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 Scent Of Death by Betty Rowlands

Dallington Manor Hotel is the venue for an annual music weekend, but not everybody is getting on with everyone else. Lance Rainbird in particular seems to rub people the wrong way, and soon, he’s found floating the lake. Initially believed … Continue reading

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Squire Throwleigh’s Heir by Michael Jecks

Spring, 1321, and Roger, Squire of Throwleigh has a good life. With his own estates, a loving wife and a young son, things are going well. Until he drops dead of a heart attack, leaving five year old Herbert as … Continue reading

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Nick and Tesla’s Secret Agent Gadget Battle by “Science Bob” Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith

Kidnappers? Easy. An army of robots? Piece of cake? But now Nick and Tesla, twin 11-year old geniuses, are up against someone who is trying to find out their secrets – secrets that they don’t know themselves. All they know … Continue reading

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Rivers Of London by Ben Aaronovitch

Peter Grant is a probationary constable in the London Metropolitan Police, but his career doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. Until one night when he is canvassing witnesses after a violent attack and manages to take a statement from a … Continue reading

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Bryant & May and The Invisible Code by Christopher Fowler

When last we saw octogenarian detectives Arthur Bryant and John May, in Bryant & May and The Memory of Blood, they had captured the Punch and Judy murderer, but there were still some loose ends – notably the unexplained death … Continue reading

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Nemesis by Agatha Christie

Miss Marple met the millionaire Jason Rafiel on her trip to the Caribbean and, after reading of his death, is astounded to receive a message from beyond the grave asking her to look into an unspecified injustice. After receiving directions … Continue reading

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Master Of Souls by Peter Tremayne

670 AD, Ireland. A gang of wreckers drive a ship onto the rocks and the sole survivor of the ship witnesses them accost a group of religeuse and brutally murder the Abbess who was leading the group. She was the … Continue reading

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Nick and Tesla’s Robot Army Rampage by “Science Bob” Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith

11 year-old twin geniuses and some-time sleuths Nick and Tesla are bored. Their parents have vanished and their eccentric Uncle Newt isn’t the most… focused guardian. So when one of their friends asks for their help in retrieving a priceless … Continue reading

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A Feast Of Poisons by C L Grace aka Paul Doherty

Louis XI of France, the “Spider”, has a hold over the English court. An English agent, carrying the Book of Ciphers has vanished without trace in Paris. Claiming to have the book, he sends three agents to Kent to negotiate … Continue reading

Posted in C L Grace, Historical Fiction Challenge, Historical Mysteries, Kathryn Swinbrooke, Locked Rooms and Impossible Murders, Paul Doherty | 5 Comments

The Puzzly – The ISOTCMN Book Of The Month – March 2014

Well, this has been a funny old month. Nine books, eight of which were read before the eighteenth of the month and then only one since then. As I mentioned in the last review, the cause was in part a … Continue reading

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