Ernest Bramah

Ernest Bramah Smith was born in Hulme, Manchester. As a young man he tried farming but that was not successful, so he tried journalism before becoming private secretary to Jerome K. Jerome. His first book was rejected by many major publishers before it was accepted by a new young publisher, Grant Richards. Besides his crime books he also wrote other fiction and non-fiction novels. He is the creator of 'Max Carrados', a blind amateur detective.

Titles and year of publication:  
 'Max Carrados' Novels
 1) Max Carrados (short stories)  1914
 2) The Eyes of Max Carrados (short stories)  1923
 3) Max Carrados Mysteries (short stories)  1927
 4) The Bravo of London  1934
 5) Best Max Carrados Detective Stories (short stories)  1972
 6) Four Max Carrados Detective Stories (short stories)  2007
 Other Novels
 1) The Specimen Case (short stories)  1924
 2) Short Stories of Today and Yesterday (short stories)  1929