Summary

The first in a new series of classic detective stories from the vaults of HarperCollins involves a disappearing corpse, a supernatural theory, and a genuinely shocking finale.
The Detective Story Club, launched by Collins in 1929, was a clearing house for the best and most ingenious crime stories of the age, chosen by a select committee of experts. Now, almost 90 years later, these books are the classics of the Golden Age, republished at last with the same popular cover designs that appealed to their original readers.
This most entertaining detective story is concerned with an amazing crime. The body of a wealthy man is discovered by his valet. The valet hurried to a friend of the dead man to tell him of the tragedy. They return to find the body gone! The motive of the murder becomes a deeper mystery still, and no clue seems to lead anywhere. Little by little, however, evidence is built up round a theory, and clever detective work triumphs in the end. For ingenuity and dramatic situations The Mayfair Mystery is hard to beat.
First published in 1907 as 2835 Mayfair, the book had caught the imagination of the reading public for its thrilling twists, its wit and imagination, and was chosen to be one of the first 12 classic books released by the Club.
©2015 Frank Richardson (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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"Attractively bound in black and gold, with vivid coloured jackets, these books are bound to be immensely popular." (Daily Mirror)
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2 out of 5 stars
By ThePuss on 21-01-16

Is there even a detective in this book???

I had been finding it incredibly difficult to get into this book, and thought that it was me... I rewound sections to play again to be sure I hadnt just skipped them or passed out, gone to Mars, or been abducted by aliens, but...

I have just read another review on Audible UkK and one on Amazon US, and now I understand that actually there does not seem to be much plot, content or even detective mystery.

I might persevere with this and I might try another in the series... but its not looking good so far.

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5 out of 5 stars
By sd rogerson on 01-05-18

Excellent

Strange story from 1907, lots of humour and quite a bizarre tale and an excellent insight into the popular culture and mores of the time.

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