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Death in Clairvoyance
Josephine Bell
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Death in Clairvoyance

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Six masked and identically dressed clowns meet at a fancy dress ball. One of them is murdered. Was the claivoyante right in claiming that she foresaw the crime? The inspector believed that she recognised the dead man. Did she? Or was she herself to be the next victim?

With a murdered clown, five suspects and several red herrings Josephine Bell sets a pretty problem in dete
Hardcover, 243 pages
Published July 1st 1994 by Chivers North America (first published 1949)
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Mar 05, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vintage-mystery
Death in Clairvoyance by Josephine Bell is a late Golden Age mystery featuring doctor and amateur detective David Wintringham. I've read several mysteries by Bell, but haven't come across the good doctor before. The book reads as though he is a recurring character--to my mind, not a bad thing. I like the doctor's approach to mysteries and his four children are charming as small sleuths-in-training.

In this story, Wintringham and his wife attend a costume ball at a local hotel in the town where th
Apr 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mrs Hamilton is a medium. One night at a fancy dress party she is sitting alone and goes into a trance. While in the trance she sees two people dressed identically as clowns. One of the clowns murders the other but Mrs Hamilton never sees their faces. When the body of a man dressed as a clown is found later in the evening, Mrs Hamilton’s story is treated with suspicion by the local police.

David Wintrngham, his wife, Jill and their four children are staying nearby and David and Jill had actually
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Jospehine Bell (the pseudonym of Doris Bell Collier Ball) was born into a medical family, the daughter of a surgeon, in Manchester in 1897.

She attended Godolphin School from 1910 to 1916 and then she trained at Newnham College, Cambridge until 1919. On completing her studies she was assigned to University College Hospital in London where she became M.R.C.S. and L.R.C.P. in 1922 and M.B. B.S. in 19
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