Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

The Silent Bullet
Arthur B Reeve


The Silent Bullet (1910) is the first collection of Arthur B Reeve’s Craig Kennedy mysteries, initially published as part of a series in Cosmopolitan. In this collection of twelve tales of intrigue and suspense, readers are introduced to Kennedy, sometimes called the ‘American Sherlock Holmes’, and his friend and assistant, reporter Walter James. A professor at Columbia University, Kennedy uses his scientific expertise and inventions to solve cases, usually employing pioneering turn-of-the-century technology, such as hidden microphones, lie detectors, and a makeshift defibrillator. Full of thrilling escapades as well as insight into the discoveries of the early 1900s, The Silent Bullet is an adventure from start to finish.

Hardback, 352pp
Flame Tree Publishing, 2020 (1910)
ISBN 9781839641565