The Harvest Murder

St. Swithin Press
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The Harvest Murder was also published as
Death in the Hopfields



“The good doctor
continues to be a master of the science of detection.”—The New York Times



Sergeant Wragge happened to see it there,
lying by the side of the road, and decided to take care of it himself. After
all, a twelve-inch butcher knife is nothing to be left loose on a public
highway. When he noticed those curious stains on the blade, his suspicions were
more than aroused and he felt that he must be ready for trouble.



The Sergeant’s
forebodings were swiftly corroborated by the events that followed—robbery, a
mysterious disappearance, perhaps murder; so he felt that he was justified in
demanding the aid of Scotland Yard. The careful investigations of Inspector
Hanslet and Jimmy Waghorn soon had them on the right track; but it was Dr.
Priestley’s quiet, seemingly enigmatic suggestion that finally unearthed the
solution.

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Publisher
St. Swithin Press
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Published on
Nov 18, 2013
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Pages
323
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ISBN
9781927551950
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Crime
Fiction / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
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Fatal Descent by John Dickson Carr and Cecil Street (writing as Carter Dickson and John Rhode)

Carr and Street “are such expert mystery-mongers that their collaboration could scarcely fail to produce something extra special in the bafflement line. Fatal Descent is all of that.”—The New York Times

“London publisher shot in automatic elevator. Dr. Horatio Glass and Insp. Hornbeam pool wits—and humor—to spot the killer. Neat variation of good old ‘hermetically sealed room’ problem, with two authors—and their sleuths—working beautifully in harness. Verdict: Top Drawer”—The Saturday Review

A seemingly impossible murder in a private elevator draws two sleuths to the case. Inspector Hornbeam and Dr. Horatio Glass are at odds from the beginning, each dismissive of the other’s theories, thus creating an atmosphere as much of competition as cooperation.

From the novel:
The elevator was perhaps six feet square by eight feet high, with steel walls painted to imitate bronze. Sir Ernest Tallant sat very quietly in the rear right-hand corner. His legs were outthrust stiffly, his back bent a little forward; and the brim of the rakish gray hat shaded his face. He might have been a grotesque parody of Little Jack Horner, if it had not been for the widening bloodstains on the left breast of his jacket. His umbrella lay beside him, also looking oddly childish like his posture. Under each roof corner of the elevator there was a tiny electric light; these four little lights illumined even the wrinkles on the backs of the man’s hands, and glittered on the pieces of broken glass.

Published in the United Kingdom as Drop to His Death

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