Category Archives: Owen Burns

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 Puzzly – The ISOTCMN Book of the Month – October 2012

And so we bring “Old Author October” to a close with the announcement of the In Search of the Classic Mystery Novel book of the month award – yes, it’s time for the Puzzly for October 2012. Last month, if … Continue reading

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The Seven Wonders of Crime by Paul Halter

A lighthouse keeper is found burned to death inside his locked lighthouse. A man is shot dead from a crossbow bolt, fired apparently from the sky. Each time, the police receive a cryptic warning, unfortunately too cryptic to be understood … Continue reading

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The Lord of Misrule by Paul Halter

Paul Halter is often referred to as the heir to John Dickson Carr. It’s an obvious title, given both his predilection for impossible crimes and also his (translated) writing style. His books have a genuine Golden Age feel for them … Continue reading

Posted in Historical Fiction Challenge, Historical Mysteries, Locked Rooms and Impossible Murders, Owen Burns, Paul Halter | 17 Comments