Scandal at High Chimneys

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Scandal At High Chimneys
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First edition (US)
Author John Dickson Carr
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Historical, Mystery, Detective novel
Publisher Hamish Hamilton (UK) & Harper (US)
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 230 (1st US)

Scandal at High Chimneys: A Victorian Melodrama is a historical mystery novel by John Dickson Carr. It was published in the US and Canada by Harper & Row in August 1959.

The story is set in London, 1865, and concerns a house called High Chimneys where secrets are hidden among the household members.

Plot introduction[edit]

Clive Strickland, lawyer and author, was to discover a bewildering and terrifying slice of Victorian life when his friend Victor Damon asked him to visit the family estate. The Damon family home, a huge and formidable mansion, plays host to a multitude of characters. Strange things happen at the Damons': a ghost like figure threatens; Matthew Damon gets murdered under impossible circumstances and it take the brilliance of Jonathan Whicher to solve the tangled puzzle.