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The seat of the scornful : a Devon mystery /

by Carr, John Dickson, Series: Dr Gideon Fell ; 14 Edition statement:New edition / Published by : British Library Publishing, (London :) , 2022 Physical details: 236 pages ; 19 cm. ISBN:9780712354806.
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Fiction - Crime CAR Fell Bk.14 Issued 16/01/2023 064384
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"When the police arrive at the holiday bungalow of the haughty Justice Ireton to find a man killed by gunshot and the high court judge brandishing a pistol, the case seems as straightforward as it is scandalous. Yet, with the incongruous assemblage of physical evidence, the judge's denial of any participation in the crime and the recent events of his daughter's love life combined, the deceptively simple case is soon steeped in complexity.
At a loss in the bizarre circumstances, the local force calls in the larger-than-life sleuth Dr Gideon Fell, who just the previous day had been contending with Ireton's intellect over a game of chess. With Fell and the judge now facing off as detective and suspect, a new battle of wits begins in this fiendishly plotted masterclass of the mystery genre, first published in 1942." -- Back cover

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