First edition. Illustrated by D. Murray Smith. Former owner's inked name on the front fly leaf, else a beautiful, fresh, bright, solid copy. As Vincent Starrett once wrote: "After Holmes, the deluge!" Martin Hewitt is the only contemporary imitator of Sherlock Holmes to survive the years. Queen's Quorum 18 says "Imitators multiplied rabbidly, and if you look closely, you will see the same spawning process going on still. The Holmes pattern persists even today. Of Doyle's contemporary imitators the most durable (indeed the only important one to survive the years) is the private investigator, a man of awe-inspiring technical and statistical knowledge, in Arthur Morrison's MARTIN HEWITT, INVESTIGATOR." Six well-written short stories that feature Martin Hewitt and his able assistant, Brett, a journalist. An exceptional copy of a rare book.
Inventory Number: 41389