The Poisoned Pen

Arthur B. Reeve (1880 - 1936)

The many adventures of Professor Craig Kennedy were chronicled by Arthur B. Reeve (October 15, 1880 - August 9, 1936). Reeve was an American mystery writer who created 82 Craig Kennedy mystery stories. The stories have a very Sherlock Holmes type feel, In fact Kennedy has been referred to as the "American Sherlock Holmes". Along with his reporter friend, Walter Jameson, Kennedy solves many crimes and unveils mysteries using science.

This book contains twelve of Professor Kennedy's adventures. The interesting thing about these stories is Kennedy uses newly discovered science from his time period, which we take for granted today. The title story features the use of special inks. One which disappears in sunlight and one which appears in sunlight, so that the text on a note found in possession of a murder victim changes completely, making it almost impossible for Kennedy to track down the killer. Each story features a fascinating look at life in the early 20th century, and even includes some action along the way. (Introduction by Elliott Miller)

Genre(s): Detective Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - The Poisoned Pen Elliott Miller
Play 02 02 - The Yeggman Elliott Miller
Play 03 03 - The Germ of Death Elliott Miller
Play 04 04 - The Firebug Elliott Miller
Play 05 05 - The Confidence King Elliott Miller
Play 06 06 - The Sand-Hog Elliott Miller
Play 07 07 - The White Slave Elliott Miller
Play 08 08 - The Forger Elliott Miller
Play 09 09 - The Unofficial Spy Elliott Miller
Play 10 10 - The Smuggler Elliott Miller
Play 11 11 - The Invisible Ray Elliott Miller
Play 12 12 - The Campaign Grafter Elliott Miller