Author:Melville Davisson Post

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Melville Davisson Post
American author of mystery novels. Best known for the creation of the mystery solving, justice dispensing West Virginian backwoodsman, Uncle Abner. The 22 Uncle Abner tales, written between 1911 and 1928, have been called some of "the finest mysteries ever written."
Melville Davisson Post


  • Dwellers in the Hills (1901)* (transcription project)
  • The Gilded Chair (1910)*
  • The Nameless Thing (1912)
  • Uncle Abner: Master of Mysteries (1918) short stories
  • The Mystery at the Blue Villa (1919)
  • The Sleuth of St. James Square (1920)*
  • The Mountain School-Teacher (1922)*
  • Monsieur Jonquelle (1923) (Originally serialised in a US newspaper under the title Triumphs of M Jonquelle)

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Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1924.

The author died in 1930, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. Works by this author may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.