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The Awdrey-Gore Legacy / Gathering the Suspects

Edward Gorey
San Francisco: Pomegranate
Special Collections and University Archives

Edward Gorey was an admirer of the mystery writer Agatha Christie and loved to spoof the mystery genre.  This illustration from The Awdrey-Gore Legacy features the detective’s revelation of the solution of the crime to an audience of suspects.  While many mysteries boast a detective with the wits and physical characteristics to solve baffling cases, Gorey’s investigator possesses a peg leg and a hooked hand.