Friday, October 4, 2013

"A Cleverly Disguised Homage"

By Carter Dickson.
1943. $2.00
TomCat (BENEATH THE STAINS OF TIME, October 3, 2013) detects originality on Dickson/Carr's part:
. . . not only one of Carr's most accomplished mystery novels, but also one of his most mature and character-driven stories . . .
Other reviews:
Sir Henry Merrivale has sprained his big toe and has to do his detecting from a wheelchair, but he manages to solve the problem of the lovers who disappeared just the same. Uproarious and a good puzzle too. — THE AMERICAN MERCURY, "The Check List," May 1943 [Scroll down to page 631, right middle].
English lovers die in leap—suicidal or otherwise. Sir H. Merrivale, slightly incapacitated, handles case with customary zip. - H. M.'s elucidation of many-faceted affair is original, amusing, and satisfactory, although one important character is rather shadowy. - Verdict: Grade A. — THE SATURDAY REVIEW, "The Criminal Record," February 20, 1943.
SHE DIED A LADY is available in several formats, including Kindle. The UNZ index lists 233 items for John Dickson Carr.

Category: Detective fiction

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