According to the Evidence

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“A detective of fiction who has regrettably been forgotten, and whose exploits still make good, fruity reading. . . . We know you will enjoy [them] as much as we did.”—Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine


Assembled for the first time are the complete legal investigations of The Bureau of Abnormal Litigation series by Hugh Pendexter.

Included are:

  • The Bureau of Abnormal Litigation
  • The Baked Apple Alibi
  • As Prescribed by the Talmud
  • Hiram Tanker's Third Personality
  • The Search for the Musical Heir
  • Retained For the Defense
  • The Death Cup
  • Iramel Thacker, Claimant
  • According to the Evidence
  • The Testimony of the Dead Man
  • Circumstantial Evidence
  • The Crimson Tracks (short novel)
  • The Chelsea Vase (short novel)

With an introduction by Jeremiah Healy, award-nominated author of the John Cuddy mystery series and the Mairead O’Clare legal thriller series.


NOTE: This edition is authorized by Hugh Pendexter III.

Hugh Pendexter (1875-1940) began his career as a newspaper man but soon started selling short humorous tales in 1904. Within a few years he moved into historical dramas and Westerns. For the next three decades his work became a mainstay of the legendary magazine, Adventure, chronicling Colonial life or the American frontier.

Noted for his dedication to research and historical accuracy, Hugh Pendexter authored more than seventy-five novels of period fiction.


Book Details

Title: According to the Evidence
Author: Hugh Pendexter
Genre: Mystery / Detective
ISBN: 978 -1-884449-34-5
Price: Trade paperback / 286 pages / Sale Price: $17.95 US
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