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Poison in Jest

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Paperback, 256 pages
Published February 28th 1990 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published 1932)
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Buku ini merupakan stand-alone novel dari John Dickson Carr, dg Jeff Marle (tokoh 'Watson' dari seri Henri Bencolin) sebagai narator.

Cerita diawali dari percakapan Jeff dg seorang pria misterius di sebuah cafe di Wina, Austria. Jeff meminta pendapat pria tersebut terhadap naskah novel yg baru ia tulis, yg terinspirasi dari sebuah kasus yg melibatkannya di masa lalu. Dari obrolan tersebut cerita berlanjut dengan flashback ke malam dimana kasus tersebut terjadi.

Jeff, memenuhi undangan Judge Quayle
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Apr 13, 2014 Ronald Wilcox rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
Jeff Marle is called by the patriarch, Judge Quayle, regarding a manuscript Quayle has finished writing. While visiting, the Judge collapses after drinking a poison-tainted drink but does not die. Others in the household also begin to show signs of being poisoned, including one ending in death. One of the children then dies a violent death. In the background of the story is a mysterious ghostly white hand, presumably broken off a statue but seeming to have a life of it's own ... Enjoyable myster ...more
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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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