself to the mystery genre. Among the most famous of her mystery novels were the Fleming Stone Detective Stories which—according to Allen J. Hubin's Crime Fiction IV: A Comprehensive Bibliography, 1749–2000 (2003)—number 61 titles.--Wikipedia.
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