Tag Archives: Locked Room Mystery

Death by Request (1933) by Romilly and Katherine John

This was Romilly and Katherine’s sole offering to mystery fiction and I came across it in Martin Edwards’ new book The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books (2017). Thankfully it is not too tricky to get a hold of … Continue reading

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Death From A Top Hat (1938) by Clayton Rawson

Rawon is an author I have been aware of for a while but not tried until now, so thank you to the Puzzle Doctor (writer of In Search of the Classic Mystery blog) for the loan of Rawson’s first Merlini … Continue reading

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The Hollow Man (1935) by John Dickson Carr

Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Town scene Continuing the impossible crime theme from Rupert Penny’s Sealed Room Murder (1941), which I reviewed on Monday, I decided to tackle John Dickson Carr’s The Hollow Man (1935), which has been sitting on … Continue reading

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Sealed Room Murder (1941) by Rupert Penny

Source: Review Copy (Ramble house) Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Clock/Timepiece This is another author I have been convinced to try due to JJ’s blog, The Invisible Event, and he has reviewed two other books by Rupert Penny: Policeman’s Evidence … Continue reading

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The Case of the Constant Suicides (1941) by John Dickson Carr: An ‘ingenious and… baffling… series of crime’

For once the year selected for Past Offences Monthly Challenge, was one which coincided with a book I already had on my TBR pile and even more importantly of course it coincided with JJ’s (who writes the wonderful Invisible Event … Continue reading

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A Fiendishly Set Puzzle in The Decagon House Murders (1987) by Yukito Ayatsuji

‘They are on that fateful island now. Ah well, what’s the worst thing that could happen there?’ Considering this is a novel which openly acknowledges its mirroring of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None (1939), these words could definitely … Continue reading

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