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    February 28, 2011

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    Bev@ My Reader

    Thanks for this one, Les! I love Carr. This one was one of the first that I read by him. I still remember what an impression it made on me.

    Yvette

    Haven't read this yet, Les. At least, I don't think I have. I don't know why but all the John Dickson Carrs I read in prehistoric times have fled the coop that is my jumbled mind.

    I will read these all over again as they beceom available to me. This I vow. :)

    Les Blatt

    Frankly, Yvette (and Bev), I view the inability to remember plots I've read long ago to be a plus - it makes the rereading experience a real pleasure.

    J F Norris

    I thought much of very funny. The opening sequence in the train compartment is like something out of Alice Tilton and sets us up for broad comedy. The Scottish Catholic matriarch was stitch and a half. The murder method certainly is ingenious, but it seems a bit overrated as one of his best. I think He Who Whispers, The Emperor's Snuffbox and even Death Turns the Tables (very UNDERRATED, if you ask me) are far better books overall.

    Les Blatt

    He Who Whispers is available again, and I hope to add a review of it in the near future - I agree, it's excellent. It's been a while since I read The Emperor's Snuffbox and Death Turns the Tables - they're both in my collection, so perhaps it's time I reread it. I stand by my assessment of TCOT Constant Suicides, however - I think the combination of ingenuity and humor is excellent.

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