The Park Lane Mystery

Louis Tracy

The soldier, far from being favourably impressed by the appearance of Mr. Winter’s aide, though subconsciously aware of some dynamic quality in the little man’s personality, thought it would do no harm if he took up the detective’s concluding words.“Clues!” he said. “Are there likely to be any?” “Plenty,” cried Furneaux, who seemed to cackle rather than speak. “This is either a simple affair or a complex one. There is no middle way. It can either be solved by the first flat-footed bobby who crunches in from the Street, or it will puzzle the best brains in the Yard.

Journalist then profligate novelist, Louis Tracy (1863-1928) has written stories of future wars, adventures novels and, above all, crime fiction, the mystery and thriller genres becoming finally the prominent features of his litterary career. Louis Tracy probably is one of the ‘best kept secrets’ of the British detective litterature, and the time has come to rediscover the investigations of brilliant sollicitor Reginald Brett, in a novel of 1922.

Foreword by Jean-Daniel Brèque