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.

Find Her by Lisa Gardner

Six and a half years ago, Flora Dane disappeared. Kidnapped from a beach during spring break, she spent 472 days with her captor until she was rescued. Needless to say, she was not the same person as she was before … Continue reading

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The Pot Thief Who Studied Georgia O’Keeffe by J Michael Orenduff

Hubie Schuze is a pot thief. Not marijuana-pot, but actual pots. Native American antiquities that need to be liberated from wherever they’ve been left and brought back into the world. And if he can make a profit, then all the … Continue reading

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The Circle by M J Trow

July 1868. Following on from the events of The Blue and The Grey, ex-Captain Matthew Grand and ex-journalist James Batchelor have set themselves up as investigators in London. But a summons from Grand’s cousin brings them to Washington DC. Lafayette … Continue reading

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Hag’s Nook by John Dickson Carr

“Worst of all, the man’s a mathematician. Pah!” The Starbeth family lived in a prison, a prison built to surround the gibbet where witches were hanged in days past – the so-called Hag’s Nook. And the family has a legend … Continue reading

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Quick And The Dead by Susan Moody

Alex Quick, once one of the youngest Detective Inspectors in the country, now works as the co-creator of a line of books mixing art with text, along with her colleague, Dr Helena Drummond. The partnership was exactly what Alex needed, … Continue reading

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Doc On The Box – Death In Paradise Series Five – Half-Time Report

Well, it’s four episodes into Series Five and it’s time for the half-time report for Death In Paradise. What the casual blog-follower may not realise is that the only reason that Death In Paradise is made by Rob Thorogood and … Continue reading

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The Puzzly – The ISOTCMN Book Of The Month – January 2016

January 2016. It was (deep breath) National Codependency Awareness Month, National Mentoring Month, National Healthy Weight Awareness Month, Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, Stalking Awareness Month, Be Kind To Food Servers Month, California Dried Plum Digestive Health Month, Hot … Continue reading

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