Mr Bazalgette's Agent (British Library Crime Classics)

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When Miriam Lea falls on hard times, an advertisement calling for private agents catches her eye, and within weeks she finds herself in Mr. Bazalgette's employ as a private detective, traveling on a train to Hamburg in pursuit of an audacious fraudster. What follows is a journey through some of the great cities of Europe—and eventually to South Africa—as Miss Lea attempts to find her man. Miriam Lea is only the third ever British professional female detective to appear in a work of crime fiction. Originally published in 1888, Mr Bazalgette's Agent presents a determined and resourceful heroine in the figure of Miss Lea, who grapples with some very modern dilemmas of female virtue and vice. Leonard Merrick said of the book, his first: "It's a terrible book. It's the worst thing I ever wrote. I bought them all up and destroyed them. You can't find any." It seems Merrick was true to his word, since copies of the book can now only be found in private collections and in a handful of university and national libraries throughout the world. This new edition offers the modern crime fiction fan an opportunity to rediscover an enticing and rare detective story.

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Leonard Merrick (1864-1939) was an English novelist. Although largely forgotten today, he was widely admired by his peers. J. M. Barrie called Merrick the "novelist's novelist." He wrote 12  novels as well as collections of short stories and plays. Many of his stories were made into films in the 1920s.

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As scholar Mike Ashley notes in his introduction, this reissue of Merrick's first novel, originally published in 1888, is almost certainly the first ever British novel to feature a professional female detective. Miriam Lea, the narrator, says of herself, I was a governess until people discovered I had been an actress, and I was an actress till they discovered I could not act. Of the musical family with whom she lodges in London, Miriam says it resolved itself into a red-haired child who murders ˜The Carnival of Venice' with the pertinacity of a barrel-organ deprived of its variety. A suggestion that she check out the agony column of the newspaper for a suitable position leads her to a job with a detective agency. Her initial assignment puts her on the trail of an embezzler, sending her to Europe and later South Africa. A surprising amount of dry humor helps compensate for the disappointing ending. (Oct.)

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Descrizione libro The British Library Publishing Division, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. When Miriam Lea falls on hard times, an advertisement calling for private agents catches her eye, and within weeks she finds herself in Mr Bazalgette s employ as a private detective, travelling on a train to Hamburg in pursuit of an audacious fraudster. What follows is a journey through some of the great cities of Europe - and eventually to South Africa - as Miss Lea attempts to find her man. Miriam Lea is only the third ever British professional female detective to appear in a work of crime fiction. Originally published in 1888, Mr Bazalgette s Agent presents a determined and resourceful heroine in the figure of Miss Lea, who grapples with some very modern dilemmas of female virtue and vice. Leonard Merrick said of the book, his first: It s a terrible book. It s the worst thing I ever wrote. I bought them all up and destroyed them. You can t find any. It seems Merrick was true to his word since copies of the book can now only be found in private collections and in a handful of university and national libraries throughout the world. This new edition offers the modern crime fiction fan an opportunity to rediscover an enticing and rare detective story. Codice libro della libreria AAC9780712357029

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Descrizione libro The British Library Publishing Division. Paperback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, Mr. Bazalgette's Agent, Leonard Merrick, When Miriam Lea falls on hard times, an advertisement calling for private agents catches her eye, and within weeks she finds herself in Mr Bazalgette's employ as a private detective, travelling on a train to Hamburg in pursuit of an audacious fraudster. What follows is a journey through some of the great cities of Europe - and eventually to South Africa - as Miss Lea attempts to find her man. Miriam Lea is only the third ever British professional female detective to appear in a work of crime fiction. Originally published in 1888, Mr Bazalgette's Agent presents a determined and resourceful heroine in the figure of Miss Lea, who grapples with some very modern dilemmas of female virtue and vice. Leonard Merrick said of the book, his first: 'It's a terrible book. It's the worst thing I ever wrote. I bought them all up and destroyed them. You can't find any.' It seems Merrick was true to his word since copies of the book can now only be found in private collections and in a handful of university and national libraries throughout the world. This new edition offers the modern crime fiction fan an opportunity to rediscover an enticing and rare detective story. Codice libro della libreria B9780712357029

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