The Silent Bullet

      Arthur B. Reeve / Mystery & Detective
The Silent Bullet

"It has always seemed strange to me that no one has ever endowed a professorship in criminal science in any of our large universities." Craig Kennedy laid down his evening paper and filled his pipe with my tobacco. In college we had roomed together, had shared everything, even poverty, and now that Craig was a professor of chemistry and I was on the staff of the Star, we had continued the arrangement. Prosperity found us in a rather neat bachelor apartment on the Heights, not far from the University. "Why should there be a chair in criminal science?" I remarked argumentatively, settling back in my chair. "I've done my turn at police headquarters reporting, and I can tell you, Craig, it's no place for a college professor. Crime is just crime. And as for dealing with it, the good detective is born and bred to it. College professors for the sociology of the thing, yes; for the detection of it, give me a Byrnes." "On the contrary," replied Kennedy, his clean-cut features betraying an earnestness which I knew indicated that he was leading up to something important, "there is a distinct place for science in the detection of crime. On the Continent they are far in advance of us in that respect. We are mere children beside a dozen crime-specialists in Paris, whom I could name."
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    Freedom

      Arthur B. Reeve / Science Fiction
Freedom

Freedom is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by Mack Reynolds is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original edition. If you enjoy the works of Mack Reynolds then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection.
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    The Poisoned Pen

      Arthur B. Reeve / Mystery & Detective
The Poisoned Pen

A dozen astonishing mysteries from the case files of scientific detective Craig Kennedy Whenever the New York City police department encounters a mystery so strange it seems impossible to solve, they head to Columbia University in search of Professor Craig Kennedy. When he’s not lecturing students on the science of chemistry, Kennedy uses his superlative intellect and his facility with the latest technological advancements to capture the city’s most diabolical villains. In “The Confidence King,” he matches wits with a thief whose counterfeiting skills extend from paper currency to fingerprints. In “The Firebug,” Kennedy stops an arson epidemic by means of sophisticated handwriting analysis. And in the title story, the surprise antidote to a case of cyanide poisoning turns out to be as dangerous as it is effective.   First appearing in the pages of Cosmpolitan magazine, scientific detective Craig Kennedy was so popular during the early twentieth century that he became known as the “American Sherlock Holmes.”   This ebook features a new introduction by Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
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    The Exploits of Elaine

      Arthur B. Reeve / Mystery & Detective
The Exploits of Elaine

The Exploits of Elaine It tells the story of a young woman named Elaine who, with the help of a detective, tries to find the man, known only as “The Clutching Hand”, who murdered her father. (Wikipedia)First Page:This eBook was produced by Charles Franks and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team.THE CRAIG KENNEDY SERIESTHE EXPLOITS OF ELAINEBYARTHUR B. REEVECONTENTSCHAPTERI THE CLUTCHING HANDII THE TWILIGHT SLEEPIII THE VANISHING JEWELSIV "THE FROZEN SAFE"V THE POISONED ROOMVI THE VAMPIREVII THE DOUBLE TRAPVIII THE HIDDEN VOICEIX THE DEATH RAYX THE LIFE CURRENTXI THE HOUR OF THREEXII THE BLOOD CRYSTALSXIII THE DEVIL WORSHIPPERSXIV THE RECKONINGTHE EXPLOITS OF ELAINECHAPTER ITHE CLUTCHING HAND"Jameson, here's a story I wish you'd follow up," remarked the managing editor of the Star to me one evening after I had turned in an assignment of the late afternoon.He handed me a clipping from the evening edition of the Star and I quickly ran my eye over the headline:"THE CLUTCHING HAND" WINS AGAINNEW YORK'S MYSTERIOUS MASTER CRIMINAL PERFECTS ANOTHER COUPCITY POLICE COMPLETELY BAFFLED"Here's this murder of Fletcher, the retired banker and trustee of the University," he explained.
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    Constance Dunlap

      Arthur B. Reeve / Thrillers & Crime
Constance Dunlap

Arthur Reeve was an early 20th century American mystery writer. His character Professor Craig Kennedy is the American counterpart of Sherlock Holmes. 82 Craig Kennedy stories were published in Cosmopolitan and later collected into 12 volumes. From the beginning of Constance Dunlap, "Even when he had thus barricaded himself, he paused to listen with all the elemental fear of the cave man who dreaded the footsteps of his pursuers. In the dim light of the studio apartment he looked anxiously for the figure of his wife. Constance was not there, as she had been on other nights, uneasily awaiting his return. What was the matter? His hand shook a trifle now as he turned the knob of the bedroom door and pushed it softly open."
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    The Romance of Elaine

      Arthur B. Reeve / Mystery & Detective
The Romance of Elaine

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.
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