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The Notting Hill Mystery

(2012)
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The Notting Hill Mystery was first published between 1862 and 1863 as an eight-part serial in the magazine Once a Week. Widely acknowledged as the first detective novel, the story is told by insurance investigator Ralph Henderson, who is building a case against the sinister Baron R - - , who is suspected of murdering his wife. Henderson descends into a maze of intrigue including a diabolical mesmerist, kidnapping by gypsies, slow-poisoners, a rich uncle's will and three murders. Presented in the form of diary entries, letters, chemical analysis reports, interviews with witnesses and a crime scene map, the novel displays innovative techniques that would not become common features of detective fiction until the 1920s.

    

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May 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Notting Hill Mystery (British Library Crime Classics)
Author(s): Charles Warren Adams
ISBN: 0-7123-5626-6 / 978-0-7123-5626-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: The British Library Publishing Division
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February 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Notting Hill Mystery: The First Detective Novel
Author(s): Charles Warren Adams
ISBN: 0-7123-5859-5 / 978-0-7123-5859-0 (UK edition)
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August 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Notting Hill Mystery: A British Library Crime Classic (British Crime Classics Book 7)
Author(s): Charles Warren Adams
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
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May 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Notting Hill Mystery (British Library Crime Classics)
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March 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Notting Hill Mystery (The First Detective Novel - Illustrated)
Author(s): Charles Warren Adams
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June 2013 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Notting Hill mystery
Author(s): Charles Warren Adams
Publisher: Les Editions de Londres
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