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In 'The Velvet Hand. New Madame Storey Mysteries,' Hulbert Footner revives the enigmatic and sophisticated amateur sleuth, Madame Storey, ensnaring readers in a web of intrigue and wit. This collection of detective stories, steeped in the atmosphere of the 1920s and 30s, showcases Footner's masterful use of dialogue and punctuated prose to deliver fast-paced narratives. Within the literary context of classic mystery fiction, these tales distinguish themselves through their rich character development and the nuanced portrayal of their protagonist, establishing the work as a salient and enduring piece of the detective genre.
In exploring the author's background, one finds that Hulbert Footner, a Canadian-American writer known for his detective and adventure novels, drew upon his wide-ranging experiences and acute observation of human nature in crafting his stories. The creation of Madame Storey was likely influenced by the gender dynamics and cultural shifts of his time, yielding a character that breaks the mold of traditional detective figures by embodying both intelligence and femininity in equal measure. Footner's own fascination with psychological complexity breathes life into the persona of Madame Storey, making her investigations as much about understanding the human psyche as they are about solving crimes.
'The Velvet Hand. New Madame Storey Mysteries' is a must-read for aficionados of classic crime literature. Its resurrection by DigiCat Publishing provides an opportunity for new generations to experience Footner's savvy storytelling and the exquisite charm of his leading lady. This book is particularly recommended for those who appreciate a strong, multifaceted female detective and relish the timeless appeal of whodunits enveloped in the ambiance of a bygone era. Indulge in these newly presented tales and witness the enduring appeal of Hulbert Footner's celebrated detective.


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Hulbert Footner, Hulbert Footner
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The Velvet Hand. New Madame Storey Mysteries
Biografía del Autor
<p>Hulbert Footner (1879-1944) was a Canadian-born, American-raised writer who distinguished himself in the field of detective and adventure fiction. Footner\'s literary career spanned the early to mid-20th century, during which he contributed to the richness of genre writing with a range of mystery tales that often highlighted his flair for character and setting. Perhaps best known for his Madame Storey mysteries, Footner created a remarkable and sophisticated female detective whose adventures captivate readers with their blend of intelligence and intrigue. Among his works, \'The Velvet Hand. New Madame Storey Mysteries\' stands out as a prime example of Footner\'s talent in crafting complex puzzles wrapped in the guise of engaging storytelling. His Madame Storey novels are not merely mysteries but also delve into the psychology of characters and the social mores of the times. Footner\'s writing was marked by a smooth literary style with a focus on narrative drive, and though he was writing commercial fiction, he managed to inject depth and a keen observational perspective into his works. His contribution to the detective genre rests upon his ability to balance intellectual rigor with the entertainment expected from mystery novels, solidifying his place as a noteworthy figure in early 20th-century literature.</p>
ISBN: 8596547186427
Referencia: BW1037925904

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