Author(s): Ernest Bramah
Written during the first flowering of detective fiction, these tales of blind sleuth Max Carrados combine intellectual thrills with imagination and stylistic brilliance. The ten mysteries range from "The Coin of Dionysus," set in Edwardian London, to cases from the World War I era and the early 1920s. Like the Sherlock Holmes series, they originally appeared in The Strand magazine, and they rivaled Doyle's stories in their popularity.
Ernest Bramah (1868 - 1942) wrote 21 books and numerous short stories and features. His tales of the blind detective Max Carrados appeared in The Strand magazine and rivaled Sherlock Holmes in their popularity. He was also the author of prescient science-fiction novels and the Kai Lung adventure series.