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Hollow Man
Hollow Man
Author: John Dickson Carr
ISBN-13: 9780752851372
ISBN-10: 0752851373
Publication Date: 5/30/2002
Pages: 224
Rating:
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Publisher: ORION PAPERBACKS
Book Type: Paperback
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Note: "The Hollow Man" is the British title for "The Three Coffins."

A wonderful book from a writer whose mysteries range from top notch (this one) to basically unreadable.

This is generally considered the zenith of locked room mysteries, and contains the famous "locked room lecture" in which Gideon Fell enumerates the various ways in which a murderer can do his deed and make it seem impossible.

In a poll conducted for his anthology "All But Impossible," Edward D. Hoch asked a number of mystery writers to name the best miracle-crime novels, and "The Three Coffins" topped the list (Second was Hake Talbot's "Rim of the Pit."