WorldCat Identities

Post, Melville Davisson 1871-1930

Overview
Works: 61 works in 218 publications in 4 languages and 3,393 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Juvenile works  Short stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3531.O76427, 813.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Melville Davisson Post
 
Most widely held works by Melville Davisson Post
Representative American short stories by Alexander Jessup( Book )

2 editions published in 1923 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncle Abner, master of mysteries : [a collection of classic detective stories] by Melville Davisson Post( Book )

31 editions published between 1918 and 2014 in English and Finnish and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of a true American original—a detective who puts equal faith in his Bible and his brains In the backwoods of West Virginia, years before the Civil War, a man arrives with gold in his purse and evil on his mind. His land too barren for farming, Doomdorf builds a still and grows rich selling high-proof moonshine to anyone with a bit of change in his pocket. As drunkenness and debauchery run rampant across the countryside, the locals turn against him. They are preparing to exact frontier justice when the bootlegger is found dead, shot through the heart in a room locked from the inside. At the scene is Uncle Abner, a folksy sleuth who uses a keen eye and steadfast beliefs to solve the mysteries of Appalachia. In this landmark story collection, Abner contends with hunchbacks and drunkards, killers and thieves. In a time and a place beyond the rule of law, justice belongs to the Lord—and Uncle Abner is His instrument. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices
The strange schemes of Randolph Mason by Melville Davisson Post( Book )

28 editions published between 1896 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thrilling stories starring America's smartest and most unscrupulous lawyer. During the gold rush, Richard Warren and Samuel Walcott set out from New York to strike it rich. When fortune does not find them, Samuel saves himself from the gutter by marrying a saloonkeeper's daughter. Jealous of his friend's beautiful wife, Richard kills Samuel and flees the desert with the woman and a trove of stolen gold dust. He assumes his dead friend's identity and makes a name for himself in New York, until the woman he killed for turns out to be a blackmailer. Desperate, Richard turns to the mysterious lawyer Randolph Mason. A crooked genius, Mason doesn't mind having a killer for a client, and will do whatever he can to help Richard escape justice. In this brilliantly original story collection, Mason follows the letter of the law while gleefully betraying its spirit
The complete Uncle Abner by Melville Davisson Post( Book )

6 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in English and Czech and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncle Abner is a sturdy mountaineer who helps to solve the mysteries tragedies and crimes which occur in the Virginia mountains where he lives. There are eighteen short stories which have appeared in magazines at various times
The man of last resort, or, The clients of Randolph Mason by Melville Davisson Post( Book )

8 editions published between 1897 and 2014 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second installment in this groundbreaking series reveals that crime doesn't pay if you're a lawyer. In New York's Plaza Hotel, a gambler, a Virginia gentleman, and a failed lawyer named Alfred Randal come together to form a three-man political machine. Rather than contend with Tammany Hall, they set out west to take control of the Arizona statehouse. Soon Randal is governor, the Virginian is auditor, and the gambler is secretary of state. Their reach absolute, their power unquestioned, the trio has only one problem: They have robbed the treasury blind. To keep himself out of prison, Randal returns to New York to beg the help of Randolph Mason, a brilliant lawyer who never hesitates to help bad men escape justice. In these classic stories, America's most dangerous legal mind assists all manner of liars, crooks, and scoundrels, proving once again that even a master criminal is only as smart as his attorney
Randolph Mason: corrector of destinies by Melville Davisson Post( Book )

4 editions published between 1923 and 1971 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dwellers in the hills [a novel] by Melville Davisson Post( Book )

12 editions published between 1901 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Post has written a story that is fresh and wholesome and quite as full of adventure as the average reader can demand ... He impresses upon his reader with consummate skill the strong fascinations that the mountains have for men who, like the writer, have spent many years of their lives among them.""--New York Journal
The man hunters by Melville Davisson Post( Book )

5 editions published between 1926 and 2007 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sleuth of St. James's Square by Melville Davisson Post( Book )

13 editions published between 1920 and 2014 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slightly connected detective stories which are developed in a rather unusual way. The solutions are logical and less miraculous than those of Sherlock Holmes. Will not have the popular appeal of many other mystery stories, but will be liked by Post admirers. Contents: The thing on the hearth -- The reward -- The lost lady -- The cambered foot -- The man in the green hat -- The wrong sign -- The fortune teller -- The hole in the mahogany panel -- The end of the road -- The last adventure -- American horses -- The spread rails -- The pumpkin coach -- The yellow flower -- A satire of t
The mountain school-teacher by Melville Davisson Post( Book )

3 editions published between 1922 and 1935 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great classic mysteries twelve unabridged tales( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enjoy the great detectives of the Golden Age of classic mysteries in this unique collection of audio whodunits. Newly recorded for this original anthology, the crimes, criminals, and sleuths depicted here set the standard for decades to come, and remain as entertaining today as they were when first published. An ideal starting point for those new to audio mysteries, and a perfect assortment for the seasoned noir veteran, Great Classic Mysteries will leave all listeners scrambling for an alibi
The methods of Uncle Abner by Melville Davisson Post( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The corrector of destinies : being tales of Randolph Mason as related by his private secretary, Courlandt Parks by Melville Davisson Post( Book )

5 editions published in 1908 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Grand masters by Ellery Queen (selected by)( Book )

2 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The silent witness by Melville Davisson Post( Book )

4 editions published between 1929 and 1930 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monsieur Jonquelle : prefect of police of Paris by Melville Davisson Post( Book )

6 editions published between 1923 and 2013 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mystery at the Blue Villa by Melville Davisson Post( Book )

5 editions published between 1919 and 1920 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The revolt of the birds by Melville Davisson Post( Book )

2 editions published between 1927 and 1929 in Finnish and English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gilded chair : a novel by Melville Davisson Post( Book )

8 editions published in 1910 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walker of the secret service by Melville Davisson Post( Book )

5 editions published in 1924 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Davisson Post, Melville

Davisson Post, Melville 1871-1930

Post, Melville D.

ポースト, M. D

ポースト, メルヴィル D

Languages
English (152)

Japanese (2)

Finnish (2)

Czech (1)

Covers
Dwellers in the hills [a novel]The man huntersThe sleuth of St. James's SquareGreat classic mysteries twelve unabridged tales