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The Skeleton in the Clock

(1948)
(Book 18 in the Sir Henry Merrivale series)
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This is a mystery centring on an old mansion in Wiltshire and the strange death of its owner, Sir George Fleet, which took place 20 years before. After his death, the house is taken over by his son Richard, and all seems quiet until a local auction brings a motley crew to the area which includes Dowager Lady Brayle, her young niece Jenny, her pursuing admirer Martin and Sir Henry Merrivale, a man who is quick to discover that a mystery exists and whilst trying to unravel it becomes involved with such curious things as a ghost hunt in a disused prison and a real skeleton in a clock, which with a motionless pendulum, goes tick, tick, tick...Carter Dickson was a pseudonym of John Dickson Carr (1900-1958), author of over 70 novels many of which featured the awesome Sir Henry Merri vale.

Genre: Mystery    

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Used availability for Carter Dickson's The Skeleton in the Clock

Hardback Editions

May 1973 : UK Hardback

Title: Skeleton in the Clock
Author(s): Carter Dickson
ISBN: 0-434-19407-7 / 978-0-434-19407-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd
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Paperback Editions

October 1991 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Skeleton in the Clock: Another Sir Henry Merrivale Mystery Classic
Author(s): Carter Dickson
ISBN: 1-55882-103-1 / 978-1-55882-103-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Intl Polygonics Ltd
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October 1991 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Skeleton in the Clock
Author(s): Carter Dickson
ISBN: 0-553-20282-0 / 978-0-553-20282-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Books
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August 1989 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Skeleton in the Clock
Author(s): Carter Dickson
ISBN: 0-7012-0756-6 / 978-0-7012-0756-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Hogarth Press Ltd
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September 1977 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Skeleton in the Clock
Author(s): Carter Dickson
ISBN: 0-505-51194-0 / 978-0-505-51194-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Leisure Books
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