Re: Definition of the "Paris Exposition" plot?
- I think that 1878 or the 1889 Paris Exposition is the setting of most versions of the story.
Carr's CABIN B-13 is clearly based on the Exposition story but the solution is not what you indicate, nor do I think that such a conspiracy is necessary. Carr's brilliance is that there is no conspiracy and the witnesses are telling the truth, as they saw it.
--- In GAdetection@yahoogroups.com, "monescu4" <monescu4@...> wrote:
> I think it's important to make the distinction of the specific "Paris Exposition" motive, because what is unique about that motive is that it is brought about by an unintended circumstance... rather than a conspiracy of jewel robbers, counterfeiters, spies (or even vampires), the "Paris Exposition" plot involves a group of people who suddenly feel the need to become criminals, many of them never intending to be engaged in criminal activity prior to this sudden, unintended sequence of events.