'Britz, of Headquarters' (1910)
- BRITZ, OF HEADQUARTERS.
By Marcin Barber.
Moffat, Yard & Co.
1910. 394 pages.
"It may not be fair to expect much knowledge of the
Orient from a maker of detective stories, although he
centres his plot about the oft-used theft of a great
Oriental diamond. But even a writer who seems to
have watched the world from the windows opposite
the old headquarters on Mulberry Street should not
set a band of Brahmins on the recovery of a stone
which had once been in a Buddhist temple. Mr.
Barber does not make Fifth Avenue society much
more real than his Brahmin-Buddhists; but his Britz
is a good detective of the old school, with yet a
tinge of originality in his make-up, and the plot
which Britz unravels is sufficiently devious and
doubtful to satisfy the taste of an exacting
connoisseur of this branch of fiction."
- "Current Fiction"
- THE NATION
- June 9, 1910
- [Scroll down to page 587, left middle]
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