The Notting Hill Mystery is considered to be the first 'Detective Novel' written in english.
It contained another mystery, namely who was its author? Charles Warren Adams was only ID'd in 2011.
Using clues so new, they had to be explained to the reader, this book has elements not commonly found in this genre for another 60 years.
Resurrected by Audiobooks.org with updated artwork, The Notting Hill Mystery is both a reflection of 1860's life and an important look at the development of the detective novel.