By John Dickson Carr.
Harper & Brothers.
1931. 344 pages.
In Mike's opinion, JDC had a few faults:
Carr overdoes it plotting and on atmospherics, even as he leaves the story itself somewhat underdone . . . A tendency to mistake antic confusion for dramatic mystification was a besetting flaw . . . . — ONLY DETECT (July 26, 2010)However, Nick Fuller doesn't think they were fatal:
Even though lurid in parts, the prose is generally excellent, and gives the impression of moving through a nightmare, at once theatrical and melodramatic, but thoroughly entertaining. — GAD WikiResource:
- A GUIDE TO CLASSIC MYSTERY AND DETECTION ("John Dickson Carr").
Category: Detective fiction