Author:Guy Newell Boothby

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Guy Newell Boothby
(1867–1905)
Australian novelist and writer, noted for sensational fiction in variety magazines around the end of the nineteenth century. He is best known for such works as the Dr Nikola series, about an occultist criminal mastermind who is a Victorian forerunner to Fu Manchu, and Pharos, the Egyptian, a tale of Gothic Egypt, mummies' curses and supernatural revenge.

Works[edit]

Doctor Nikola[edit]

  • A Bid for Fortune: or, Dr Nikola's Vendetta a.k.a. Enter, Dr Nikola (1895)
  • Dr Nikola a.k.a. Dr. Nikola Returns (1896) [1]
  • The Lust of Hate (1898) [2] Illustrated by Stanley L. Wood IA
  • Dr Nikola's Experiment (1899) IA
  • "Farewell, Nikola" (1901) IA PG

Other works[edit]


  • On the Wallaby: or, Through the East and Across Australia (1894)
  • In Strange Company: a Story of Chili and the Southern Seas (1894) IA PG
  • A Lost Endeavour (1895)
  • The Marriage of Esther: a Torres Straits Sketch (1895) PG
  • Bushigrams (1897)
  • The Fascination of the King (1897)
  • The Phantom Stockman (1897)
  • Sheila McLeod: a Heroine of the Back Blocks (1897) IA PG
  • The Duchess of Wiltshire's Diamonds (1897)
  • Across The World For a Wife (1898)
  • Billy Binks, Hero: and Other Stories (1898)
  • Love Made Manifest (1899)
  • Pharos, The Egyptian (1899) IA PG
  • The Red Rat's Daughter (1899) PG
  • A Sailor's Bride (1899)
  • "Long Live the King!" (1900) PG
  • A Maker of Nations (1900)
  • A Prince of Swindlers (1900) (AKA The Viceroy's Protegé)
  • The Woman of Death (1900)
  • The Boundary Rider: a Play in One Act (1901)
  • A Cabinet Secret (1901) IA PG
  • The Jonquil (1901)
  • A Millionaire's Love Story (1901)
  • My Indian Queen: Being a Record of Sir Charles Verrinder, Baronet, in the East Indies (1901)
  • The Mystery of the Clasped Hands (1901) PG
  • The Rickshaw: a Farce in Two Acts (1901)
  • My Strangest Case (1901) PG
  • The Childerbridge Mystery (1902) IA PG
  • The Curse of the Snake (1902)
  • The Kidnapped President (1902) IA PG
  • Uncle Joe's Legacy: and Other Stories (1902)
  • Connie Burt (1903)
  • The Countess Londa (1903)
  • The League of Twelve (1903)
  • A Queer Affair (1903)
  • A Two-fold Inheritance (1903)
  • A Bid for Freedom (1904)
  • A Bride from the Sea (1904)
  • A Consummate Scoundrel (1904)
  • A Desperate Conspiracy (1904)
  • The Lady of the Island (1904)
    • "A Professor of Egyptology", "The Black Lady of Brin Tor", "A Strange Goldfield"
  • An Ocean Secret (1904)
  • A Brighton Tragedy (1905)
  • A Crime of the Under-seas (1905) IA PG
  • For Love of Her (1905)
  • In Spite of the Czar (1905)
  • A Lost Endeavor (1905)
  • The Race of Life (1906)
  • A Royal Affair: and Other Stories (1906)
  • A Stolen Peer (1906)
  • The Man of the Crag (1907)
  • In the Power of the Sultan (1908)


  1. Included in the Wordsworth Editions omnibus Dr Nikola Master Criminal, 2009
  2. Dr Nikola makes only a peripheral appearance in this novel).

Works about Boothby[edit]


Works by this author published before January 1, 1923 are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.