The Silent Bullet

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 first story, The Silent Bullet, has everyone wondering how a bullet could kill someone with no noise. Today, silencers on guns are commonplace in movies and on TV. Or as in "The Deadly Tube" featuring the story of a doctor causing his patients much harm with evil x-rays, or the development of the gyroscope for aeroplanes in "The Terror in the Air".

Each story features a fascinating look at life in the early 20th century, and even includes some action along the way.

Genre(s): Detective Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Craig Kennedy's Theories Elliott Miller
Play 01 The Silent Bullet Elliott Miller
Play 02 The Scientific Cracksman Elliott Miller
Play 03 The Bacteriological Detective Elliott Miller
Play 04 The Deadly Tube Elliott Miller
Play 05 The Seismograph Adventure Elliott Miller
Play 06 The Diamond Maker Elliott Miller
Play 07 The Azure Ring Elliott Miller
Play 08 "Spontaneous Combustion" Elliott Miller
Play 09 The Terror In The Air Elliott Miller
Play 10 The Black Hand Elliott Miller
Play 11 The Artificial Paradise Elliott Miller
Play 12 The Steel Door Elliott Miller