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Carr, John Dickson - The Seat of the Scornful

London, Remploy, 1980.  Reprint edition of the novel alternately titled Death Turns the Tables, first published in the US in 1941 and the UK in 1942.  Judge Ireton offers his daughter's fiance three thousand pounds to go away and never come back.  He cheerfully agrees but is found dead by gunshot the next day--with the Judge standing over his body holding a smoking gun!  Is the crime so cut and dried or will Gideon Fell find the real culprit?  Fine in fine dust jacket.  $25.00.


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