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The Further Rivals of Sherlock Holmes was the third of Hugh Greene’s anthologies of Victorian and Edwardian crime stories. This time it’s crime in the countryside. And once more Greene has found some wonderful little stories. There are several women detectives, including M. McD Bodkin Q. C.’s pistol-packing Dora Myrl and Richard Marsh’s Judith Lee, a child who solves a mystery (in The Man Who Cut off My Hair) with her lip-reading skills. Marsh was the author of one of the strangest of Victorian...more
A third collection in a series gathering other detectives from the same era as Sherlock Holmes. The earlier collections may be better, but these stories were mediocre. I can understand why these detectives would disappear while Holmes continues to be read.
One of four sons (including Graham Greene, the novelist-screenwriter) of a former headmaster. He was educated at Berkhamsted and Merton College, Oxford.More about Hugh Greene...