A Man With Four Identities; Or, The Little Giant’s Greatest Problem By Frederic Van Rensselaer Dey This is issue #9 in the Nick Carter Detective Library, dime novel series. Originally published October 3, 1891 by Street & Smith. Written by Frederic Van Rensselaer Dey. Most detectives would be satisfied with having to deal with suspects […]
Nick Carter Before The Mast Or, A Sea Mystery By Frederic Van Rensselaer Dey This is issue #8 in the Nick Carter Detective Library, originally published September 26, 1891 by Frederic Van Rensselaer Dey. Nick Carter never could be certain where his next case might come from. Many of them came at the request of […]
Nick Carter investigates Old Thunderbolt, Locomotive. Bill Lewis is the engine driver known as “Old Thunderbolt” and the railroad engine itself is known as “Old Thunderbolt, Locomotive.” Bill Lewis is so exhausted that he literally falls asleep at the switch during the run to La Junta, when a stranger boards the engine and shoots Patsy Flynn, the fireman, the engine performs automatically even without Lewis’s hand on the throttle and pulls into La Junta ahead of schedule.
Nick becomes involved with the engine and its driver after receiving a telegram from the railroad. There is an unusual crime: a package containing $75,000 that was sent to La Junta by the midnight mail never reached its destination. The authorities were suspicious that something was wrong and sent two packages, addressed to Jasper Colton, one containing the money and the other some socks! The package with the socks was delivered safely and on time.
Nick Carter in Philadelphia; Or, Night Hawks of the Quaker City By Frederic Van Rensselaer Dey This is issue #6 in the Nick Carter Dime Novel Library, originally published September 12, 1891 by Frederic Van Rensselaer Dey. The sixth story in the Nick Carter Library contains another “first” for the series: the first time Nick […]
The Cipher Letter; Or, Nick Carter’s Iron Nerve By Frederic Van Rensselaer Dey This is issue #5 in the Nick Carter Dime Novel Library, originally published September 5, 1891 by Frederic Van Rensselaer Dey. The fifth story in the series of weekly novelettes published in the Nick Carter Library contains a number of “firsts” in […]
One Against Twenty-One; Or, The Ranch Robbery By Frederic Van Rensselaer Dey This is issue #4 in the Nick Carter Dime Novel Library, originally published August 29, 1891 by Frederic Van Rensselaer Dey. In the fourth novelette written for the Nick Carter Library (formerly the Nick Carter Detective Library) the author does not use the […]
A Million Dollar Check; Or, The Little Giant at Work By Frederic Dey Nick Carter Detective Library Issue #3 Published on August 21, 1891 By the time he wrote his third Nick Carter story, Frederic Dey had a firmer grasp on his assignment from Street & Smith and included more of the concept behind his […]
Old Sleuth’s Triumph; Or, “Piping” the Bronx Mystery By Old Sleuth This is issue #3 in the Old Sleuth dime novel series, originally published in the weekly “Fireside Companion” story paper for 25 weeks – from February 26, 1883 to August 13, 1883. A bloody handkerchief on the banks of the Bronx river is found. […]
Old King Brady’s Great Reward; Or; The Haselhurst Secret By A New York Detective This is issue #3 in the Old King Brady dime novel series, first published in The New York Detective Library on January 9, 1886. Old King Brady really has his hands full this time. Wall Street banker, Thomas Birnie, has been […]
Old King Brady’s Triumph By A N. Y. Detective This is issue #2 in the Old King Brady dime novel series, first published in The New York Detective Library on December 5, 1885. A major New York city bank has lost $10,000. One of its bank tellers is a suspect, but nothing can be proved. […]