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The Silkworm Robert Galbraith. Grimaud had agreed to pay off Fley, tricking him into writing an ambiguous, mysterious note that might appear as a suicide note.

The Hollow Man (1935) by John Dickson Carr

Please do not use it in any marketing material, online or in print, without asking permission from me first. Thanks for the info — very impressive for off hand!

Meanwhile, Fley had recovered and was walking slowly up the street to the office of a doctor; on seeing Grimaud in the doorway, Fley screamed “The second bullet is for you! Fell opened his eyes.

Fell also receives confirmation from Transylvanian authorities that years ago, Grimaud and his brothers were imprisoned for committing a large bank robbery, and that in their escape attempt, Grimaud had escaped his coffin but left his brothers to die in theirs. Good to know I have many good Car novels left to read.


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

After all the hates and dodgings and plans the world was no longer spinning in front of him; it was only slowly going black. Carr’s writing puts the mechanics of the mystery front-and-center, and characters aren’t nearly as much of a priority. A Proud Amazon Difkson.

I have done it. Even worse, though the window is slightly open, there are no tracks in the newly fallen snow below, nor had their been any tracks to the front path when Fell and his companions had first arrived. Gideon Fell reveals that it was Grimaud who had planned to kill Fley, not the other way round, since Fley was blackmailing him for the death of their brother whom Grimaud cart left to die.

I’ve come late to John Dickson Carr and his many other pseudonyms so I am ill-qualified to comment on his writing, but I loved this.

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Email required Address never made public. The most famous of all locked-room mysteries – a classic in the crime genre. Where There’s a Will Rex Stout. Something I enjoyed about this mystery was how it comes across as a never ending puzzle, as one more bizarre thing or event keeps on being added to the original crimes and I imagine this is one of the ways Carr manages to bamboozle his readers so effectively in this story.


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The mystery was good Open Preview See a Problem? About half-past ten last night, he was found shot to death under circumstances which seem to indicate that a magician was murdered by magic.

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The Crown Crime Companion: Professor Grimaud is the central victim or at least that is what the reader thinks. It is begun with Dr Fell breaking the fourth wall: There are no footprints in the snow. The sheer ingenuity of the plot is a delight. This website uses cookies. joohn

Description The most famous of all locked-room mysteries – a classic in the crime genre. The Hanging Tree Ben Aaronovitch. The Other Woman Sandie Jones. Carr is known for his locked room mysteries and this is often acknowledged as his best. He was playing cards at his club with several others, including a prominent judge.