Marking 100 years since publication, The Adventuress was the only full-length novel to feature ‘the American Sherlock Holmes’, Craig Kennedy, who was the first fictional detective to use forensic science. An American from Maddox Munitions, Incorporated, the owners of a new invention – the telantomaton – forms the centre round which this exciting mystery tale is built. In trying to answer the ever-present question, “Who killed Marshall Maddox?” the reader is tossed about a sea of conjecture by two strong main currents which continually cross and recross each other and keep him mystified till the end of the book. Scientific inventiveness, at time diabolical in its ruthlessness plays no less strong a part than does Paquita, the adventuress. Was the death of Maddox retributive for his double life or was it due to the covetousness of some schemer? It required a detective of Craig Kennedy’s acumen to discover.