WorldCat Identities

Post, Melville Davisson 1869-1930

Overview
Works: 69 works in 248 publications in 5 languages and 3,604 library holdings
Genres: Short stories  Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ3.P844, 813
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 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

36 editions published between 1918 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First published in 1918, Uncle Abner: Master of Mysteries is an anthology of detective stories written by Melville Davisson Post. The popular stories within this collection were serialized in national magazines such as the Saturday Evening Post in the early 20th century. Uncle Abner is an amateur detective in present-day Harrison County, West Virginia. Throughout his journeys around this antebellum wilderness, long before the nation had a proper police system, the honest Uncle Abner is confronted by murders and mysteries that cannot be ignored. With uncanny intuition, impressive logic, and keen observation of human actions, Uncle Abner is Melville Davisson Post's most celebrated literary creation and is considered to be one of the most important texts in American detective and crime fiction. This new edition contains an introduction by Craig Johnson, author of the Walt Longmire novels."--
The complete Uncle Abner by Melville Davisson Post( Book )

6 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in English and Czech and held by 301 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 strange schemes of Randolph Mason by Melville Davisson Post( Book )

30 editions published between 1896 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 271 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
Randolph Mason: corrector of destinies by Melville Davisson Post( Book )

4 editions published between 1923 and 1971 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man of last resort, or, The clients of Randolph Mason by Melville Davisson Post( Book )

5 editions published between 1897 and 2011 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man hunters by Melville Davisson Post( Book )

7 editions published between 1926 and 2007 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great classic mysteries : twelve unabridged tales( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enjoy the great detectives of the Goldn Age of classic mysteries in this unique collection of audio whodonuts
The corrector of destinies : being tales of Randolph Mason as related by his private secretary, Courlandt Parks by Melville Davisson Post( Book )

11 editions published in 1908 in English and held by 96 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 79 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 methods of Uncle Abner by Melville Davisson Post( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mountain school-teacher by Melville Davisson Post( Book )

5 editions published between 1922 and 2012 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masterpieces of mystery : the supersleuths by Ellery Queen( 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 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 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

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

7 editions published between 1923 and 2013 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 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1920 and 2016 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This carefully crafted ebook: "THE SLEUTH OF ST. JAMES'S SQUARE: Sir Henry Marquis Tales (Murder Mystery Classic)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Sir Henry Marquis is the Chief of Criminal Investigation Department of Scotland Yard, who used to be in charge of the English secret service on the frontier of the Shan states, and at the time he was in Asia. Intensely interested in crime solving, Sir Henry is a linking component between the various cases, each presenting him in a new light. In some tales he's an investigator, actively involved in the case, and in some he listens to other's twisting accounts about some strange incident. Table of 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 Satire of the Sea The House by the Loch Melville Davisson Post (1869-1930) was an American author, born in West Virginia. Post's best-known character is the mystery solving, justice dispensing West Virginian backwoodsman, Uncle Abner. Post also wrote number of stories about Randolph Mason, a brusque New York lawyer who is highly skilled at turning legal loopholes and technicalities to his clients' advantage. Post's other recurring characters include Sir Henry Marquis of Scotland Yard, the French policeman Monsieur Jonquelle and the Virginia lawyer Colonel Braxton
The man of last resort, or, The clients of Randolph Mason by Melville Davisson Post( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 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
 
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Great classic mysteries : twelve unabridged tales
Alternative Names
Davisson Post, Melville

Davisson Post, Melville 1871-1930

Melville Davisson Post Amerikaans romanschrijver (1869-1930)

Melville Davisson Post US-amerikanischer Kriminalschriftsteller

Post M. D. 1869-1930

Post, Melville D.

포스트, 멜빌 데이비슨 1869-1930

ポースト, M. D

ポースト, メルヴィル D

メルヴィル・デイヴィスン・ポースト

Languages
English (162)

Japanese (2)

Finnish (2)

Thai (1)

Czech (1)

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The man huntersGreat classic mysteries : twelve unabridged tales