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Death out of Thin Air (Don Diavolo Mysteries)

Clayton Rawson

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ISBN 10: 1531805302 / ISBN 13: 9781531805302
Published by Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio, 2016
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Title: Death out of Thin Air (Don Diavolo Mysteries)

Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio

Publication Date: 2016

Binding: MP3 CD

Book Condition: Good

Edition: MP3.

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Two tall tales of mystery, the occult, and death-defying escapes

The women of London have taken to wearing thin black bands around their necks. Is it a fashion accessory - or a stylish way of hiding bite marks? A string of strange deaths has struck the town, and witnesses claim to have seen a vampire bat fleeing the scene. The London police can rest easy, for the vampire has left for New York. He makes his first appearance in a Broadway dressing room, piercing the neck of a woman who had come to speak to Don Diavolo, magician and escape artist. The police suspect Diavolo of killing her, forcing him to catch the vampire or face the chair.

For his next trick, Diavolo confronts the murder of a police detective who is found shot to death in a locked office, where the sole trace of the killer is a mocking voice on the telephone. Only Don Diavolo, the Scarlet Wizard, can prove how the gunman made his escape.

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Aka Stuart Towne.

Clayton Rawson (1906 - 1971) was an American mystery writer, editor, and amateur magician. His four novels frequently invoke his great knowledge of stage magic and feature as their fictional detective The Great Merlini, a professional magician who runs a shop selling magic supplies. He also wrote four short stories in 1940 about a stage magician named Don Diavolo, who appears as a principal character in one of the novels featuring The Great Merlini. "Don Diavolo is a magician who perfects his tricks in a Greenwich Village basement where he is frequently visited by the harried Inspector Church of Homicide, either to arrest the Don for an impossible crime or to ask him to solve it.

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