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Rim of the Pit
Rim of the Pit
Author: Hake Talbot
Hake Talbot wrote only two mystery novels and Ramble House is proud to bring both of them back into print for modern readers. RIM OF THE PIT is his masterpiece of an "impossible crime" that takes place in the far north where snow surrounds a group of desperate people, one of whom is bent on murder. The mapback cover from the 1950's Dell paperbac...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781605433592
ISBN-10: 1605433594
Publication Date: 9/23/2009
Pages: 184
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

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Publisher: Ramble House
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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A masterpiece of the locked-room / impossible murder genre, this golden age murder mystery, written in 1944, is great fun.

It has all the elements required for a golden age mystery -- a secluded location at which all the suspects are stranded for the duration. A dashing hero who turns detective. A plucky heroine. And an assorted number of house guests, many of whom have a motive for the crime. Then it throws in some clever puzzles, including the footprints that begin and end in an unbroken expanse of snow, a locked room, a flying murderer and the disappearance from a watched room of one of the suspects.

Atmospheric yet still retaining a fun, light, "figure-this-out-if-you-can" attitude; it all makes this a perfect book for mystery lovers and those who enjoy a touch of the supernatural in the mix.

Highly recommended.
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