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Isbn: 978-87-2661-285-1
Publisher: Saga Egmont
Novels Crime & Mystery Historic facsimile
Accessible since: September 2022


A Bid for Fortune

Doctor Nikola and Richard Hatteras meet for the first time. Doctor Nikola is a mysterious evil mastermind. Richard Hatteras, on the other hand, is an ordinary Australian sailor. Doctor Nikola has a plan which includes Hatteras and his fortune, but Hatteras proves to be a lot smarter than the doctor had expected, leaving Nikola facing a challenge. Hatteras is determined to oppose the villain’s plan and save everyone endangered by the doctor’s evil plan. Who who will prevail? Find out in Guy Boothby’s "A Bid for Fortune".

Guy Boothby was an Australian author who lived in the period 1867-1905. His earlier works described life in Australia, but he gained wide popularity with his later fiction, which offered a vivid combination of crime, science fiction and horror stories.
Boothby is well known for his Doctor Nikola series, a collection of novels telling the story of an occultist who seeks immortality and world domination.
Other popular stories by him are "A Prince of Swindlers", which tells the story of a thief, and "Uncle Joe's Legacy and Other Stories", which is a collection of ghost stories. All in all, Guy Boothby left the world a colourful and rich literary legacy.

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