Mr Bazalgettes Agent

Mr Bazalgettes Agent When Miriam Lea Falls On Hard Times, An Advertisement Calling For Private Agents Catches Her Eye, And Within Weeks She Finds Herself In Mr Bazalgette S Employ As A Private Detective, Traveling On A Train To Hamburg In Pursuit Of An Audacious Fraudster What Follows Is A Journey Through Some Of The Great Cities Of Europe And Eventually To South Africa As Miss Lea Attempts To Find Her Man Miriam Lea Is Only The Third Ever British Professional Female Detective To Appear In A Work Of Crime Fiction Originally Published In 1888, Mr Bazalgette S Agent Presents A Determined And Resourceful Heroine In The Figure Of Miss Lea, Who Grapples With Some Very Modern Dilemmas Of Female Virtue And Vice Leonard Merrick Said Of The Book, His First It S A Terrible Book It S The Worst Thing I Ever Wrote I Bought Them All Up And Destroyed Them You Can T Find Any It Seems Merrick Was True To His Word, Since Copies Of The Book Can Now Only Be Found In Private Collections And In A Handful Of University And National Libraries Throughout The World This New Edition Offers The Modern Crime Fiction Fan An Opportunity To Rediscover An Enticing And Rare Detective Story. I HATE star ratings which is why so many of my ratings are blank but I ll give it a 3.5 in case anyone actually cares.Everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion, and god knows my choice in reading material is anything but conventional, but this book, as one reader states here, is anything but rather boring and predictable Au contraire it ends with an ironic twist that made me laugh out loud I won t say what it is or how the book ends, but as I m squirming in my seat wanting to yell I HATE star ratings which is why so many of my ratings are blank but I ll give it a 3.5 in case anyone actually cares.Everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion, and god knows my choice in reading material is anything but conventional, but this book, as one reader states here, is anything but rather boring and predictable Au contraire it ends with an ironic twist that made me laugh out loud I
Billed as either the first or third novel featuring a female private detective, Mr Bazalgette s Agent is the diary of a down on her luck young woman who lands what seems to me an extremely cushy and unlikely private detective job trying to track down a person who has stolen a lot of money.This started out quite interesting, but lost impetus for me around halfway The ending was one of the possibilities that could, perhaps, be foreseen rather earlier.Th
Interesting novel about a female detective in the late 1800s never read something like this before Miriam Lea, the protagonist of this novel, may not be a very good detective but she is a fascinating character.The narration takes the form of her diary She is an acerbic and entertaining narrator and is interesting for what she withholds as much as what she says She vividly describes her reduced circumstances, living in London in a dreary boarding house She implies that she is used to better and refers drily to losing her post as a governess because she was previously an actress It seems sh Miriam Lea, the protagonist of this novel, may not be a very good detective but she is a fascinating character.The narration takes the form of her diary She is an acerbic and entertaining narrator and is interesting for what she withholds as much as what she says She vividly describes her reduced circumstances, living in London in a dreary boarding house She implies that sh
An odd little book.Interesting because it may be one of the very first detective novels featuring a female detective, but at the same time the story is so light and fluffy and strong breeze would blow it away.Down on her luck actress takes a chance and is hired by a London detective agency They are in pursuit of a sneaky embezzler and think he ll never suspect a woman Hijinks ensue.As a bit of history, i m glad I read it, but as a mystery novel, I have mixed feelings.Our heroine is likable and An odd little book.Interesting because it may be one of the very first detective novels featuring a female detective, but at the same time the story is so light and fluffy and strong breeze would blow it away.Down on her luck actress takes a chance and is hired by a London detective agency They are in pursuit of a sneaky embezzler and think he ll never suspect a woman Hijinks ensue.As a bit of history, i m glad I read it, but as a mystery novel, I have mixed feelings.Our heroine is likable and an actual amateur She doesn t suddenly become an expert or realize she s a natural at detecting She stumbles around, unsure what to do, and feels very real.I liked that.Also, this story is very much of its time.No modern sensibilities or attempts to rebel against the rules of society at the time, so it s a nice little time capsule The language and feel is like Jane Austin wrote a detective novel.Unfortunately, that also means our heroine is not allowed to b
Admirers of Leonard Merrick have been waiting a long time for his books to come back into print It is ironic that the book that has finally made it is a book that he did his utmost during his lifetime to suppress Mr Bazalgette s Agent , his debut novel, has been remembered not so much for its literary value as for its importance in the development of the detective genre, being one of the first of its kind to feature a female detective Merrick himself had such a low regard for it that he woul Admirers of Leonard Merrick have been waiting a long time for his books to come back into print It is ironic that the book that has finally made it is a book that he did his utmost during his lifetime to suppress Mr Bazalgette s Agent , his debut novel, has been remembered not so much for its literary value as for its importance in the
A sparkling tale of the first lady detective in England, brought back to print by the British Library.This amusing story was first published in 1888 Ms Miriam Lea is an engaging and delightful narrator She is surprisingly sassy given that she is a woman in the late 1800s Despite being down on her luck, she manages to secure a position as a detective for an agency.She is soon travelling through the continent and headed to the diamond mines of South Africa to pursue an embezzler There are man A sparkling tale of the first lady detective in England, brought back to print by the British Library.This amusing story was first published in 1888 Ms Miriam Lea is an engaging and delightful narrator She is surprisingly sassy given that she is a woman in the late 1800s Despite being down on her luck, she manages to secure a position as a detective for an agency.She is soon travelling through the continent and headed to the diamond mines of South Africa to pursue an embezzler There are many twists and turns in the case but I found myself both amused and a little disappointed by the ending I suppose it was 1888 after all.The book is written in diary form, which I usually detest but in this case
The first British detective novel and an early cozy featuring a lady detective, published in 1888 The intro says that Leonard Merrick never wrote another detective novel and went on to buy and destroy all the copies he could find The book is written in diary form, which I usually detest but in this case it worked out quite well and made for a very fast read.Mrs Lea is an engaging and delightful narrator She is surprisingly sassy given that she is a woman in the late 1800s Despite being do The first Brit
This book is billed as the first novel to feature a female detective Written as a series of diary entries by our heroine,who becomes a detective when all other job prospects have dried up, this isof an extended hunt for the villain and provides little mystery or drama There is s
Although classified as a mystery, this novel written in 1888, would today be placed in the adventure romance category Although the language is flowery, the depictions of place are stilted, and the plot is slightly contrived, the novel is nevertheless interesting as a period piece.

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  • Paperback
  • 144 pages
  • Mr Bazalgettes Agent
  • Leonard Merrick
  • English
  • 17 June 2017
  • 0712357025