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Language  English
Publication date  1933
Author  John Dickson Carr
Country  United Kingdom
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Series  Gideon Fell
Originally published  1933
Preceded by  Hag's Nook
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Publisher  Hamish Hamilton (UK) & Harper (USA)
Media type  Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages  256 pp (Dell #706, paperback edition, 1941)
Followed by  The Eight of Swords (1934)
Genres  Mystery, Detective fiction
Similar  John Dickson Carr books, Detective fiction books

The Mad Hatter Mystery, first published in 1933, is a detective story by John Dickson Carr featuring his series detective Gideon Fell. This novel is a mystery of the type known as a whodunnit.

Plot summary

A young newspaperman, Philip Driscoll, is gaining notoriety by writing up a series of bizarrely inconsequential crimes in which various hats are being stolen and returned in unlikely locations; he ascribes the crimes to "the Mad Hatter". Driscoll's uncle, Sir William Bitton, is infuriated to have lost two hats in three days. He meets with Gideon Fell to discuss his possession of the manuscript of an unpublished story by Edgar Allan Poe. During the meeting, it is learned that Philip Driscoll has been found murdered at the Tower of London, with Sir William's oversized hat pushed down over his ears. After sorting out the comings and goings of Sir William's household and other visitors to the Tower, Gideon Fell must determine the fate of the manuscript and of the murderer.

References

The Mad Hatter Mystery Wikipedia


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