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Death Invites You (Paperback) (Paul Halter)

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Did Harold Vickers, the best-selling author of impossible crimes foresee his own death, or did he possibly even arrange it? When two guests knock on her door with dinner invitations, Mrs. Vickers is dumbfounded, for her husband has been locked in his study for several days. Yet there are sounds and cooking smells emanating from the room, and when the door is broken down, a dead body resembling her husband is slumped over the fully-laden dinner table with its hands and face in a pan in which the oil is still boiling. The room is sealed and nobody could have got out of the room without being seen, yet the food is still cooking. A mysterious half-filled bowl of water sits beneath the shuttered windows. What connection is there with the death of his own father, who also died slumped over the table and promised to return from the grave to revenge his own death? Or the Lonely Hearts killer who recently terrorized London before committing suicide. This is LRI’s eleventh Paul Halter translation. The author, a best-selling novelist in his native France, has written over thirty novels, almost all ‘locked room’ or ‘impossible crime,’ and is widely regarded as the successor to John Dickson Carr. He appeared on BBC Radio 4’s program ‘Miles Jupp in a Locked Room,’ broadcast on May 21, 2012. An earlier novel ‘The Crimson Fog’ was named one of Publisher’s Weekly’s Top Mysteries of 2013. Locked Room International also translates and publishes the works of other international impossible crime authors past and present. For information about signed and lettered editions of all living authors please contact or go to
Number of Pages: 153.0
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Mystery + Crime
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Author: Paul Halter
Language: English
Street Date: January 13, 2016
TCIN: 50902198
UPC: 9781518668753
Item Number (DPCI): 248-12-6279

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