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
00:46:19
Play 02 02 - The Yeggman Elliott Miller
00:46:19
Play 03 03 - The Germ of Death Elliott Miller
00:49:03
Play 04 04 - The Firebug Elliott Miller
00:45:52
Play 05 05 - The Confidence King Elliott Miller
00:48:52
Play 06 06 - The Sand-Hog Elliott Miller
00:47:02
Play 07 07 - The White Slave Elliott Miller
00:59:07
Play 08 08 - The Forger Elliott Miller
00:47:17
Play 09 09 - The Unofficial Spy Elliott Miller
00:57:19
Play 10 10 - The Smuggler Elliott Miller
00:49:42
Play 11 11 - The Invisible Ray Elliott Miller
00:57:19
Play 12 12 - The Campaign Grafter Elliott Miller
01:02:21