Standard Ebooks

Call Mr. Fortune

H. C. Bailey


Call Mr. Fortune is the first set of short stories featuring Reggie Fortune, a detective who solves mysteries using his medical talent and “unequaled sanity of judgment.” The first case finds him suspecting that his patient might have been a victim of a failed assassination. In “The Hottentot Venus,” Mr. Fortune’s investigation into some incidents at his acquaintance’s all-girls school leads him into a predicament; meanwhile, what seems to be an ordinary leak scandal in “The Business Minister” is soon complicated by the discovery of a dead body, which seems to be unrelated to the leak, yet holds the key to the truth. Each of the cases in the collection characterizes Mr. Fortune as not only an extraordinary detective, but also an excellent doctor.

Read free

This ebook is thought to be free of copyright restrictions in the United States. It may still be under copyright in other countries. If you’re not located in the United States, you must check your local laws to verify that this ebook is free of copyright restrictions in the country you’re located in before accessing, downloading, or using it.

Download for ereaders

Read online

A brief history of this ebook

  1. Update accessibility boilerplate

  2. Update Onix file boilerplate

  3. Finish metadata and initial publication

  4. Semanticate

  5. Update metadata boilerplate

More details



Page scans

Improve this ebook

Anyone can contribute to make a Standard Ebook better for everyone!

To report typos, typography errors, or other corrections, see how to report errors.

If you’re comfortable with technology and want to contribute directly, check out this ebook’s GitHub repository and our contributors section.

You can also donate to Standard Ebooks to help fund continuing improvement of this and other ebooks.