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 Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie

1919, London. Thomas Beresford, a recently demobbed soldier and Prudence “Tuppence” Cowley meet up for the first time again in three years. They’re both broke and rather bored, so they decide to set up “The Young Adventurers, Ltd”. Before you … Continue reading

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The White Shepherd by Annie Dalton

Anna Hopley suffered a life-changing – well, closer to a life-ruining – trauma when she lost her entire family. Those past horrors have made her an isolated individual, with only her rescue dog, Bonnie, a White Shepherd, to keep her … Continue reading

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The Claverton Affair by John Rhode

Dr Lancelot Priestly (had to look the Lancelot bit up – the second book in a row to dispense with a character’s forename) has lost touch with his old friend Sir John Claverton when he receives an dinner invitation. Claverton … Continue reading

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The Tears Of Angels by Caro Ramsay

Two years ago, on Midsummer’s Day, on the banks of Loch Lomond, a young girl died – presumably by accident. The following year, as the families re-unite, the three boys head out in a canoe to an island with one … Continue reading

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Cherringham – A Cosy Crime Series Books 14 to 16 by Matthew Costello & Neil Richards

To explain a little. The Cherringham series is an odd beast, namely a monthly episode/novella published every month, featuring Jack Brennan, a widowed ex-NYPD  detective now living on a canal boat in the Cotswolds and Sarah Edwards, single mother of … Continue reading

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The Phantom Passage by Paul Halter

Owen Burns and his friend Achilles Stock are having a late night drink in Burns’ rooms. He is taking the opportunity to rue that nothing interesting is happening at the moment, the sure sign that the detective is about to … Continue reading

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The Masked Man by Paul Doherty

In 1669, a man was arrested and housed in a number of jails, including the Bastille. He was in the custody of the same jailer until the prisoner’s death in 1703. He was rarely seen but when he was, he … Continue reading

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