Drop to His Death


Drop to His Death
Drop To His Death (aka Fatal Descent)  
FatalDescent.jpg
1st US edition
Author(s) John Dickson Carr writing as "Carter Dickson" and John Rhode
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre(s) Mystery, Detective, Novel
Publisher Heinemann (UK, first edition) & Dodd (USA)
Publication date 1939
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Preceded by Death in Five Boxes
Followed by The Reader is Warned

Drop To His Death (also published under the title Fatal Descent) is a mystery novel by the American writer John Dickson Carr (1906-1977), who published it under the name of Carter Dickson, in collaboration with John Rhode. It is a locked room mystery.

Plot summary

A businessman dies in an elevator in such a way that it seems as though no one could have committed the murder.


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Death in Five Boxes —   …   Wikipedia

  • Death (personification) — Grim Reaper redirects here. For other uses, see Grim Reaper (disambiguation). A Western depiction of Death as a skeleton carrying a scythe. The concept of death as a sentient entity has existed in many societies since the beginning of history. In …   Wikipedia

  • Drop Zone (film) — Drop Zone Theatrical release poster Directed by John Badham Produced by …   Wikipedia

  • Death Row Records — Parent company Death Row entertainment LLC (WIDEawake) Founded 1991 Founder …   Wikipedia

  • Death Row: Snoop Doggy Dogg at His Best — Death Row s Snoop Doggy Dogg Greatest Hits Greatest hits album by Snoop Dogg Released October 23, 2001 …   Wikipedia

  • Drop a Gem on 'em — Single by Mobb Deep from the album Hell on Earth Released September 1996 …   Wikipedia

  • Death of Gerry Ryan — Gerry Ryan at the opening of the Grand Canal Theatrein March 2010 The sudden death of RTÉ broadcaster Gerry Ryan occurred on 30 April 2010. He was 53. Ryan had been presenting The Gerry Ryan Show since 1988 and at the time of his death had the… …   Wikipedia

  • Death of Rebecca Zahau — Rebecca Mawii Zahau was a 32 year old woman discovered dead on July 13, 2011, in a historic mansion in Coronado, California. Initial reports described her as being hanged to death while unclothed, with her hands bound behind her back and feet… …   Wikipedia

  • death — /deth/, n. 1. the act of dying; the end of life; the total and permanent cessation of all the vital functions of an organism. Cf. brain death. 2. an instance of this: a death in the family; letters published after his death. 3. the state of being …   Universalium

  • Death of Diana, Princess of Wales conspiracy theories — Although the initial French investigation found that Diana, Princess of Wales had died as a result of an accident, a number of researchers,[1] and others, including most notably Mohammed Al Fayed and the Daily Express have persistently raised… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.