Clayton Rawson





Clayton Rawson

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

died
March 01, 1971

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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: 3.90 · 105 ratings · 26 reviews · 15 distinct works · Similar authors
Death from a Top Hat
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 1938 — 8 editions
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The Footprints on the Ceiling
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 1939 — 7 editions
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No Coffin for the Corpse
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 1942 — 7 editions
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The Headless Lady
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1940 — 5 editions
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The Great Merlini: The Comp...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 1979 — 4 editions
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Death out of Thin Air
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1941 — 3 editions
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The Headless Lady
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Death from Nowhere
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1943 — 4 editions
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The Magical Mysteries of Do...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2005
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The Great Merlini: The Comp...
0.0 of 5 stars 0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2012
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Death from a Top Hat The Footprints on the Ceiling The Headless Lady No Coffin for the Corpse The Great Merlini: The Comp...
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