The Postmasters Daughter (Annotated) (Summit Classic Mysteries) Louis Tracy

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Published: August 21st 2013

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The Postmasters Daughter (Annotated) (Summit Classic Mysteries) by Louis Tracy
August 21st 2013 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 212 pages | ISBN: | 7.65 Mb

This ebook edition includes the complete text of Louis Tracys vintage mystery tale in a freshly edited and newly typeset edition. Also included:-- An original detailed author biography of the enigmatic Louis Tracy--- Original annotations to aid theMoreThis ebook edition includes the complete text of Louis Tracys vintage mystery tale in a freshly edited and newly typeset edition.

Also included:-- An original detailed author biography of the enigmatic Louis Tracy--- Original annotations to aid the modern reader with especially unusual terms and usages.John Menzies Grant strolled across the flower-scented yard of his country home one fine June morning ... and discovered the dead body of a beautiful young woman.It doesnt take long for the constable from the nearby village of Steynholme to decide that Grant makes a fine suspect. Particularly when it turns out Grant had known the victim in London, and that she had arrived in Steynholme a few days earlier, making inquiries about Grant.

Grants foolish - if honorable - attempt to keep the name of lovely young Doris Martin, daughter of the local postmaster, out of the affair complicates matters as circumstantial evidence, local gossip and the machinations of one Mr. Isidor G. Ingerman build a case against him.But while local authorities are confident that the case against Grant is simple and solid, it falls to the famed Scotland Yard duo of Winter & Furneaux to unravel a mystery that begins with a spectral face peering through a window and ends with the guilty party ...

and the lovely young postmasters daughter right in the middle of it all.Louis Tracy (1863-1928) was a prolific British writer of both fiction and nonfiction. Despite his large body of work, comparatively little is known about Tracys life. The author of numerous mysteries, Tracys works are characterized by a straightforward narrative style, well-developed background stories, interesting characters and complex plots.Around 1884 Tracy sent a letter to a local paper opposing a railroad planned for a beautiful Yorkshire valley.

Offered a job as a reporter, Tracy became a newspaperman, first at Darlington, and later as editor of the English-language Morning Post in Allahabad, India.Returning to England in 1892, Tracy helped found The Sun, then, with the future Lord Northcliffe, purchased The Evening News and Post. Tracy became editor of the Evening News but shortly thereafter sold his shares, missing out on a huge fortune when the value of the paper skyrocketed.

But it was the money from this sale that allowed Tracy to carry out what he considered his finest accomplishment. In 1894, with England in the grip of a depression, Tracy personally set-up, ran and funded a network of 23 soup kitchens, which fed an estimated three and a half million of Londons starving poor.Between 1885 and 1895 Tracy wrote and edited a series of nonfiction books and short stories, based for the most part on his experiences in India.

In 1895 his first novel, about a European conflict in which America would come to the aid of Britain in a great war which would be the end of all war, was published as a serial in Pearsons Weekly and later in book form. The Final War was quite successful and is a pioneering example of the Future War or Future History sub-genre of science fiction and fantasy literature. Tracy actually wrote this novel in separate episodes as they became due, rather than submitting portions of a finished work.By 1900 Tracy was producing straightforward mystery novels on a regular basis, and with the exception of 1917-1919, when he was rousing support for the war effort in America, he continued to publish an average two or three novels per year through the 1920s, and a collection of his works was reissued after his death.

A few of his novels are still fairly well-known, and many of his mysteries, especially those featuring Reginald Brett and Winter & Furneaux, are still read and enjoyed by mystery fans today.



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