The Arabian Nights Murder - Gideon Fell Author:John Dickson Carr In the eerie, marble-pillared main hall of the Wade Museum stood an enormous black-hooded carriage with secret windows and polished brass door handles. In the dead of night, Detective Inspector Carruthers wrenched open the door just as the night watchman screamed: "Watch out when you touch it! There's a dead man inside! There's a great big blood... more »y corpse lying just in..."
And like a jack-in-the-box, out of the carriage sprang the body of a tall man, spectrally thin, clad with false whiskers. His hand clutched a copy of Mrs. Eldridge's Manual of Home Recipes. And from his chest sprouted the five-inch handle of a Persian dagger.
Enter Dr. Gideon Fell to solve a murder as fantastic as any of the tales from the Thousand and One Nights, a mystery as bizarre as the Wade Museum itself.