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The Dorrington Deed-Box: The Adventures of Horace Dorrington, Detective

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The Dorrington Deed-Box: The Adventures of Horace Dorrington, Detective

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    Arthur Morrison(Author)

In 1897 Morrison published seven short stories detailing the exploits of Horace Dorrington. In contrast to Morrison's earlier character Martin Hewitt, who one critic described as a "low-key, realistic, lower-class answer to Sherlock Holmes," Dorrington was "a respected but deeply corrupt private detective," "a cheerfully unrepentant sociopath who is willing to stoop to theft, blackmail, fraud, or cold-blooded murder to make a dishonest penny." These stories were collected as The Dorrington Deed Box (1897). Included:

THE NARRATIVE OF MR. JAMES RIGBY

THE CASE OF JANISSARY

THE CASE OF THE "MIRROR OF PORTUGAL"

THE AFFAIR OF THE "AVALANCHE BICYCLE AND TYRE CO., LIMITED"

THE CASE OF MR. LOFTUS DEACON

OLD CATER'S MONEY

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  • PDF | 140 pages
  • Arthur Morrison(Author)
  • Wildside Press (27 Oct. 2016)
  • English
  • 9
  • Crime, Thrillers & Mystery
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  • By Jane on 27 April 2014

    This s is a well-known set of stories by Arthur Morrison, who also created the detective Martin Hewitt. Dorrington is on or over the borderline between sleuth and criminal - more the latter. Some of the stories appear in anthologies, e.g. Green's "The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes". The stories are ingenious, and are a must for those interested in the development of crime fiction ( by which I mean stories related to crime in in addition to the pure detective story based on the solution of a puzzle by reason). The book is also full of interesting elements of social history.

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