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The Three Coffins (Dr. Gideon Fell, Bk 6)
The Three Coffins - Dr. Gideon Fell, Bk 6
Author: John Dickson Carr
THE BEST MYSTERIES OF ALL TIME SERIES BY READERS DIGEST — John dickson Carr is the undisputed king of locked-room mystery an The Three Coffins could be called his crown jewel. Carr was famous for his cleverly crafted tales as well as his belief in " fair play" with readers. He liked to present the reader with all the clues needed to sol...  more »
ISBN: 253338
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 261
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Publisher: ImPress, Readers Digest
Book Type: Hardcover
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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."

Note: "The Hollow Man" is the British title for "The Three Coffins."