Rafael Sabatini: The Evidence of the Sword and Other Mysteries ---The Lost Classics Series

By: Sabatini, Rafael, Edited By Jesse F Knight

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----------hardcover, a Fine copy in a Fine dustjacket, likely unread, this contains: introduction by Knight; Wingman's Theory; Ambs-Ace; The Pretender; Shrinkage; Face of the Clock; The Red Mask; Evidence of the Sword; The Valet Mystery; His Last Chance; The Mask; Duroc; The Dream; Judge Foscaro's Crime; Monsieur Delamort; The Spiritualist, -----"SWORDPLAY AND MYSTERY ---Rafael Sabatini (1875-1950) is best-known for his swashbuckling historical tales of adventure and derring-do. Captain Blood, The Sea Hawk, and Scaramouche made his name world-famous. However, not as well-known is that Sabatini wrote a number of first-rate mystery stories, too. Unlike today with its forensic evidence, DNA testing and other high-tech gadgetry, mysteries of past eras relied on logic and deduction to be solved. While this didn’t make the crime-solver’s job any easier, it makes the reader’s fun all the more enjoyable. Included in this volume are thirteen short stories and two novelettes; only one of the stories has been reprinted since their early magazine appearances. The narrative skill, the color and drama, the twists and turns in the plot, the sheer ingenuity that Sabatini lavished on his historical fiction are equally evident in these suspenseful stories of spies, mysteries, murder, and morality; blackmail, justice, and revenge. Match wits, then, with one of the great plotters of 20th century literature. Perhaps you will figure out the outcome of some of these tales; but you will be surprised more than once by others."-----, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo

Title: Rafael Sabatini: The Evidence of the Sword and Other Mysteries ---The Lost Classics Series

Author Name: Sabatini, Rafael, Edited By Jesse F Knight

Illustrator: Tom Roberts Cover Art

Categories: Mystery Adventure,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Norfolk, Virginia, Norfolk, VA.: Crippen and Landru, 2006, 1st edition, First Printing: 2006

ISBN Number: 1932009426

ISBN Number 13: 9781932009422

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine (see description)

Jacket Condition: Fine (see description)

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 138824

Keywords: Lotooli, Rafael Sabatini