Possibly the world's most bizarre mystery writer, Keeler wrote such novels as "The Case Of The Barking Clock, "The Man With The Magic Eardrums," "X. Jones Of Scotland Yard," "The Man With The Wooden Spectacles," "The Case Of The Transposed Legs," and "The Riddle Of The Traveling Skull," all in a spectacularly overdriven pulp style. The following passage from "The Riddle Of The Traveling Skull" is typical: "For it must be remembered that at the time I knew quite nothing, naturally, concerning Milo Payne, the mysterious Cockney-talking Englishman with the checkered long-beaked Sherlockholmsian cap; nor of the latter's 'Barr-Bag' which was as like my own bag as one Milwaukee wienerwurst is like another; nor of Legga, the Human Spider, with her four legs and her six arms; nor of Ichabod Chang, ex-convict, and son of Dong Chang; nor of the elusive poetess, Abigail Sprigge; nor of the Great Simon, with his 2163 pearl buttons; nor of--in short, I then knew quite nothing about anything or anybody involved in the affair of which I had now become a part, unless perchance it were my Nemesis, Sophie Kratzenschneiderwmpel--or Suing Sophie!" He was also known for playing fast and loose with mystery novel conventions; the guilty party in "X. Jones Of Scotland Yard," for example, is not revealed, or even mentioned, until the last sentence on the last of the book's 448 pages. His last works were published only in Spanish or Portuguese.
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