The Secret of the Silver Car (1922) is a novel by Wyndham Martyn, in which Trent, the master criminal solves a case as a detective.
Excerpt from the book:
"Stop him," the second officer yelled, "he's going to jump overboard!"
The man who dashed past him and through a group of passengers waving hands at friends on the deck below, was too quick for those who sought to stay him. He balanced himself for a moment on the rail and then jumped ten feet down to the pier. The gangplanks had already been withdrawn and the great liner bound for New York was too mighty a piece of momentum to pause now. Furthermore her commander was going down the river on a favoring tide and nothing short of a signal from the port authorities would have made him put back for a passenger who had chosen such a singular moment for a leap into the dark…
Artist Bio Author:
Wyndham Martyn (1875-1963) was an English-American novelist, author of the Christopher Bond and Anthony Trent series.