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The Resource Death from a top hat, by Clayton Rawson ; introduction by Otto Penzler

Death from a top hat, by Clayton Rawson ; introduction by Otto Penzler

Label
Death from a top hat
Title
Death from a top hat
Statement of responsibility
by Clayton Rawson ; introduction by Otto Penzler
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Contributor
Author
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Merlini's mastery of misdirection enables him to assist his friend with the NYPD, Insp. Homer Gavigan, who has two bizarre murder cases to solve. In one, anthropologist Cesare Sabbat was found on a pentagram in a locked room all of whose keyholes were stuffed with cloth on the inside. Around the pentagram were written the names of various deities and demons, including that of Surgat, "who opens all locks." The second case is quite similar. Rawson bends over backward to play fair with the reader. He not only leaves relevant clues in plain sight but at the start focuses the reader's attention on the essential questions: "what it was that all suspects had in common" and "what the two things were that one of them was able to do that no one else could possibly have done."
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DLC
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1906-1971
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Rawson, Clayton
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Penzler, Otto
Series statement
  • American mystery classics
  • Otto Penzler presents
  • Thorndike press® large print mystery
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  • Magicians
  • Occultists
  • Murder
Label
Death from a top hat, by Clayton Rawson ; introduction by Otto Penzler
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
465 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432862718
Lccn
2018061410
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1083176484
Label
Death from a top hat, by Clayton Rawson ; introduction by Otto Penzler
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
465 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432862718
Lccn
2018061410
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1083176484

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