Clayton Rawson





Clayton Rawson


Born
in Elyria, Ohio, The United States
August 15, 1906

Died
March 01, 1971

Genre


Aka Stuart Towne.

Clayton Rawson (1906 - 1971) was an American mystery writer, editor, and amateur magician. His four novels frequently invoke his great knowledge of stage magic and feature as their fictional detective The Great Merlini, a professional magician who runs a shop selling magic supplies. He also wrote four short stories in 1940 about a stage magician named Don Diavolo, who appears as a principal character in one of the novels featuring The Great Merlini. "Don Diavolo is a magician who perfects his tricks in a Greenwich Village basement where he is frequently visited by the harried Inspector Church of Homicide, either to arrest the Don for an impossible crime or to ask him to solve it.

Average rating: 3.81 · 196 ratings · 35 reviews · 14 distinct works · Similar authors
Death from a Top Hat (The G...

3.71 avg rating — 56 ratings — published 1938 — 11 editions
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The Footprints on the Ceili...

3.85 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 1939 — 8 editions
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No Coffin for the Corpse

3.83 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 1942 — 8 editions
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The Great Merlini: The Comp...

3.89 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 1979 — 6 editions
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The Headless Lady (The Grea...

3.91 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 1940 — 9 editions
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Death Out of Thin Air

3.70 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1941 — 6 editions
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Death from Nowhere

3.33 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1943 — 6 editions
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The Magical Mysteries of Do...

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Death out of Thin Air

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The Golden Book of Magic

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