This early work novelized by Arthur Benjamin Reeve and John W. Grey was originally published in 1919 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. In classic adventure style, 'The Master Mystery' introduces the reader to Detective Quentin Locke who investigates a cartel protected by a robot called the Automaton, the members of which use a gaseous weapon called Madagascar madness. Arthur Benjamin Reeve was born on 15th October 1880 in New York, USA. Reeve received his University education at Princeton and upon graduating enrolled at the New York Law School. However, his career was not destined to be in the field of Law. Between 1910 and 1918 he produced 82 short stories for Cosmopolitan. During this period he also began authoring screenplays. By the end of this decade his film career was at its peak with his name appearing on seven films, most of them serials and three of them starring Harry Houdini. In 1932 he moved to Trenton to be near his alma mater. He died on 9th August 1936.