After a military career that ended with a stint as a colonel in the Confederate Army, Prentiss Ingraham turned to writing, penning hundreds of books over the course of several decades. This charming novel centers on a remarkable young man named Will who has a run-in with a mysterious figure that leads to Will honing his skills as an amateur detective, investigator and go-between. „Wizard Will Wonder-Worker; or, The Boy Ferret of New York” is a romance of mysteries in metropolitan life. Originally published as a dime novel Wizard Will is the first in a series of adventure tales about a boy detective and his enemies the fearsome Land Sharks. This is a wonderful adventure story is sure to please long-time fans and first-time readers alike.