Castle Skull: A Rhineland Mystery - British Library Crime Classics (Paperback)
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Castle Skull: A Rhineland Mystery - British Library Crime Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 11/12/2019
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'That is the case. Alison has been murdered. His blazing body was seen running about the battlements of Castle Skull.' And so a dark shadow looms over the Rhineland where Inspector Henri Bencolin and his accomplice Jeff Marle have arrived from Paris. Entreated by the Belgian financier D'Aunay to investigate the gruesome and grimly theatrical death of actor Myron Alison, the pair find themselves at the imposing hilltop fortress Schloss Schadel, in which a small group of suspects are still assembled. As thunder rolls in the distance, Bencolin and Marle enter a world steeped in macabre legends of murder and magic to catch the killer still walking the maze-like passages and towers of the keep. This new edition of John Dickson Carr's spirited and deeply atmospheric early novel also features the rare Inspector Bencolin short story 'The Fourth Suspect'.

Publisher: British Library Publishing
ISBN: 9780712353267
Number of pages: 240
Dimensions: 190 x 130 mm

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“very atmospheric writing (and we get a short story as a bonus!)”

Poisoned Pen Press are issuing another British Library Crime Classic: Castle Skull by the American writer John Dickson Carr, first published in 1931. The book also contains a short story by Carr: The Fourth Suspect.... More

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“Castle Skull”

M. Henri Bencolin and his young friend/chronicler Jeff Marle are engaged by wealthy Belgian financier Jerome D’Aunay to investigate the decidedly gruesome killing of Myron Alison, one of the world’s foremost... More

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“An atmospheric murder mystery with a touch of the Gothic”

This is a 1931 novel of murder, mystery and missing people with an intensely frightening atmosphere. It has been recently republished by British Library Crime Classics together with a short story. Both tales feature... More

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