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È un reato, dottor Fell! (Dr. Gideon Fell #19)

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Who was she? Where had she come from? Nobody was sure. But everyone agreed Rose Lestrange had had a morbid streak, an undefinable atmosphere of evil and depravity about her. She had meddled in other people's business, toyed with other people's husbands, laughed at other people's torments. But what were Rose Lestrange's own secrets? Behind a garish death mask of frozen viol ...more
Mass Market Paperback, I Classici del Giallo, n. 349, 203 pages
Published June 10th 1980 by Mondadori (first published 1958)
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J.V. Seem
Jul 18, 2015 J.V. Seem rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime
In this novel, Dr. Fell is called in to help with a practical joker who puts university employees' lives at risk. The shenanigans are viewed as just that, until a woman is stabbed to death.

As usual from John Dickson Carr, pretty darn enjoyable, though not up there with my favorites of his. It's a good crime with lots of red herrings and an unlikely perpetrator, but perhaps a bit less technical in its execution than usual.

A good read.
Nancy Butts
Sep 25, 2016 Nancy Butts rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
#19 in Gideon Fell series, and I fear that I am falling out of love with John Dickson Carr. This book was awful! It’s as if Carr stopped trusting his own voice and started trying to write the kinds of books that either he or his publisher thought were more popular at that time. So there are books where I feel as if Carr was trying to write something noir-ish or hard-boiled—or times like this when he was trying to write some psycho-sexual thriller. And those books are not Carr’s forte. I can’t sa ...more
Babete
Nov 21, 2011 Babete rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
( O sinal do morto )
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An inferior outing for Fell, with a problem derailed by bland interchangeable characters. Full review at classicmystery.wordpress.com
Jennie
Mar 02, 2014 Jennie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Typical Carr novel with lock door, romance, and of course Dr. Gideon Fell. Just all round easy read-period piece. Sleuthing without a lot of gore. Reread after sitting on my shelf for over 20 years.
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AKA Carter Dickson, Carr Dickson and Roger Fairbairn.

John Dickson Carr was born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, in 1906. It Walks by Night, his first published detective novel, featuring the Frenchman Henri Bencolin, was published in 1930. Apart from Dr Fell, whose first appearance was in Hag's Nook in 1933, Carr's other series detectives (published under the nom de plume of Carter Dickson) were the b
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