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The Judas Window

(The Crossbow Murder)
(The seventh book in the Sir Henry Merrivale series)
A novel by

The Judas Window by John Dickson Carr (writing as Carter Dickson).

One of the five best locked room mysteries, as selected by 14 established mystery authors and critics (All But Impossible!, 1981. ed. E. Hoch).

The Case: Avory Hume is found dead with an arrow through his heart - in a study with bolted steel shutters and a heavy door LOCKED FROM THE INSIDE. In the same room James Caplon Answell lies unconscious, his clothes disordered as though from a struggle.

The Attorney for the Defense: That gruff and grumbling old sleuth, Sir Henry Merrivale, who proves himself superb in court - even though his gown does tear with a rending noise as he rises majestically to open the case.

The Action: Before H.M. can begin his defense, Answell, his client, rises and cries out that he is guilty. Sir Henry doesn't believe it. But proof, circumstantial evidence, and the man's own confession point to his guilt. So the great, explosive detective gets down to serious sleuthing and at last startles the crowd in the Old Bailey with a reconstruction of the crime along logical, convincing lines.

Included is the floor plan found in the print version, redrawn for better legibility specifically for this edition.

Also published as The Crossbow Murder.

Also by J.D. Carr:
Fatal Descent (with Cecil Street)
And so to Murder

Genre: Mystery
Used availability for Carter Dickson's The Judas Window

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Hardback Editions

July 1971 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Judas Window
Author(s): Carter Dickson
ISBN: 0-85468-067-5 / 978-0-85468-067-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Imprint unknown
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Paperback Editions

March 2008 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Judas Window: A Sir Henry Merrivale Locked Room Mystery (A Rue Morgue Vintage Mystery)
Author(s): Carter Dickson
ISBN: 1-60187-021-3 / 978-1-60187-021-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Rue Morgue Press
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June 1987 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Judas Window
Author(s): Carter Dickson
ISBN: 0-930330-62-5 / 978-0-930330-62-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Intl Polygonics Ltd
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Kindle Editions

July 2016 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Judas Window
Author(s): Carter Dickson
Publisher: Tannenberg Publishing
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November 2013 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Judas Window
Author(s): John Dickson Carr, Carter Dickson (pseud )
Publisher: St. Swithin Press
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October 2013 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Judas Window (A Sir Henry Merrivale Mystery)
Author(s): Carter Dickson (pseud ), John Dickson Carr
Availability: Amazon   

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