The Dorrington Deed-Box

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Genres: Adventure
Language: English
Type: Digital

The Dorrington Deed-Box is a collection of short stories by Arthur Morrison, published in 1897. It contains six stories featuring cases of the unscrupulous London-based private detective Horace Dorrington, told from the viewpoint of one his clients and potential victims, James Rigby.

Dorrington DeedBox by Arthur Morrison book cover

Rigby is a wealthy but naive young man who is easily manipulated by Dorrington. Dorrington uses Rigby's trust and naivety to exploit him and steal from him.

The stories in The Dorrington Deed-Box are dark and suspenseful, and they explore the themes of greed, betrayal, and the dangers of trusting the wrong people.

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  • The stories in The Dorrington Deed-Box were originally published in magazines in the late 1890s.
  • The collection was praised for its realistic portrayal of London life and its complex and well-developed characters.
  • The Dorrington Deed-Box is considered to be one of Morrison's best works.


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