Fire Burn! by John Dickson Carr

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...there is Cheviot's 20th century knowledge which is of little avail; and there is the treachery of his enemy which brings about the downfall of the real criminal. And there is an elegance of entertainment for 1957 readers before Cheviot is returned to his proper time-spot.
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Hurled back in time, a London police detective struggles to solve a nineteenth-century murder mystery in Golden Age master John Dickson Carr’s thrilling mystery novel

A woman is killed in a well-lit corridor, dying before the eyes of three witnesses who, impossibly, detect no foul play. For more than a century, this baffling murder lies cold in the files of Scotland Yard until it is discovered by Detective-Superintendent John Cheviot, who yearns to apply modern scientific policing to the grisly old case. He is about to get his chance.

Taking a cab to Scotland Yard, Cheviot steps out in front of Old Scotland Yard and sees a beautiful woman beckoning him. Suddenly it is 1829 and Cheviot is a member of the newly organized London police force. He might now have an opportunity to solve the most puzzling murder in the Yard’s history, but in a time before fingerprints and ballistic analysis, he will find police work to be far more baffling and brutal than he is used to.
 

About John Dickson Carr

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John Dickson Carr, the master of locked room mysteries, was born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, in 1906. He was educated at Haverford College and the Sorbonne in Paris. Carr is a prolific writer with more than 80 novels and collections of short stories to his credit. He began his writing career at the age of 26 with his first published novel, It Walks At Night. Some of his most popular works are The Three Coffins (1935), The Burning Coat (1937), and The Bride of Newgate (1951). Carr also collaborated with Adrian Doyle, the son of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in The Exploits of Sherlock Holmes (1954). Carr met his wife in 1932 and settled in England in 1933. He was drafted by the United States military in World War II, and was ordered to remain in England and work with the BBC. He lived in many cities throughout the world until 1967, when he permanently moved to Greenville, South Carolina. John Dickson Carr also wrote mystery novels under the name Carter Dickson. He died in Greenville in 1977.
 
Published March 25, 2014 by Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller. 416 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction
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on Jan 04 2018

...there is Cheviot's 20th century knowledge which is of little avail; and there is the treachery of his enemy which brings about the downfall of the real criminal. And there is an elegance of entertainment for 1957 readers before Cheviot is returned to his proper time-spot.

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