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.

A Dying Fall by Henry Wade

Captain Charles Rathlyn, a racehorse trainer, has everything staked on his prize nag Silver Eagle, but disaster strikes in the final furlong and he loses everything. Looking around for a buyer, he encounters Kate Wyngold, the owner of the winning … Continue reading

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Savage Moon by Chris Simms

Saddleworth Moor and Rose Sutton, the wife of a local farmer, is found with her throat ripped out. She was patrolling the  moor, looking for an animal that she feared was preying on the sheep, but it seems that the … Continue reading

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Headline Murder by Peter Bartram

1962, Brighton. Colin Crampton, the crime reporter of the Brighton Evening Chronicle, is going through a slow patch, so he’s even willing to follow up a tip concerning the disappearance of the owner of the local crazy golf course. Well, … Continue reading

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Author Interview: Peter Bartram

Something a little different for the blog today – an interview with an up and coming writer. Admittedly, that’s an up and coming writer with 22 books behind them, but Headline Murder is his first foray into crime fiction. It’s … Continue reading

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Kissing The Demons by Kate Ellis

Thirteen Torland Place, Eborby (a thinly disguised York) is a house with a dark history. In the nineteenth century Obediah Shrowton murdered five members of his family with an axe. Twelve years ago, two teenage girls disappeared in the wood … Continue reading

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Silent Voices by Ann Cleeves

Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope is “enjoying” a rare visit to the gym – and whilst in the sauna, realises with a shock that her fellow occupant, Jenny Lister, isn’t asleep, as she first assumed, but dead. Strangled. As Vera and … Continue reading

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Sherlockian Shorts – The Adventure Of The Abbey Grange

First published September 1904 in The Strand magazine, The Adventure Of The Abbey Grange is the twelfth story in the third short story collection, The Return Of Sherlock Holmes.

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