An American author. Stevenson wrote numerous novels, including four young adult's novels, edited others' works, and created numerous anthologies of verse, familiar quotations, and the like. Many of his anthologies are still in print. Contents The Gloved Hand (1913) That Affair at Elizabeth (1907) The Mystery of the Boule Cabinet: A Detective Story (1911) The Holladay Case (1903) American Men of Action (1913) The Charm of Ireland (1914) The Destroyer: A Tale of International Intrigue (1913) The Girl from Alsace (1915) A Soldier of Virginia (1901) Affairs of State (1906) American Men of Mind (1910)
The Holladay Case The story of Miss Frances Holladay begins with a Wall Street mystery, with scenes shifting soon afterward to an ocean steamer, and then to France. This is one of the new and artistic style of detective stories, somewhat in the vein of Conan Doyle. The tale begins with the finding of a New York banker stabbed to death in his office. Suspicion falls on his daughter. A kidnapping and pursuit over seas follow. The story contains a minimum of horror and a maximum of ingenuity.
American Men of Action The purpose of this book is "to give the essential facts of American history by sketching in broad outline the men who made that history." It contains chapters on The Beginners; Washington to Lincoln; Lincoln and his successors; Statesmen; Pioneers; Great Soldiers; and Great Sailors.
The Destroyer- Mysterious explosions are not all uncommon phenomena. Going back a few years, an event which attracted the attention of the entire word, the sudden blowing up of the French battleship La Liberte has never been cleared up. In a novel of great originality, Mr. Stevenson advances a theory of much plausibility as to the reason for this explosion.
The Girl from Alsace (1915) This popular novel has also been made into a plays under the names Arms and the Girl, and Dangerous Ground.
Affairs of State (1906) Two American girls, sojourning with their father at a little Dutch watering place, unintentionally become involved in a diplomatic intrigue which threatens the peace of Europe. A situation, humorous at first, rapidly becomes dramatic, and moves on to a breathless climax. There is also an absorbing, moving love story, in which Cupid, with the aid of American good looks, rules the destinies of England and Germany, and decides the question of the succession to the small but pivotal duchy of Schloshold-Markheim.