Lawyer Tom Brice has always fancied himself as something of a sleuth, and when he overhears a violent encounter in an office nearby he gets the chance to put his detective skills to the test. Calling on his friend, private investigator Pennington Wise, together they must work out what happened - and who is truly to blame. ‘The Man Who Fell through the Earth’ is an action-packed mystery from popular author Carolyn Wells, full of twists and turns.Carolyn Wells (1862-1942) was a prolific American novelist and poet, best known for her children’s literature, mystery novels and humorous verse. Born in New Jersey, following school Wells worked as a librarian where she developed her love of reading, and her first book ‘At the Sign of the Sphinx’ was published in 1896. From 1900 Wells dedicated herself to her literary career, writing over 170 novels in total across a range of genres. Some of her most loved works include the ‘Patty Fairfield’ and ‘Marjorie Maynard’ series for girls, as well as the ‘Fleming Stone’ mystery series for adults. Wells is also well-known for her humorous nonsense verse, and was a frequent contributor of verse to magazines. She published an autobiography ‘The Rest of my Life’ in 1937. Wells died in New York City in 1942. Pennington Wise series follows the life and detective work of Pennington Wise, a private investigator, and his associate Zizi, who operate in New York City and New England. They are involved in a lot of mysterious and adventurous situations, but their shrewd analytical and deductive abilities always help them come out victorious and with the perpetrator in handcuffs.