The Arabian Nights Murder

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The Arabian Nights Murder
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First US edition
Author John Dickson Carr
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series Gideon Fell
Genre Mystery, Detective novel
Publisher Hamish Hamilton (UK) & Harper (USA)
Publication date
1936
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 317 pp (Collier Books, paperback edition, 1985)
ISBN 0-02-018600-2 (Collier Books, paperback edition, 1985)
OCLC 10949532
813/.52 19
LC Class PS3505.A763 A88 1985
Preceded by The Hollow Man (1935)
Followed by To Wake the Dead (1938)

The Arabian Nights Murder, first published in 1936, is a detective story by John Dickson Carr featuring his series detective Gideon Fell. This novel is a mystery of the type known as a whodunnit.

Plot summary[edit]

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.