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The Man With Yellow Eyes

Bertram Atkey

1923
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"Harchester Hall, down at Purdston, has been bought by old Whitney Vandermonde for his heiress to enjoy a year or two of life in England. Anybody with any human feeling would catch a flavour of money in the air if the niece of one of the richest men in the world chanced to settle down more or less next door--as she has with us. If I am any judge of things, our little place at Purdston will reek of money before long. The lady took possession last week, didn't she?"

The Man With Yellow Eyes was written by Bertram Atkey and published in 1923. This is one of the “Smiler Bunn” stories, perhaps the best-known character created by Atkey. Bunn is both a character of criminal leanings as well as an amateur detective. In this novel Bunn and his friend Fortnight must save an American heiress in England. Disclaimer: Contains offensive stereotypes typical of pulp from this period, in particular the “Yellow Peril” period of the turn of the century. 

Bertram Atkey was both an author and actor, living in England from 1879 to 1952. His recurring characters include Smiler Bunn, Prosper Fair, Merlin O’Moore, and a disabled boy detective, Nelson Chiddenham. His approximately 22 works appeared both in book form and serialized in such magazines at The Saturday Evening Post.

Book publisher: George Newnes, Limited; London
Book copyright: 1923
Pages: 251
Size: 5″ x 7-1/2″
Dust jacket: No
Illustrations: Frontispiece and 8 internal drawings
Back matter: none
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