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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Good
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Rue Morgue Press
Publisher Place: Usa
Publisher Year: 2011
Edition: Reprint

Description: 159 pages. Ex-Library. Book is in general good condition. There is some light reading wear present, but still a presentable copy.

Publishers Description: "Martin Starberth stands to inherit his familys estate provided he can fulfill a certain condition. Part of the estate is an old prison where the Starberths had been wardens for generations. From a balcony off the Governors Room, Starberth wardens watched countless men be hanged from the Hags Nook gallows, their lifeless bodies dropping to a deep well below. A cholera epidemic wiped out the prison population decades earlier but a curse seems to have settled upon the Starberth family with several heirs meeting their death via a broken neck. To inherit the estate, each prospective heir must spend the night of his 25th birthday locked in that wardens room, hopefully escaping the curse. But when Martins body is found battered, his neck broken, beneath the balcony, it seems that the curse has once again claimed a victim. Dr. Gideon Fell, a splendid figure in his slouch cap and cape, supported by two canes, suspects murder instead, even though he and several others had the room under observation at the time of the death."--P. [4] of cover.

ISBN: 9781601870599


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