Doctor Nikola and Richard Hatteras meet for the first time. Doctor Nikola is a mysterious evil mastermind. Richard Hatteras, on the other hand, is an ordinary Australian sailor. Doctor Nikola has a plan which includes Hatteras and his fortune, but Hatteras proves to be a lot smarter than the doctor had expected, leaving Nikola facing a challenge. Hatteras is determined to oppose the villain’s plan and save everyone endangered by the doctor’s evil plan. Who who will prevail? Find out in Guy Boothby’s A Bid for Fortune .Guy Boothby was an Australian author who lived in the period 1867-1905. His earlier works described life in Australia, but he gained wide popularity with his later fiction, which offered a vivid combination of crime, science fiction and horror stories. Boothby is well known for his Doctor Nikola series, a collection of novels telling the story of an occultist who seeks immortality and world domination. Other popular stories by him are A Prince of Swindlers , which tells the story of a thief, and Uncle Joe s Legacy and Other Stories , which is a collection of ghost stories. All in all, Guy Boothby left the world a colourful and rich literary legacy.