Delightful collection of mysteries of the first blind detective. In 1914, Ernest Bramah published his first collection of Carrados stories, Max Carrados". Max Carrados is a detective who has developed his own remaining senses to a superior level and who has enlisted the superior observations skills of his butler to fill in for any deficiency of his own. He is a cerebral detective, solving the crimes with facts, information and his advanced senses, which over-compensate for his blindness. Working with his old friend, Louis Carlyle, a private investigator, the wealthy Carrados pursues his talent for detection whenever he pleases without accepting a fee. The stories deal with the theft of an ancient coin, the odd disappearance of a little girl, a ghost fond of running the bath, a scientific approach to murdering a wife, poison mushrooms, devious disguises, an automated card-playing machine - and other curious matters. As with some better known sleuths, Mr. Carrados' feats amaze, entertain and satisfy.