London after Midnight

London after Midnight

by Peter Haining


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ISBN-13: 9780786207916
Publisher: Gale Group
Publication date: 01/01/1997
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.47(w) x 8.51(h) x 0.82(d)

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London after Midnight 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you've ever been intrigued by a story of danger and menace lurking in London's fog enshrouded streets, you can appreciate the theme of this book. Most of the stories were written in the 20'th century and include characters such as Shelock Holmes, Fu Manchu, and Hercule Poirot as presented by their original creators as well as lesser known detectives such as Dr. Lancelot Priestly the mathmatical detective,and Francis Quarles the aristocratic gentleman detective. I was a little disappointed by the Fu Manchu story because it deals with flying saucers and isn't Sax Rohmer's best, but it was written in 1959, shortly before the author's death and was obviously influenced by current movie trends. I was excited by the fact that such a rare story had been included and that greatly influenced my buying the book. In fact, the editor took great pains to include stories by well known mystery authors that would be difficult to find. My favorite was 'The Cave of Ali Baba' by Dorothy L. Sayers about a disturbing secret society.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I havn't read this book but I just ordered it yesterday and can't wait to see what it is about and how good it is I will keep you posted !