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The Emperor's Snuff-Box

The Emperor's Snuff-Box by John Dickson Carr
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The scene is a fashionable French seaside resort; the witness, Eve Neill, is looking out of her window in the early hours of the morning when she sees the battered body of her prospective father-in-law in the room opposite.

By Eve's side is her ex-husband, who has attempted to force his unwelcome attentions on her. How can Eve tell the police what she saw when disclosing whom she was with might jeopardise her own impending marriage?

Suspicion falls on casual thieves, on the family and on various acquaintances, but the complicated 'locked-room' case is eventually solved by Dr Dermot Kinross, a detective who becomes emotionally involved ...

Orion Publishing Group; December 2013
ISBN 9781471905261
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Title: The Emperor's Snuff-Box
Author: John Dickson Carr
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