Arthur B Reeve

Arthur Benjamin Reeve (October 15, 1880 – August 9, 1936) was an American mystery writer. He is best known for creating the series character Professor Craig Kennedy, sometimes called “The American Sherlock Holmes”, and Kennedy’s Dr. Watson-like sidekick Walter Jameson, a newspaper reporter, in 18 detective novels. The bulk of Reeve’s fame is based on the 82 Craig Kennedy stories, published in Cosmopolitan magazine between 1910 and 1918. These were collected in book form; with the third collection, the short stories were stitched together into pseudo-novels. The 12-volume Craig Kennedy Stories were released in 1918; it reissued Reeve’s books-to-date as a matched set.

The Cabaret Rouge by Arthur B Reeve

Story type: LiteratureIt was a perfect autumn afternoon, one of those days when one who is normal feels the call to get out of doors and enjoy what is left of the fine we ...

The Fox Hunt by Arthur B Reeve

Story type: LiteratureThe next day was that of the hunt and we motored out to the North Shore Hunt Club. It was a splendid day and the ride was just enough to put an edge ...

The Tango Thief by Arthur B Reeve

Story type: Literature“My husband has such a jealous disposition. He will never believe the truth–never!”Agatha Seabury moved nervously in the deep easy chair beside Kenn ...

The Serum Diagnosis by Arthur B Reeve

Story type: LiteratureWe paid our check and Kennedy and I sauntered in the direction Sherburne had taken, finding him ultimately in the cafe, alone. Without further intro ...

The “The Dansant” by Arthur B Reeve

Story type: LiteratureI felt, however, that Seabury accepted this conclusion reluctantly, in fact with a sort of mental reservation not to cease activity himself.The rema ...

The Diamond Queen by Arthur B Reeve

Story type: Literature“Meet Sylvania Quarantine midnight. Strange death Rawaruska. Retain you in interest steamship company. Thompson, Purser.”Kennedy had torn open the e ...

The Anesthetic Vaporizer by Arthur B Reeve

Story type: LiteratureCraig had completed a hasty search of the room, with its little dressing table, two trunks, and a cabinet. Everything seemed to have been kept in a ...

The Twilight Sleep by Arthur B Reeve

Story type: LiteratureAs I entered the laboratory I saw before him a peculiar, telescope-like instrument, at one end of which, in a jar of oxygen, something was burning w ...

The Sixth Sense by Arthur B Reeve

Story type: Literature“I suppose you have read in the papers of the mysterious burning of our country house at Oceanhurst, on the south shore of Long Island?”It had been ...