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The Black Spectacles

(1939)
(The Problem of the Green Capsule)
(The tenth book in the Dr. Gideon Fell series)
A novel by

 
 
According to Marcus Chesney, eye-witnesses were unreliable. To observe something, then to relate accurately what was just seen, he felt was impossible.

To prove his point, Chesney set up a test. With witnesses looking on, he calmly sat still while a sinister scarecrow of a man entered the room, walked over to him...and murdered him!

All the suspects were witnesses; each could alibi another. Logically, therefore, no one could have murdered Marcus Chesney. But then why was he dead?

It take Gideon Fell to unravel this Golden Age classic.

Genre: Mystery    

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Used availability for John Dickson Carr's The Black Spectacles

Hardback Editions

December 1980 : UK Hardback
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Title: Black Spectacles
Author(s): John Dickson Carr
ISBN: 0-7066-0885-2 / 978-0-7066-0885-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Remploy
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December 1969 : UK Hardback
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Title: Black Spectacles
Author(s): John Dickson Carr
ISBN: 0-241-01606-1 / 978-0-241-01606-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Ltd
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Paperback Editions

November 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Problem of the Green Capsule
Author(s): John Dickson Carr
ISBN: 1-78002-006-6 / 978-1-78002-006-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Langtail Press
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December 1986 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Problem of the Green Capsule: Being the Psychologist's Murder Case (Gideon Fell Series)
Author(s): John Dickson Carr
ISBN: 0-930330-51-X / 978-0-930330-51-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Intl Polygonics Ltd
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December 1986 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Problem of the Green Capsule
Author(s): John Dickson Carr
ISBN: 0-317-52726-6 / 978-0-317-52726-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: International Polygonics, Ltd.
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1967 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Problem of the Green Capsule (Dr. Gideon Fell, #10)
Author(s): JOHN DICKSON CARR
ISBN: 0-441-68052-6 / 978-0-441-68052-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Charter Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK