Category Archives: Paul Halter

The Invisible Circle by Paul Halter

“Dear Whoever. Please come to an isolated castle on an island off the coast of Cornwall. I’ve got something important to announce and you probably won’t get murdered like people tend to do in this sort of book. Promise. P.S. … Continue reading

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The Crimson Fog by Paul Halter

May 1887, the village of Blackfield. An old resident of the village has returned after an absence, determined to finish his novel. Years ago, a murder took place, an impossible murder, and the narrator is determined to bring the truth … Continue reading

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The Tiger’s Head by Paul Halter

Suitcases have been cropping up, full of the dismembered arms and legs of young ladies, all over London – although one was found in the village of Leadenham. An odd kind of place, Leadenham. There have also been some bizarre … Continue reading

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The Seventh Hypothesis by Paul Halter

August 31, 1938. PC Edward Watkins is on patrol that night with no expectations of anything unusual happening. He then a) spots the silhouette of a plague doctor – complete with a beaked mask – not worn for centuries; b) … Continue reading

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The ISOTCMN Awards for 2012

2012, the second year of my blog, and 141 books reviewed. Blimey. So how on earth to summarise all those? Well, for an overview of the year, you could check out the Puzzlies page which gives a month-by-month breakdown. But … Continue reading

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The Puzzly – The ISOTCMN Book of the Month – December 2012

Not quite the end of the month, but with a year-end post coming up, it’s time for the December 2012 Puzzly, aka the In Search Of The Classic Mystery Novel book of the month “award”. It’s part of the Mysteries … Continue reading

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The Demon of Dartmoor by Paul Halter

In the village of Stapleford, the lady of the manor falls to her death down a flight of stairs. Witnesses said that she didn’t fall but was pushed by an invisible assailant. Fifty years later, history repeats itself, as, over … Continue reading

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The Puzzly – The ISOTCMN Book of the Month – October 2012

And so we bring “Old Author October” to a close with the announcement of the In Search of the Classic Mystery Novel book of the month award – yes, it’s time for the Puzzly for October 2012. Last month, if … Continue reading

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The Seven Wonders of Crime by Paul Halter

A lighthouse keeper is found burned to death inside his locked lighthouse. A man is shot dead from a crossbow bolt, fired apparently from the sky. Each time, the police receive a cryptic warning, unfortunately too cryptic to be understood … Continue reading

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The Lord of Misrule by Paul Halter

Paul Halter is often referred to as the heir to John Dickson Carr. It’s an obvious title, given both his predilection for impossible crimes and also his (translated) writing style. His books have a genuine Golden Age feel for them … Continue reading

Posted in Historical Fiction Challenge, Historical Mysteries, Locked Rooms and Impossible Murders, Owen Burns, Paul Halter | 11 Comments