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Night at the Mocking Widow (Sir Henry Merrivale #20)

3.43 of 5 stars 3.43  ·  rating details  ·  42 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Horror was quietly taking over the village. On the edge of town, a fantastic stone ruin gave its name to a malicious killer: the Widow... a killer diabolically clever.. or so crazed with hate... that the victims were notified by mail of their coming doom.

One had died. Others had been warned that they were marked to die. And no one, not even the fabulous Sir Henry Merrivale
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Paperback, 319 pages
Published September 1st 1988 by Zebra (first published 1950)
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Bruce
Mysteries are my bedtime books -- that's what I tell everyone, but I really read them at many other times of the day, often in the morning when I feel I didn't get enough read the night before. John Dickson Carr (or Carter Dickson when Sir Henry Merrivale is the detective) is an all-time favorite. He can be maddeningly inconsistent in quality, but, at his best, has many qualities of a good straight (here meaning serious) novelist. He can create a genuinely compelling dramatic situation apart fro ...more
Ken
Feb 12, 2013 Ken rated it 3 of 5 stars
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Not one of the best in the Merrivale series, but definitely an enjoyable must-read for John Dickson Carr (a.k.a. Carter Dickson) fans. Sir Henry's wife and marriage are described briefly in passing. She's very suitable for Sir Henry, but he himself makes it clear that in combination they'd be too much.
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I loved the heart warming moment between H.M. and Pam Lacey..
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