Author:Henry Christopher Bailey

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Henry Christopher Bailey

English author of detective fiction and historical romances. His best remembered works are those featuring a medically qualified detective called Reggie Fortune.

Henry Christopher Bailey



(Partial list)

Romantic and historic fiction


Detective fiction

  • Call Mr. Fortune (1920) (short stories collection)
    • The Archduke's Tea — The Sleeping Companion — The Nice Girl — he Efficient Assassin — The Hottentot Venus — The Business Minister
  • Mr Fortune's Practice (1923) (short stories collection)
    • The Asot Tragedy — The President of San Jacinto — The Young Doctor — The Magic Stone — The Snowball Burglary — The Leading Lady — The Unknown Murderer
  • Mr Fortune's Trials (1925) (short stories collection)

Magazine works


Raoul, a Gentleman of Fortune

  1. "The Coming of Cæsar," 1908 May
  2. "Alfred the King," 1908 June
  3. "William the Norman," 1908 July
  4. "King John Comes to Heel," 1908 Aug
  5. "The Merry King," 1908 Sept
  6. "An Angel of Revolution," 1908 Oct
  • The Lonely Queen, 1910 July–Dec, The Pall Mall Magazine (series) Illustrated by Wal Paget
  1. "The Way She Should Go," July
  2. "Her First Lover," 1910 Aug
  3. "A Game of Bowls," 1910 Sept
  4. "Spain Proposes," 1910 Oct
  5. "The King's Way," 1910 Nov
  6. "Art Magic," 1910 Dec
  • The Fool: Everybody's Magazine, May–Sept 1921 historical fiction
(Included in "The Fool." Chapters 1-12 of 27)
  1. "Tale of an Empress," May 1921 [Chap. 1, 2]
  2. "Tale of the King's Heir," June 1921 [Chap. 3, 4]
  3. "The Fool and the Queen," July 1921 [Chap. 5, 6, 7]
  4. "The Tale of a Villein," Aug 1921 [Chap. 8, 9]
  5. "The Tale of a Triumph," Sept 1921 [Chap. 10, 11, 12]


Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1929.

This author died in 1961, so works by this author are in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 62 years or less. These works may 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.


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