Weird dime novel cover. The Buffalo Bill Stories No. 254, L’Stang du Mystère (The Pool of Mystery), anonymous (Prentiss Ingraham), circa 1912 French reprint (A. Eichler, Paris) of Buffalo Bill Stories No. 477, July 2, 1910 with original cover. “Overcoming his shock, Buffalo Bill made ready to hurl the noose and solve the mystery.” Reprinted in New Buffalo Bill Weekly No. 230, February 3, 1917, with a new cover; and in England in  Newnes’ Redskin Library, No. 26, circa 1918, with the original cover redrawn. Also, a story by that name appeared in the publisher’s comic book Buffalo Bill Picture Stories No. 2, September, 1949, by Doug Wildey.

Weird dime novel cover. The Buffalo Bill Stories No. 254, L’Stang du Mystère (The Pool of Mystery), anonymous (Prentiss Ingraham), circa 1912 French reprint (A. Eichler, Paris) of Buffalo Bill Stories No. 477, July 2, 1910 with original cover. “Overcoming his shock, Buffalo Bill made ready to hurl the noose and solve the mystery.” Reprinted in New Buffalo Bill Weekly No. 230, February 3, 1917, with a new cover; and in England in  Newnes’ Redskin Library, No. 26, circa 1918, with the original cover redrawn. Also, a story by that name appeared in the publisher’s comic book Buffalo Bill Picture Stories No. 2, September, 1949, by Doug Wildey.

Hank Hound, New Orleans most famous private detective is impatient for a case when an apparent fraud becomes an apparent kidnapping and then an apparent murder. Even the criminals are confused. Besieging the wealthy Ardway family are the Owls, persistent if not particularly intelligent burglars, a sociopathic beauty and a dangerous criminal mastermind. It will take all of Hank’s disguise talents and the help of a gumshoe reporter and an honest but greedy attorney to assemble the puzzle pieces. Lives are at stake if Hank doesn’t solve the complicated case in time. And at the end he finds more than he expected, making it his last case.
Includes a reprint of the 1883 dime novel, plus a new version, rewritten for modern audiences.
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Hank Hound, New Orleans most famous private detective is impatient for a case when an apparent fraud becomes an apparent kidnapping and then an apparent murder. Even the criminals are confused. Besieging the wealthy Ardway family are the Owls, persistent if not particularly intelligent burglars, a sociopathic beauty and a dangerous criminal mastermind. It will take all of Hank’s disguise talents and the help of a gumshoe reporter and an honest but greedy attorney to assemble the puzzle pieces. Lives are at stake if Hank doesn’t solve the complicated case in time. And at the end he finds more than he expected, making it his last case.

Includes a reprint of the 1883 dime novel, plus a new version, rewritten for modern audiences.

Get it from Createspace