Guy Garrick: An Adventure With a Scientific Gunman. Arthur B. Reeve.
Guy Garrick: An Adventure With a Scientific Gunman
Guy Garrick: An Adventure With a Scientific Gunman
Guy Garrick: An Adventure With a Scientific Gunman
Guy Garrick: An Adventure With a Scientific Gunman
Guy Garrick: An Adventure With a Scientific Gunman

Guy Garrick: An Adventure With a Scientific Gunman

New York: Hearst's International Library Co., 1914. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. A Very Good + copy of the first edition, first printing (a touch askew, some corner bumping -- otherwise in Near Fine condition with the painted front board and spine lettering remaining in excellent condition). A quite popular writer, Reeve created a famous detective Chemistry Professor Craig Kennedy, a character which referred to as the "American Sherlock Holmes" and his sidekick Walter Jameson (who, like Reeve, was a journalist). Reeve worked as a journalist until his Craig Kennedy character, a Scientific Detective, catapulted him to fame. Kennedy's exploits proved particularly popular to American readers in the 1910s, when his adventures sold more books than those by any other literary sleuth, and Reeve employed a similar technique in "Guy Garrick" which features a hero who made a scientific study of crime akin to that used by Holmes, Garrick being a character like Craig Kennedy in all but name and is listed by a number of site as a Craig Kennedy novel. Reeve was one of the first writers to employ the forensic devices of finger printing, ballistics, lie detectors, and blood analysis in his scientific detection stories and introduced psychoanalysis as a tool for criminal investigations before Sigmund Freud's theories became popular. Although he had no scientific training, Reeve was asked by the US Government to create a scientific laboratory to aid in the fight against espionage and crime, which laboratory became a model for others. Very good +. Item #2674

Price: $45.00

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