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In Castle Skull, John Dickson Carr presents another ingenious locked-room mystery, steeped in the same haunting atmosphere as his macabre classic It Walks by Night.
The great magician, Maleger, has bought Schloss Schädel (Castle Skull) on the Rhine and has transformed it into a fitting abode for his stage persona, replete with all the trappings of Gothic romance. When a man is seen atop the battlements, running aflame and then plunging to his doom, the foreboding reputation of the castle seems to have become reality. And when Maleger himself is found drowned in the great river, Inspector Bencolin is sent for to investigate how the magician was killed, within an apparently sealed room, with only a small group of suspects on the premises at the time. Includes the rare Inspector Bencolin short story ‘The Fourth Suspect’.
Author: John Dickson Carr
Brand: British Library Publishing
Number of pages: 256 pages
Dimensions: 190 x 130 mm