Category Archives: Locked Rooms and Impossible Murders

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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Murder Of A Lady by Anthony Wynne

Time to either take the high road or the low road to the Scottish Highlands – Duchlan Castle on the shores of Loch Fyne, to be precise. Mary Gregor, the sister of the laird, lies dead inside her bedroom. The … Continue reading

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The Dead Man’s Knock by John Dickson Carr

Professor Mark Ruthven at Queen’s College in Virginia is on the verge of splitting up with his wife, Brenda. Matters aren’t helped by the presence of the dangerous Rose Lestrange (how long did it take Carr to think of that … Continue reading

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The Herald Of Hell by Paul Doherty

London, May 1381, and the Great Uprising, the Peasants’ Revolt, is nigh. As the Upright Men move their foot-soldiers into position and John of Gaunt seeks to turn matters to his benefit, the Herald of Hell is stalking the streets. … Continue reading

Posted in Brother Athelstan, Historical Mysteries, Locked Rooms and Impossible Murders, Paul Doherty | 9 Comments

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 Picture From The Past by Paul Halter

When John Baird catches sight of a picture of a street on the cover of a book, he has a deep emotional reaction that he cannot explain. With his wife already harbouring suspicions about her husband, she is determined to … Continue reading

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The Man Who Could Not Shudder by John Dickson Carr

Martin Clarke is holding a party – a house-warming, if you like – for the stately home that he has purchased and refurbished. Of course not many other people wanted to buy it as it has a history of bizarre … Continue reading

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