The Big Bow Mystery
by Israel Zangwill
Publisher: Rand, McNally & Co. 1895
A classic for all mystery lovers. The Big Bow Mystery by Israel Zangwill was the first locked room murder novel. It has been almost continuously in print since 1891 and has been used as the basis for three commercial films.
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