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Merrivale Holds the Key: Two Classic Locked-Room Mysteries

The Plague Court Murders/the Red Widow Murders (Library of Crime Classics)
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Merrivale Holds the Key: Two Classic Locked-Room Mysteries: The Plague Court Murders/the Red Widow Murders (Library of Crime Classics) Paperback – November 1, by Carter Dickson (Author) out of 5 stars 5 ratings.

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The Plague Court Murders () and The Red Widow Murders () are two of the first, and best, mysteries featuring John Dickson Carr/Carter Dickson's detective Sir Henry Merrivale. In the first, a cynical promoter of séances is brutally murdered while in a locked room, and a legendary local ghost is seemingly the only suspect/5.

The Plague Court Murders () and The Red Widow Murders () are two of the first, and best, mysteries featuring John Dickson Carr/Carter Dickson's detective Sir Henry Merrivale. In the first, a cynical promoter of séances is brutally murdered while in a locked room, and a legendary local ghost is seemingly the only suspect.5/5(1).

Series: Sir Henry Merrivale. Series by cover. next › show all Works (24) Titles: Order: The Plague Court Murders by Carter Dickson: 1: The White Priory Murders by Carter Dickson: 2: The Red Widow Murders by Carter Dickson: 3: The Unicorn Murders by Carter Dickson: 4: The Magic Lantern Murders by Carter Dickson: 5: The Peacock Feather.

Merrivale Holds the Key () Hardcover Paperback Kindle: John D. Carr master the art of locked room mystery in which an investigator unravels and solves seemingly impossible crimes. His mater piece is considered to be The Dr. Fell the Hallow Man which was selected inas the best locked room mystery of all time by a panel of Humor; non-mystery.

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Bensen. [] [] Carter Dickson: Merrivale Holds the Key: Two Classic Locked-Room Mysteries: Contains the two novels The Plague Court Murders () and The Red Widow Murders. () previously published separately by IPL. [] [] Ngaio Marsh.

In a "locked room" mystery, a murder (or other crime) happens in a room that seems to be completely, well, locked to the outside world; typically from the inside.

(Sir Henry Merrivale, #8) by. The Mammoth Book of Locked Room Mysteries and Impossible Crimes Merrivale Holds the Key: Two Classic Locked-Room Mysteries book. Mike Ashley. avg rating —. The "locked-room" or "impossible crime" mystery is a subgenre of detective fiction in which a crime (almost always murder) is committed in circumstances under which it was seemingly impossible for the perpetrator to commit the crime or evade detection in the course of getting in and out of the crime crime in question typically involves a crime scene with no indication as to how the.

Ye Olde Book of Locked Room Conundrums edited by J.J. The Black Lizard Big Book of Locked Room Mysteries edited by Otto Penzler. These give me a sample for analysis of stories which should suffice to draw some meaningful conclusions about the writing, and reading, of locked room mysteries.

Merrivale Holds the Key () Hardcover Paperback Kindle: In the yearthe novel was selected as the best locked room mystery of the era by a panel consisting of 17 reviewers and mystery authors.

Apart from the modern day mystery novels, Dickson also used to write historical mystery novels. Every 2 weeks we send out an e-mail with. Merrivale Holds the Key: Two Classic Locked-Room Mysteries: The Plague Court Murders/the Red Widow Murders (Library of Crime Classics)Reviews: 4.

Shelves: locked-room, mysteries, carr, merrivale Similar setup to Christie's Cards on the Table (), but with an impossible poisoning angle. How the poisonings were done is fairly easy to work out--this would be a good Carr for newbies--though the fact that none of the investigators asks a Certain Obvious Question is hard to believe/5(17).

Merrivale Holds the Key: Two Classic Locked-Room Mysteries: The Plague Court Murders/the Red Widow Murders (Library of by Carter Dickson: Murder in the Madhouse by Jonathan Latimer: Topsy &. Classic Locked Room Mysteries book. Read 9 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

The mystery is not always a murder, and the room is not always a simple room, but logic is always the key to the solution. As The Thinking Machine would say: "Logic is inevitable".

Highly recommended. easy to hold, put in your bag, etc /5(9). The Sir Henry Merrivale book series by multiple authors includes books The Plague Court Murders, White Priory Murders, The Red Widow Murders, and several more. See the complete Sir Henry Merrivale series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles.

Merrivale Holds the Key: Two Classic Locked-Room Mysteries: The Plague Court Murders/the Red Widow Murders (Library of Crime Classics) Carter Dickson.

Merrivale Holds the Key: Two Classic Locked-Room Mysteries: The Plague Court Murders/the Red Widow Murders (Library of Crime Classics) Published by Intl Polygonics Ltd ISBN ISBN The Locked Room Mystery Genre.

The locked room mystery is a sub-genre of detective fiction where a crime has been committed in a location where no suspect could logically have committed the crime. The typical locked room mystery involves a scene where, for example, the victim is shot to death inside a totally sealed room.

Merrivale Holds the Key: Two Classic Locked-Room Mysteries: The Plague Court Murders/the Red Widow Murders (Library of Crime Classics) Dickson, Carter Published by Intl Polygonics Ltd (). Title: Merrivale Holds the Key: Two Classic Locked-Room Mysteries: The Plague Court Murders/the Red Widow Murders (Library of Crime Classics) Author(s): Carter Dickson ISBN: / (USA edition) Publisher: Intl Polygonics Ltd.

While the two men are talking in a locked room, the younger man realizes he has been drugged. When he awakens, some 20 minutes later, he finds his father-in-law dead, stabbed with an arrow that had been hanging on the wall. The doors and windows are securely locked and bolted on the inside.

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The Plague Court Murders () by Carter Dickson [John Dickson Carr] is the first in the Sir Henry (H.

M.) Merrivale mysteries by the locked room master. It is a nice little puzzle with gothic and supernatural undertones and a th Set down in the midst of decaying brick buildings, gaunt and crooked against the dawn, with their blind windows /5(35). I think that the locked room lecture being in The Hollow Man lead to people thinking that that was the series with the most impossible crime novels due to the lecture becoming incredibly well known as the most important in impossible crime literature.

To this day my sister holds the book over my head as the “bad one” on account of that.

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I haven ’ t read Saunders book, and Bob hasn ’ t read Bouleau ’ s, so there ’ s no side-by-side comparison, but I suspect that Saunders borrowed very extensively from Boileau. FOOTNOTE 2: For the latest and most up-to-date news on Paul Halter ’ s work, please visit Sincere thanks to Steve Lewis, not only for his encouragement but also his hard work formatting.

Merrivale Holds the Key: Two Classic Locked-Room Mysteries: The Plague Court Murders/the Red Widow Murders (Library of Crime Classics)Reviews: 5. Skeleton in the Clock was one of the crime novels written by John Dickson Carr under the name Carter Dickson.

Carr’s specialty was of course the locked room mystery, and while this one doesn’t quite have a locked room, it does have an apparently impossible murder with most of the features of a classic locked room mystery.

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Gosick starts off in classic style, with the old lady shot through the eye in her locked room. Although it's a fairly simple mystery, this serves as a springboard for a whole ship-ton of intrigue in the next episode.; Although it is not a crime show, the anime Spiral has a number of locked room mysteries that the protagonist must solve, including one literal locked room murder.

John Dickson Carr was a very highly regarded American mystery writer, though he lived for most of the '30s and '40s in England, married there and set many of his books there ().His two main detectives, Dr.

Fell and Sir Henry Merrivale, were very English ().The Plague Court Murders is the first in a series featuring Sir Henry Merrivale, noted expert on crime, barrister, physician and all around smart guy when it comes to solving the unsolvable.

Carter Dickson is one of the pseudonyms of Golden-Age mystery writer John Dickson Carr, and this book definitely falls within at category/5(3).Merrivale Holds the Key: Two Classic Locked-Room Mysteries: The Plague Court Murders/the Red Widow Murders (Library of Crime Classics) Carter Dickson.

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