The Case of the Crumpled Knave Author:Anthony Boucher "Who's Bluffing?" — A cryptic telegram ... two ingenious and quite different sets of clues ... and each of the half dozen suspects a bit of an imposter .... — It was a case that staggered the imagination of everyone involved. Until detective Fergus O'Breen began to sort out the facts. And discovered that what appeared to be fact was really fiction... more » ... and that the real truth lay behind a whimsical legend -- and the body of another dead man.« less
It's a year or so before America enters World War II, and Los Angeles private detective Fergus O'Breen is called on to investigate a mysterious death. Lots of references to cards (playing and tarot) and adherence to the structure of the classic puzzle mystery make this a good choice for a light read.