Category Archives: Locked Rooms and Impossible Murders

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

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Candle Flame by Paul Doherty

Southwark, February 1381. Very precise with the date there, as people with a good knowledge of medieval history will know that this is the year when the Peasants’ Revolt is on the verge of breakout across England and London in … 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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Bryant & May And The Memory Of Blood by Christopher Fowler

Robert Kramer, theatrical producer, is hosting a party in his central London penthouse to celebrate the launch of his trashy new West End play, The Two Murderers. The rain is beating down outside but everyone seems to be enjoying themselves. … Continue reading

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The Crimson Fog by Paul Halter

May 1887, the village of Blackfield. An old resident of the village has returned after an absence, determined to finish his novel. Years ago, a murder took place, an impossible murder, and the narrator is determined to bring the truth … Continue reading

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The Mysterium by Paul Doherty

London, 1304, and a prison break leads to a slaughter on the villains involved, after they have sealed themselves inside a church, the same church the secret assassin known as the Mysterium vanished without a trace from many years. But … Continue reading

Posted in Historical Fiction Challenge, Historical Mysteries, Hugh Corbett, Locked Rooms and Impossible Murders, Medieval Miscreants, Paul Doherty | 5 Comments

The Darkening Glass by Paul Doherty

March 1312, England. Edward II is virtually at war with his Earls. They have hounded him out of London to take refuge in Yorkshire. The earls’ primary demand is that Piers Gaveston, Edward’s favourite and seen to be a blight … Continue reading

Posted in Historical Fiction Challenge, Historical Mysteries, Locked Rooms and Impossible Murders, Mathilde of Westminster, Medieval Miscreants, Paul Doherty | 5 Comments

The Tiger’s Head by Paul Halter

Suitcases have been cropping up, full of the dismembered arms and legs of young ladies, all over London – although one was found in the village of Leadenham. An odd kind of place, Leadenham. There have also been some bizarre … Continue reading

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The Moving Toyshop by Edmund Crispin

Richard Cadogan, a somewhat frustrated poet, heads to Oxford to avoid his publisher. As he walks down the Iffley Road, he comes across a toyshop with the backdoor open. Entering the establishment, he finds the strangled body of an old … Continue reading

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He Who Whispers by John Dickson Carr

The war has ended and for the first time in years, The Murder Club reconvenes in London. Miles Hammond is invited along by none other than Dr Gideon Fell, but when he arrives, he finds that no-one from the Club … Continue reading

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