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The story took place in London and was also fun to read because of the view of life in that era. Fell states, off-handedly, that he and his listeners are, of course, characters in a book.

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I had been worried when starting this novel that it would be too focused on the puzzle aspect and that the narrative style would suffer. Thus, it became a kind of “textbook for crime writers”. I am skipping the responses until I finish this one — IF I ever finish it. Luckily, Mangan learns more about Fley from an acrobat who had worked with Fley.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Moreover, I found the solution to be interestingly told, despite being complex.

Fley has also been shot to death in the middle of a nearby dead-end, called Cagliostro Street. Notify me of new posts via email. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This website uses cookies. Fell’s explanation of the various ways a person can commit a near- perfect murder in an apparently locked room or otherwise impossible situation. The tragedy brought Dr Gideon Fell into the bizarre mystery of a killer who left no footprints.


He tried to scream out and he could not, for the blood was welling in his throat.

The stranger, illusionist Pierre Fley, claims to have done it himself, and that he has an even more dangerous brother who wants Grimaud’s life. The “reveal” is plausible, even though I don’t like the kind when the detective sits down and tells you everything that happens.

This was recommended to me as the ultimate in locked door mysteries. He was playing cards at his club with several others, including a prominent judge. Overall, I would recommend this as an excellent example of a certain style of mystery the locked room which is no longer fashionable.

He also makes the seemingly impossible suggestion that he along with his two brothers managed to cheat the grave. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? If I had a complaint, it would be about characterisation of the supporting cast, which was somewhat half-hearted, but this tends to be rather a frequent indicator of the puzzle-oriented Golden Age.

He becomes involved in this murder the same way Dr.

This was my first Dickson Carr Book and i found it to be really interesting. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Email required Address never made public. I cannot remember a Carr novel taking me so long, and that is spoiling everything about it for me. Good luck solving this puzzle though! The Gift Louise Jensen. February 10, armchairreviewer. Grimaud had agreed to pay off Fley, tricking him into writing an ambiguous, mysterious note that might appear as a suicide note.


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People probably forget the diclson of the solution and remember lecture and therefore it became known as the classic locked room murder.

It is begun with Dr Fell breaking the fourth wall:. Like Liked by 1 person. In this case I think I mostly could’ve done, although in this case I most certainly didn’t manage it – pretty much everything is there for you, should you be paying enough attention.

The Hollow Man (1935) by John Dickson Carr

He solves mysteries by disclosing all information until he has solved the mystery. Go to Locked Room ? He was also a pioneer of the historical mystery.