Behind the Crimson Blind

Behind the Crimson Blind is a mystery novel by the American writer John Dickson Carr (1906–1977), who published it under the name of Carter Dickson. It is a whodunnit and features the series detective Sir Henry Merrivale.

Behind the Crimson Blind
First edition (US)
AuthorJohn Dickson Carr writing as "Carter Dickson"
CountryUnited Kingdom
SeriesHenry Merrivale
GenreMystery, Detective
PublisherMorrow (US, 1952)
Heinemann (UK, 1952)
Publication date
Media typePrint (hardback & paperback)
Pages249 (1st US)
Preceded byNight at the Mocking Widow 
Followed byThe Cavalier's Cup 

Plot summary

Sir Henry Merrivale is on vacation in Tangier, but cannot resist the opportunity to meet the challenge of a world-class criminal known as "Iron Chest", who always carried an ornate iron chest during his thefts. No one knows what Iron Chest really looks like, or how he manages to vanish without a trace after his thefts.

After a red-carpet welcome from the local constabulary, Sir Henry becomes friendly with two young English couples resident in Tangier and works closely with them to solve the mystery of Iron Chest's identity.

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