Home to his father’s farm comes Bill Parmelee, after six years of precarious life at the gaming tables. The high note struck in the initial situation carries over into the pages following, wherein Bill Parmelee’s love of gambling comes to grips with the honest sportsmanship of his father and the influence of wholesome country life. An exciting poker game in which the father is pitted against son, the stakes being the son’s right to stay on in his home at the farm, brings Bill to the turning point in his career. Bill’s further adventures with card sharps, phony roulette operators, and other cheats go to make a colorful and diverting story.
Listed in Queen’s Quorum: A History of the Detective Crime Short Story as one of the ten best Detective novels of the 1920s, this edition includes two additional stories of Bill Parmelee not in the original hardcover. This new edition features an all new introduction by Evan Lewis.
Written by Percival Wilde; introduction by Evan Lewis
Rogues in Clover by Percival Wilde contains the following stories:
- “The Symbol”
- “The Run of the Cards”
- “The Poker Dog”
- “Red and Black”
- “A Case of Conscience”
- “Tony Sits In”
- “The Pillar of Fire”
- “The Adventure of the Fallen Angels”
- “The Fifty-third Card”
- “Slippery Elm”