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Book Information: Death of a Fool

Death of a Fool (1956) [Novel]
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Series: Inspector Roderick Alleyn

Summary :

published in the U.K. as Off with His Head.

A ritual dance becomes a murderous mambo...

At the winter solstice, South Mardian's swordsmen weave their blades in an ancient ritual dance. But for one of them, the excitement proves too heady, and his decapitiation turns the fertility rite into a pageant of death. Now Inspector Roderick Alleyn must penetrate not only the mysteries of folklore, but the secrets and sins of an eccentric group who include a surly blacksmith, a domineering dowager, and a not-so-simple village idiot.

Original title: Death of a Fool
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and Detectives

Edition #1: Death of a Fool

Death of a Fool (1956)
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Language: English

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Manifested in:

Off With His Head (1989)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0006169198
Dimensions: 4.2 x 6.9 x 0.6
Pages: 304

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