內容簡介 Comprised of six short works of fiction, The Dorrington Deed-Box follows a London-based private detective named Horace Dorrington. Motivated by profit, Dorrington will do whatever it takes to catch criminals--even if that means killing them. This immoral and dishonest behavior extends to his clients as well, as Dorrington will manipulate anyone he can into hiring him. Outwardly polite, even-tempered and charming, Dorrington is socially pleasant but professionally corrupt. Told through the perspective of James Rigby, Dorrington's latest client, The Dorrington Deed-Box begins when Rigby and Dorrington meet on a train. After appealing to Rigby's paranoia, Dorrington gets hired to save Rigby from a threat that the detective mostly made up. However, as Rigby's narration follows the private detective through his cases, it is impossible not to be fascinated with the way Dorrington works. As he solves crimes, recovers stolen items, outsmarts scammers and exposes crooked businesses, Dorrington is unafraid to get his hands dirty. He is willing to intimidate, steal, or dispose of anything and anyone standing in the way of a resolved case. Originally published in the midst of the detective fiction craze, spearheaded by the Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle, The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison is a collection of work that celebrates an anti-hero detective. Featuring a variety of clever and interesting works of short fiction, The Dorrington Deed-Box adds a unique and dark twist to detective fiction. With film and television adaptations and allusions, Arthur Morrison's The Dorrington Deed-Box and its protagonist, Horace Dorrington, have earned a place in pop culture, remaining fun and riveting to contemporary audiences. This edition of The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison now features an eye-catching new cover design and is printed in a font that is both modern and readable. With these accommodations, this edition of The Dorrington Deed-Box creates an accessible and pleasant reading experience for modern audiences while restoring the original wit and intrigue of Arthur Morrison's work.