„Max Carrados Mysteries” is a collection of Bramah’s classic detective tales containing „The Secret of Headlam Height”, „The Mystery of The Vanished Petition Crown” and many other stories. Carrados is a cerebral detective, solving the crimes with facts, information and his advanced senses, which over-compensate for his blindness. In „The Coin of Dionysius” we first meet the suave sleuth Max Carrados to help determine whether an old coin is real or a clever fake. In „The Game Played in the Dark”, Max Carrados is contacted by the British Museum about a horde of stolen ancient coins. On the lookout for the coins, he is intrigued by the approach of an Italian lady who takes him from the safety of his study to a meeting with some recognisable former adversaries... The stories deal with the theft of an ancient coin, the odd disappearance of a little girl, a ghost fond of running the bath, a scientific approach to murdering a wife, poison mushrooms, devious disguises, an automated card-playing machine – and other curious matters.
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