navbar_draft_6.jpg (14851 bytes) pb bowstring murders.jpg (25699 bytes)The Bowstring Murders

Pocket Books 46 (1940)










The Bowstring Murders is a fast, realistic tale, with a fascinating group of characters. Against the dusty, historic background of Bowstring Castle, Carter Dickson plays out a tormentingly puzzling mystery to an exciting yet logical end.

Beginning with a corpse found strangled in a room where the dust at the windows is undisturbed and the door was watched, a household of strangely assorted men and women watch a succession of tragic murders, helpless, unable to do anything until, in a thrilling climax, John Gaunt, a detective of the old school, solves the mystery of the missing gauntlets and the stolen bowstring.