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 Mad Monk Of Gidleigh by Michael Jecks

Winter 1323, Dartmoor. Mark has been isolated as the parish priest of the town of Gidleigh, his high hopes of a promotion into the Bishop’s staff or even just a reconciliation with his father fading with time. And then a … Continue reading

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Time Of Death by Mark Billingham

Following what can only be described as the trauma of The Bones Beneath, Tom Thorne and his girlfriend Helen Weeks are taking a break. When news breaks that two girls have been abducted from Helen’s home town in Warwickshire – … Continue reading

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Cards On The Table by Agatha Christie

Lots of people collect things. I used to collect Spider-man comics. That’s a safe thing to collect. Mr Shaitana collects murderers. That ISN’T a safe thing to collect… especially when you invite four of them to dinner. Shaitana invites four … Continue reading

Posted in Agatha Christie, Hercule Poirot | 18 Comments

The Detective Wore Silk Drawers by Peter Lovesey

Sergeant Cribb has been tasked with improving the crime statistics at Scotland Yard – yes, even in 1877, target-setting was an issue. When a headless corpse is pulled from the Thames, Cribb identifies him as a bare-knuckle fighter, a highly … Continue reading

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Mrs Pargeter’s Principle by Simon Brett

Mrs Melita Pargeter has a comfortable life. Widowed, her late husband, who just may have had a hand in a number of rather dubious businesses, has set her up with some of his old associates only too happy to help … Continue reading

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The Case Of The Dotty Dowager by Cathy Ace

Henry Deveraux Twyst is the eighteenth Duke of Chellingworth, living on the estate of Chellingworth Hall in Powys, Wales. He receives a late night telephone call from Althea, the Dowager Duchess (i.e. his mother) claiming that she has found a … Continue reading

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Crime On My Hands by George Sanders

George Sanders, star of the silver screen is bored of playing the same old roles – namely a charmer/cad of various shades of grey. Most notably, he is known for his heroic roles as The Falcon and The Saint, but … Continue reading

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