"The finest detective story of modern times" – G.K. Chesterton
Trent's Last Case (aka The Woman in Black) has attained cult status as being the first book to almost spoof the genre it exists in. Bentley wrote it "to show up the infallibility of the Holmesian method" where the detective can get it completely wrong.
Sigsbee Manderson an American tycoon is found dead at his English country house. Artist and amateur detective Philip Trent arrives to find that there is more to the case than the solving of puzzles like: why was Manderson not wearing his false teeth? Why is his young widow so relieved at his death? But he must also accept his own fallibility, in detection and in love.
"One of the three best detective stories ever written" – Agatha Christie
"It shook the little world of the mystery novel like a revolution ...Every detective writer of today owes something, consciously or unconsciously, to its liberating and inspiring influence." – Dorothy L. Sayers
Trent's Own Case (co-written with H. Warner Allen) James Randolph is murdered his safe ransacked, and there's wrapping paper strewn around his bedroom floor. Trent seems to have been the last person, to see the victim alive and to complicate matters a friend of Trent's admits to the crime. Trent must find the truth.
Trent Intervenes has a full dozen stories ranging from fraud and embezzlement to criminal assault and murder, that Trent must solve.