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Pirkis, Catherine Louisa: Loveday Brooke, Lady Detective, v.1, 27 Feb 2008.

‘The Experiences of Loveday Brooke, Lady Detective.’

The last part of the 19th century was the age when the private detective came into prominence as a new character in fiction. And lady detectives arrived shortly afterwards. Miss Brooke is a very competent lady sleuth.
I first came across Loveday Brooke when BBC Radio 4 dramatised some of the stories a couple of years ago. Then I found these on the ‘Celebration of Women Writers’ website and thought that other people might also like them.

These stories were first published in The Ludgate Monthly, London, February-July 1893, with the exception of “Missing”, which was first published in book form as part of The Experiences of Loveday Brooke, Lady Detective, London: Hutchinson & Co., 1894.

Contents:
The Black Bag Left on a Door-Step
The Murder at Troyte’s Hill
The Redhill Sisterhood
A Princess’s Vengeance
Drawn Daggers
The Ghost of Fountain Lane
Missing!
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