John Dickson Carr The Devil in Velvet

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The Devil in Velvet

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Professor Nicholas Fenton enters a pact with Satan and goes back in time to bawdy, turbulent Restoration London to prevent a murder that is about to take place. But he falls in love with the intended victim and resolves to alter the course of history. "Breathless pace and ingenious plotting".--New York Times.

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John Dickson Carr (1906–1977) was one of the most popular authors of Golden Age British-style detective novels. Born in Pennsylvania and the son of a US congressman, Carr graduated from Haverford College in 1929. Soon thereafter, he moved to England where he married an Englishwoman and began his mystery-writing career. In 1948, he returned to the US as an internationally known author. Carr received the Mystery Writers of America’s highest honor, the Grand Master Award, and was one of the few Americans ever admitted into the prestigious, but almost exclusively British, Detection Club.

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“Breathless pace and ingenious plotting.” —The New York Times Book Review
 
“The fantasy, the murder and the historical action are all interdependent—and all wonderful.” —San Francisco Chronicle
 
“The master of classic locked-room mysteries switches to historical adventure in this timeslip fantasy. . . . This full-blooded Restoration melodrama is great fun.” —Fantasy & Science Fiction
 
“A master magician . . . The king of the art of misdirection.” —Agatha Christie
 
“Mr. Carr can lead us away from the small, artificial world of the ordinary detective plot into the menace of outer darkness. . . . Every sentence gives a thrill of positive pleasure.” —Dorothy L. Sayers

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