„Prince Zaleski” (1895) represents Shiel’s contribution to the mystery genre, and is his answer to Sherlock Holmes. This is a set of three short detective mysteries– but the stories are clever and even wonderfully creepy at times – which can only be solved by Prince Zaleski the world’s greatest historian! It includes the following mysteries: „The Race of Orven”, „The Stone of the Edmundsbury Monks”, „The S.S.”. Prince Zaleski is an eccentric gentleman detective who suffers from ennui but might sometimes be induced to take an absorbing interest in questions that had proved themselves too profound, or too intricate, for ordinary solution. Those who like mystery/detective fiction and weird fiction with fin-de-siecle British Decadence will enjoy this blend of the genres.