View Full Version : Mystery and Crime White, Fred Merrick: Paul Quentin. V1. 22 Apr 2012

04-22-2012, 08:29 AM
Frederick Merrick White (1859-?) wrote a number of novels and short stories under the name Fred M. White, including the six 'Doom of London' science-fiction stories, in which various catastrophes beset London. These include The Four Days' Night (1903), in which London is beset by a massive killer smog; The Dust of Death (1903), in which diphtheria infects the city, spreading from refuse tips and sewers; and The Four White Days (1903), in which a sudden and deep winter paralyses the city under snow and ice. These six stories all first appeared in Pearson's Magazine, and were illustrated by Warwick Globe.

Dugdale was not mistaken. Passmore wildly exclaimed as he caught sight of Quentin. He plied Dugdale with a score of questions. Briefly but clearly the latter told his amazing story. He had hardly finished when a scared-looking footman entered the room followed by two policemen, accompanied by an inspector and a little dark man who announced himself as Superintendent Henson of Scotland Yard.