The Arabian Nights Murder
First US edition
|Author||John Dickson Carr|
|Genre||Mystery, Detective novel|
|Publisher||Hamish Hamilton (UK) & Harper (USA)|
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
|Pages||317 pp (Collier Books, paperback edition, 1985)|
|ISBN||0-02-018600-2 (Collier Books, paperback edition, 1985)|
|LC Class||PS3505.A763 A88 1985|
|Preceded by||The Hollow Man (1935)|
|Followed by||To Wake the Dead (1938)|
When Scotland Yard detective John Carruthers attends the Wade Museum of Oriental Art, and begins to investigate the interior of one of a series of carriages on exhibit, he is sarcastically told by the night watchman "Watch out when you touch it! There's a dead man inside!" Of course, a dead man tumbles out. The corpse has been stabbed with an elaborate Persian dagger, is wearing an obvious set of false whiskers, and is clutching a cookbook. Gideon Fell must investigate the death and explain all the bizarre circumstances of what was a very busy night at the museum.
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