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The Resource Death from a top hat, Clayton Rawson ; introduction by Otto Penzler

Death from a top hat, Clayton Rawson ; introduction by Otto Penzler

Label
Death from a top hat
Title
Death from a top hat
Statement of responsibility
Clayton Rawson ; introduction by Otto Penzler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Now retired from the tour circuit on which he made his name, master magician The Great Merlini spends his days running a magic shop in New York's Times Square and his nights moonlighting as a consultant for the NYPD. The cops call him when faced with crimes so impossible that they can only be comprehended by a magician's mind. In the most recent case, two occultists are discovered dead in locked rooms, one spread out on a pentagram, both appearing to have been murdered under similar circumstances. The list of suspects includes an escape artist, a professional medium, and a ventriloquist, so it's clear that the crimes took place in a realm that Merlini knows well. But in the end it will take his logical skills, and not his magical ones, to apprehend the killer. Reprinted for the first time in over twenty years, Death from a Top Hat is an ingeniously-plotted puzzle set in the world of New York stage magic, which was at its pinnacle in the early twentieth century. In 1981, the novel was selected as one of the top ten locked room mysteries of all time by a panel of mystery-world luminaries"--
Assigning source
Amazon
Cataloging source
LPU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1906-1971
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rawson, Clayton
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3535.A848
LC item number
D4 2018
Literary form
novels
Series statement
Great Merlini mystery
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Magicians
  • Occultists
  • Murder
Label
Death from a top hat, Clayton Rawson ; introduction by Otto Penzler
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Original copyright date, 1938
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1050869670
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
iv, 293 pages
Isbn
9781613161012
Lccn
2018947037
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)1050869670
Label
Death from a top hat, Clayton Rawson ; introduction by Otto Penzler
Publication
Copyright
Note
Original copyright date, 1938
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1050869670
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
iv, 293 pages
Isbn
9781613161012
Lccn
2018947037
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)1050869670

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