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  • ISBN 0701207566
  • ISBN13 978-0701207564
  • Language English
  • Author Carter Dickson
  • Publisher hogarth; New Ed edition (1989)
  • Pages 320
  • Formats mobi rtf lit lrf
  • Category Mystery and Suspense
  • Subcategory Thrillers and Suspense
  • Size ePub 1646 kb
  • Size Fb2 1708 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 214


The Skeleton in the Clock is a 1948 mystery novel by the American writer John Dickson Carr, who published it under the name of Carter Dickson.

The Skeleton in the Clock is a 1948 mystery novel by the American writer John Dickson Carr, who published it under the name of Carter Dickson. It is a whodunnit and features the series detective Sir Henry Merrivale and his long-time associate, Scotland Yard's Chief Inspector Humphrey Masters. Martin Drake meets Jennifer West in an auction house. Three years ago, he had fallen in love with her during a brief but intense encounter on a railway platform-after which she vanished

During this time neither Ruth Callice nor John Stannard had glanced at the third person in the gill-and-silver room: a young man who sat some distance away from them, his head down and his hands on his knees, near the empty fireplace and the grand piano

The Skeleton in the Clock. Chapter 1. The policeman, passing through Moreston Square at three o'clock in the morning, saw lights still burning in the windows of the top-floor flat at 16. And he smiled to himself. During this time neither Ruth Callice nor John Stannard had glanced at the third person in the gill-and-silver room: a young man who sat some distance away from them, his head down and his hands on his knees, near the empty fireplace and the grand piano. At the barrister's last words he did look up. "Your dead man," continued Stannard, "in a spiritual sense is chained there, He's what the books call earthbound.

The policeman, passing through Moreston Square at three o'clock in the morning, saw lights still burning in the windows of the top-floor flat at 16.

The Skeleton in the Clock. That would be Miss Ruth Callice's flat. The chimes from St. Jude's Church rang the hour, rippling through the little eighteenth-century square and lapping it in security. Police-Constable Davis glanced up at a quarter-moon over the rooftops. No more, he thought, of one thing.

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Eligible for FREE super saving shipping. Dreadfully padded and written in one tangent after another, THE SKELETON IN THE CLOCK has a solution that must have shocked 1940s readers with its flouting of one of the most popular of the Ten Commandments, but a child could work it out with ease-a drunk child at that. 5 people found this helpful.

I am becoming a fan of Carter Dickson/John Dickson Carr. This story focuses on solving a past crime and a current crime. The Skeleton in the Clock is a clue kept from the past. His characters are interesting, and his "detectives" are quite fascinating  .

Book in the Sir Henry Merrivale Series). Select Format: Paperback. Mass Market Paperback. ISBN13:9781558821033.

Sometimes mystery books are nonfictional. John Dickson Carr was an American author of detective stories, who also published using the pseudonyms Carter Dickson, Carr Dickson and Roger Fairbairn. Mystery fiction" can be detective stories in which the emphasis is on the puzzle or suspense element and its logical solution such as a whodunit. Mystery fiction can be contrasted with hardboiled detective stories, which focus on action and gritty realism. Sir Henry Merrivale is a fictional detective created by "Carter Dickson", a pen name of John Dickson Carr (1906–1977).

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Carter Dickson - The Skeleton in the Clock Dell Books 481, 1951 Cover Artist: Robert Stanley "For twenty years it kept its blood-chilling secret. Carter Dickson - The Skeleton in the Clock. Dell Books 481, 1951. Cover Artist: Robert Stanley.

The Skeleton in the Clock - by Carter Dickson - Classic Vintage English Crime Fiction - A Sir Henry Merrivale Murder Mystery - noir fiction, crime novel, murder mystery Classic Detective Book Series - about Sir Henry Merrivale and the cases he solves - this case is simmering for 20 years - when Si. Classic Detective Book Series - about Sir Henry Merrivale and the cases he solves - this case is simmering for 20 years - when Sir Merrivale takes off - Victorious in the end - he finally solves the case of one of the most vicious murderers he has ever encountered. Classic English Suspense, Noir Fiction - Crime Novel Series.

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If you've never read a Sir Henry story, please pick this one. I don't think you will be disappointed. It is, in my opinion, a great mystery and very funny. Humor is always a part of this series, but this one is my absolute favorite. Sir Henry and Lady Sophia Brayle are delightfully funny adversaries even thought they actually like one another. I think the only weakness in the story is why it took so long for two of the other main characters to get together again. The explanation is kind of silly, I thought. But the rest of the story more than makes up for it and it's a small part just covered at the beginning. I have a very old hardcover copy of this book, read several times, but the pages are so old that pieces were breaking off no matter how careful I tried to be. I was delighted to be able to obtain a new copy. The mystery is intriguing and the solution was certainly not obvious to me. If you enjoy this book, try "Night At The Mocking Widow."
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Carr was one of the best locked door mystery writer ever.
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Henry Merrivale and Masters get called into a 20 year old murder case, the day that Sir George Fleet toppled off the roof of his stately country home while witnesses swore there was no one anywhere near him. They eave London and arrive in Berkshire to begin their investigations, and through an odd coincidence, at the same time another party of paranormal investigators descend on the same little village to try some eerie experiments in the execution chambers of Pentecost Prison, where evil spirits are said to congregate. Finally, there is one of those romances which Carter Dickson (and his alter ego, John Dickson Carr) just loved to write again and again: the story of a man separated by fate from the girl he loves, and after years of searching for her, they are reunited only to face some confounding new problem at the beginning of the book.

The boy and girl in THE SKELETON IN THE CLOCK, separated by wartime, are even more forgettable than usual. Their names are Martin and Jenny, but it doesn't really signify. Far more interesting is Dickson's trademark "dark lady," here called Ruth Callice--yes, Callice like "callous," perfect name for a noir heroine. Well, he might have called her Ruth Less--or Ruth Lessing, as Agatha Christie called one of her enigmatic characters in SPARKLING CYANIDE. Anyhow Ruth, dark haired Ruth, is ever so much more sophisticated sexually and amorously than the blonde, innocent Jenny, and there's always the suggestion that Martin might really enjoy himself with Ruth if only he'd forget about his love for Jenny. In fact in some novels, the blonde turns out to be a psychopath and the dark haired girl gets the guy!

The plot turns on some anonymous letters sent to Scotland Yard, and by the time H.M. reveals who sent them, another murder has occurred, though not so mysteriously as the death of Fleet. Carr labors under a peculiar disadvantage in trying to lend drama to a murder that happened 20 years back, in that none of the witnesses, either in contemporary documents or in the testimony of the post-war survivors who still remember George Fleet's fatal descent, say anything interesting at all. The comedy in this story involves H.M.'s battle of wits with an old tartar of an aristocrat who has threatened the happiness of Martin and Jenny. And I haven't even told you about the skeleton in the clock! Dreadfully padded and written in one tangent after another, THE SKELETON IN THE CLOCK has a solution that must have shocked 1940s readers with its flouting of one of the most popular of the Ten Commandments, but a child could work it out with ease--a drunk child at that.