*Crime. Spies & Sleaze: I’m often harping on here about the Queens Of Crime, those indomitable (mostly) British women who dominated the crime/detective genre in the Golden Age Of Detective Fiction, roughly between the wars. Well, there was one male writer active at the time who was their equal, and he was an American to boot, although he lived a significant part of his life in England, where most of his tales were set. John Dickson Carr (who also wrote as Carter Dickson) was the master of the locked room mystery, a setter of seemingly impossible puzzles for his recurring cast of detectives. Three highly attractive Great Pan editions new in this week, featuring three different detectives:
PICTURED: ALL SOLD
THE CROOKED HINGE GD/VG £8 UK PB 1961 Dr Fell; Great Pan. Slight spine lean
THE FOUR FALSE WEAPONS GD/VG £10 1st UK PB 1961 Henri Bencolin; Great Pan. Slight spine lean
SCANDAL AT HIGH CHIMNEYS GD £8 1st UK PB? 1962 Whicher of the Yard; Great Pan. Slight spine wear and lean.