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Victorian Villainies by Graham Greene

Victorian Villainies

by Graham Greene, Hugh Greene (Editor)

Other authors: Richard Harding Davis (Contributor), Arthur Griffiths (Contributor), Richard Marsh (Contributor), Hawley Smart (Contributor)

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Mostly worth it for the last two titles by Marsh and Davis ( )
  Georges_T._Dodds | Mar 30, 2013 |
Four classic Victorian detective stories selected by Graham and Hugh Greene.

"The Great Tontine" by Hawley Smart
"The Rome Express" by Major Arthur Griffiths
"In the Fog" by Richard Harding Davis
"The Beetle" by Richard Marsh

The last two were the best.

"The Great Tontine" got a bit boring after the first 100 pages, so I skipped to the end to see what happened.

"The Rome Express" was a murder mystery set in the sleeping compartment of a train (shades of "Murder on The Orient Express") and featured a rather unpleasant English army officer sneering at the French police, which I found irritating.

"In the Fog" was set in a gentleman's club, with five of the members comparing notes over the dinner table about a murder that happened during the previous night's pea-souper.

"The Beetle" was a scary tale of mysterious Arabs, hypnotism, and scarabs. ( )
  isabelx | Feb 20, 2011 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Graham Greeneprimary authorall editionscalculated
Greene, HughEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Davis, Richard HardingContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Griffiths, ArthurContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Marsh, RichardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Smart, HawleyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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