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Call Mr. Fortune
     

Call Mr. Fortune

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by Henry Christopher Bailey
 

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General Books publication date: 2009
Original publication date: 1921
Original Publisher: E.P. Dutton

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General Books publication date: 2009
Original publication date: 1921
Original Publisher: E.P. Dutton

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BN ID:
2940024123379
Publisher:
E.P. Dutton & Company
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
315 KB

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Call Mr. Fortune 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Call Mr. Fortune" is a collection of short stories which introduce Reginald Fortune. Reggie, like his father, is a physician. The son applies his diagnostic skills to crime-solving. As he is not a civil servant, he is free to represent the government, the accused, or the injured. Reggie is a wiseacre. He is cynical. I found Reggie Fortune's forays into early twentieth-century British slang distracting, partly because that "voice" comes and goes. Sometimes he is droppin' the letter G and and sometimes using standard English. As a reader, I felt cheated when Mr. Fortune left his servant in town overnight and we are not told why, or Fortune removed something from a dead body and we are not told what until much later. The stories are self-contained. The last is similar to a novella in length and complexity. Recommended for those who would enjoy detective fiction set in early twentieth-century England.
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