The Lord of Misrule

The Lord of Misrule


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We are in Victorian London, with its gaslight and fog, not long after the Jack the Ripper Murders. A mysterious cloaked figure wearing a hideous, leprous mask and sleigh-bells is stalking the countryside outside the capital, committing murder wherever it goes, yet leaving no footprints. This is the first Paul Halter novel featuring amateur detective and aesthete Owen Burns, who regards the impossible crime as an art form. The Lord of Misrule was the first book to be published by what was to become Locked Room International. It is being republished so that the cover layout is consistent with the other ten books published since. See:www.lockedroominternational.comPaul Halter is widely regarded as the successor to John Dickson Carr and has published over thirty locked room mysteries in his native France. The Crimson Fog was named one of Publisher's Weekly's Top Mysteries of 2013. Nine of his books have been translated into English.

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ISBN-13: 9781453897973
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/30/2010
Pages: 150
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.32(d)

About the Author

Paul Halter was born in Hagenau, Alsace, France in 1956. He is a best-selling novelist with over 30 titles to his credit, the vast majority being 'locked-room' or 'impossible crime'. He is viewed as the natural successor to John Dickson Carr. This is the first of his novels to be published in English. His short story collection 'The Night of the Wolf' appeared in English in 2006 to critical acclaim.

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