Master Of Mysteries : The Complete Uncle Abner Collection – Melville Davisson Post


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Master of mysteries!

Post’s best-known character is the mystery solving, justice dispensing West Virginian backwoodsman, Uncle Abner. The 22 Uncle Abner tales, written between 1911 and 1928, have been called some of “the finest mysteries ever written”.

They were serialized in American magazines (primarily The Saturday Evening Post) between 1911 and 1928. The first tale, “The Angel of the Lord”, is perhaps the very first work in the historical mystery genre. Uncle Abner solved the mysteries that confronted him in a backwoods West Virginia community,

immediately prior to the American Civil War and before the infant nation had any proper police system. He had two great attributes for his self-imposed task: a profound knowledge of and love of the scriptures, and a keen observation of human actions.

This edition collects all 22 stories.


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