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The Four False Weapons

John Dickson Carr

ISBN 10: 0854683321 / ISBN 13: 9780854683321
Published by Tom Stacy Reprints Ltd, London
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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The book has marked out old publishing information to the copyright page, two pen strokes to the front endpapers and has some tape to the boards, otherwise all flaws are very minimal and the book is in very good to near fine condition. The dustwrapper is taped to the boards and very lightly edge worn, otherwise unclipped, in mylar and in near fine condition. (NF/NF.) 292pp. Bookseller Inventory # 1420

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Title: The Four False Weapons

Publisher: Tom Stacy Reprints Ltd, London

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

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It is no ordinary murder case that brings the famed French detective Monsieur Bencolin out of retirement, but one that involves a midnight rendezvous on a steamy Paris night, a broken love affair, and four different murder weapons found in the secret villa where the body is discovered. Rose Klonec, whose corpse bears the mark of a particularly horrible wound, had connections - and old lovers - throughout Paris, and soon the number of suspects grows to match the number of possible weapons ...

About the Author:

John Dickson Carr, the master of the locked-room mystery, was born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, the son of a US Congressman. He studied law in Paris before settling in England where he married an Englishwoman, and he spent most of his writing career living in Great Britain. Widely regarded as one of the greatest Golden Age mystery writers, his work featured apparently impossible crimes often with seemingly supernatural elements. He modelled his affable and eccentric series detective Gideon Fell on G. K. Chesterton, and wrote a number of novels and short stories, including his series featuring Henry Merrivale, under the pseudonym Carter Dickson. He was one of only two Americans admitted to the British Detection club, and was highly praised by other mystery writers. Dorothy L. Sayers said of him that 'he can create atmosphere with an adjective, alarm with allusion, or delight with a rollicking absurdity'. In 1950 he was awarded the first of two prestigious Edgar Awards by the Mystery Writers of America, and was presented with their Grand Master Award in 1963. He died in Greenville, South Carolina in 1977.

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