Anthony Trent, Master Criminal

Read by Anna Simon

(4.8 stars; 180 reviews)

In 1918, Anthony Trent, a well-educated young man in his late twenties, lives an unsatisfactory life in a New York boarding house. He writes successful crime fiction stories, but this doesn't pay enough for him to do the things he wants. Things change when he starts to put his knowledge of crime to a practical use... It gets him into serious trouble before long. (Summary by Anna Simon)
(This work was first published in the USA in 1918, and falls under the Rule of the Shorter Term).

The sequel to this book, The Secret of the Silver Car, is also available on LibriVox. (8 hr 21 min)


The First Step 21:31 Read by Anna Simon
Anthony Trent Talks on Crime 15:52 Read by Anna Simon
The Day of Temptation 18:08 Read by Anna Simon
Beginning the Game 12:54 Read by Anna Simon
Anthony Pulls Up Stakes 15:45 Read by Anna Simon
Fooling Shylock Drummond 21:09 Read by Anna Simon
The Danger of Sentiment 23:10 Read by Anna Simon
When a Woman Smiled 18:54 Read by Anna Simon
"The Countess" 9:32 Read by Anna Simon
Anthony Trent Saves a Piano 23:35 Read by Anna Simon
Espionage at Close Range 16:49 Read by Anna Simon
The Sinn Fein Plot 13:20 Read by Anna Simon
Anthony Trent Interests Himself in Police Gossip 14:36 Read by Anna Simon
Ambulances and Diamonds 17:42 Read by Anna Simon
The Baron Lends a Hand 9:23 Read by Anna Simon
The Mount Aubyn Ruby 16:16 Read by Anna Simon
Trent Takes a Holiday 11:35 Read by Anna Simon
The Great Black Bird 18:02 Read by Anna Simon
Trent Acquires a Home 6:07 Read by Anna Simon
"Wanted - an Emerald" 19:29 Read by Anna Simon
The Murder of Andrew Apthorpe 17:25 Read by Anna Simon
A Thief to Catch a Thief 11:50 Read by Anna Simon
The Secret of the Black Bag 8:33 Read by Anna Simon
Devlin's Promise 6:47 Read by Anna Simon
On the Trail of "The Countess" 24:39 Read by Anna Simon
Anthony Trent - "Paying Guest" 26:37 Read by Anna Simon
Mrs. Kinney Makes a Confession 27:55 Read by Anna Simon
The German Spy Merchant 21:28 Read by Anna Simon
Mrs. Kinney Intervenes 6:32 Read by Anna Simon
"Private Trent" 13:11 Read by Anna Simon
Devlin's revenge 12:57 Read by Anna Simon


Terrific Story

(5 stars)

This is a superb storyline, fraught with suspense and excitement. It becomes intensely personal as it rides the cusp of WW1 and a Man's very believable struggle with his morality, patriotism, and Family loyalty. We see how envy, greed, and a competitive ego (within a Tall, Dark, Handsome, lovable rogue) coupled with intellectual challenges ultimately lure Anthony Trent into a brilliant career as the "Master Thief"

A treat!

(5 stars)

You have my admiration and gratitude, Anna Simon.

great book! and great reader! thank you!

(5 stars)

great Reader makes a good book incredible!

(5 stars)

I want to thank Anna Simon for her most remarkable rendition of this great book. it's the best of all worlds... Great Book and an incredible actor (Anna Simon) Narrators, such as Ms. Simon, breath life into the pages "read" (better than reading is acting the book, playing each character no one does it better)

Great story

(5 stars)

This is the first time listening to anything by this author, it wasn't what I expected. I was pleasantly surprised. This is a great crime drama with an unusual twist. I really enjoyed it. The reader did a very good job.

Anthony Trent, Master Criminal

(5 stars)

Great story, I could not help but to root for this wonderful master criminal. His character is so very likable. Anna Simon, wonderful reading, thank you!

Very captivating!

(5 stars)

Every chapter had me on the edge of my seat. This book is over 100 years old but feels modern. I would definitely listen again!

good story

(4 stars)

story was a fairly good story the reading was done real well the dang birds in the background did get to be a bit irritating.