Postern of Fate
For Hannibal and his master
Collins, London, Oct. 1973
Dodd, Mead, New York, 1973


Tommy and Tuppence Beresford have just become the proud owners of an old house in an English village. Along with the property, they have inherited some worthless bric-a-brac, including a collection of antique books. While rustling through a copy of The Black Arrow, Tuppence comes upon a series of apparently random underlinings.
However, when she writes down the letters, they spell out a very disturbing message: M-a-r-y- J-o-r-d-a-n-d-i-d-n-o-t-d-i-e-n-a-t-u-r-a-l-l-y...


Tuppence Beresford, Tommy Beresford, Colonel Atkinson, Albert Batt, Andrew Beresford, Henry Bodlicott, Issac Bodlicott, Miss Collodon, Angus Crispen, Mary Jordan, Iris Mullins, Inspector Norris Colonel Ephraim Pikeawy, Mr. Robinson

UK/US covers


Dodd, Mead




Western Europe covers

Le cheval à bascule

French index

Le Masque (#1509) 1978

Club des Masques (#514) 1983

Le Livre de Poche (#6607) 1989


Dood van een danseres / Moord in de bibliotheek

Dutch index

Alter schützt vor Scharfsinn nicht

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Northern Europe covers

Ödets port

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Gamle synder ruster ikke

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Lemties vartai

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Southern Europe covers

Le porte di Damasco

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A Porta do Destino / Portal do Destino / Morte pela Porta das Traseiras

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Portal do Destino

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Morte pela Porta das Traseiras

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former Yugoslavia index

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former Yugoslavia index

Nič ni tako skrito

former Yugoslavia index

Ništa nije tako tajno

former Yugoslavia index

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Brána osudu

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