Category Archives: Locked Rooms and Impossible Murders

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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The Crooked Hinge by John Dickson Carr – A Joint Review

Something different today – a joint review. For a while, Sergio (from Tipping My Fedora) and I have been debating the relative merits of the so-called classic Carr novel The Crooked Hinge, so we finally decided to both re-read it … 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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Till Death Do Us Part by John Dickson Carr

Dick Markham seems to have it all. In Lesley Grant, he has a beautiful fiancée who he faces a long and happy life with. An encounter with a fortune teller at the Six Ashes village fete soon puts paid to … Continue reading

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The Invisible Circle by Paul Halter

“Dear Whoever. Please come to an isolated castle on an island off the coast of Cornwall. I’ve got something important to announce and you probably won’t get murdered like people tend to do in this sort of book. Promise. P.S. … Continue reading

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A Feast Of Poisons by C L Grace aka Paul Doherty

Louis XI of France, the “Spider”, has a hold over the English court. An English agent, carrying the Book of Ciphers has vanished without trace in Paris. Claiming to have the book, he sends three agents to Kent to negotiate … Continue reading

Posted in C L Grace, Historical Fiction Challenge, Historical Mysteries, Kathryn Swinbrooke, Locked Rooms and Impossible Murders, Paul Doherty | 6 Comments