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The Red Widow Murders

(The third book in the Sir Henry Merrivale series)
A novel by

An oddly assorted group of people draw cards to see who will spend the night locked into a room said to be haunted by the "Red Widow"-a legendary figure who was married to the executioner who guillotined French aristocrats. In the morning, the victim is found dead, locked inside a room whose door was continuously under observation. He has been poisoned by curare, which must be absorbed into the body through a break in the skin, but no wounds of any kind are found on the body. Henry Merrivale must solve the mystery

Genre: Mystery    

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Used availability for Carter Dickson's The Red Widow Murders

Hardback Editions

February 1967 : UK Hardback

Title: Red Widow Murders
Author(s): Carter Dickson
ISBN: 0-434-19403-4 / 978-0-434-19403-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd
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Paperback Editions

November 1988 : USA Paperback

Title: The Red Widow Murders
Author(s): Carter Dickson
ISBN: 0-930330-87-0 / 978-0-930330-87-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Intl Polygonics Ltd
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