It Walks by Night: A Paris Mystery (British Library Crime Classics) (Paperback)

It Walks by Night: A Paris Mystery (British Library Crime Classics) By John Dickson Carr, Martin Edwards (Introduction by) Cover Image
By John Dickson Carr, Martin Edwards (Introduction by)
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Discover the captivating treasures buried in the British Library's archives. Largely inaccessible to the public until now, these enduring crime classics were written in the golden age of detective fiction.

With an introduction by Martin Edwards and featuring the Dickson Carr short story "The Shadow of the Goat"

We are thrilled to welcome John Dickson Carr into the Crime Classics series with his first novel, a brooding locked room mystery in the gathering dusk of the French capital.

In the smoke-wreathed gloom of a Parisian salon, Inspector Bencolin has summoned his allies to discuss a peculiar case. A would-be murderer, imprisoned for his attempt to kill his wife, has escaped and is known to have visited a plastic surgeon. His whereabouts remain a mystery, though with his former wife poised to marry another, Bencolin predicts his return.

Sure enough, the Inspector's worst suspicions are realized when the beheaded body of the new suitor is discovered in a locked room of the salon, with no apparent exit. Bencolin sets off into the Parisian night to unravel the dumbfounding mystery and track down the sadistic killer.

Penned during the golden age of mysteries, this thrilling investigation brings a detective face to face with the darkest parts of Paris. And after the thrilling conclusion of the locked room mystery, sit back and enjoy the short story "The Shadow of the Goat", also included in this exclusive British Library crime classic.

About the Author

John Dickson Carr (November 30, 1906 - February 27, 1977) was a hugely popular and prolific author of crime fiction, regarded as one of the finest writers of ‘Golden Age’ mysteries. He was one of only two Americans ever admitted to the Detection Club, a prestigious honor amongst writers.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781492699651
ISBN-10: 1492699659
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Publication Date: March 3rd, 2020
Pages: 272
Language: English
Series: British Library Crime Classics