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The King Is Dead Paperback – 1 Feb 1994

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: HarperPerennial; 1st HarperPerennial Ed edition (Feb 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060976055
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060976057
  • Product Dimensions: 17.3 x 10.4 x 1 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,175,152 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Classic Locked Room Mystery 21 Sep 2005
By D. K. Stokes - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
King Bendigo was the head of a powerful family-run company, with his own island kingdom. Ellery and his father are hired to keep him from being killed after a series of anonymous notes announces his impending murder.

The good:

The mystery. It's a logic puzzle of a mystery, the kind Ellery Queen is rightly famous for.

The take-over-the-world conspiracy is a fun bonus.

The bad:

The murder, the solution, and the conspiracy are all over-the-top, but that's part of the series charm.

The verdict:

Don't expect in-depth characterization, and don't be surprised that it's dated (it's copyright 1952, after all). Just relax and enjoy a little mental puzzle.
Ahead Of It's Time & near on to political turmoil tat still continues today. 1 Jun 2014
By HRH Victoria IIR - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
A well plotted story with a parallel origin in the political diversity of the era which continues to manifest itself in the new headlines.
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