This collection of stories by Freeman not previously issued in book form is the work of Douglas G. Greene and Tony Medawar. It contains "The Dead Hand," the two-part short story that was years later developed into the 1925 Thorndyke novel The Shadow of the Wolf and half a dozen other non-Thorndyke mysteries, including a Challoner postscript, "The Mystery of Hoo Marsh." There is a charming series of sea stories featuring Bill Jakins and romances written early in the author's career for Cassell's and other magazines, are also to be found here, along with discussions of true crime and the art of detective-story writing. Bound black cloth, 343 pages.
ISBN 1-55246-066-5 @ $35.00