Dr. Priestley

72 books in series
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The Paddington Mystery Publisher's summary

A special release of the very first crime novel by John Rhode, introducing Dr Priestley, the genius detective who would go on to appear in more than 70 bestselling crime novels during the Golden Age.

When Harold Merefield returned home in the early hours of a winter morning from a festive little party at that popular nightclub, the ‘Naxos’, he was startled by a gruesome discovery. On his bed was a corpse.

There was nothing to show the identity of the dead man or the cause of his death. At the inquest, the jury found a verdict of ‘Death from Natural Causes’ – perhaps they were right, but yet . . . ?

Harold determined to investigate the matter for himself and sought the help of Professor Priestley, who, by the simple but unusual method of logical reasoning, succeeded in throwing light upon what proved to be a very curious affair indeed.

This Detective Club classic is introduced by crime writing historian and expert Tony Medawar, who looks at how John Rhode, who also wrote as Miles Burton and as Cecil Waye, became one of the best-selling and most popular British authors of the Golden Age.

©2018 John Rhode (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Book 1

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  • Book 2

    Dr. Priestley's Quest Audiobook By John Rhode cover art
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  • Book 3

    The Ellerby Case Audiobook By John Rhode cover art
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  • Book 4

    The Murders in Praed Street Audiobook By John Rhode cover art
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  • Book 5

    Tragedy at the Unicorn Audiobook By John Rhode cover art
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  • Book 6

    The Davidson Case [Murder at Bratton Grange] Audiobook By John Rhode cover art
    • The Davidson Case [Murder at Bratton Grange]

    • By: John Rhode
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  • Book 7

    The House on Tollard Ridge Audiobook By John Rhode cover art
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  • Book 8

    Dr. Priestley Investigates [Pinehurst] Audiobook By John Rhode cover art
    • Dr. Priestley Investigates [Pinehurst]

    • By: John Rhode
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  • Book 9

    Peril at Cranbury Hall Audiobook By John Rhode cover art
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  • Book 10

    The Hanging Woman Audiobook By John Rhode cover art
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  • Book 11

    Tragedy on the Line Audiobook By John Rhode cover art
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  • Book 12

    Dead Men at the Folly Audiobook By John Rhode cover art
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  • Book 13

    Mystery at Greycombe Farm Audiobook By John Rhode cover art
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  • Book 14

    The Claverton Mystery [The Claverton Affair] Audiobook By John Rhode cover art
    • The Claverton Mystery [The Claverton Affair]

    • By: John Rhode
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  • Book 15

    Dr. Priestley Lays a Trap [The Motor Rally Mystery] Audiobook By John Rhode cover art
    • Dr. Priestley Lays a Trap [The Motor Rally Mystery]

    • By: John Rhode
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  • Book 16

    The Venner Crime Audiobook By John Rhode cover art
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  • Book 17

    Poison for One Audiobook By John Rhode cover art
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  • Book 18

    The Robthorne Mystery Audiobook By John Rhode cover art
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  • Book 19

    The Corpse in the Car Audiobook By John Rhode cover art
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  • Book 20

    Hendon's First Case Audiobook By John Rhode cover art
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