Author(s): Guy Boothby
The first volume of the complete adventures of Dr.Nikola
The dark, intense visage of Dr.Nikola is a clear indication of the nature of the man. This is a highly intellectual being whose life and studies have taken him far beyond the limits of conventional academia or the laws of normal society. This is a driven man, ruthless, dangerous, mysterious and a delver into mysteries-obsessed with discovering the secret of eternal life for himself. His own objectives govern all and sudden death is no stranger. Guy Boothby's Dr.Nikola adventures continue to fascinate readers and enthusiasts of crime and mystery fiction because-in the manner of Raffles, the gentleman cracksman-here is character far removed from the uncompromising goodness of Holmes and Watson or the uncompromising evil of Professor Moriarty. Nikola is a complex personality-an anti-hero to continually surprise us, to dislike, fear, intrigue and admire by turns. Leonaur have brought the complete Dr.Nikola stories together in two complementing volumes available in soft cover and hard cover with dust jacket. The two books in this first volume are A Bid for Fortune & Dr Nikola Returns.