Philo Gubb, Correspondence-School Detective

Ellis Parker BUTLER (1869 - 1937)

Philo Gubb, not being content with his job as wallpaper-hanger, has higher aspirations: to become a detective, just like Sherlock Holmes. To that end, he enrolls in a correspondence course, where he gets lessons through the mail as well as the necessary disguises for a detective. Philo Gubb, not being really clever or intuitive, or even looking good in those disguises, gets involved in one case after the other - and sooner or later happens to stumble on and solve the crime..Each of these stories is a complete mystery unto itself so if you read just one, you will know it's beginning and the unorthodox methods by which Philo Gubb, Correspondence-School Detective solves it using his woeful 'deteckative' (as he puts it) skills (Summary by Aville and Phil Chenevert)

Genre(s): Humorous Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Hard-Boiled Egg Margaret Espaillat
00:27:15
Play 02 The Pet Margaret Espaillat
00:34:32
Play 03 The Eagle’s Claws William Tomcho
00:34:49
Play 04 The Oubliette MJ Franck
00:53:10
Play 05 The Un-Burglars William Tomcho
00:26:50
Play 06 The Two-Cent Stamp William Tomcho
00:35:32
Play 07 The Chicken TriciaG
00:28:22
Play 08 The Dragon’s Eye Nichole Karl
00:20:14
Play 09 The Progressive Murder April Gonzales
00:18:35
Play 10 The Missing Mr. Master William Tomcho
00:30:21
Play 11 Waffles and Mustard William Tomcho
00:32:49
Play 12 The Anonymous Wiggle Phil Chenevert
00:31:30
Play 13 The Half of a Thousand Patti Cunningham
00:28:38
Play 14 Dietz’s 7462 Bessie John William Tomcho
00:33:23
Play 15 Henry William Tomcho
00:29:01
Play 16 Buried Bones William Tomcho
00:33:10
Play 17 Philo Gubb’s Greatest Case MJ Franck
00:45:36