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Hutchinson Editions

Updated May 14, 2004

The British publisher Hutchinson was the first to issue Keeler's novels in hardcover.
Keeler published four titles with Hutchinson between 1924 and 1927;
from then on, his British titles were published by Ward, Lock and Company.

The Voice of the Seven Sparrows (Hutchinson, 1924): a mysterious Oriental motif.

"This is the exciting story of the adventures which befall Absalom Smith, an out-of-work journalist. He is offered a permanent position on the 'Argus' if he can solve the mystery of the disappearance of the proprietor's daughter. Full of hope, he sets forth to find her. His search leads him to Chinatown, where many strange adventures befall him. Here the many risks which he runs nearly cost him his life. While in Chinatown he meets and learns to love a charming little girl, Sarah Fu. How this love leads him to conclude his search successfully, and how he gains an important position on the staff of the 'Argus,' form the interesting conclusion of this story."

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The Voice of the Seven Sparrows (Hutchinson, undated reprint of 1924 edition): the illustration was redone for this reprint. The jacket indicates that 10,000 copies had been printed by the time it was issued. Courtesy of Christopher Wheeler.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Find the Clock (Hutchinson, 1925): This looks like something out of the Old South ...

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The Spectacles of Mr. Cagliostro (Hutchinson, 1926): A really classy illustration that does a good job of capturing the weird intrigue of this novel.

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Sing Sing Nights (Hutchinson, 1927): The hot seat awaits!

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