Golf Course Mystery

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About the author:
Chester K. Steele never existed... he was merely a figment of the publisher's imagination.

Edward Stratemeyer (1862-1930) was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey. After graduating high school, he began writing juvenile fiction and created the pen name "Chester K. Steele," to use for books written by several authors hired by his publishing company, the popular Stratemeyer Syndicate.

The Chester K. Steele mysteries were intended for an older audience than the children's books like the Rover Boys and the Bobbsey Twins series Stratemeyer normally published.

Edward wrote many books and stories for young readers using numerous pseudonyms. In 1891, he married Magdalene Baker Van Camp. They had two daughters.

In 1905, he founded the Stratemeyer Literary Syndicate, for which he once again hired numerous writers whom he supplied with characters, plot outlines, and pseudonyms.

The Mansion of Mystery is the only book he wrote himself. The other books, including the present one, were written by members of his publishing syndicate.

This edited, reformatted classic mystery is published by Magic Lamp Press, who also distribute Gene Grossman's new "Peter Sharp Legal Mystery Series" of 12 modern thrillers, featuring little Suzi, the 12-year old computer genius. They may be seen at

Golf Course Mystery

A Colonel Ashley Adventure

Authored by Chester K. Steele

In The Golf Course Mystery, Harry Bartlett and Gerry Poland are friendly rivals for the hand of Viola Carwell. Unfortunately, Harry's family got the best of Viola's father, the Honorable Horace Harwell, in a business deal. Viola shows no favoritism, but her father is rumored to be distinctly cool toward Harry. The Honorable Horace dies in the middle of a golf match. The cause of death is poison. Was it suicide due to financial reverses? Or was it murder, with Harry as a prime suspect?

The reluctant detective Colonel Ashley, assisted by his servant Shag, must solve the case. The Colonel would rather be fishing, but murder has a way of interrupting his reading of Walton's Compleat Angler.

Publication Date:
1440430705 / 9781440430701
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Traditional

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