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The Three Coffins
The Three Coffins
Author: John Dickson Carr
ISBN: 109447
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 222
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Publisher: Award Books
Book Type: Paperback
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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."