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  1. says:

    2 12 stars You aren't likely to figure out this mystery But it is not my favorite It is too complicated and too crazy You also don't

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    I've been absent from Goodreads a lot and I'm sorry My current situation is such that concentration for reading is toughBut then in clawing your slow way back it's nice to have someone dependable like John Dickson Carr to turn toThis is a classic Dickson Carr whodunnit a seemingly impossible crime And not only

  4. says:

    Once again Carr experiments and once again the results are mixed This time the story is told in retrospect by three different investigators Each report builds on the other until finally Dr Fell provides the epilogue This story structure seems better suited to tv or film One of my least favorite Agatha Christie books and a very popular one F

  5. says:

    Good whodunnit I think a few of the clues as to the identity of the murderer were obscure Another Dr Fell solved case

  6. says:

    Bravo John Dickson Carr A man is found dead after closing time in a museum and all the suspects have an alibi so who was

  7. says:

    Confusing beginningvery slow in the middle but finishes with a flourish in the usual Gideon Fell style

  8. says:

    Author John Dickson Carr is considered King of the Locked Room Mystery Most of his work dates to the 1920s 1930s and 1940s and his novels generally fall into the fantastic and surreal kind of crime Murder in a castle shaped like a skull; murder in a wax museum; murder by an invisible manUnlike previous novels in this series Dr Gideon Fell barely appears Ninety five percent of this mystery is told by three policemen The detective

  9. says:

    #7 in the Gideon Fell series and by now several consistent patterns are evident in the way Carr wrote the books Although Fell is the ostensible “hero” of the books in several of them he hardly appears It is true of this book as well where Fell appears only in the prologue and epilogue—and I think that’s a

  10. says:

    A very first rate murder mystery from the golden age Interestingly told and twists than possibly imagined

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Tched in its hand These bizarre components have Dr Gideon Fell temporarily baffled but not overwhelmed as he unravels the clues to reveal the solution to a chillingly horrendous cri. Author John Dickson Carr is considered King of the Locked Room Mystery Most of his work dates to the 1920s 1930s and 1940s and his novels generally fall into the fantastic and surreal kind of crime Murder in a castle shaped like a skull murder in a wax museum murder by an invisible manUnlike previous novels in this series Dr Gideon Fell barely appears Ninety five percent of this mystery is told by three policemen The detective first on the scene an assistant commissioner at Scotland Yard who knows one of the suspects and a detective superintendent who practically solves the crime Fell provides a crucial insight in the final five or six pages that brings to light the true murdererThe murder occurs at a small museum dedicated to Middle Eastern art and culture A constable on the beat is assaulted by a surreal figure who then disappears A toffy nosed git shows up at 11 PM to try to gain entry and can t And inside a group of five friends discovers a dead body in a funeral carriageOne of the neat tricks about police procedurals is how the police are made to seem like intelligent experience people and yet they fail to investigate the one individual who committed the crime leaving it to Dr Fell to reveal this person at the end usually Or the police fail to recognize a classic motive for murder leaving it to Dr Fell to reveal this motive at the end usually Or the police fail to investigate a means for murder leaving it to Dr Fell to reveal this means at the end usually Mediocre authors make the police out to be biased morons while superb authors like Agatha Christie or John Dickson Carr cleverly conceal the ineptitude of the policeThe problem with this novel is that Dr Fell s incrediby brief appearance at the end makes it patently obvious that the police completely and utterly failed to investigate a significant aspect of the crime An alert reader will clearly spot this early on and put it at the back of their mind assuming that the police will address the issue eventually But in this case the police don t When Fell finally pulls the rabbit out of his hat there s a bit of a sour taste left in one s mouth It doesn t feel right There seems to be no reason for the police to fail to pick up on the vital clue especially when at least one of the policemen involved is incredibly smart alert and suspiciousThere s another problem with this novel which bugs me and that is that there is precious little actual investigation The bookends with Dr Fell take up only a few pages the remainder of the novel is broken into three major sections each told by one of the policemen involvedMost of what is discovered by the police is revealed by two suspects in extremely lengthy and voluntary confessions This seems to be awfully lazy writing Carr s trick is that whodunit becomes less not clear the the police know I can appreciate that as a plot device and writer s conceit What makes me less than thrilled by it is just how annoyed I felt at having suspects pour out major revelations seemingly without promptly Carr s neat trick ends up alientating insteadStylistically Carr is a concise writer Few of his characters really stand out in his novels because Carr is far interested in plot and narrative than in characterization There s no Nero Wolfe Lord Peter Wimsey or Sam Spade with a distinctive voice One of the great things about Raymond Chandler for example is how distinctive characters like Moose Malloy Jessie Florian Jules Amthor Lewin Lockridge Grayle and Laird Brunette appear in a novel like Farewell My Lovely even when they appear for only a few paragraphs or pages That s not nearly as true in this novel When it is the effect is annoying than convincing It s difficult to read and the temptation is to start skipping words and paragraphs at your peril in order to just get past all the folderall attempt at creating uirky characters with highly distinctive speech patternsThose criticisms aside the novel s pace is swift and most of the prose easy to read Carr is particularly effective at creating excellent atmosphere in the first third of the novel I don t suggest reading this part at night The conclusion may seem a bit rushed but after some fairly frustrating delays in the first two thirds I think most readers will forgive that The Moon Platoon (Space Runners, unravels the clues to reveal the solution to a chillingly horrendous cri. Author John Dickson Carr is considered King of the Locked Room Mystery Most of his work dates to the 1920s 1930s and 1940s and his novels generally fall into the fantastic and surreal kind of crime Murder in a castle shaped like a skull murder in a wax museum murder by an invisible manUnlike previous novels in this series Dr Gideon Fell barely appears Ninety five percent of this mystery is told by three policemen The detective first on the scene an assistant commissioner at Scotland Yard who knows one of the suspects and a detective superintendent who practically solves the crime Fell provides a crucial insight in the final five or six pages that brings to light the true murdererThe murder occurs at a small museum dedicated to Middle Eastern art and culture A constable on the beat is assaulted by a surreal figure who then disappears A toffy nosed git shows The Echo (The Anomaly Quartet, up at 11 PM to try to gain entry and can t And inside a group of five friends discovers a dead body in a funeral carriageOne of the neat tricks about police procedurals is how the police are made to seem like intelligent experience people and yet they fail to investigate the one individual who committed the crime leaving it to Dr Fell to reveal this person at the end The Asset (Wounded Warrior usually Or the police fail to recognize a classic motive for murder leaving it to Dr Fell to reveal this motive at the end Shadow of Doubt (Newpointe 911, usually Or the police fail to investigate a means for murder leaving it to Dr Fell to reveal this means at the end Amazing Discoveries That Unlock the Bible usually Mediocre authors make the police out to be biased morons while superb authors like Agatha Christie or John Dickson Carr cleverly conceal the ineptitude of the policeThe problem with this novel is that Dr Fell s incrediby brief appearance at the end makes it patently obvious that the police completely and The Ruminator utterly failed to investigate a significant aspect of the crime An alert reader will clearly spot this early on and put it at the back of their mind assuming that the police will address the issue eventually But in this case the police don t When Fell finally pulls the rabbit out of his hat there s a bit of a sour taste left in one s mouth It doesn t feel right There seems to be no reason for the police to fail to pick Infamous up on the vital clue especially when at least one of the policemen involved is incredibly smart alert and suspiciousThere s another problem with this novel which bugs me and that is that there is precious little actual investigation The bookends with Dr Fell take Comfort of a Man up only a few pages the remainder of the novel is broken into three major sections each told by one of the policemen involvedMost of what is discovered by the police is revealed by two suspects in extremely lengthy and voluntary confessions This seems to be awfully lazy writing Carr s trick is that whodunit becomes less not clear the the police know I can appreciate that as a plot device and writer s conceit What makes me less than thrilled by it is just how annoyed I felt at having suspects pour out major revelations seemingly without promptly Carr s neat trick ends A Cowboy Christmas up alientating insteadStylistically Carr is a concise writer Few of his characters really stand out in his novels because Carr is far interested in plot and narrative than in characterization There s no Nero Wolfe Lord Peter Wimsey or Sam Spade with a distinctive voice One of the great things about Raymond Chandler for example is how distinctive characters like Moose Malloy Jessie Florian Jules Amthor Lewin Lockridge Grayle and Laird Brunette appear in a novel like Farewell My Lovely even when they appear for only a few paragraphs or pages That s not nearly as true in this novel When it is the effect is annoying than convincing It s difficult to read and the temptation is to start skipping words and paragraphs at your peril in order to just get past all the folderall attempt at creating Comfort of a Man uirky characters with highly distinctive speech patternsThose criticisms aside the novel s pace is swift and most of the prose easy to read Carr is particularly effective at creating excellent atmosphere in the first third of the novel I don t suggest reading this part at night The conclusion may seem a bit rushed but after some fairly frustrating delays in the first two thirds I think most readers will forgive that

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The Arabian Nights Murder

On exhibit at the marble pillared Wade Museum of Oriental Art is an enormous black hooded carriage and when an inspector opens one of its doors to investigate some strange goings on. I ve been absent from Goodreads a lot and I m sorry My current situation is such that concentration for reading is toughBut then in clawing your slow way back it s nice to have someone dependable like John Dickson Carr to turn toThis is a classic Dickson Carr whodunnit a seemingly impossible crime And not only that it turns out that when you think the thing is solved and you can explain every step of the killer you find he s in fact not the killer after allIn the traditional style this is a mystery set in a limited space with a set cast of characters and the author is a true master in making sense of immensely tangled crime webs I would wish however that room had been given those characters to establish their personalities better it was uite hard to keep some of the men apart at timesBut all in all a thrilling mystery that twists and turns and always keeps you guessing In no Dickson Carr novel ever have I been able to guess the identity of the murderer Doctors, Ambassadors, Secretaries uite hard to keep some of the men apart at timesBut all in all a thrilling mystery that twists and turns and always keeps you guessing In no Dickson Carr novel ever have I been able to guess the identity of the murderer

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Out falls a corpse But it is not just an ordinary corpse this one has an elaborately decorated Persian dagger protruding from its chest fake whiskers on its chin and a cookbook clu. Bravo John Dickson Carr A man is found dead after closing time in a museum and all the suspects have an alibi so who was the murderer Read this excellent mystery and be surprised