The Man Who Could Not Shudder

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The Man Who Could Not Shudder
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  • 9781471905216
  • 9781471905209

Three guests at Martin Clarke's weekend party swore they saw the pistol lifted from the wall, levelled and shot. Yet no hand held it. It couldn't have happened ... but there was a dead body on the floor to prove that it had.

For the victim, it was far too late for a doctor. To unmask the clever murderer, however, a house visit by Dr Gideon Fell is just what the doctor ordered. But the killer still somehow avoids taking his medicine - until Fell vows to prescribe his own remedy for bringing the murderer to justice.

  • Orion; November 2012
  • ISBN 9781471905209
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  • Title: The Man Who Could Not Shudder
  • Author: John Dickson Carr
  • Imprint: The Murder Room
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  • 9781471905216
  • 9781471905209

About The Author

John Dickson Carr, the master of the locked-room mystery, was born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, the son of a US Congressman. He studied law in Paris before settling in England where he married an Englishwoman, and he spent most of his writing career living in Great Britain. Widely regarded as one of the greatest Golden Age mystery writers, his work featured apparently impossible crimes often with seemingly supernatural elements. He modelled his affable and eccentric series detective Gideon Fell on G. K. Chesterton, and wrote a number of novels and short stories, including his series featuring Henry Merrivale, under the pseudonym Carter Dickson. He was one of only two Americans admitted to the British Detection club, and was highly praised by other mystery writers. Dorothy L. Sayers said of him that 'he can create atmosphere with an adjective, alarm with allusion, or delight with a rollicking absurdity'. In 1950 he was awarded the first of two prestigious Edgar Awards by the Mystery Writers of America, and was presented with their Grand Master Award in 1963. He died in Greenville, South Carolina in 1977.

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  • 9781471905216
  • 9781471905209