The Sleeping Sphinx Author:John Dickson Carr When Major Sir Donald Holden returned to the house on Regent's Park, where he expected to find all the people he liked best, he knew that things would be changed. He had been away from his friends for seven years, and there were reasons why he had been blotted out of their lives. — He returned to find his closest friend in the arms of a nineteen-... more »year-old girl, and to hear that a beautiful woman had died from what the doctor insisted were natural causes. But Donald feared that te death was not a natural one, a fear that was enhanced whn the dead themselves refused to rest quietly, and tormented the living.
Donald's problems were much greater than he suspected. He found himself in a situation in which one or the other of the two persons he liked best must be lying cruelly, or must be mad.
Confronted by these problems, and by the story of a dangerous game in which everyone wore masks modeled after executed murderers. Sir Donald felt that, think and struggle though he might, the mystery would overpower him.
Then came Dr. Gideon Fell, moving his huge person, on his two canes, into the midst of heartbreak and terror.
The story is built with a series of surprises, the clues are given and stressed, and the reader is challenged to slove the problem before Dr. Fell.« less