Monday, November 11, 2013

Vampire Chic — from Sixty-seven Years Ago

By John Dickson Carr.
1946. $2.00
Excerpt from Les Blatt's review on his CLASSIC MYSTERIES weblog (November 11, 2013):
I don't want to go into too much of the plot, but you should know that there are two major crimes here. One, taking place in France, is that impossible murder on a tower in France. Six years later, in England, some of the people involved in that first case find themselves thrown together - and there is another murder attempt.
 From THE SATURDAY REVIEW (March 30, 1946), archived here:
Stab wound kills man in medieval French tower. Girl almost scared to death in England. Enter Dr. Gideon Fell . . . - Another impossible crime, with adroit supernatural embroidery, cannily unravelled by Dr. F. in deft combination of shivers and skilful sleuthing. - Verdict: Required reading.

Category: Detective fiction

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