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The Blind Barber

(1934)
(The fourth book in the Dr. Gideon Fell series)
A novel by

 
A madcap tale of murder on an ocean liner that offers "good mystery and lots of fun in the bargain" (The New York Times).

The majestic ocean liner Queen Victoria is halfway through another uneventful transatlantic crossing when bad weather drives most of the passengers to their cabins. Only six have the iron stomachs necessary to take a seat at the captain's table. Of those six, one will die - and the rest will make utter fools of themselves.

The theft of a reel of top-secret government film sets off a chase involving stolen jewels, massive marionettes, and a corpse that won't stay put. Murder has been committed, but the passengers can't be sure who's dead - and are too busy boozing, fighting, and robbing one another to be bothered. They do embark on an inadvisable attempt at amateur detective work - but every clue they turn up drives them deeper into madness. It will take the timely intervention of Dr. Gideon Fell to cut through the insanity and unmask a killer.

John Dickson Carr wrote some of the most brilliant mystery novels of the golden age of detective fiction, and this book shows him at his funniest. As Anthony Boucher warned, "Never was a reader more bedeviled with distractions from detection. Who observes clues while he's wiping his laughter-streaming eyes?"

The Blind Barber is the 4th book in the Dr. Gideon Fell Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Used availability for John Dickson Carr's The Blind Barber


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Hardback Editions

November 2012 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Blind Barber
Author(s): John Dickson Carr
ISBN: 1-4719-0516-0 / 978-1-4719-0516-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co (Digital)
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June 1990 : USA Hardback
Title: The Blind Barber (Dr. Gideon Fell Mystery)
Author(s): John Dickson Carr
ISBN: 0-8095-9027-1 / 978-0-8095-9027-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Borgo Pr
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November 1976 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Blind Barber (Lythway classics of crime and detection)
Author(s): John Dickson Carr
ISBN: 0-85046-688-1 / 978-0-85046-688-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Lythway P.
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February 1974 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Blind Barber (Fingerprint Books)
Author(s): John Dickson Carr
ISBN: 0-241-02470-6 / 978-0-241-02470-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Ltd
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Paperback Editions

February 2013 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Blind Barber (Dr Gideon Fell)
Author(s): John Dickson Carr
ISBN: 1-4719-0517-9 / 978-1-4719-0517-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Murder Room
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May 1992 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Blind Barber (Atlantic Large Print Books)
Author(s): John Dickson Carr
ISBN: 0-7451-8371-9 / 978-0-7451-8371-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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May 1992 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Blind Barber (Curley Large Print Books)
Author(s): John Dickson Carr
ISBN: 0-7927-1064-9 / 978-0-7927-1064-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: John Curley & Assoc
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May 1990 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Blind Barber (Dr. Gideon Fell Mystery)
Author(s): John Dickson Carr
ISBN: 0-06-081038-6 / 978-0-06-081038-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harpercollins
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April 1984 : USA Paperback
Title: Blind Barber
Author(s): John Dickson Carr
ISBN: 0-02-018390-9 / 978-0-02-018390-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company
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April 1984 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Case of the Blind Barber
Author(s): John Dickson Carr
ISBN: 0-02-018300-3 / 978-0-02-018300-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Pub Co
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Kindle Editions

March 2014 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Blind Barber (Dr. Gideon Fell series Book 4)
Author(s): John D Carr
Publisher: Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller
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November 2012 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Blind Barber
Author(s): John Dickson Carr
Publisher: Orion
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November 2012 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Blind Barber (Dr Gideon Fell Book 4)
Author(s): John Dickson Carr
Publisher: The Murder Room
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