Every twenty years or so there is published a work of fiction that is destined to be regarded as a benchmark in popular literature. The appearance of Billy Pagan, Mining Engineer is one such work. Soon it will take its place alongside other major works in the history of detective fiction and assume its rightful place in the annals of Australian literature.
It was written by Randolph Bedford (1868-1941), journalist and adventurer as well as born story-teller, and published for the first time in 1911. In his introduction, bibliographer Richard Bleiler tells the story of Bedford and discusses the characters in these nine stories which are set in the Outback, "a country only half-discovered."
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ISBN 1-55246-649-3 @ $18.00