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The Statue of Three Lies

The Statue of Three Lies

(2009)
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When Jack Ramsden, a cabinet-maker and designer of stage props for magicians, was preparing his annual illusion for his wife's birthday, he was killed by a shot from a rifle on a stand. The problem was - he was alone in the room when the shot was fired and the door and windows were locked. A verdict of death by misadventure was declared at the inquest. Fourteen years later the official findings are being questioned by at least one member of his family.

Professor Giles Dawson, a London historian specialising in magic and the great illusionists, receives a cryptic letter from Laura, Jack Ramsden's daughter whom he knew as a child. The letter urges him to return for her mother's 70th birthday celebrations to help prove that her father's death had been murder.

Giles accepts the invitation and, during a weekend fraught with danger, he comes face to face with everyone who was present on the night Jack Ramsden died.

Certain entries in the dead man's diary require explanation and a subsequent visit to the United States focusses his mind on the truth behind a mystery of baffling proportions.

The Statue of Three Lies is a thrilling 'locked room' murder mystery.

 
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Hardback Editions

October 2011 : UK Hardback
Title: The Statue of Three Lies
Author(s): David Cargill
ISBN: 1-84876-751-X / 978-1-84876-751-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Matador
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December 2009 : UK Hardback
Title: The Statue of Three Lies
Author(s): David Cargill
ISBN: 1-4452-1468-7 / 978-1-4452-1468-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Lulu Enterprises, UK Ltd
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Kindle Editions

October 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Statue of Three Lies
Author(s): David Cargill
Publisher: Matador
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