The Man Who Killed Fortescue (Detective Ormsberry #1)

John Stephen Strange


The Man Who Killed Fortescue (Detective Ormsberry #1)

The Man Who Killed Fortescue (Detective Ormsberry #1)

  • Title: The Man Who Killed Fortescue (Detective Ormsberry #1)
  • Author: John Stephen Strange
  • ISBN: 9781304407
  • Page: 453
  • Format: Paperback



When a popular crime novelist is found dead at the top of an open omnibus in flapper era New York City, Detective Van Dusen Ormsberry is called in to investigate It appears Mr Anstruther was killed with the same, unusual method as was John Fortescue, the victim of last year s humiliatingly unsolved, publicly sensational murder case, which still rankles in the mind of theWhen a popular crime novelist is found dead at the top of an open omnibus in flapper era New York City, Detective Van Dusen Ormsberry is called in to investigate It appears Mr Anstruther was killed with the same, unusual method as was John Fortescue, the victim of last year s humiliatingly unsolved, publicly sensational murder case, which still rankles in the mind of the usually astute and efficient detective With his new young protege at his side, Ormsberry vows to finally bring the elusive murderer of both men to justice John Stephen Strange is the pen name of Dorothy Stockbridge Tillett 1896 1983 , who wrote 22 mystery novels from 1928 to 1976, mostly for the Crime Club Considered classics of their genre, her family has proudly dusted them off for reprinting For information about John Stephen Strange, see our website JSStrangeMysteryNovels


Recent Comments "The Man Who Killed Fortescue (Detective Ormsberry #1)"

I really enjoyed preparing this old, out-of-print book for reprinting. It is a terrific debut mystery for John Stephen Strange, set in 1926 New York City. Detective Van Dusen Ormsberry is a dapper, clever detective, and his protegee, Billy Adams, is a lovable boy detective wannabe. The victim in this mystery is a Crime Writer himself, but what was he writing about that may have lead to his murder on the top of an omnibus? This title was one of the first recommendations of the newly created Crime [...]

The man who killed Fortescue by John Stephen Strange is a Detective Ormsberry novel originally published in 1928. A reporter and crime writer is murdered just as he is about to publish a book looking into the death of a man called Fortescue. A solid detective novel, it was an interesting read. Not as good as an Agatha Christie though.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this mystery set in New York in the 1920's. It is a picture of the language and culture of time period, and a satisfying mystery as well. Detective Van Dusen Ormsberry is a great character with something to prove by solving this case, and his side kick "The Admiral" is delightful. This book is a great read!


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