Call Mr Fortune

HC Bailey

Call the doctor who solves crimes!

When a call comes in alerting Fortune that the archduke has been found unconscious on the road, he hurries no more than he would for a regular patient. But as he discovers when he inspects the lord, this is a most irregular case. The archduke lives but another man has been murdered in his name.

This collection of six puzzling stories beginning with the case above introduced the world to Reggie Fortune, a remarkable detective whose rotund frame conceals a razor-sharp mind. And Fortune will get his man.

This book also introduces the other staples: Detective Lomas of the yard whom Fortune constantly upstages, his superior, Inspector (later Superintendent) Bell, his chauffeur Sam, and the future Mrs. Fortune.

  • Classification : Classic Crime & Adventure/Thrillers
  • Pub Date : JUN 20, 2023
  • Imprint : YELLOWBACK
  • Page Extent : 186
  • Binding : PB
  • ISBN : 9789357310970
  • Price : INR 299

HC Bailey

Henry Christopher Bailey was an English author of detective fiction. Bailey wrote mainly short stories featuring a medically qualified detective called Reggie Fortune. Fortune's mannerisms and speech put him into the same class as Lord Peter Wimsey but the stories are much darker, and often involve murderous obsession, police corruption, financial skulduggery, child abuse and miscarriages of justice. Although Mr Fortune is seen at his best in short stories, he also appears in several novels.

A second series character, Josiah Clunk, is a sanctimonious lawyer who exposes corruption and blackmail in local politics, and who manages to profit from the crimes. He appears in eleven novels published between 1930 and 1950, including The Sullen Sky Mystery (1935), widely regarded as Bailey's magnum opus.

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