Canadian novelist Frank Lucius Packard worked as a civil engineer for the Canadian Pacific Railway. His experiences working on the railroad led to his writing a series of mystery novels, the most famous of which featured the character Jimmie Dale. This collection of 15 short stories is Packard's first book. The best-known story, to Canadians at least, may be Shanley's Luck, based on the C.P.R. Beavermouth Riots of 1885 that interfered with construction until the legendary Sam Steele intervened.
Publisher: McClelland & Goodchild
Edition: First Canadian edition
Date Published: 
Place Published: Toronto
Condition: Good +
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: , 343 p. 21 cm. Tissue-protected colour frontispiece by Howard Brown. Grey cloth hardcover with pictorial cover in black, blue, and brown. Wrapped in mylar sleeve. Some dents to top edges. Spine ends a little softened and spine title faded. A little light soiling with some stains up to p. 9.