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  • Dwellers in the Hills | Melville Davisson Post

    Dwellers in the Hills

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Melville Davisson Post
    • Narrated By Ella Porter
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    "Dwellers in the Hills" is a detective novel by Melville Davisson Post.

    Excerpt from the book: We were a mile down the long hill, thundering like a drove of mad steers, when I caught through the tree-tops a glimpse of Cynthia's cart, and wrenched the bit out of El Mahdi's teeth. He was not inclined to stop, and plunged, ploughing long furrows in the clay road. But a stiff steel bit is an unpleasant thing with which to take issue, and he finally stopped, sliding on his front feet.

  • Uncle Abner: Master of Mysteries | Melville Davisson Post

    Uncle Abner: Master of Mysteries

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Melville Davisson Post
    • Narrated By Walter Covell
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    If you look at any listing of the ten most important books of detective stories published in the United States, chances are you will find Uncle Abner on most of them. It is generally recognized as one of the most important contributions to American dectective fiction between Poe and Hammett. In fact, there are some critics who call it the single finest collecton of American detective stories ever written.

  • An Act of God | Melville Davisson Post

    An Act of God

    • UNABRIDGED (27 mins)
    • By Melville Davisson Post
    • Narrated By Walter Covell
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    If you look at any listing of the 10 most important books of detective stories published in the United States, chances are you will find Uncle Abner, Master of Mysteries on most of them. It is generally recognized as one of the most important contributions to American detective fiction between Poe and Hammett. In fact, there are some critics who call it the single finest collection of American detective stories ever written. This story is from that famous collection.

  • The Problem of the Five Marks | Melville Davisson Post

    The Problem of the Five Marks

    • UNABRIDGED (31 mins)
    • By Melville Davisson Post
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    Melville Davisson Post (1869 – 1930) was an American author best known for his detective stories. 'The Problem of the Five Marks' tells the tale of a young American who arrives in Paris with secret instructions from his father for the head of the Paris Police. All he knows is that it pertains to the recent death of his Great Aunt.

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