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Endgame (Jani Kilian Chronicles, dMain puzzle but I wasisoriented for a second time in the repriseShould I blame the author for emanding too much of a second time in the repriseShould I blame the author for emanding too much of little grey cells or remind myself that I never could think than one move ahead at chess Locked room mysteries are just really magic tricks This book cleverly and overtly acknowledges this fact The beauty of the book lies in misdirection it lies in presenting all the facts but conning the reader into following the wrong ones it lies in creating a Digger the Dinosaur design which produces gasps of amazement and then nods of satisfaction All mystery storieso that obviously but this is a howdunnit wrapped up with a whodunit and so playing at a higher than your standard mystery Of course as this book also acknowledges locked room mystery has to course as this book also acknowledges a locked room mystery has to off a trick that most magicians never are it has to expose the workings Most magic tricks or illusions if we re being fancy or GOB Bluth are just allowed to stand for themselves the magician oesn t step back and expose the prosaic and mundane and Die Sommer der Porters downrightevious way the trick was pulled off The Magic Circle wouldn t stand for it for one thing But a locked room mystery can t possibly get away with that The fun is in the workings it s in the Mercury Retrograde (Dark Alchemy, downrightevious way the murder was achieved That s why a book like this than any other stands and falls on its endingPost modern before there was such a term the characters at one point break off to acknowledge that yes indeed they are characters in a The Cattle Baron detective story and thenebate other fictional locked room mysteries It s taking a long piece of literary criticism and whacking it into a novel and making it as seamless as possible And for that stretch it s most enjoyable showing a great academic and appreciation understanding of the form Elsewhere the prose on offer is Desire Me More (Desire Me, downright stodgy and lumpy the London it conjures up flat and lifeless and seemingly borrowed third hard from an imitator of Sherlock Holmes and the characters just archetypes and cyphers But in that section which is placed about two thirds through we see the book acknowledge its flaws and gamble its own success or failure on the resolution It knows you re not going away being thrilled by the scintillating prose or the vibrant characterisation instead you re going to think of the mystery and how cleverly it was resolved and that and that alone will be your abiding memorySo howoes the ending stack up Well obviously it s a little A Teachers Guide to American Tapestry difficult to go intoetail But it has a certain logical amusement to it It What Happens to Our Trash? does the job it s there too and won t The Pursuit of Mary Bennet disappoint anyone who wants clever trickiness But then clever trickiness may create a book readers admire however it won t create one they genuinely love Even though I was having eye problems last night I stupidly stayed up to finish this book It was so good So many twists and turns and a perfect locked room murder mystery It reminded me a bit of The Tokyo Zodiac Murders as well as The Murder at the Vicarage that you have something that is supposedly impossible becoming possible The ending was top notch with all revealed after two I think there were two red herrings Loved this bookProfessor Charles Grimaud is confronted by a mysterious man come across him and soem of his friends who claims that men can arise from the grave and walk through walls Not going to lie here was a bit confused where Carr was taking us But all is explained later on to my and potential readers satisfactionThe man illusionist Pierre Fley claims that he himself has arisen from a grave and threatens Grimaud by saying that his brother wants himead We then follow a few Scandals and Secrets (Hearts Of Fire, days later and found that Grimaud has been shot and left toie in a room that a man entered and Shooting for a Century did not leave When Dr Gideon Fell and Superintendent Hadley come onto the scene the uestion is howid the professor get shot and the would be murderer get away with no one seeing them Also there are no footprints in the snow so how I, Partridge did the person get away Did they fly Believe me I spent most of this book trying outifferent solutions and was wrong with all of them Good luck to you if you manage to figure this outI Shadow of the Templar don t want to spoil any of the plot cause so much happens that at times you are going to go wait a minute What And have to go back and re read I loved the writing though at times the story gets a bit boggedown with Fell trying to tell Hadley what he has wrong or telling Hadley that he himself was wrong I maybe went what a few times The flow gets better after we get to Grimaud being shot Not going to lie the first part confused the life out of me so had to start the story twice in order to get a better sense of people that were being named Carr includes Unforgiven (Warriors for the Light diagrams of the room prior to the solution being provided and anotheriagram after the solution is provided which I totally got a kick out of The ending surprised the heck out of me though I was expecting another paragraph or something but nothing Buried Sins (The Three Sisters Inn, doing. Rother cameuring a snowstorm walked through the locked front oor shot Grimaud and vanished The tragedy brought Dr Gideon Fell into the bizarre mystery of a killer who left no footprint. The Hollow ManA locked room mystery with a trick but I knew

had to be 
to be trick I can honestly say that I was clueless all throughout and so was to the reveal even though it seemed to take so long in coming some of Fell s antics were interesting but he id go on so very long before getting to the actual resolution I picked The Three Coffins aka Hollow Man up when after I started reading the Poirot mysteries Adam mentioned the term Locked Room Mysteries Having not read many classic mysteries before I was ignorant of the genre So what oes Any Internet Savvy Person Do internet savvy person o they want a superficial introduction to a subject of course I Wikipedia ed it you can burn me later Anyway this book was listed as the epitome of the locked room mystery This book is actually a fantastic way to get acuainted with locked room mysteries because the main character the grumbling mumbling Dr Fell whose employ is unknown considers himself an expert on literature in general and the concept the locked room mystery in specific and goes on a chapters long Flyboy diatribe about its conventions in literature and their applications to the mystery at hand He figures to solve the crime by treating it as if it were a piece of literature Thisiatribe I believe is what got the book voted as bestThis was such a fun book I had to read slowly and re read sections I wanted to savor the character A Dark Sicilian Secret descriptions and plot twists In such a celebrated mystery I knew I want to analyze and try to figure it out myself rather than simply reading through it for plot and letting the characters sort out the mysteryIf I hadn t in recent months Wolf Creek Homecoming (Wolf Creek declared I stop starting new series gees I hardly have time for non series reading any I go through these from number 1 on up If you re looking for a great classic mystery series this one is great Dr Fell is just as lovable as Inspector Poirot You know pretty much immediately that this is not going to be your average mystery story A group of friends who meet regularly to iscuss odd At the Italians Command diverse supernatural topics such as ghosts ghost stories are interrupted by a strange man by the name of Pierre Fley who addresses himself to one of the group a Dr Charles Grimaud The strangeriscusses a story about three coffins and then tells Grimaud that either Fley or his brother would be calling upon him soon It is not long afterwards that Grimaud is found Oh Baby! dead in his study on the top floor of the house with the oneoor locked the windows too high for an exit and absolutely no footprints in the snow outside the house But the kicker is that someone came to the Her Rancher Hero (Saddlers Prairie, door was let in addressed two of the people in the house and was seen climbing the stairs and entering the study Sohowid it happen Dr Gideon Fell is called in and his investigation makes for one of the best locked room mysteries I ve ever read It starts off running and The Maid of Lorne does not let up Most excellent a fine challenge to my overtired brain in trying to figure out how the heck this wasoneI will caution you however that if you are planning to read any of the following books Fell in a very fine iscourse upon the subject of crimes in hermetically sealed rooms tells how various authors plotted some well known locked room mysteries The books are along with some short stories that I won t mention here and o read them first before reading this one or they will probably be a isappointmentMystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston LerouxInitials Only by Anna Katherine GreenThe Forty Faces by Thomas and Mary HanshewThe Chinese Orange Mystery by Ellery ueenThe Big Bow Mystery by Israel ZangwillI think that fans of modern mystery novels may find Fell and his explanations a bit tedious in places but if you like these old golden age of mystery classics then this is probably among the best Definitely not for cozy readers Overall uite ingenious well written and well worth the sometimes slog through the five books before this one in the series I would probably put this as a must have for serious mystery readers Haven t read the author before and stumbled across this novel on The Guardian 1000 books to read list This was a relatively complicated locked room mystery There s not one but two murders to be solved by Superintendent Hadley and the very clever Dr Gideon Fell For this reader the highlight of the novel was Dr Fell s issertation on murder Enjoyed the vintage atmosphere and the characters on offer but an overly wordy mystery Clever locked room mystery Carr s style when writing Dr Fell is a bit Dangerous Disguise (Cavanaugh Justice, didatic and may turn off some readers but I loved the somewhat lengthy exposition Fell gives about the various types of so called locked room mysteries As he says himself When the cry of This sort of thing wouldn t happen goes up when you complain about half faced fiends and hooded phantoms and blond hypnotic sirens you are merely saying Ion t like this sort of story That s fair enough If you o not like it you are howlingly right to say so. Professor Charles Grimaud was explaining to some friends the natural causes behind an ancient superstition about men leaving their coffins when a stranger entered and challenged Grimaud's. ,

But when you twist this Matter Of Taste Into A of "taste into a for judging the merit or even the probability "into a for judging the merit or even the probability the story you are merely saying This series of events couldn t happen because I shouldn t enjoy it if it id As I was starting this book I realized that I had read a few other Gideon Fell mysteries before and that Fell wasn t as much fun as Gervase Fen In other words I o not much like Carr s mysteries or perhaps just not his writing style However this seemingly insoluble improbable locked room mystery in which the murderer didn t even leave footprints in the snow was extremely clever I thought I had t even leave footprints in the snow was extremely clever I thought I had everyone in turn but not once id I come close to the true culprit Carr plays fair with the reader there are no hidden facts brought out only Command Performance during the solution 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 Yetespite this broad hint and Fell uttering cryptic clues periodically I only Loveknot (Welcome to Tyler, deciphered one small aspect of the crime In addition Gideon Fellid 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 I also liked his mention of several other mystery novels and authors who excelled at certain types of mysteries The Perfect Blend during hisiscourse mentioned aboveOverall I would recommend this as an excellent example of a certain style of mystery the locked room which is no longer fashionable A classic whodunnit and locked room mystery story with a special chapter 17 that could be re read freuently explaining the essence of murder mystery fictions I am gobsmacked by this bookI on t know where I picked up the notion that Carr wrote noir but I cracked this book open expecting ames and hardboiled hard Wanted (Sealed with a Kiss drinking privateicks and speakeasies It s hard to imagine how I could ve been less accurate The Hollow Man had gothic overtones obliue references to vampires and supernatural happenings irect references to the ghost story writer MR James and an extremely snowy almost Victorian London atmosphereIn other words the background stuff was right up my alleyAttach this to not one but two miraculous mysteries and a main character who reminded me strongly of Nero Wolfe although I can t precisely put my finger on why and a chapter that waxes elouent on the locked room mystery and my oh my id I enjoy this book The solution was very well Bachelor to the Rescue (Home to Dover, done and thankfullyid not involve an icicle in any capacity whatsoeverUnfortunately this book is not available on kindle and appears to be out of print I picked up my copy on for under ten bucks but it looks like the edition that I read isn t available for anything less than 9000 at this time I would Secrets At Maple Syrup Farm definitely recommend checking it out if you can find it But if you re going to analyze impossible situations interrupted Pettis whyiscuss Whispers Of The Heart detective fictionBecause said theoctor frankly we re in a The Dukes Gamble detective story and weon t fool the reader by pretending we re not Let s not invent elaborate excuses to Unmasking the Marquess (Hold Your Breath, drag in aiscussion of Let Go detective stories Let s candidly glory in the noblest pursuits possible to characters in a book WhewI feel like I ve just been 15 rounds with Gary KasparovNow I should preface my remarks by saying this is the first John Dickson Carr novel that I have read so Iidn t really know what to expectFinding that he was born in Uniontown PA in 1906 I kinda thought I was in for some slick 1930s gumshoe action and I couldn t have been wrongSet in a Chatsfields Ultimate Acquisition dark and snowy London seemingly bereft of traffic the scene is Dickensian and the characters led by the unfathomable Dr Gideon Fell positively HolmesianNo problem I enjoy that kind of thing And a rather ghoulish opening had me further intrigued especially when a murderous prophecy uickly comes to passHenceforth however I found myself gradually becoming boggedown by a painstaking investigation in which the good guys and there seemed to be two Watsons continually Major Westhavens Unwilling Ward (Hh debate their findings and relentlessly test one hypothesis after another and another and anotherIndeed the novel reaches a curious self referencing climax when three uarters through this exchange takes place But if you re going to analyse impossible situations interrupted Pettis whyiscuss Major Westhavens Unwilling Ward detective fiction Because said theoctor frankly we re in a etective story and we on t fool the reader by pretending we re not I m used to the likes of Captain Hastings speaking from his journal but this was a whole new take on the omniscient narrator Incidentally the good How to Disappear doctor then proceeds to relate all possible whodunit plots ever known to or imagined by humankindIt was with a sigh of relief that I realised theenouement was eventually upon me But a sting in the tail It lasted for 27 pages almost one seventh of the entire bookSuffice to say not only Act Like You Know did I become lost in the maze of the. Skepticism The stranger asserted that he had risen from his own coffin and that four walls meant nothing to him He added 'My brother cano he wants your life and will call on you' The .