The Detections of Dr. Sam Johnson



The Detections of Dr. Sam JohnsonI Will Not Be Deterred From Detecting What I Think A Cheat By The Menaces Of A Ruffian Samuel JohnsonContents The Tontine Curse The Stroke Of Thirteen The Viotti Stradivarius The Black Stone Of Dr Dee The Frantick Rebel Saint Germain The Deathless The Missing Shakespeare Manuscript The Triple Lock D Room

Lillian de la Torre was an American novelist and a prolific writer of historical mysteries Her name is a pseudonym for Lillian de la Torre Bueno McCue.Her most popular works were in a series of stories she wrote about Samuel Johnson and James Boswell, under the title Dr Sam Johnson, Detector She also wrote numerous books, short stories for Ellery Queen s Mystery Magazine, reviews for The New

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  • Paperback
  • 190 pages
  • The Detections of Dr. Sam Johnson
  • Lillian de la Torre
  • English
  • 19 September 2017
  • 9780930330095

10 thoughts on “The Detections of Dr. Sam Johnson

  1. Bev says:

    Lillian de la Torre wrote a series of short stories for Ellery Queen s Mystery magazine over 40 in all which featured Dr Samuel Johnson as a great detective as well as a great lexicographer These stories were later collected into four volumes, of which The Detections of Dr Sam Johnson is one These stories set Johnson up as a Holmes like character with James Boswell acting as his Watson The mysteries themselves are good without being great, but the main attractions are the personality of Johnson, the Boswellian commentary on events, and the obvious amount of research de la Torre put into her stories Notes at the end of each story reveal that the fictional accounts have their basis in either actual events and characters from the 18th Century or legends that were circulating during the time period.This was a very quick, light r...

  2. Charles van Buren says:

    Good historical mysteriesBy Charles van Buren on April 11, 2018Format Kindle EditionVery good historical mysteries which mix the real world Johnson and Boswell with fictional mysteries In this volume there is a fine locked room mystery and several stories with seemingly unlikely perpetrators Dr Johnson, of course, was not built for physical adventures so these mysteries are s...

  3. K. Counihan says:

    3.5 Stars Some Good, Some So SoKind of difficult at first getting used to the writing style and time period It has been a while since I have read stories from this time period, late 1700 s.

  4. Leslie says:

    3.5 stars The mysteries were interesting, but I found that the language, however authentic k , lessened my enjoyment.

  5. Margaret says:

    The second of Lillian De La Torre s Sam Johnson detective series Very much like the first a series of amusing short stories featuring Dr Johnson of dictionary fame as an amateur sleuth, but with the added feature of a short explanation of the historical facts at the end of each story.A footnote I came across Sam Johnson, private investigator when I was looking for Murder in the Hellfire Club, featuring Ben Franklin as detective I got e...

  6. John Yeoman says:

    Deliciously witty, deftly written, and cleverly authentic to the period and its language If de la Torre tends to make her vignettes all too cute the nastinesses of Johnson s age are conveyed through sepia tinted glasses, with many a giggle that only adds to the enjoyment of...

  7. Kailey (BooksforMKs) says:

    Fantastic book I love the whole idea of Samuel Johnson solving crime, and the writing is superb Not every story has an actual crime in it either.

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