The Corpse in the Waxworks

The Corpse in the Waxworks

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Set in the nighttime world of Paris in the Twenties, this eerie mystery begins when a young woman is found dead in the arms of a waxen satyr in the gloomy depths of the oldest waxwork museum in Paris. Monsieur Bencolin must infiltrate the Silver Key ...

Title:The Corpse in the Waxworks
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780060810399
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    The Corpse in the Waxworks Reviews

  • Nancy Oakes

    yikes -- what a book!full post is here:http://www.crimesegments.com/2021/09/...A quotation from Poe's "Masque of the Red Death" serves as one of two epigraphs for this book and as it turns out, it is ...

  • Colin

    Carr wrote five novels with Bencolin as the lead detective. This fourth entry is what I tend to think of as the last"real" Bencolin story as The Four False Weapons, which would appear some years later...

  • Leah

    Chamber of horrors…Inspector Bencolin and his friend Jeff Marle take on a case involving a woman who walked into the Musée Augustin waxworks one evening and was never seen alive again. Her body lat...

  • Lisa Kucharski

    Well, this is not a long book but the Bencolin mysteries tend to have density of physicality that makes them feel quite big. I hate to give away any answers- But in this one, it felt like you got tour...

  • J.V. Seem

    After listening to a radio play version of The Burning Court with my boyfriend a couple of weekends ago, I decided I needed to read some good crime again, and got about 30 of John Dickson Carr's novel...

  • Stephen Robert Collins

    Written in 1932 this classic this Poe style dark crime is like stepping on to the set of Boris Karloff movie. The funny thing is that the book is set around Masks which is very topical. The detective ...

  • Antonia

    I must admit that I bought this book, in part, because of the cover. The title intrigued me, too, with its promise of a creepy kind of setting, more than a hint of the macabre, an epigraph from Poe. A...

  • Adam Carson

    This in my third Henri Bencolin book by Dickson Carr - the story of a body found in a waxworks museum, a club where men ostensibly go to hook up with women and a particularly unpleasant man who makes ...

  • Maggie

    Shades of Eyes Wide Shut, what with that sex club. Overall, meh. Motive was strained. Also, way too many conversations where someone was speaking in a deprecating - deprecative - deprecatory way. I wi...

  • Vintagebooklvr

    Rich in atmosphere by the master of the impossible crime--this isn't quite one--and a lot of fun....