The Clue

ebook: The Clue

Sprache - Englisch

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Within the intricate tapestry of early 20th-century detective fiction, Carolyn Wells crafts a meticulously plotted narrative in 'The Clue.' Set in an era enshrouded with mystery and social intricacies, Wells's literary style gracefully intertwines with the conventions of the golden age of detective stories, offering readers a classic whodunit complete with red herrings and a deductive sleuth. The literary context of her work aligns with the traditions established by Doyle and Christie, making 'The Clue' a fascinating study of genre for both the casual reader and detective aficionados alike. Wells exhibits a mastery of suspense and character development, ensuring 'The Clue' endures as a significant contribution to the genre's canon.
Carolyn Wells's career was marked by a prolific output of mystery novels that captivated audiences with their clever plots and engaging characters. Drawing on her affinity for puzzles and an astute understanding of human psychology, Wells effectively channeled those passions into 'The Clue.' Her contribution to detective fiction is undeniably enriched by her keen observation of contemporary society and its nuances, which are elegantly woven throughout the narrative. As a testament to her literary prowess, Wells's work has transcended time, appealing to generations of readers who find solace in the riddles of yesteryear.
'The Clue' is recommended with enthusiasm to connoisseurs of the detective genre seeking to immerse themselves in a story that epitomizes the intellectual challenges and delights of early detective literature. Wells's expertise in creating a spellbinding mystery presents the modern reader with a window into the historical evolution of the genre while providing an engaging intellectual puzzle. An exemplar of its form, 'The Clue' invites readers to step back in time and experience the intrigue and clever storytelling that define a bygone era of literary artistry.


About the Author

Carolyn Wells (1862–1942) was a prolific American writer, best known for her mystery novels, children's literature, and verse. Born in Rahway, New Jersey, Wells began her literary career in library science before transitioning to writing full-time after the success of her first book, a collection of humorous verse titled 'At the Sign of the Sphinx' (1896). Her foray into the mystery genre, however, solidified her reputation as an engaging author. 'The Clue' (1909) is one of her most admired works, which introduced her famous fictional detective, Fleming Stone. This character featured in many of her over 80 mystery novels. Wells' writing was characterized by its wit, charm, and a knack for intricate plotting. Her literary style often combined a light-hearted approach with a traditional mystery structure, making her works appealing to a broad range of readers. In addition to her mystery novels, Wells penned an impressive array of children's books and poetry, which equally displayed her versatility and creativity. Despite being a leading female author of her time, not much scholarly attention has been devoted to her in recent years. However, her contributions to the genre of mystery and detective fiction remain significant, and her works continue to be read and appreciated for their historical value and entertainment quotient.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 342 Pages

Filesize: 778.2 KB

ISBN: 8596547343769

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