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Mystery crime fiction written in the Golden Age of Murder

"The book is both utterly of its time and utterly ahead of it." --New York Times Book Review

The Notting Hill Mystery was first published between 1862 and 1863 as an eight-part serial in the magazine Once a Week. Widely acknowledged as the first detective novel, the story is told by insurance investigator Ralph Henderson, who is building a case against the sinister Baron R--, who is suspected of murdering his wife. Henderson descends into a maze of intrigue including a diabolical mesmerist, kidnapping by gypsies, slow-poisoners, a rich uncle's will and three murders.

Presented in the form of diary entries, letters, chemical analysis reports, interviews with witnesses and a crime scene map, the novel displays innovative techniques that would not become common features of detective fiction until the 1920s.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781464204807
  • ISBN-10: 1464204802
  • Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
  • Publish Date: August 2015
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.4 pounds
  • Page Count: 192

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