Drop to His Death

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Drop To His Death (aka Fatal Descent)
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First US edition
Author John Dickson Carr writing as "Carter Dickson" and John Rhode
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Mystery fiction, Detective fiction
Publisher Heinemann (UK, first edition) & Dodd (USA)
Publication date
1939
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Preceded by Death in Five Boxes
Followed by The Reader is Warned

Drop To His Death (also published under the title Fatal Descent) is a mystery novel by the American writer John Dickson Carr (1906-1977), who published it under the name of Carter Dickson, in collaboration with John Rhode. It is a locked room mystery.

Plot summary[edit]

A businessman dies in an elevator in such a way that it seems as though no one could have committed the murder.