Gask, Arthur: The Tragedy of the Silver Moon (1940)
Arthur Cecil Gask (10 July 1869—25 June 1951), dentist and novelist, was born on 10 July 1869 at St Marylebone, London, fourth of five children of Charles Gask, merchant, and his wife Fanny, née Edis.
Gask emigrated to Adelaide, South Australia in 1920, where he set up practice as a dentist. He began writing crime fiction while waiting for his patients and in 1921 paid for the publication of his first novel, The Secret of the Sandhills, which was an immediate success.
Over a period of forty years Gask wrote over thirty books as well as contributing short stories to The Mail in Adelaide. Most of his novels described the activities of a detective, Gilbert Larose, in solving crimes. Gask's work was translated into several European languages, serialised in newspapers and broadcast on radio. He also wrote short stories.
—Information adapted from Wikipedia
This book, by some accounts, is the 17th of the Gilbert Larose Mysteries. I have added the cover at the front, deleted the second internal copy of the cover, updated some formatting and added “curly quotes.” This is my first submission to MobileRead and I would appreciate any criticisms, suggestions, and the like.
An unknown assassin is at work in London: five persons have already met their deaths—treacherously, mysteriously. An anonymous letter defies Larose to unmask the cowardly criminal. Gladly does Larose accept the challenge and, by dint of brilliant deduction, the master detective finally runs his quarry to earth.
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