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Martin Hewitt, Investigator

Contributions by Judith John and Rosemary Herbert
Published by Flame Tree Collectable Classics
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

The pocket-sized FLAME TREE COLLECTABLE CRIME CLASSICS are chosen to create delightful, gift editions of classic crime and mystery thrillers. Each stunning unabridged edition features deluxe cover treatments, ribbon markers, luxury endpapers and gilded edges.

The hugely popular consulting detective Sherlock Holmes inspired a number of late nineteenth century fictional detectives, with Arthur Morrison’s Martin Hewitt one of the most successful. Well-presented and cheerful, this shrewd PI well befits his place among the greatest sleuths in literature. Gathered here are twelve of his adventures, including ‘The Lenton Croft Robberies’ and ‘The Case of the Dixon Torpedo’, showing the charming protagonist at work with his loyal sidekick, Brett.

A specially commissioned biography of the author and a glossary of Victorian and Literary terms make this new edition essential for all classic crime fans!

Arthur Morrison (1863–1945) was born in the East End of London. He later became a writer for The Globe newspaper and showed a keen interest in relating the real and bleak plight of those living in London slums. When Arthur Conan Doyle killed off Sherlock Holmes in 1893, a vacuum opened up for detective heroes. In the wake Morrison created Martin Hewitt, publishing stories about him in The Strand Magazine, which had also first published Sherlock Holmes.

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