THE DETECTIONS OF DR. SAM JOHNSON by Lillian de la Torre
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THE DETECTIONS OF DR. SAM JOHNSON

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Eight more cases, with basis in fact, that the great Cham might have solved in the 18th century, offer a variety of crime and ""chicane"", fraud and felony, and assorted villainies. James Boswell is at hand to record the ability of his penetrating friend when a curse causes multiple deaths in a tontine; the bells of St. Paul's strike 13 times; a party at the Burneys is the scene of harm to a Stradivarius and of the theft of Prince Orloff's diamond; Horace Walpole's ""black stone"" creates a furor; a Quaker spy outwits his surveillance, etc., etc.

Publisher: Doubleday