Category Archives: Sir Henry Merrivale

The Men Who Explained Miracles by John Dickson Carr

Following on from my review of Leo Bruce’s collection of short stories, Murder In Miniature, I thought I’d finish up my reading for January with another such collection, this one from John Dickson Carr, published in 1963 but containing stories … Continue reading

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Night At The Mocking Widow by Carter Dickson

A shadow is hanging over Stoke Druid a village in Somerset. A campaign of poison pen letters is setting the villagers on edge, driving one young girl to suicide. The letters are signed by The Mocking Widow, a figure from … Continue reading

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He Wouldn’t Kill Patience by Carter Dickson aka John Dickson Carr

We’ve all had those days. Carey Quint meets the last surviving member of the family with who his family has been feuding (over a stolen magic trick no less) in the reptile house of a small private zoo. He loses … Continue reading

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My Late Wives by Carter Dickson aka John Dickson Carr

Roger Bewlay is a murderer. Under various pseudonyms, he married various women and then, presumably, murdered them. Presumably because no trace of them was ever found – they completely vanished. As has Bewlay himself… Eleven years later, actor Bruce Ransom … Continue reading

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The Judas Window by Carter Dickson aka John Dickson Carr

James Caplon Answell is visiting Avory Hume, his prospective father-in-law. As far as he knows, it’s just to sort out some business concerning the marriage to his daughter Mary. As he’s escorted into Hume’s office – an impregnable of a … Continue reading

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The Curse Of The Bronze Lamp aka Lord of the Sorcerors by Carter Dickson aka John Dickson Carr

Ah, my many long-term projects. My Ellery Queen bibliography, currently derailed due to losing my copy of The Dragon’s Teeth. Original Sins has come to an end (almost) and let’s not mention the Mystery Tour of the USA… But the … Continue reading

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Seeing Is Believing by Carter Dickson aka John Dickson Carr

A simple experiment in hypnotism to prove that you cannot make someone act against their nature. A woman is hypnotised and given a gun that she believes is real and asked to kill her husband. As expected, Vicky Fane cannot … Continue reading

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