Category Archives: Sir Henry Merrivale

The Judas Window by Carter Dickson aka John Dickson Carr

James Caplon Answell is visiting Avory Hume, his prospective father-in-law. As far as he knows, it’s just to sort out some business concerning the marriage to his daughter Mary. As he’s escorted into Hume’s office – an impregnable of a … Continue reading

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The Curse Of The Bronze Lamp aka Lord of the Sorcerors by Carter Dickson aka John Dickson Carr

Ah, my many long-term projects. My Ellery Queen bibliography, currently derailed due to losing my copy of The Dragon’s Teeth. Original Sins has come to an end (almost) and let’s not mention the Mystery Tour of the USA… But the … Continue reading

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Seeing Is Believing by Carter Dickson aka John Dickson Carr

A simple experiment in hypnotism to prove that you cannot make someone act against their nature. A woman is hypnotised and given a gun that she believes is real and asked to kill her husband. As expected, Vicky Fane cannot … Continue reading

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The Red Widow Murders by Carter Dickson aka John Dickson Carr

Who in their right mind would accept an invitation to spend the night alone in a locked room if they knew they were in a detective novel? Especially a locked room that has, over the past centuries, killed a number … Continue reading

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The Ten Teacups aka The Peacock Feather Mystery by Carter Dickson aka John Dickson Carr

At the start of the year, I set myself some challenges – one of which was to keep working on my Ellery Queen and Sir Henry Merrivale pages. Well, in the course of the five months to date, I’ve manage … Continue reading

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More Sherlock – Recommended Reading

I seem to have attracted a large number of extra visitors thanks to my review of the first episode of series two of Sherlock, A Scandal in Belgravia – it’s currently my 13th most visited post out of 144 after … Continue reading

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The Reader is Warned by Carter Dickson

How straightforward. A man drops down dead and someone else owns up to the murder. The only problem here – the confessor, Pennik, has an ironclad alibi and insists that he used Teleforce – the power of his mind – … Continue reading

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