The Notting Hill Mystery

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The Notting Hill Mystery (1862–63) is an English-language detective novel written by "Charles Felix", a pseudonym, with illustrations by George du Maurier. Several critics have suggested that Charles Warren Adams is the author's real identity. Buckler, William. "Once a Week Under Samuel Lucas, 1859-65." PMLA. 67.7(1952): 924-941. The novel was revolutionary in its techniques and style and has been called the first detective novel.


The Notting Hill Mystery was first published as an eight-part serial in Once A Week magazine beginning on 29 November 1862, then as a single-volume novel in 1863 Collins, Paul. , in-print as "Before Hercule or Sherlock, There Was Ralph", The New York Times Book Review, 7 January 2011. by Bradbury & Evans (publishers of Once A Week), with illustrations by George du Maurier (grandfather of Daphne du Maurier).

The editors of the magazine said the manuscript was submitted to them anonymously under the pseudonym of "Charles Felix". In 1952 William Buckler identified Charles Warren Adams (1833&ndash;1903) as the author of The Notting Hill Mystery and in January 2011, Paul Collins &mdash; a writer, editor and academic &mdash; writing in The New York Times Book Review, came to the same conclusion.<ref...
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