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When a necromancer is murdered, a magician takes the case
Freelance scribe Ross Harte is working on an essay about the sad state of the modern mystery novel when a scream comes from the hallway: “There is death in that room!” Harte finds a trio of conjurers trying to get into the apartment of his neighbor, the mysterious Dr. Cesare Sabbat, famed occultist and, for the past few minutes, a corpse.
They break down the door to find Sabbat lying in a pentagram, face twisted from the agonies of strangulation, but with no bruises on his neck. All the doors were locked, and the windows drop straight down to the river below. Only an escape artist could get out of that room, and Sabbat knew quite a few. To make sense of this misdirected muddle, the police bring in the Great Merlini, an illusionist whose specialty is making mysteries disappear.
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Book Description Tom Stacy Ltd., 1971. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0854681051-2-4
Book Description Tom Stacey Ltd, London, 1971. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Reprint. First published by Collins in 1938, this is a reprint edition of 1971. Some edge wear and chipping to top and bottom of jacket and spine, 2" closed tear to top of spine, corners rubbed with small loss, not price clipped (£1.80), no inscriptions, internally clean tight and square, overall a vg+ copy for its age. 284pp, illustrated. 'Death from a Top Hat' is a locked room novel written by the now largely forgotten American mystery writer Clayton Rawson (1906-71). It is the first of four mysteries featuring The Great Merlini, a stage magician and Rawson's favorite protagonist. In a poll of 17 detective story writers and reviewers, this novel was voted as the seventh best locked room mystery of all time. Quite scarce, even in this later impression. Invaluable for all amateur magicians. Seller Inventory # 002953