A classic mystery novel featuring Hanshew's best-known creation, the consulting detective Hamilton Cleek, known as the man of the forty faces" for his incredible skill at disguise. An ex-cracksman turned Scotland Yard detective, Cleek's slim and faultlessly dressed form is topped by an india-rubber-like face, of which he has remarkable control. Cleek is based in Clarges Street, London, where he is constantly consulted by Inspector Narkom of Scotland Yard. Cleek is the central figure in dozens of short stories that began to appear in 1910 and were subsequently collected in a series of books. Cleek: The Man of the Forty Faces" is the first book in the saga. A wonderfully entertaining story from the turn of the century of mystery, chivalry, and intrigue. If you're looking for good mystery look no further.