|Title:||The Massingham Butterfly and Other Stories|
|Publisher:||Herbert Jenkins Limited|
|Tags:||fiction, mystery, short stories|
A series of excellent stories by this eminent writer of detective fiction. These tales of mystery, love and adventure make absorbing reading, for J. S. Fletcher has mastered the art of holding his reader’s attention. The thrills, surprises, mystifications and knotty problems which this writer provides, keep the attention glued to the page. His stories are always an excellent tonic for the weary and overworked.
This popular writer showed in his book Green Ink that he was a master of the short story.--intro. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Fletcher, J. S. (Joseph Smith)
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.--Wikipedia.
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