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The mad hatter mystery. #2 / John Dickson Carr ; introduction by Otto Penzler.

Carr, John Dickson, 1906-1977 (author.). Penzler, Otto, (writer of introduction.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Mahnomen Public Library M CAR (Text) 33500013070156 Main Available -
McIntosh Public Library M CAR (Text) 33500013070164 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781613161326
  • ISBN: 1613161328
  • ISBN: 1613161336
  • ISBN: 9781613161333
  • Physical Description: 292 pages : plan ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Penzler Publishers, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Otto Penzler presents American mystery classics"--Cover.
Summary, etc.:
"At the hand of an outrageous prankster, top hats are going missing all over London, snatched from the heads of some of the city's most powerful people. But is the hat thief the same as the person responsible for stealing the lost story by Edgar Allan Poe, purloined from a private collection, which Dr. Gideon Fell has just been hired to retrieve? Unlike the manuscript, the hats don't stay stolen for long; each one reappears in unexpected and conspicuous places shortly after being taken. When the most recently vanished hat is found atop a corpse in the foggy depths of the Tower of London, the seemingly harmless pranks become much more serious -- and when the dead man is identified as the nephew of the book collector, Fell's search for the missing story becomes a search for a murderer as well. Reissued for the first time in thirty years, The Mad Hatter Mystery is the second novel in the Dr. Gideon Fell series, which can be enjoyed in any order." -- From publisher's description.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 May #1
    Forget any Alice connection; in 1932 London, the Mad Hatter is a thief who steals gentlemen's hats and puts them in amusing places, such as on one of the Trafalgar Square lion statues. When successful amateur sleuth Dr. Gideon Fell learns of the case from the police, he turns it down as a trifle not worth his time, until hearing that a Hatter victim has had a much more valuable item stolen: a newly discovered Edgar Allan Poe manuscript. The need for Fell's talents is cemented when someone involved with the case is found murdered, a stolen hat atop the corpse. Fell leaves no stone unturned, and the twists and red herrings involved indeed require the mental gymnastics that series editor Penzler's introduction notes are necessary on the part of Golden Age favorite Carr's readers. Anglophiles (the British class system is virtually a character here) and those who like a slice of literary history are the audience for this bibliomystery with a side of top hats. This latest from Penzler's new American Mystery Classics series was originally published in 1933. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Fell, Gideon (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Private investigators > England > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General.
London (England) > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.

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