The Mystery of the Evil Eye: A Dr Hailey Detective Novel

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•‘A ghastly murder, a first-class detective… exceptionably well written’ NEW YORK TIMES

•‘Golden Age of Crime’ writer Anthony Wynne’s first-ever detective novel, republished here for the first time in almost a century

•The debut of psychologist-detective DR EUSTACE HAILEY

•‘He will be a lynx-eyed reader who sees the truth before Dr Hailey’ THE SUNDAY TIMES

•Includes a complete bibliography of Anthony Wynne’s crime novels.

Sir William Armand, a prominent lawyer, is found murdered, stabbed through the eyes near his country house on the Northumbrian coast. The timing appears suspicious, immediately following his order to his daughter, Estelle, to break off her engagement with the man she loves, Jack Derwick. A gruesome white ‘berry’ and a charm against the evil eye imprinted at the base of a tree are found where Sir William met his terrible death. Dr Eustace Hailey, a forty-something surgeon, scientist and amateur detective, investigates and succeeds in running to cover a strange and awful manifestation of distorted passion.


Anthony Wynne was the pen name of Robert NcNair Wilson, a Scottish physician, writer and politician. Wilson began his career as a house surgeon in his native Glasgow, developed a specialism in cardiology and was the medical correspondent of THE TIMES for over thirty years. He wrote over fifty books, his non-fiction under his own name and his ‘Golden Age’ detective fiction as Anthony Wynne. His first crime novel, THE MYSTERY OF THE EVIL EYE, was published in 1925 and introduced his principle literary creation, Dr Eustace Hailey an over-weight, snuff-snorting, Harley Street psychologist-sleuth. Dr Hailey would star in twenty-seven novels and one short story collection. Wilson died in 1963.


‘A long-forgotten master’ MARTIN EDWARDS

‘Wynne excels in the solution of apparently insoluble problems’ DOROTHY L. SAYERS

‘He is a welcome and refreshing change from the usual run of super sleuth’ MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

‘Dr Hailey’s superlative work in the Cyprian Bees has earned him an honorary membership in the exclusive society, The Club of Great Modern Detectives’ ELLERY QUEEN

‘Dr Hailey again proves his claim to a place among British master criminologists… infinitely satisfying’ NEW YORK TIMES

‘In the multitude of writers of mystery stories there are few more engaging than the one who chooses to call himself Anthony Wynne… Dr Hailey is an admirable creation’ NEW YORK TIMES

Publisher‏:‎Spitfire Publishers LTD (April 14, 2021)
Publication date‏:‎April 14, 2021
File size‏:‎548 KB
Screen Reader‏:‎Supported
Enhanced typesetting‏:‎Enabled
X-Ray‏:‎Not Enabled
Word Wise‏:‎Enabled
Print length‏:‎262 pages
Page numbers source ISBN‏:‎B092PCTZ5P
Lending‏:‎Not Enabled

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