Join four generations of Ambrose Ganelon as they protect the colorful European principality of San Sebastiano from the intrigues of Ludwig Wong and his infamous descendants. Ambrose Ganelon I, working in the mid-19th century and using classic armchair-detective skills, must use his powers of perception to puzzle out such mysteries as the "Flower Diet," whose acolytes claim to gain sustenance only through the aroma of flowers. The second Ganelon, preferring scientific reasoning, finds himself embroiled in the international intrigue of Europe at the dawn of World War I especially when he must discover who murdered a Serbian national, and why he was holding seven artificial noses. The hardboiled third generation of Ganelons, Ambrose Ganelon III, is at the center of mystery when he discovers he's the target of a murder plot. And the near penniless Ambrose Ganelon IV still manages to find intrigue and mystery, even though his predecessors have all but eliminated crime from his homeland. Combining wit with solid mysteries, A Pocketful of Noses will keep you guessing. Included are 12 stories, as well as an introduction by author James Powell, and a checklist of the author's mystery fiction.