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Guy Garrick

Arthur B. Reeve

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Book Excerpt: 
. . . aunt of the girl who had entered his life.

Then he caught himself and said hastily, "I don't care what she thinks. It's none of her—-"

He cut the words short, as if fearing to be misinterpreted either way.

For several squares he plodded along silently, then, as we had accomplished the object of the evening, excused himself, with the request that we keep him fully informed of every incident in the case.

"Warrington doesn't wear his heart on his sleeve," commented
Garrick as we bent our steps to our own, or rather his, apartment,
"but it is evident enough that he is thinking all the time of
Violet Winslow."


Early the next morning, the telephone bell began to ring violently. The message must have been short, for I could not gather from Garrick's reply what it was about, although I could tell by the startled look on his face . . . Read More

Community Reviews

Actually I found this book somnolent. Not bad but, I kept falling asleep trying to read it. If you need rest, this might be for you. Otherwise, be advised.

I don't remember there being anything objectionable. I just found it unremarkable. :)

Guy Garrick, scientific detective, breaks a car theft ring by use of a series of gadgets that were presumably novel in 1914. Introduced here as the latest in modern crime solving is ballistics testing, wiretaps, police radio, polygraphs and, for a finale, talking pictures. This easily beats the anes

American scientific detective battles a criminal gang. The scientific part is WAY overdone--- Garrick introduces some new (either impractical or now a well known thing) gadget in almost every chapter. There is a somewhat peculiar fascination in encountering "wiretaps" and "tear gas" as new discoveri

this detective story was published in 1914 and is interesting for the all the inventions that the detective uses, such a machine that listens in to telephone calls. It is so big that the dectective has to fine a place to hide in the room he is trying to bug.