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Hugh Greene - book author

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Sir Hugh Carleton Greene, KCMG, OBE was educated at Berkhamsted and Merton College, University of Oxford and became a journalist. He served as Director-General of the BBC from 1960-1969. One of his brothers was the novelist and screenwriter Graham Greene, OM, CH (1904-1991) and together they collected and edited 'The Spy's Bedside Book' (1957).

Hugh Greene is the author of books: The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes, The Spy's Bedside Book, Further Rivals of Sherlock Holmes: The Crooked Counties, The American Rivals of Sherlock Holmes, Cosmopolitan Crimes : Foreign Rivals of Sherlock Holmes, The Penguin Complete Rivals of Sherlock Holmes, Victorian Villainies, Die Rivalen Des Sherlock Holmes: Viktorianische Detektivgeschichten, The Third Floor Front, Die Rivalen Des Sherlock Holmes Bd. 2

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This work contains the following stories:
Max Pemberton: 'The Ripening Rubies'
Arthur Morrison: 'The Case of Laker, Absconded'
Guy Boothby: 'The Dutchess of Wiltshire's Diamonds'
Arthur Morrison: 'The Affair of the "Avalanche Bicycle and Tyre Co. Ltd"'
Clifford Ashdown: 'The Assyrian Rejuvenator'
L. T. Meade and Robert Eustace: 'Madame Sara'
Clifford Ashdown: 'The Submarine Boat'
William Le Queux: 'The Secret of the Fox Hunter'
Baroness Orczy: 'The Mysterious Death on the Underground Railway'
R. Austin Freeman: 'The Moabite Cipher'
Baroness Orczy: 'The Woman in the Big Hat'
William Hope Hodgson: 'The Horse of the Invisible'
Ernest Bramah: 'The Game Played in the Dark'
A classic compendium of espionage stories penned by some of the greatest writers and most famous spies. With a new introduction by Stella Rimington, former head of MI5.

The foxhunter, the angler, the cricketer — each has had his own bedside book. Why not the spy? First published in 1957, The Spy’s Bedside Book provoked much interest and pleasure and, perhaps unsurprisingly, a hundred copies were bought by East German Intelligence. This classic anthology, beautifully repackaged as a small-format hardback, will enthrall readers once again with its tales of espionage from a bygone era, while also revealing a secret or two, such as how to hide messages in a boiled egg and why you should always put pepper in your vodka when in Russia.

Most of the great writers on spying and many practitioners are represented in these pages: Sir Robert Baden-Powell and Belle Boyd, Ian Fleming and John Buchan, Walter Schellenberg and Major Andre, Sir Paul Dukes and Vladimir Petrov — and from the golden age of espionage, William Le Queux and E. Phillips Oppenheim. William Blake, D.H. Lawrence and Thomas Mann, all suspected of espionage in three great wars, are some of the unexpected figures.
The American Rivals of Sherlock Holmes
To follow up on the heels of volumes 1 and 2 of "The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes" released on Librivox, here is a collection of stories starring his contemporary American rivals. Brought together and re-published in a single volume by Hugh Greene in 1979, this set of readings goes back to and uses the original source material. (Summary by ToddHW)
Genre(s): Detective Fiction
Language: English

Cinderella's Slipper by
The Nameless Man by
The Montezuma Emerald by
Found Guilty by
The Scarlet Thread by Jacques Futrelle (Thinking Machine)
The Man Higher up by
The Axton Letters by
The Man Who Spoke Latin by Samuel Hopkins Adams (Average Jones)
The Cloudbursters by
The Affair of Lamson's Cook by
The Campaign Grafter by
The Infalible Godahl by
The Frame-up by
The episode of the Mexican seer / Grant Allen --
The episode of the diamond links / Grant Allen --
Five hundred carats / George Griffith --
A bracelet at Bruges / Arnold Bennett --
The absent-minded coterie / Robert Barr --
The problem of cell 13 / Jacques Futrelle --
Arsène Lupin in prison / Maurice Leblanc --
The superfluous finger / Jacques Futrelle --
A sensible course of action / Baron Palle Rosenkrantz ; newly translated from the Danish by Michael Meyer --
Anonymous letters / Balduin Groller ; newly translated from the German by Christopher Dilke --
The red silk scarf / Maurice Leblanc --
The secret of the "Magnifique" / E. Phillips Oppenheim --
The murder at the Duck Club / H. Hesketh Prichard.

The Great Tontine, considered to be Hawley Smart's best book, concerns the unforeseen dangers of trying to make money in a lottery. Arthur Griffiths made a special study of the French police and his sardonic amusement over their methods is evident in the classic train thriller, The Rome Express. In the Fog, Richard Harding Davis's ingeniously plotted novel, is one of the very best accounts of foggy Victorian London. Haunted by figures of strange horror, Richard Marsh's The Beetle sheds fascinating sidelights on forgotten aspects of the Victorian Age.

All in all, a splendid selection of works rescued from dusty oblivion - a rare treat!