Author Archives: Puzzle Doctor

About Puzzle Doctor

I'm a mathematician by nature and as such have always been drawn to the logical side of things. Hence my two main hobbies being classic mysteries and logical puzzling. Oh, and cats. No logic there, I'm afraid.

The Mirror Crack’d From Side To Side by Agatha Christie

Time has moved on in St Mary Mead. Gossington Hall, once home to Colonel and Dolly Bantry (and once having a Body in its Library) has been sold to Marina Gregg, the much-married movie star. While hosting a drinks party … Continue reading

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The Tournament Of Blood by Michael Jecks

Spring 1322, and the money lenders of Oakhampton are anticipating a good trade. Lord Hugh de Courtnenay is planning a tournament and any knight who is defeated is duty bound to pay a ransom to their captor – a ransom … Continue reading

Posted in Furnshill & Puttock, Historical Mysteries, Michael Jecks | 3 Comments

The Tomb In Turkey by Simon Brett

Our intrepid sleuths, Carole and Jude, are off on holiday. As a thank you for her healing services, Barney Willingdon has offered Jude free use of one his villas in Turkey. Jude readily accepts and Carole (who doesn’t really do … Continue reading

Posted in Simon Brett, The Fethering Mysteries | 3 Comments

The Murder At The Murder At The Mimosa Inn by Joan Hess

No, that’s not a misprint in the title. Following her success at catching a murderer in Strangled Prose, Claire Molloy, academic bookstore owner, widow and mother, heads to the Mimosa Inn where there’s going to be a murder-mystery weekend. Her … Continue reading

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The Devil In Disguise by Martin Edwards

Harry Devlin, Liverpool lawyer and some-time sleuth, has a new client, the Kavaunagh Trust. They want to contest the will of the trust’s founder, who has left everything to Vera Blackhust, an apparent gold-digger. Harry’s suspicions are aroused when Luke, … Continue reading

Posted in Harry Devlin, Martin Edwards | 5 Comments

Close To The Bone by Stuart MacBride

Two years have passed since the traumatic events of Shatter The Bones and Logan MacRae is now acting-Detective Inspector of the Aberdeen CID. With his boss constantly on his back, a new pushy Detective Sergeant to deal with and his … Continue reading

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Top Five Underappreciated Books – My 600th Post

I’ve been banging on about mystery novels since 20th December 2010 and, at an average rate of 2.32 days per post, we hit post number 600. I didn’t do anything special for the 500th post – mainly as I didn’t … Continue reading

Posted in General, Jane Finnis, Jeffrey Marks, M G Scarsbrook, Martin Edwards | 14 Comments