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Book Information: Death and the Compass

Death and the Compass (1942) [Short Story]
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Detective Lönnrot attempts to catch the perpetrator of a series of odd murders, using the ineffable name of God and a tetragram as his clues, and finds himself caught in a carefully prepared trap.

Original title: La muerte y la brújula
Original languages: Spanish

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Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and DetectivesGeneral

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Ficciones (1944) [Collection]
      Author: Jorge Luis Borges
     Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings (1962) [Collection]
      Author: Jorge Luis Borges
     Crime Classics: the Mystery Story from Poe to the Present (1990) [Anthology]
      Authors: Edgar Allan Poe , Agatha Christie , Arthur Conan Doyle , William Faulkner , Dorothy L. Sayers , Dashiell Hammett , Ross MacDonald , Flannery O'Connor , Jorge Luis Borges , G. K. Chesterton , Ed McBain , Ellery Queen , Susan Glaspell , Jacques Futrelle , Cornell Woolrich
     New Mystery, the: The International Association of Crime Writers’ Essential Crime Writing of the Late 20th Century (1993) [Anthology]
      Authors: Graham Greene , Nadine Gordimer , Harlan Ellison , Lawrence Block , Donald Barthelme , Donald E. Westlake , Gabriel García Márquez , Patricia Highsmith , Andrew Vachss , James Ellroy , Yukio Mishima , Sue Grafton , Don Delillo , Joyce Carol Oates , Joe Gores , Italo Calvino , Flannery O'Connor , Jorge Luis Borges , Ross Thomas , Sara Paretsky , Pieke Biermann , Mickey Friedman , Angela Carter , Stuart M. Kaminsky , Walter Mosley , Tony Hillerman , P.D. James , Eric Wright , George C. Chesbro , Roger L. Simon , Didier Daeninckx , Raymond Carver , Anthony Olcott , Leonardo Sciascia , Paco Ignacio Taibo, II , Isaac Babel , Jerome Charyn , Herbert Gold , William Bayer , Clarice Lispector , Laura Grimaldi , Manuel Vásquez Montalbán
     Everything and Nothing (1999) [Collection]
      Author: Jorge Luis Borges
     Oxford Book of Detective Stories, the (2000) [Anthology]
      Authors: Agatha Christie , Arthur Conan Doyle , Dashiell Hammett , Raymond Chandler , Sue Grafton , Jorge Luis Borges , Georges Simenon , Sara Paretsky , Amanda Cross , Shizuko Natsuki , Stuart M. Kaminsky , R. Austin Freeman , Ian Rankin , Sarah Caudwell , James Melville , Peter Robinson , Ellery Queen , Jacques Futrelle , Erle Stanley Gardner , James Thurber , Janwillem van de Wetering , John Charles Dent , Maurice Leblanc , Palle Rosenkrantz , William MacHarg , Harvey J. O'Higgins , Seicho Matsumoto , Robert van Gulik , Paolo Levi , Gwendoline Butler , Josef Škvorecký , Ted Wood , Vincent Banville , Ruth Dudley Edwards , Pentti Kirstilä , Garry Disher

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