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Close cookie policy overlay. The characters were interesting, there was enough intrigue in there to keep you guessing, and just enough threads for you to grab hold of to start untangling the mystery yourself.

Return to Book Page. According to Rampole, Grimaud angrily told Fley to send his brother and be damned, and that mzn visit was scheduled for this very night!

Yes, this is one of my favourites, though I rate He Who Whispers higher than this. Thanks for the info — very impressive for off hand! Yes you did read the last part of that sentence correctly. Butlers have long gone out of fashion; the invalid in the wheelchair is too suspect; and the placid middle-aged spinster has long given up homicidal mania in order to become a detective. In fact, he tells you in the first chapter the names of certain witnesses whose testimony can be relied on to be truthful and complete!!

You are commenting using your Facebook account. This novel is pure genius. Nice Very interesting read. Great puzzle – plot and characters were lacking. The best “locked room” mystery? Grimaud was in his upper floor study when an odd looking fellow, hidden behind a false face, pushed his way past the housekeeper and locked the door. He was playing cards at his club with several others, including a prominent judge. The President is Missing James Patterson. You are commenting using your WordPress.


The Mortal Word Genevieve Cogman. He is thoroughly, increasingly sketchy. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive?

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Still, it now seems quite clear that Fley also survived, and later hunted down his unfaithful brother, and with Fley dead, the detectives are now left to search for the elusive third brother he had invoked. The solution when it is finally reached is definitely brilliant, ingenious and original to me anyways and again like in the Sealed Room Murder I enjoyed how the crimes did not go according to plan for the killer.

Chesterton, and wrote a number hollwo novels and short stories, including his series featuring Henry Merrivale, under the pseudonym Johj Dickson. The Crown Crime Companion: He tried to scream out and he could not, for the blood was welling in his throat. I cannot remember a Carr novel taking care so long, and that is spoiling everything about it for me.

The story took place in London and was also fun to read because carrr the view of life in that era. He is alone and almost dead when he is found. Taken to a hospital, Grimaud on his deathbed later identifies his brother as his killer and confirms his inexplicable disappearance “God knows how he got out of that room”but dies before he can identify the aforementioned brother.


Please do not use it in any marketing material, online or in print, wi This is another one that I’d heard of but never read – and I really enjoyed it. Grimaud then had gone to a neighboring house and after putting on his disguise a fake cardboard overcoat and maskopened the door to the street.

Will be very interested to see what you make of her. Hope you make it to the end. Doctors, too, are better behaved tye, unless, of course, they grow eminent and turn into Mad Scientists.

However, I have 2 niggles.

The Three Coffins/The Hollow Man by John Dickson Carr (1935)

Rim of the Pit Hake Talbot. Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Noticed those two points and they seemed to make the solution a bit unfair. In addition, Gideon Fell did make me chuckle several times with his pronouncements, such as when he gives rules about what ghosts should be like in English fiction they should be seen in old abbeys or cemeteries, not lemonade stands. One of the many covers of The Hollow Man.

Ambientazione bellissima, finale geniale, ma piuttosto complicato e di difficile intuizione The Witch of the Low Tide.