By Carter Dickson.
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.available in several formats, including Kindle. The UNZ index lists 233 items for John Dickson Carr.
Category: Detective fiction