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A Mind to Kill

(1998)
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A dozen compact puzzles from a master of the locked-room mystery

The Great Merlini waits impatiently at the door of the Hotel Astor. Inspector Church is late for his meeting with the famed magician, with whom he consults when homicide cases venture outside the realm of the possible. A ventriloquist has attempted suicide in the wake of his wife's mysterious strangulation. Among the suspects are a snake charmer, a nine-foot giant, a tattooed man, and a gaggle of crap players - and this is one of Merlini's simple cases. He will pick out the killer, with no more effort than he might a rabbit in a top hat.

In these 12 short stories, all originally published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Clayton Rawson's greatest detective confronts puzzles that would leave a lesser magician's head spinning. From vanishing blackmailers to murderous mediums, no cosmic crime can baffle the Great Merlini.

Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

April 1998 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Mind to Kill
Author(s): Andrea Hart
ISBN: 0-552-14622-6 / 978-0-552-14622-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Books
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Audio Editions

December 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Mind to Kill
Author(s): Brian Freemantle
Publisher: Audible Studios
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December 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Mind to Kill
Author(s): Brian Freemantle
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

September 2011 : USA, Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Mind to Kill
Author(s): Brian Freemantle
Publisher: Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller
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