'The Green Cloak' (1910)
- THE GREEN CLOAK.
By Yorke Davis.
Sturgis & Walton.
1910. 307 pages.
"Nothing is more amusing to the habitual reader of
detective stories than the eagerness of the writers to
seize on some method of varying the old themes.
When Professor Munsterberg's articles on the
detection of crime by the new instruments of the
psychological laboratory were printed, it was
perfectly safe to predict that we should have a
flood of detective stories on the method. The
other day we noticed 'Luther Trant'; to-day we
have such another, in this case, however, the
Sherlock Holmes of the laboratory being an
ancient professor who has lived in Australia,
whereas Luther Trant was a newcomer in the
field. The sleuth-minded professor's life in the
East is essential to the story, for the plot is
compounded of Oriental pirates, the Maori
speech, and other exotic flavors, though the
scene is a very modern American suburb. The
story is interesting, and the psychological
apparatus is worked in cleverly."
- "Current Fiction"
- THE NATION
- May 12, 1910
- [Scroll down to page 484, bottom right]
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