Impossible crimes

Impossible crime ficiron include stories where it is not clear how the crime could have been accomplished by human hands.


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Judas window

The Judas window

Dickson, Carter Greene, Douglas G.
International Polygonics, Ltd.
1987
A bridegroom is invited into his prospective father-in-law's strong room and is given a drugged drink. When he comes to, in the locked and sealed room, he finds his host skewered by an arrow. The seventh book in the Sir Henry Merrivale series.
£6.00
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White Priory murders

The White Priory murders

Dickson, Carter
Pocket Books, Inc.
1942
A Hollywood film star is found beaten to death inside a pavilion surrounded by pristine snow. The second book in the Sir Henry Merrivale series.
£8.00
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Nine - and death makes ten

Nine - and death makes ten

Dickson, Carter
Pocket Books, Inc.
1946
One of nine passengers on an Atlantic crossing is murdered, but the killer's fingerprints match no one on board. The eleventh book in the Sir Henry Merrivale series.
£6.00
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Death in five boxes

Death in five boxes

Dickson, Carter
Belmont Tower Books
1973
Four crypto-criminals are found drugged seated around a table, with a fifth dead, all with mystifying clues about their persons. The eighth book in the Sir Henry Merrivale series.
£8.00
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Night at the mocking widow

Night at the mocking widow

Dickson, Carter
Dell Publishing Company, Inc.
[1953]
A crazed killer notifies the victims by mail of their impending doom. The twentieth book in the Sir Henry Merrivale series.
£6.00
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Nine - and death makes ten

Nine - and death makes ten

Dickson, Carter
International Polygonics, Ltd.
1987
One of nine passengers on an Atlantic crossing is murdered, but the killer's fingerprints match no one on board. The eleventh book in the Sir Henry Merrivale series.
£9.00
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peacock feather murders

The peacock feather murders

Dickson, Carter
International Polygonics, Ltd.
1987
A man is shot dead in a room guarded by a policeman, and the one window forty feet above the street observed by another policeman. The sixth book in the Sir Henry Merrivale series.
£6.00
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man who could not shudder

The man who could not shudder

Carr, John Dickson
Bantam Books
1964
Seven non-believers in ghosts agree to stay in an allegedly haunted house and are quickly treated to the death of one of their number by a gun with no human intervention. The twelfth book in the Dr Gideon Fell series.
£6.00
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Death-watch

Death-watch

Carr, John Dickson
Harper & Row
1990
A policeman is found in a clockmaker's house with the minute hand of a clock embedded in his neck. The fifth book in the Dr Gideon Fell series.
£4.00
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case of the constant suicides : a Gideon Fell mystery

The case of the constant suicides : a Gideon Fell mystery

Carr, John Dickson Harris, Robert J.
Polygon
2018
Angus Campbell falls to his death from a locked bedroom. The thirteenth book in the Dr Gideon Fell series.
£4.00
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problem of the green capsule : being the psychologist's murder case

The problem of the green capsule : being the psychologist's murder case

Carr, John Dickson
International Polygonics, Ltd.
1986
Marcus Chesney sets out to prove that eye-witnesses are unreliable by arranging for his own murder as witnesses looked on. The tenth book in the Dr Gideon Fell series.
£6.00
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In spite of thunder : a Dr. Fell detective novel

In spite of thunder : a Dr. Fell detective novel

Carr, John Dickson
Hamish Hamilton
1960
Somebody is committing murder with an invisible weapon. The twentieth book in the Gideon Fell series.
£8.00
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Bullets make holes

Bullets make holes

Bentley, John
Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers) Ltd.
1944
DA Glen Gibson is called to a meeting with a former client, and finds him dead in his office. The first book in the Glen Gibson series.
£10.00
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Mortal mischief: volume one of the Liebermann papers

Mortal mischief: volume one of the Liebermann papers

Tallis, Frank
Century
2005
A beautiful medium is found shot dead in a locked room. The first book in the Max Liebermann series.
£8.00
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Till death us do part

Till death us do part

Carr, John Dickson
Penguin Books
1955
Sir Harvey dies in a locked and sealed room, seemingly after having injected himself with hydrocyanic acid. The fifteenth book in the Gideon Fell series.
£4.00
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Fletch's moxie

Fletch's moxie

McDonald, Gregory
Victor Gollancz Ltd
1982
Fletch's girlfriend is suspected of a murder on a film set in Florida. The fifth book in the Fletch series.
£8.00
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Die again, Macready

Die again, Macready

Livingston, Jack
Macmillan
1984
PI Joe Binney investigates a possible fraud on behalf of an actor.
£4.00
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three taps: a detective story without a moral

The three taps: a detective story without a moral

Knox, Ronald A.
Methuen & Co. Ltd.
1951
An insurance company hires Miles Bredon to ascertain whether a death was accident, suicide or murder.
£7.00
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Close quarters

Close quarters

Gilbert, Michael
Hodder and Stoughton
1952
The verger of Melchester Cathedral is murdered after receiving anonymous letters. The first book in the Inspector Hazelrigg series.
£6.00
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Too many magicians

Too many magicians

Garrett, Randall
Macdonald
1968
The Chief Sorcerer for the City of London is found dead in a locked room, with the only key to the door lying near his body.
£10.00
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mystery at Chillery

The mystery at Chillery

Foster, R. Francis
Fiction League
1931
Several murders take place around the country house of a former Indian Army Colonel.
£15.00
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tenth leper

The tenth leper

Didelot, Francis
Macdonald
1962
The leader of an eccentric religious sect is shot at point blank range.
£10.00
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Behind the crimson blind

Behind the crimson blind

Dickson, Carter
Pan Books Ltd
1960
A formidable bank and diamond robber is tracked down in Tangiers. The twenty-first book in the Henry Merrivale series.
£3.00
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curse of the bronze lamp (Lord of the Sorcerers)

The curse of the bronze lamp (Lord of the Sorcerers)

Dickson, Carter
Pan Books Ltd
1956
An archaeological relic is brought back to Britain with tragic results. The sixteenth book in the Henry Merrivale series.
£6.00
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skeleton in the clock : another adventure of Sir Henry Merrivale

The skeleton in the clock : another adventure of Sir Henry Merrivale

Dickson, Carter
William Heinemann Ltd
1949
The accidental death of Sir George Fleet becomes a murder investigation when new evidence is uncovered. The eighteenth book in the Henry Merrivale series.
£10.00
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She died a lady

She died a lady

Dickson, Carter
William Heinemann Ltd
1943
An apparent double suicide transpires to be a double murder. The fourteenth book in the Henry Merrivale series.
£15.00
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ten teacups

The ten teacups

Dickson, Carter
William Heinemann Ltd
1937
A man is shot inside a room in which there is a gun but no murderer. The sixth book in the Henry Merrivale series.
£60.00
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Vendetta

Vendetta

Dibdin, Michael
Faber and Faber
1990
Zen investigates the murder of a construction company owner in his Sardinian hideaway. The second book in the Aurelio Zen series.
£25.00
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Murder in Mesopotamia

Murder in Mesopotamia

Christie, Agatha
Pan Books Ltd
1952
A murder is committed on an archaeological expedition. The fourteenth book in the Poirot series.
£8.00
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sleeping sphinx : a Dr Fell detective story

The sleeping sphinx : a Dr Fell detective story

Carr, John Dickson
Pan Books Ltd
1962
Restless coffins, a macabre party, and murder. The seventeenth book in the Gideon Fell series.
£3.00
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In spite of thunder : a Dr. Fell detective novel

In spite of thunder : a Dr. Fell detective novel

Carr, John Dickson
Hamish Hamilton
1960
Somebody is committing murder with an invisible weapon. The twentieth book in the Gideon Fell series.
£22.00
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Three detective novels including The Arabian Nights murder ; The burning court ; The problem of the wire cage

Three detective novels including The Arabian Nights murder ; The burning court ; The problem of the wire cage

Carr, John Dickson
Harper & Brothers
1959
A collection of three of Carr's detective novels.
£10.00
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Till death us do part : a Dr. Fell detective novel

Till death us do part : a Dr. Fell detective novel

Carr, John Dickson
Hamish Hamilton
1944
Sir Harvey dies in a locked and sealed room, seemingly after having injected himself with hydrocyanic acid. The fifteenth book in the Gideon Fell series.
£20.00
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Suddenly at his residence

Suddenly at his residence

Brand, Christianna
Penguin Books
1951
A man is murdered with no trace of his murderer on the sanded paths around his body. The third book in the Inspector Cockrill series.
£15.00
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case of the thirteenth coach

The case of the thirteenth coach

Bartlett, E. G.
Staples Press Limited
1958
A consignment of half a million in gold ingots disappears between Newport and Paddington.
£12.00
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Lazarus hotel

The Lazarus hotel

Bannister, Jo
Macmillan
1996
A TV reporter attends a personal discovery course and finds that a dark secret is shared by the attendees. Locked room mystery.
£9.00
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Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine

Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine

Mellifont Press, Ltd., 1953.

Volume 1, May, Number 4

Contains 'Unbreakable alibi' by Freeman Wills Crofts, and 'Miss Paisley's cat' by Roy Vickers.

£6.00
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Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine

Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine

Mercury Publications, Inc., 1956.

Volume 27, March, Number 148

Contains 'The man who explained miracles' by Carter Dickson, and 'On the day of the rose show' by Q. Patrick.

£10.00
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