Read The Mammoth Book of Locked Room Mysteries and Impossible Crimes (Mammoth) Online Free - This collection of criminal conundrums are more than whodunits, they're howdunits and are intended to stretch your powers of deduction to the limits.
Foreword / David Renwick --
Introduction: Hey, presto! / Mike Ashley --
Waiting for Godstow / Martin Edwards --
The odour of sanctity / Kate Ellis --
A traveller's tale / Margaret Frazer --
The silver curtain / John Dickson Carr --
The stolen Saint Simon / Michael Kurland --
The problem of the crowded cemetery / Edward D. Hoch --
Death rides the elevator / Lois H. Gresh & Robert Weinberg --
The burglar who smelled smoke / Lynne Wood Block & Lawrence Block --
No way out / Michael Collins --
Off the face of the earth / Clayton Rawson --
Murder strips off / Amy Myers --
Out of his head / Thomas Bailey Aldrich --
The Doomdorf mystery / Melville Davisson Post --
The adventure of the Jacobean house / C.N. & A.M. Williamson --
The motor boat / Jacques Futrelle --
Murder in the air / Peter Tremayne --
The pulp connection / Bill Pronzini --
Stag night / Marilyn Todd --
Mr Strang accepts a challenge / William Brittain --
The legs that walked / H.R.F. Keating --
The next big thing / Peter T. Garratt --
The second drug / Richard A. Lupoff --
Ice elation / Susanna Gregory --
The mystery of the taxi-cab / Howel Evans --
Heartstopper / Frank M. Robinson --
Blind eyes / Edward Marston --
The amorous corpse / Peter Lovesey --
Afterword: Impossible crimes / Mike Ashley.
|Title||:||The Mammoth Book of Locked Room Mysteries and Impossible Crimes (Mammoth)|
|Number of Pages||:||512 pages|
March 10, 2018
I'm not really a fan of short stories, but this book was easy to read and provided an undemanding alternative, when I felt like a break from a more intense novel.
Most of the offerings were adequate but none really stood out as being special.
December 16, 2014
I've struggled with this one. Seriously struggled. While this is certainly a collection of locked-room mysteries, the style, scope and even quality of the stories vary so much that the collection seriously lacks focus. With a smaller collection, that might be all right, but with such a significan...
July 26, 2015
It's not mammoth enough. More, please! :D
February 13, 2018
A mixed bag of stories, some good and some not so good. I like the period and historical stories best.
March 03, 2017
Single word - AWESOME!!! All the best detective mysteries rolled into one.
March 23, 2015
29 stories of crime that does not ask IF it is murder, but how the murder was accomplished, since all appear, on the surface, to be impossible.
As in most compilations of this type, there is probably something here to appeal to almost everyone. That said, while there are no duds in this book, natu...
November 23, 2014
Given the apparent restrictiveness of the title, this book contains a great variety of stories. They are mostly pretty good, and some of them are great. A very few were, to my tastes, stinkers - but isn't that always the way with anthologies? The essay on the history of the locked-room mystery is...
February 15, 2015
October 22, 2015
The book is good, I was recommended to read it by a friend so I did, crime solving mysteries isn't my thing but I gave it a go. It's a great book if you like who done it mysteries.
June 09, 2014
Great fun. If you enjoy locked room, and other impossible sorts of mysteries, you need to read this book.