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The Owl Taxi

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Title:The Owl Taxi
Footner, Hulbert   
(33 of 50 for author by title)
Queen of Clubs
Orchids to Murder (Amos Lee Mappin Mystery #10)
Published:   1921
Publisher:George H. Doran Company
Tags:Canadiana, fiction

Suppose you were a young New Yorker who had been sucking a silver spoon all your life, and you suddenly lost all your money. Suppose you met a taxi-driver and for reasons good to both you agreed to exchange identities. Suppose, having started up Fifth Avenue in the old taxi at one A.M., you were about to admit your first fare when you discovered a dead body already occupying the car----

This is the beginning of one of the cleverest and most exciting mystery-detective tales Hulbert Footner has written. It has humor and action and romance. Also a very charming girl who masquerades in boy's clothing and makes an appeal to Gregory Parr which no man with a heart for adventure could possibly refuse. "Greg" embarks on an exploit in which peril and courage are nicely compounded with romance, and the ending is bound to be satisfactory to both hero and reader. --dustjackets.com [Suggest a different description.]

Pages:138 Info

Author Bio for Footner, Hulbert

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Hulbert Footner (1879–1944) was a Canadian writer of non-fiction and detective fiction.

His most successful creation was the beautiful and brilliant Madame Rosika Storey and her plain assistant who explains the evolving solutions to her boss’ cases. His Madame Storey mysteries fit the flapping 1920s like the long lizard gloves that graced her arms and did well supporting his traveling family’s lifestyle. His Rosika Storey cases appeared in Argosy All-Story Weekly every year from 1922 through 1935.--Wikipedia.

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